22nd July 2011

Super Trustees

  The recent Charity Insight Essay by Sudhir Singh (Chairman of the Charities and Education Group at Baker Tilly) summarises that a shaky economy makes charity governance harder than ever. While there is evidence from the Third Sector Leadership Survey that good governance practices are improving, and  leadership of the sectors organisations gets steadily better, the challenges now are about organisations proving their fitness for purpose and being able to adapt to the tougher funding climate. The Board plays a key role in ensuring a clear strategic direction but achieving Board diversity is a perpetual challenge, and over a third of charities responding to their Third Sector Leadership Survey felt that their Boards did not have the right mix of skills and experience.  The main skills that were felt to be lacking were in fundraising, commercial and marketing areas as well as financial expertise. The survey also picked up that a recurring problem for many a charitable organisation is recruiting new Trustees.  The survey sites “a limited pool of potential candidates”. As an executive recruiter, and Trustee who leads on the recruitment brief for other Trustees, I disagree.  I make a point of asking senior executive candidates if they are interested in Trusteeships.  Many […]
30th June 2011

Entrepreneurial Development Series and Network for Civil Society Chief Executives and Directors

Peridot Partners is launching a unique series of ‘hands on’ Development Days to enhance the commercial, entrepreneurial and business expertise of “social leaders.” Two sessions will run this autumn: • 15th September: ‘What does a successful social enterprise look like?’ • 8th December: ‘Sharpening entrepreneurial skills in social business’ Both days will feature an impressive mix of high profile speakers, topical case studies and interactive workshops on a variety of entrepreneurial topics including managing risk, full cost recovery and effectively utilising social media. Contributors include John Bird MBE – founder of The Big Issue, Michael Pyner – Chief Executive of Shoreditch Trust, Sarah Dunwell – Chief Executive of Create, Julie Nerney – Social Entrepreneur and Patrick Shine – Chairman of The Challenge Network and non-executive director of Mow & Grow to name several. All participants will be connected for future collaboration through a growing but exclusive Entrepreneurial Development Network featuring an online forum fostering dialogue, troubleshooting and partnership opportunities with series contributors and participants.  An annual networking event for this network will launch in 2012. These days aim to give developing social leaders hard hitting, practical commercial insights and access to a long-term network of established and developing social entrepreneurs, […]
28th June 2011

We’re Hiring Experienced Recruitment Consultants

  Ambitious?  Interested in the freedom and autonomy to create your own niche? Think you have the right values?   We recruit people based on attitude, aspiration and values and will create the right roles for the right people.   If you are interested in joining us call: Dawar on 07772 368 388 – Interim Management recruiter opportunities Grant on 07958 690 184 – Executive Search and Senior Permanent recruiter opportunities      
15th June 2011

Improve efficiency and reduce costs…

Third Sector Alliance LLP has an ethos to help ensure that charities and not-for-profit organisations are improving their efficiency savings to support their frontline services. To receive maximum value for money, the 3 key areas of proven expertise are to tackle property and procurement related costs, in addition to optimising value in VAT liabilities. A unique and cost effective model has successfully achieved significant value for a variety of charity clients, typically on an incentivised ‘no savings-no fee’ basis. Third Sector Alliance delivers a free charity audit to identify risks and opportunities, whilst the essential property services include acquisition, lease management, lease re-structuring and business rates solutions in addition to portfolio management. For more information or to discuss further how Third Sector Alliance can help your organisation, please contact: Jonathan Cohen, Director | t: 020 8371 3285 | e: jonathan@thirdsectorallianceuk.com www.thirdsectorallianceuk.com
20th May 2011

Head of Fundraising & Development appointed at Working Families

Deborah Granville has been appointed at Working Families to lead the development and delivery of a new fundraising strategy.  She successfully came through a rigorous recruitment process having been approached for the role by Peridot Partners. Deborah worked previously as the Head of Fundraising for Lumos and Ovarian Cancer Action, and enjoyed a many successful years earlier in her career at Breakthrough Breast Cancer. We wish Deborah and Working Families every success in the future!  
20th May 2011

‘How to…’ Guides Published on KnowHow NonProfit Website

Peridot Partners have published three short ‘How to…’ guides on the leading information website supporting the effective running of Non Profit organisations.   1) How to write a compelling job application – http://www.knowhownonprofit.org/how-to/how-to-write-a-compelling-job-application 2) How to prepare for a job interview – http://www.knowhownonprofit.org/how-to/how-to-prepare-for-an-interview 3) How to recruit to executive level posts – http://www.knowhownonprofit.org/how-to/how-to-to-recruit-to-executive-level-posts-1   We hope that you fined these helpful! Peridot Partners Team x
14th April 2011

Peridot Partners appoint interim manager at Wokingham Borough Council

Peridot Partners were approached by Wokingham Borough Council to help them find a suitable interim manager to join their adult social care senior management team. Wokingham were very clear about the key deliverables that needed to be achieved and what kind of personality would fit in with their workforce. Peridot Partners have successfully appointed an interim manager for a period of six months.
14th March 2011

Live Q&A online with the Guardian on World Social Work Day – 15th March

Peridot Partners have been invited to be on a panel of sector experts in a live Q&A session online in collaboration with The Guardian. We will be represented by our Non Executive Director Rea Mattocks. The theme will be how to achieve a work life balance in social work, and solutions to stress. You can find more information on The Guardian website at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/local-government-network/2011/mar/11/work-life-social-care-q-a The session will take place on World Social Work Day – 15 March from 12pm – 3pm.