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 […]
15th April 2010

Group Finance Director NUS & NUS Services Ltd

Group Finance Director Location:   London & Macclesfield Salary: Up to £70k pa NUS is the foremost student organisation in Europe, a confederation of 600 students’ unions, representing the interests of 7m learners. NUS Services Ltd provides commercial support to students unions, and infrastructure services to NUS. This role leads on the strategy of the Finance department ensuring alignment with the business objectives of NUS and NUS Services Ltd, while working closely with other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support strategic financial solutions for all aspects of the organisations. While contributing effectively to the leadership of NUS and NUS Services a key aspect of the role will be to develop and implement a long term financial strategy to increase financial efficiency and ensure best use of current funds.  Recent development of processes and procedures need embedding and estate and investment strategies need developing.  You will support the overall strategy by leading and exercising operational oversight of finance, investment, payroll and pensions, strategic and business planning, risk management, property, policies and processes. We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate the following: Experience of leading strategic and business planning processes within a medium to large scale organisation, and the […]
5th April 2010

IT & Business Analysis Director – NUS / NUS Services Ltd

Location:  Macclesfield & London Salary: Up to £60k pa NUS is the foremost student organisation in Europe, a confederation of 600 students’ unions, representing the interests of 7m learners. NUS Services Ltd provides commercial support to students unions, and infrastructure services to NUS. The successful candidate will work across both organisations to provide strategic direction and planning, and lead the operational activities of the IT function for the development of cost-effective technology solutions aligned with business objectives.  This involves working closely with other departmental heads.  A key objective of the role is to formulate and deploy long term strategic plans for the provision of efficient and cost effective technological solutions for NUS and NUS Services to meet the needs of a collaborative development agenda and to implement that strategy within the constraints of the resources and budgets available.  We are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate the following: Experience of delivering IT solutions in a multi-stranded IT programme A high level of self motivation Excellent communication skills to both technical and non-technical audiences Business and Requirements Analysis expertise Proven experience and understanding of web development A broad grasp of modern and likely future technologies The application of project management tools […]
26th February 2010

Recruiting a Chair for Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation (ECHO)

London and South East ECHO provides vital support to children with heart conditions who receive treatment at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, as well as extending a lifeline to their family and carers. We are there to provide information, friendship and moral support from infancy to adulthood, especially at times of high anxiety for the patient and/or his or her family/carers. Our advocacy provides vital patient voice to help Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust shape its services for Congenital Heart Disease. As a small, but growing charity, we have just had an excellent year for income generation. We have healthy reserves, a dynamic and highly motivated Chief Executive, Trustee Board and Non-Executive Committee. We are punching above our weight with the services we provide, in our influence within the Children’s Heart Federation and in our collaboration with Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and the Department of Health National Specialised Commissioning Group to shape patient services across London and the South-East. We also recognise that there is still much we can do to improve the services we offer and manage ourselves more effectively. Our current Chair is stepping down in June. Ideally we are seeking an experienced Chair […]
24th February 2010

Peridot Partners – Join us

After a very successful start Peridot Partners are beginning to plan for the future. We are ambitious, but under no pressure to grow. If you feel that you may share our ethos and values and want to find out more, contact Dawar – if you are interested in working on interim placements – or Grant if your experience is in the permanent placement market. We can both be contacted on: 020 7887 6401
11th December 2009

Treasurer – Uveitis Information Group

Uveitis Information Group are a patient led charity, set up in April 1998. Backed by Uveitis specialists worldwide they have led the way in developing patient information and providing knowledge on Uveitis to interested parties. Additionally, the UIG: •responds to individual queries from patients •seeks to raise the profile of Uveitis nationally •links with international Uveitis groups •remains in close contacts with Uveitis specialists •seeks to improve the services available to people with Uveitis The Uveitis Information Group has a management team, trustees and a team of professional experts in eye medicine and vision impairment. This role is responsible for the financial affairs of the charity. It is also a developmental role as they we go through the process of registration in England (current registration is in Scotland). We need somebody who can lead the development of the internal processes and help to develop robust financial management systems. Income is currently low, although this is likely to grow significantly in the future. The organisation has excellent leadership, great professional expertise and fabulous networks and with your help can ensure that the organisation is governed effectively as it grows. For more information please contact our recruitment consultant Grant Taylor on 020 […]