Values-led recruitment of executive professionals and leaders in housing who make a positive difference to your organisation.
The U.K. is facing a housing an ongoing housing crisis. There are 1.5 million people on housing waiting lists while it’s estimated that as many as 5,000 sleep rough on any one night in England. Shelter estimates up to 300,000 are currently homeless or living in insecure accommodation.
Housing Associations and other social and sheltered housing providers are at the forefront of meeting these challenges alongside providing affordable social housing for young people, older people with support needs and people with learning or physical disabilities.
We recognise that Housing Associations have a core social purpose to support those in need, ensuring strong communities and empowering individuals to lead healthy, happy and secure lives. We’re here to help diversify and extend your candidate leadership pools to ensure you have flexible and resilient leaders to meet these increasing social demands.
We pride ourselves on working with organisations that have a social purpose and social housing providers are the epitome of that. A home is fundamental in enabling people to build their lives in a safe and secure environment as well as giving them a sense of belonging.
We work in partnership with housing providers to achieve their recruitment aims. This could be to help further diversify your board and/or organisation, help you find talented people with specialist skills from outside the sector or the rising stars in the housing sector.
We are proud to have worked with a number of housing organisations on their executive and non-executive appointments. Here we have outlined just some of the incredible organisations we have worked with:
Yarrow Housing – Chief Executive
Stonewall Housing – Chief Executive
Anchor Hanover Group – Executive Director of Operations
Nacro – Director of Housing & Wellbeing and Director of Education and Skills
ExtraCare – Executive Director of Operations
Foundation – Chief Executive
Services for Independent Living – Chief Executive
Single Homeless Project – Director of Finance & Corporate Services
Railway Housing Association – Housing Trustee
Nacro – Trustees x5, Governors x3
Unite Foundation – Trustees x4
SULets – Chair and Trustees
Family Mosaic (now part of Peabody) – Chair: Independent Scrutiny Panel
P3 – Multiple board members
Action Homeless – Chair
Notting Hill Genesis – Non-Executive Director
“From sourcing the candidates to providing comprehensive administrative and organisational support around the interview process, Peridot’s calm and professional service allowed us to finish the recruitment exercise with exactly the right person for the post. Peridot are nice people to do business with, and I would recommend their service to anyone needing to fill a senior vacancy.”
Director of Business Information, Family Mosaic Housing Association on the appointment of Chair of Resident Scrutiny Panel
Should you wish to explore partnering with Peridot to manage your search and selection campaign, we will produce a full and comprehensive proposal outlining our methodology, experience, track record, fee structure, additional costs, and terms.
Once commissioned by our client, following approval of our comprehensive proposal of works, we undertake briefings to fully understand the role(s) we are recruiting and the culture of the organisation they will be joining.
We manage our search over a pre-agreed period, with weekly progress reports submitted to the client detailing market feedback about the role, market perception of the client, and any challenges being faced by your consultants at Peridot.
We build a dedicated microsite and candidate pack for each recruitment campaign so prospective candidates can access information relating to the vacancy at their convenience.
You should expect us to oversee a substantial search of executive leaders, non-executive portfolio holders, and strategic consultants with relevant skills and experience to suit your specific requirements.
Once we reach the application deadline, your recruitment team review all applications against your role profile criteria and author a sift report, categorising candidates into those recommended for interview, and those not.
We support you in structuring the assessment and selection days, as well as writing assessment activities and questions if you require this.
We attend the interviews and act as advisors to the panel so that a full offer can be made to selected candidates, and those who are not selected can be provided with developmental feedback regarding their performance during their interview.