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Managing Director | Certsure

Certsure has huge potential in an industry with an exciting future. We are recruiting a new Managing Director to lead the next phase of our growth.

  • Location: Flexible. You are likely to be required to visit the Head Office in Dunstable, Bedfordshire regularly for 2 or 3 days per week.
  • Salary: c.£120,000 - £140,000 p.a. with excellent benefits package

About the role

Certsure is looking for a Managing Director who will understand the power of the NICEIC brand and put the organisational pieces in place that will enable the brand to maximise its potential for Certsure and its owners.

Ensuring the safety of commercial trades and domestic electricity users across the UK should motivate you as much as leading the commercial development of what Certsure does.

The owners may at times be working to different agendas and objectives, so the need to be politically astute and work closely with the interests of the parent organisations Electrical Safety First (ESF) and Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) is essential to ensuring that their aspirations are delivered through Certsure. At the same time, you’ll be measured on driving the growth and development of Certsure itself.

Who we are looking for

With the need to continue to deliver commercial success, as well as value for its owners and stakeholders, you’ll demonstrate that you understand what it takes to build a successful business with turnover between £50m and £150m. This could have been gained in a membership, qualifications, awarding or training business, or from a commercial spin out venture from a public institution with a similarly complex governance environment. Evidence of your ability to work skilfully with boards and external stakeholders is critical.

An appreciation of certification, commercial & consumer standards, safety and professional training & development is desirable, although it’s your approach to leading people and your track record of driving commercial success that will set you apart.

If you have a different background your motivation and values will need to align to supporting registrants, and you’ll show concern for the safety, success and development of the electrical trades as professionals.

Whatever your background, the opportunity to support greater success for the electrical sector, individuals and small businesses will be a legacy you can look back on in the future and be proud of.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07931 238 134

Grant Taylor | grant@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07958 690 184

Closing date: 9am, Monday 26th July 2021

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Dear Candidates,

I am delighted that you are considering applying to be the new Managing Director for Certsure LLP.

For this position, we are seeking an individual who can demonstrate strategic vision, sound commercial acumen and excellent stakeholder engagement skills.

We are looking for a Managing Director to oversee and lead the implementation of our business strategy. You will be joining a group of passionate Directors and Board members who are committed to maximising Certsure’s commercial success.  We work together to drive more value for Certsure’s registrants, customers and partners, as well as playing a supporting role in maintaining the safety of commercial trades and domestic electricity users across the UK.  In addition, we seek opportunities and work collaboratively to support the aims of the members.

As an independent Chair of the Certsure Management Board, I am new to this industry and the role.  I am looking for a dynamic Managing Director to lead Certsure into the future. This is a vital role at Certsure, and it is an exciting and critical time for the organisation and the sectors it supports.

If this sounds like it could be you, then please read on and get in touch with our advising consultants at Peridot Partners to discuss the role in more detail.

Gary Anderson

Independent Chair

Offering industry-leading certification services, Building Regulations schemes, products and support


has huge potential in an industry with an exciting future. Electricity is at the heart of the climate change agenda, low carbon transportation and with the rise of electronic products and technologies connecting and exchanging data such as in the ‘smart home’ with lighting, heating, security, growth opportunities are rife.

Set up as a joint venture partnership Certsure delivers products and services that ensure the standards and competency of people undertaking electrical work. This ensures the safety of both tradespeople and consumers and Certsure is therefore playing an increasingly important role in our society.

The NICEIC is one the most powerful and well recognised brands in the UK construction industry. With a positive trend of electricians setting up their own businesses we are trading really well with both turnover and profit increasing organically. Electrician’s themselves recognise the power of the NICEIC brand, and there is so much more that we can do to support our growing list of registrants.

Gary Anderson, our new Chair of the Board, is excited about further developing the commercial and strategic agendas to take advantage of the opportunity that Certsure has.

Certsure delivers its products through the brands:

Further information about Certsure:

Certsure has a Managing Director with five Directors and an overall headcount of 319. A large number of our staff are technical engineers. We have a contact centre with approximately 70 employees as well as the head office in Dunstable, an office in Chesterfield, and a small training centre in Luton.

Certsure website 

The Board of Certsure is currently made up of Key Executives and Board Members from both organisations. You can see more about the Shareholders and the Board here: Shareholders

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    For an informal conversation please contact one of our advising consultants:

    Kristina Preston | kristina@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07931 238 134

    Grant Taylor | grant@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07958 690 184

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    Closing date: 9am, Monday 26th July 2021
    Candidates informed of outcome by: Monday 2nd August
    First stage interview: Monday 9th August and Wednesday 11th August
    Second stage interview: Thursday 9th September

    *If you have a potential issue with the proposed interview dates please tell us more about your availability during August.

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