4th April 2010

Peridot Partners appoints Interim Assistant Director for Learning and Achievement

A local authority commissioned Peridot Partners to source a suitably qualified interim Assistant Director with specific expertise and knowledge in the areas of schools improvement and education. The role required an individual to work on efficiency savings and also a complete re-structure of the Education department. Over the next six months, our interim manager will contribute to transforming foundation stage learning, extended services and early years.
4th April 2010

Supporting Kent Union to appoint external Trustees

Peridot Partners are working with Kent Union to support the appointment of three new external Trustees.  Please see a shortened excerpt from the advertising below. Based in Canterbury, Kent Union is the representative body for students of the University of Kent and provides wide-ranging services for its members across Kent and on the continent. Recently included in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For, Kent Union has charitable status, annual revenues of £9 million and employs 500 staff. We are looking for three people with a range of corporate and professional skills, including the ability to forge community and corporate partnerships, to join our Board of Trustees. If you would like further information please do not contact Peridot Partners as we are not managing the advertising and response process.  An application pack and further information is available at www.shapethefuture.me, or contact Maria Mann, Clerk to the Board, on 01227 824250 or m.a.mann@kent.ac.uk.  Applications close on 14th May.
4th April 2010

Peridot Partners and the National Union of Students

Peridot Partners are pleased to announce our partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS) and National Union of Students Services Ltd (NUSSL).  We have been selected to manage appointments for the newly created post of Group Finance Director as well as concurrently running an executive search campaign for the IT and Business Analysis Director. Please check back for more information about these posts in the coming weeks. If you would like to register your interest in either post please feel free to contact Grant Taylor on grant@peridotpartners.co.uk or on 07958 690 184 or through the contact details published on this website.
24th March 2010

Making news in The Guardian – Involving Young People in Governance

After hearing about our unique event to bring together expert speakers and people interested in engaging young people in governance, Debbie Andalo, a Journalist with The Guardian, contacted Peridot Partners.  After interviewing some of the speakers and participants this article was published on the 24th March on the back page (22) of SocietyGuardian.  Trusting in Youth Most charitable trustees and non-executive board members are over 45, but young people are being attracted into governance. By Debbie Andalo Sean O’Halloran, 17, spends six hours a week as a member of a youth advisory group in his home borough of Waltham Forest, east London. O’Halloran got involved in Waltham Forest Young Advisors – a branch of the national Young Advisors Charity, which has 43 groups involving 497 young people aged between 15 and 21 – two years ago and is now the charity’s national chair and a member of its board of trustees.  He became interested after being recruited to the council’s children’s rights service, which represents the views of looked-after children. O’Halloran, who has been in care since the age of five, says: “I was very interested in getting not only my voice heard but that of other people’s as well. I like the idea of being able to influence big […]
11th March 2010

Involving Young People in Governance (25th March) – Event Update

With under two weeks to go until our evening dedicated to promoting the practical involvement of young people in governance we are pleased to announce Julie Nerney as a fantastic addition to our line-up of speakers. Here is a brief biography: Julie Nerney, National Government Ambassador for encouraging diversity in Public Appointments Julie was one of the youngest ever appointees to an NHS Board, having spent her early career as a serial entrepreneur. Starting the first of 13 businesses when she was just 17, by the time she had graduated she was running a group of 4 companies and is well placed to share experiences which were a help or a hindrance to a young person getting involved in business. By her early thirties she had built a portfolio of Non-Executive positions in the public and private sectors whilst also providing mentoring and support to young people through the Princes Trust and young Directors through the Institute of Directors. Her portfolio is complemented by interim assignments and she is currently the Chief Executive of a large charity with a significant commercial trading arm.  Julie joins our other speakers: Ruth Lesirge, an experienced voluntary sector chief executive, trustee and chair – now an […]
11th March 2010

Article published in the MJ on 25.02.2010…it has caused quite a stir!

25.02.2010 www.LocalGov.co.uk Recruitment & Retention Getting the best value from interims As money gets tight providers of interim services need to ensure they are offering value for money say Dawar Hashmi and Grant Taylor Everybody is talking about efficiency savings. The media is consumed with talk on ‘budget cuts’ and ‘pay freezes’. Whether it’s MPs’ expenses or local authority salaries, the recession has brought into sharp focus the way that taxpayers’ money is spent. Local government is being forced to change as demand for services increases, and often services are not just being preserved, but improved. You are doing all you can, but how are your private sector suppliers helping? From inside the executive recruitment industry you would struggle to find a decent contribution. Fees may come down due to market forces, but have recruitment businesses truly assessed the value of their services and come forward with new and more flexible solutions, better pricing models and increased accountability? The recession has been a perfect opportunity to innovate and find ways to add more value at a reduced cost. Recruitment businesses should grow by increasing their market share, because they deliver great work, and are reducing costs, rather than increasing fees […]
3rd March 2010

Peridot Partners select Microdec Profile Recruitment Software

Peridot Partners are please to announce the selection of Microdec’s market leading Profile RPM recruitment software. As we continue to invest in our business systems and efficient working practices, our partnership with a market leading IT provider with 1000’s of users globally, and a track record of information and systems security over 25 years, is a solid platform for the future. We are in good company with some of the world’s largest and well known recruitment businesses including Michael Page International and Randstad as well as specialist executive search businesses such as Howgate Sable and Astbury Marsden. Profile RPM provides intuitive workflow processes which increase productivity and efficiency and the software has a superb multi-media library which stores Word documents, scanned letters, forms, photos and videos within the recruitment software, allowing us to receive CV’s or any other files in any format for electronic storage against individual records. Intelligent software, automatically ‘reads-off’ the relevant data from CV’s to create and update candidate records, with robust quality checks to ensure 100% accuracy. This has the effect of speeding up the input process, meaning our recruitment software saves time and money and therefore enables us to operate with the lowest possible costs. […]
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