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Membership Recruitment

Specialists in executive and specialist recruitment for membership organisations. From the most senior level positions to specialist roles we can support you to recruit the best people to grow your organisation.

Leadership in membership recruitment - James Hunt

Membership organisations are at the forefront of innovation and development for their members. This means your recruitment matters. We recruit specialist, expert people to drive your organisation forward.

Get in touch and recruit the best talent

Specialist membership recruitment delivered with skill and pride

Membership bodies provide specialist support to countless individuals and organisations.  You keep industries moving, businesses growing and people skilled, knowledgeable and supported.

We want to make sure that when you’re recruiting your key people, you receive the same level of support and recruit exceptional staff.

If you’re a membership organisation, you know that relationships are key and our team at Peridot prides itself on creating long-lasting and successful partnerships with our clients.

We’ll be inspired by your vision, listen to what you want and understand the sort of people you need to build a high performing and nurturing culture. With a significant track record in recruiting forward thinking people, James Hunt can support you to develop a far reaching and targeted recruitment campaign.

With advancements in technology leading to new innovative membership products and services, we find you people and leaders who can make transformative change happen using those new technologies.

From CEOs to Technology Directors, HR specialists and Marketing experts, we have an exceptional track record in recruiting ambitious people for growth and sustainability.

Bespoke service, exceptional people and lasting success across membership organisations

We work with the very largest Royal Colleges to small professional membership associations, developing bespoke solutions and campaigns to suit your particular needs and budget. Our membership recruitment practice recruits:

  • CEO
  • Membership
  • Education & CPD
  • Operations & Business Development
  • Finance & HR
  • Marketing, Digital & Communications
  • Events
  • Project Management
  • IT & Governance and Facilities
  • Specialist roles

“From the very first interaction, James and Philippa sought to understand what success would look like for the Science Council in the recruitment of a CEO. They delivered a short-list of experienced candidates leading us to make an outstanding appointment. As Chair of the Board, I was supported throughout and felt extremely confident with both the process and the approach.”

Helen Pain, Chair – Science Council (2019)

Membership organisations we have recently worked with to recruit exceptional people:

I have been impressed by how friendly, supportive, informative and professional the team have been throughout the five week process.I would highly recommend Peridot Partners to anyone seeking a role. They seem to care about you as an individual and are truly invested in helping you attain the perfect role.

Sunita Dhawan, Head of Learning & Development, Institution of Structural Engineers and successful candidate.

Podcast: The Future of Membership Organisations

In January 2020, we held our first membership focussed event looking at the Future of Membership Organisations – the challenges and the opportunities. Four guest speakers talked about:

  • Partnerships, alliances or potential merges – What are the benefits and opportunities.
  • How do we engage and attract the next generation of younger members?
  • How do you ensure you have a high performing board that can effectively drive strategy?
  • Putting digital transformation at the heart of an organisation’s corporate strategy in a world with constantly evolving technology.

This podcast takes the discussion further, talking to Rachel Lambert-Forsyth, Director of Membership and Professional Affairs at The Royal Society of Biology about developing a good acquisition and retention strategy for younger members, advice for people thinking about working in a membership organisation and how she’s making the step up to become CEO of the British Pharmacological Society.


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