18th October 2012

Peridot & Guardian Jobs Charity Quiz at NCAS Conference Eastbourne 2012

Here at Peridot we are gearing up for the NCAS Conference in Eastbourne next week, and looking forward to our Charity Quiz which we are co-hosting with Guardian Jobs. Last year’s quiz night was a terrific success,  filling the Fox at the Excel Centre to capacity. We gave away some fantastic prizes ranging from Jimmy Choo to Mulberry and Hugo Boss amongst other luxury gifts. The prizes this year are rumoured to be even more spectacular. The presenters, for the third year running, are the witty duo David Brindle and Andrew Cozens, who will keep us on our toes with lively topics ranging from general knowledge, adults and children’s social care, trivia and music. The date is Thursday 25 October 2012 | 7.30pm – 11.30pm at The Loft, Eastbourne. Throughout the night there will be drinks, food, a raffle and live music from the legendary Soul Aces! All profits from the event will be donated to Family Action, supporting families since 1869. We look forward to seeing you there!
10th October 2012

Welcome to our new site

Check it out: a brand spanking new website and a re-brand to mark the first three years of Peridot Partners. Welcome and thanks for visiting. Let me show you around…. Once your eyes adjust to our new vibrant yellow-green brand colour, you may have noticed first of all, the cartoons on each page. These are caricatures of our wonderful team members. Without such a strong team, we wouldn’t be where we are today, they play a starring role at Peridot Partners, and so we’ve also given them a prominent role in our new website.  Everyone prefers to deal with real people with real personalities, rather than the stuffy face of a corporation, so in our meet the team pages, not only can you find out about each of the Peridot teams’ specialisms, but also what we love and what makes us tick. We  wanted to showcase our brand values: We’re brave – we’re not afraid to do things differently; we’re open-minded and flexible; we listen and make sure we fully understand our clients; we have integrity – we are honest, decent and fair and we think long-term – we want people to work with us again and again. These values […]
1st September 2012

IOSH launches search for next Chief Executive

Following the announcement earlier this year that, following 12 years of successful leadership, Rob Strange OBE will be retiring from his role as IOSH Chief Executive at the end of May 2013, the search for Rob’s successor has now begun. The search is being led by Peridot Partners, on behalf of the IOSH Remuneration Committee, chaired by Board Chairman Keith Underhill. Our new five year strategy provides the framework for our work between now and 2017; how this is interpreted and delivered operationally will be critical to the success of IOSH.  It will be vital that our Chief Executive has a proven track record of achievement at a senior level; someone who can inspire the organisation – its employees, members, stakeholders and customers – and successfully guide it to achieve its strategic aims, charitable objectives and commercial growth. Although previous experience of working in a not-for-profit environment is not necessary, IOSH’s Chief Executive must have a personal motivation and commitment to working for the benefit of members and charitable objectives.  We are seeking someone who can demonstrate having successfully held a similar role of authority, political influence, excellent networking and partnership skills, and the ability to demonstrate they have grown […]
26th June 2012

New Board Effectiveness / Trustee Recruitment Service

  There is no one recipe for having a high-performing Trustee Board. Our view is that it requires a combination of “hard” components such as robust structures, clear roles & responsibilities, and good quality processes and administration; as well as “soft” components including Trustees with the right competencies, a capable Chair who has a healthy relationship with the Chief Executive and a culture of enthusiastic discussion / effective decision making.  Julia Unwin developed behavioural roles to demonstrate this point saying it was all very well to have the skills, but you also need people who will pose different questions and play different roles such as: peacemaker, challenger, history holder, fixer etc. Caron Bradshaw, Chief Executive of Charity Finance Directors Group said on 1st August 2011 in the Guardian that: “Pretty much every charity, regardless of size and sub-sector, and every type of senior charity staff I’ve spoken to, can give an example of poorly functioning relationships between Board and executive.  Board effectiveness, the importance of balanced skills and personalities, and the need for good communication between board and executive is an issue that is often discussed. But getting the balance right does seem to be a really tricky task.” Our […]
7th June 2012

Peridot Partners Welcomes New Advisory Board

  On the evening of the 23rd May our new voluntary Advisory Board came together for the first time at St. James’s Hotel and Club.  The Advisory Board meets twice a year to provide scrutiny, advice and guidance on Peridot Partners strategy and planning and to support the development of our business in our core market sectors. Highlights of the first meeting included a lengthy debate about our re-branding exercise and organisational positioning (more to be revealed on this next month), as well as an excellent discussion about the role of recruitment businesses now and in the future. Peridot Partners have taken a long to-do-list away and will be reflecting on the discussions and implementing a range of tangible actions over the next 6 months.   Advisory Board Members are: – Lesley-Anne Alexander, Chief Executive at RNIB and Chair of ACEVO – Karin Woodley, Chief Executive at Continyou – Rodney Buse, Governance Consultant – Robert Longley-Cook, Chief Executive of Hft – Richard Jones, Executive Director of Adult & Community Services at Lancashire County Council – Andrew Harris, Director of Fundraising at Action for Children – Stephen Lawrenson, Senior Interim Transformation & Turnaround Director – Laura Wood Cantopher: Vice President, Grenzebach Glier and Associates   […]
24th April 2012

Three new people join Peridot Partners

  Brigitte Stundner – Assistant Consultant Brigitte Stundner graduated in 2008 with a degree in Career Development from University of Quebec in Montreal.  Her first job was with a global IT consultancy as a trainee recruiter. Then she had just over  three years with HURECA an international recruiter based in Montreal with a small team of 8 peopleworking across a range of sectors and levels of appointment. Her track record includes placing 2 Marketing Directors for a well known restaurant chain in Canada, a Director of Engineering for an international firm based in Montreal, an IT Manager for a software company among others. She moved to London in September and after a short spell as an internal recruiter at ARAMCO on a contract and then with Granite Search & Selection working in the building and construction sector, before joining us in February. She is currently involved in recruiting a number of executive level roles in the not for profit sector. Among these include the Director of Development & Alumni Relations and a Head of Major Gifts for Durham University and a Trust and Foundation Manager Cass Business School.   Emily Benjamin – Office Manager / Recruitment Administrator Emily graduated in […]
29th February 2012

Peridot Partners Presents: CASE Europe/IoF Breakfast Roundtable

  In a time of straightened budgets and increased demand of fundraising results, is it worth looking to colleagues in other sectors for a bit of inspiration?   We think so!   Peridot Partners, in conjunction with the Institute of Fundraising and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, is proud to host a free breakfast seminar exploring what colleagues in the charity and education sectors might be able to learn from one another. We are very lucky to have Stephen Pidgeon and Colin McCallum leading the charge and kicking off with their thoughts on what the sectors might learn from one another.  We will then open the discussion to the group to share thoughts and ideas. If you would like to kick your day off with a bit of expert insight followed by relevant and engaging conversations with colleagues across the sector, please do book now and come along.   Colin McCallum -President, GCU Foundation and Assistant Vice Principal, Glasgow Caledonian University Colin has over twenty five years’ experience in leading higher education and cultural development and marketing.  Prior to joining GCU, Colin was Chief Executive of leading international philanthropic consulting firm Grenzebach Glier + Associates in Europe and […]
28th February 2012

Cass Business School – Trust and Foundation Manager

  City University London is an international University committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location. The University is in the top 5% of world universities according to the times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010 and attracts over 22,000 students from around 160 countries. As one of Europe’s leading business schools, Cass Business School is known as the intellectual resource of the City of London. Cass Development and External Relations Office was set up in 2005 and comprises three teams: Individual Giving, Corporate Development and Alumni Relations. The Individual Giving and Corporate Development teams are made up of fundraisers who generate income for the School’s core activities. The Development and External Relations Office at Cass was established in 2005 and counts 18 members of staff. It is a successful team that has quickly established a strong fundraising record.   Responsibilities This post-holder will be responsible for informing the strategy for increasing income to Cass from trusts and foundations as well as Coordinating and developing Cass’s relationships with charitable trusts and foundations and other institutional funders, as appropriate. The post-holder will lead / coordinate / assist with the development of […]