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Awarding Bodies and Skills Recruitment

Finding ambitious and results-driven professionals who can transform leadership and inspire change in the Awarding & Skills sector

Recruiting specialists and leaders to support ambition and change within your awarding or skills organisation.

Contact Kristina Preston to learn more!

We believe in the work done by awarding bodies, examination boards, professional institutes, skills organisations and training providers across the UK.


In the face of changing policies and cuts to funding, you continue to inspire thousands of people to see a different future for themselves and develop the skills they need to reach their aspirations and achieve social mobility through education.

You’re fighting for fairer access to high-quality education, skills, and employment opportunities.

We believe your organisation should understand the communities you serve, support your ambitions and the challenges you face, from operational through to leadership roles.

That’s why we exist — to support ambitious and strategic awarding and skills bodies to recruit the specialists and leaders needed to inspire change and development both internally and externally.

What we do

We can support you with the appointment of:

  • CEO and executive directors
  • Senior leaders
  • Non-executive directors, trustees, board or committee members
  • Consultants
  • Operational Staff

Recruiting specialists in areas such as:

  • Qualification, assessment, product development
  • Assessment and examination delivery
  • Quality assurance, compliance, accreditation and standards
  • Apprenticeships and end point assessments
  • CPD, curriculum and resources development

Organisations we work with:

  • Awarding Organisations
  • Accreditation Bodies
  • Apprenticeship Providers
  • End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs)
  • Exam Boards
  • Industry Boards and Bodies
  • Membership Bodies
  • Professional Institutes
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Royal Colleges
  • Skills based organisations
  • Skills Councils
  • Training Providers
Contact Kristina Preston to learn more!

We are proud Platinum sponsors of the
Federation of Awarding Bodies

“Kristina supported Innovate Awarding’s recruitment requirements for a brand new team of Developers to support the delivery of an exciting pipeline of new EPA and qualifications, as well as ensuring continued quality across the existing portfolio.

Through her expertise and links in the Awarding sector and knowledge of the technical requirements for the roles I was recruiting, we found high-level candidates that understood our organisation and the demands of the role.”

Andy McNeil, Director of Product and Assessment Services at Innovate Awarding

We work with several innovative clients

“Following using Peridot Partners for the successful recruitment of five new Trustees for our board, we approached them again to recruit our new Head of Technical Development, a key role for us.

The process with Peridot on both occasions has been not only successful but also an extremely smooth and a collaborative partnership, highly organised with great communications with us and with the candidates.

Kristina’s knowledge of the awarding body sector has meant that we received candidates who had excellent alignment to our requirements, and she also took the time to understand our culture and VTCT as an organisation, so candidates understood who we are, our values and goals.

I would not hesitate to recommend Peridot Partner’s to other organisations in the awarding body field as they are a true specialist in this area with a real understanding of the market, the challenges we face and the opportunities available to organisations and individuals wishing to progress within or into the sector and provide excellent insight to us an employer into these from a recruiting perspective also.

We look forward to working with Kristina and the rest of the Peridot team again in the future.”

Carina Fagan, Chief Academic Officer of VTCT, on working with Peridot on specialist Awarding Body roles

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