Candidates

Our candidates are everything to us.  Without you we don’t have a business and as many of you go on to be our clients we want to look after you in a special way through every step of the recruitment process.  Your feedback says it all...

“I worked with Simon as a candidate exploring a potential next step in my career. It was clear to me from the outset that Simon possess an exceptional ability to establish trust, build and develop working relationships with both candidates and organisations alike, and go the extra mile to ensure that the right person is in the right role. By asking intelligent, insightful questions, I feel that Simon saw beyond my credentials as a candidate, to what I as a person had to offer a prospective new workplace. Simon was able to elegantly and respectfully navigate the delicate balance between my interests as a candidate and the interests of the organisation he was representing. I will start my new role as a Senior Manager for Major Gifts at Oxfam shortly. Simon was an absolute pleasure to work with at every stage of the recruitment process and I would unreservedly recommend him if you are looking to explore your next career move.”
Hannah-Polly Williams, Head of Donor Development at London’s Air Ambulance

“The service was excellent!  Recruitment in the area of fundraising has, in my experience, been a very hit and miss affair. The average consultant seems only to be interested in looking at the narrowest definition of best fit and completely ignoring other important and potentially relevant skill sets that applicants offer . Simon Callaghan at Peridot was genuinely interested in the full extent of my career to date and in seeing how this could relate to the role I was eventually appointed to. Unlike my experience with other recruiters I was well informed and supported throughout the process and am delighted with the positive outcome.”
Simon Samuels, placed as Head of Income Generation at Earl Mountbatten Hospice

“It was a pleasure to deal with Emma and I would recommend her if I got the opportunity. It’s a shame (from a selfish point of view) that you don’t handle more commercial NED appointments, but I realise that this would undermine your USP. Overall I thought it was very well handled; Emma Harvey was very professional and supportive. I felt that she “got” what I was saying in our various discussions. She is very bright and “cuts to the chase”.
Martin Parker placed as a Trustee of Durham Students’ Union

“I have never met a recruiter quite like Simon, and I mean this as the highest compliment! Simon made every effort to get to know me and to understand how I was the right fit for my new role. He also knew the charity inside-out and he had their interests at heart as well as my own. I don’t think I would have taken the role without Simon’s involvement, and it’s turned out to be a great move for me. I have already recommended several people to Simon, and would definitely use him for my own recruitment in the future.”
 Jo Wolfe, Assistant Director, Digital. Breast Cancer Care.

“James was instrumental in finding and selecting me for my current role. He is a great communicator, kept me informed at all times and was knowledgeable about the process and the employer. I’d certainly work with him again.”
Julian Gore-Booth, Chief Executive Officer at The World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

“James recruited me into my current role at the ACT. He was extremely supportive during the process, offering advice and guidance in some detail on the requirements of the role. He had understood both my skills and experience and the needs of the organisation very well in terms of culture and fit and this made the whole process work really well. Many thanks to James.” Vanessa Harwood-Whitcher, Director of Education at the Association of Corporate Treasurers

If you are looking to explore your career options or are seeking a permanent role change, by all means get in touch.  We are happy to advise, guide and offer you the benefit of our experience.  We will be as helpful as we can, although we also need to manage your expectations.  As a niche consultancy, often retained by our clients, our primary duty is to proactively identify and engage the best people for their projects.  This means that as much as we would love to meet you, we may not have the time to unless of course we are working on something relevant for you at the time.  Don’t let this put you off, we want to know about you and we want to help if we can. We’ll also be honest with you if we are not the best people to help.

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