4th March 2011

Head of Fundraising & Development

Head of Fundraising & Development Location: Head Office is based in London (working location and hours may be flexible) Salary: Up to £45,000 (full-time or flexibly pro rata) for an exceptional candidate + benefits Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance charity. We help children, working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work. Our work includes research, legal advice provision through a helpline, and the delivery of practical solutions to organisations seeking to be better employers. We have committed supporters, a good reputation and enjoy strong relationships with employers and a network of committed individual donors, which provides excellent opportunities for corporate support and major donor development. As a small organisation with a 30 year history and a place at the heart of a highly topical agenda, we have a strong foundation for growth and genuine ambition to achieve more. It will take a special person to build on our strong foundation.  Somebody who is both hands-on with a range of day-to-day fundraising activities (as you would expect in a small organisation) yet can lead, motivate and influence their colleagues. The ability to balance delivering short-term objectives with a long-term vision, and create a […]
20th January 2011

Chief Executive Vacancy – £100k+ package

Our client is a  UK charity with a significant international trading operation and approximately 120 staff. Over the past 18 months the organisation has undergone significant change and the future holds further challenges including the development of a new international delivery model, a significant reduction in the cost base of the organisation, the need to grow turnover and margin on all revenue generating activity, projects to put technology at the heart of the business and involvement with London 2012. We are seeking a delivery focused Chief Executive who can lead the organisation in the next stage of its development, delivering and iterating the strategic framework.  Applicants may be looking to either move into a charity from a commercial background or able to demonstrate that they can lead a successful charity with a significant trading arm. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following three sets of attributes. Exceptional leadership skills including, but not limited to: –          Ability to motivate staff at all levels of the organisation –          Ability to support the development of senior staff –          Strong decision making skills –          Excellent judgment –          Excellent communication skills –          Strong interpersonal skills, able to build rapport and productive working […]
27th September 2010

Interim Head of Marketing and Communications – 6 months (£45k)

Our client is a small Third Sector organisation seeking an interim manager for six months to undertake a marketing review, deliver the operational marketing activity, including the website and e-communications, and support the organisation generally in its marketing and communications activity.  The role can be based at home anywhere in England or from London.  For more information please contact Grant Taylor on 07958 690 184 as this is an urgent requirement.
10th September 2010

Managing Director – The Ethical Property Company (Oxford, UK)

Salary Package: circa £70k including benefits We’re about far more than financial return.  As one of the UK’s fastest growing social enterprises, The Ethical Property Company champions a triple bottom-line (People, Planet and Profit) that underscores our strong social and environmental aims. The Ethical Property Company was set up in 1998 and runs an ethical property investment and management service, offering affordable serviced accommodation to charities, social businesses and community groups, and opportunities to individuals and organisations, who wish to invest in an ethical, sustainable enterprise providing reasonable, not speculative returns.  Committed to transparency and collaboration, we enable progressive development of our properties by encouraging tenants to participate in the design and management of each accommodation.  We want to spread our concepts and practices within the UK and beyond as well as support social change groups throughout the world. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious, values-based individual to head up our successful and fast developing social business.  The role has a focus on property investment and management, extensive stakeholder management, organisational development and with oversight of operations and new business development. You will be experienced of operating at Board level with a background in property management and investment […]
4th July 2010

Skills-Third Sector – Strategic Partnerships Coordinator (c.£55k)

Peridot Partners are pleased to announce that they have been appointed to recruit two new senior roles for the Skills-Third Sector.  Below is details of the the first, please check back after summer for details of the second, a senior marketing and communications role. Skills-Third Sector is a small virtual independent charity that engages quickly and responsively in pursuit of its key mission and purpose across a wide range of stakeholders including third sector organisations, government bodies, skills bodies and learning providers at UK, national, regional and local levels, that is, to champion skills development for third sector organisations. All staff play a significant role in this function, and are located across different host organisations to support this approach.  As a virtual organisation they place a high premium on proactive communications, intelligence, networking and influence, both externally and internally.  Staff are highly self-motivated, confident, professional networkers who can create opportunities, translate vision to action and adapt to rapid change in the interests of the sector in all their activities. To drive the purpose the organisational structure is designed to be truly collaborative and non-hierarchical with opportunities for creative matrix working.  Virtually all roles report direct to the Chief Executive. However, […]
4th July 2010

Chair of the Board of Trustees – Foyer Federation

Peridot Partners are delighted to announced that they have been selected to recruit the new Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Foyer Federation.  The Foyer Federation transforms young people’s experiences of disadvantage into solutions that support their transition into adult independence. The Foyer Federation is a special organisation for the way it is led and guided by young people and for the emotional and professional involvement of the staff.  The Foyer Federation is also innovative and thoughtful, valuing knowledge and promoting a model of true empowerment for young people that has great potential to be extended. About the Role It is the Chair’s role to provide strategic leadership for the Board so that the organisation is able to fulfil its mission and charitable objectives. Main Duties To provide leadership and effective management of the Board, ensuring that the Board fulfils its responsibilities for the governance of The Foyer Federation. To ensure that the work of the Foyer Federation is guided by an agreed strategy, which is informed by consultation with members and users. To ensure the long-term financial viability of the organisation, working closely with the Treasurer and other Board members, staff and stakeholders. To ensure that the Board considers on […]
21st May 2010

Managing Director for NUS Services Ltd

Peridot Partners have begun a campaign to recruit another member of the Group Leadership Team for the National Union of Students.  Please read the advert below for further information… Location:   Macclesfield Salary: Up to £80k and benefits NUS Services Ltd provides commercial support to students ’ unions and infrastructure services to NUS, the foremost student organisation in Europe representing the interests of 7m learners. The Managing Director of NUS Services is responsible for the overall strategy, leadership and management of circa 50 staff at NUS Services and greater alignment with NUS.  You will also be responsible for the delivery of the four key areas of responsibility of NUS Services, which are: -Purchasing Consortium for member students’ unions -Marketing & business development for NUS and member students’ unions -Financial & Administrative support for the national organisations -Leading the national Ethical & Environmental programme Finding new sources of income as traditional income streams decline is a real focus of the role as is managing change, particularly organisational and staff development, as the national organisations move to a shared services approach and better ways of working.  The ability to engage successfully with a range of stakeholders in the student movement is of paramount […]
26th April 2010

Development and Delivery Officer (Marketing and Communications)

The Foyer Federation Location: Farringdon, London Starting Salary: £25-£30k + Benefits There are 14 million 14-30 year olds living in the UK today. As many as 1 in 5 will experience disadvantage because they lack the skills, resources and opportunities to take control of their lives and realise their potential as active and engaged young citizens. For over a decade, the Foyer Federation has helped disadvantaged young people make the transition into adult independence through transformational programmes and campaigns that range from supported housing, training and employment projects, to homeless prevention initiatives, transitional learning and health programmes, to campaigns for welfare reform. Our work has largely been channelled through integrated learning and accommodation centres, often known as Foyers, which operate in over 130 communities across the UK, providing safe, quality assured environments, where experts reconnect up to 10,000 vulnerable young people each year with personal development opportunities. This role works collaboratively across the organisation taking a strategic approach to marketing and communications for projects, programmes and campaigns pulling together the content and producing a range of reports including reports to funders and policy briefings for Foyers.  You will support the organisations marketing and communications strategy generally, as well as have […]