10th December 2010

James Kelly appointed as Chair of The Foyer Federation

Peridot Partners are pleased to announce the appointment of James Kelly as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Foyer Federation.  James is currently Chair of West Mercia Probation Trust and has a background as a strategic director in local government and most recently working with Advantage West Midlands.  He is an experienced Chair and Trustee has previously been a board member of Charities Evaluation Services, Youth Action Network and Spa Housing Association. The Vice-Chair of the Foyer Federation Board of Trustees commented on the service received from Peridot Partners: “On behalf of the recruitment panel and the board, I would like to thank you for the excellent work you and your team did around the recruitment of the Chair. You picked up how passionate we all are around the current and future role of the Foyer and in the way Jane [our Chief Executive] is supported. In addition, to have found someone that can take good care of what Chris [current Chair] has worked hard to achieve was important. Your understanding of all of that and the detailed execution of the task was first class.” We wish both James and The Foyer Federation the best of luck and […]
29th November 2010

Graham Leigh appointed to Skills-Third Sector

Peridot Partners are pleased to announce the appointment of Graham Leigh as Director of Strategic Partnerships at Skills – Third Sector, where he will lead the development of key partnerships to deliver the national skills strategy for the third sector. Graham was previously director of publishing and development at the Directory of Social Change. Before joining DSC in 2006, Leigh spent eight years at Charities Aid Foundation as senior policy adviser and corporate relations manager. Outside of work Graham chairs the Male Cancer Awareness Campaign.
28th September 2010

Peridot Partners appoint interim Assistant Director for Adult Social Care

A unitary authority approached Peridot Partners to help them find a suitable interim assistant director to lead their adult social care team. This interim post is all about direct service delivery, and we began searching for an interim manager who had sufficient experience in consistently making improvements in performance and output against a backdrop of controlled budgets. After taking a detailed brief from the client and understanding the challenges at the local authority, Peridot Partners submitted a shortlist of three candidates. One of them has now successfully been appointed on a six month contract.
10th September 2010

Tanya Stevens joins Peridot Partners

Tanya Stevens has been appointed on a permanent basis (in August) as Development and Delivery Consultant to support the delivery of executive search projects and co-ordinate the development of the Peridot Partners marketing and business development. Tanya is an experienced executive search consultant with a background in public policy and journalism.  At TMP Worldwide she worked on a number of high profile third sector and public sector assignments including the Chair and Trustee Board of Skills – Third Sector, Director of the London Skills and Employment Board, Head of Police Finance and Pensions Unit at the Home Office, Divisional Manager – Legal Services and Governance at Ofsted and Head of Strategic Analysis, Performance and Productivity at Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary. Since joining Peridot Partners Tanya has supported the successful appointment of the Director of Finance at the National Union of Students.  She is currently working with Skills-Third Sector to appoint a Strategic Partnerships Co-ordinator, on the appointment of the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Foyer Federation and Tanya will play an important role in the appointment of the UK Managing Director to The Ethical Property Company which begins in early September. Prior to joining TMP Executive Search team Tanya worked at EUSA where she […]
10th September 2010

A breath of fresh air – Charity Commission urges charities to do more to attract young trustees

Please find this excellent new report hot off the press at: http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/RSS/News/pr_rs23.aspx
27th June 2010

Peridot Partners appoint interim Head of Commissioning

Peridot Partners were approached by a City Council to help them secure an interim Head of Commissioning to lead on their mental health agenda within adult social care. The local authority made the approach after hearing about Peridot’s unique and innovative pricing and service models. Within a week of taking a brief from the recruiting Director, Peridot provided the authority with a shortlist of three candidates who had been specifically interviewed by Peridot for the job in hand. One of those candidates has accepted a three month contract with the local authority to help them move their commissioning agenda forward.
24th May 2010

Peridot Partners appoint interim safeguarding manager

Peridot Partners have just appointed an interim manager at a local authority in the South West to lead their safeguarding and governance service within Adult Social Care. The current postholder is leaving on a secondment and the council is short on management capacity. They are also going through a period of transition with an ambitious change agenda. Peridot Partners shortlisted and recommended a particular interim manager who has subsequently been offered an 11 month contract with the council.
21st May 2010

Friends of the Guardian campaign

You may have noticed that the Guardian newspaper seems to be getting thinner and thinner. If you are interested in health, the third sector and social care, you will probably have been using the Society section on a Wednesday to follow the debates, to find jobs, to advertise jobs and to keep up with the politics in general. If you are like me, you will have become increasingly frustrated by the diminishing amount of news contained in this section. Some of us are so concerned about this situation, that we have decided to set up a campaign to Save Our Guardian (SOG). Our first step is to send a letter to the Trustees who seem to have made the decision to gradually (or speedily) move away from being the leaders in promoting debates on the public sector. The trustees have acknowledged our letter and we are now in the process of arranging a meeting with them. If you would like to support this campaign, please contact Dawar Hashmi at dawar@peridotpartners.co.uk.