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Social Justice Recruitment

Values-led recruitment of executive professionals and leaders in the social justice sector, who make a positive difference to your organisation.

Recruiting passionate and decisive leaders in the social justice sector. We work with brilliant organisations to recruit people who inspire change.

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Why do we work with Social Justice Organisations?

Our purpose is to work with clients to find leaders who create positive social change. We are closely aligned to organisations that exist to make society function better.

Whether it’s organisations working to address systemic racism, inequality, food insecurity, the protection of human rights, or those organisations working in the criminal justice or homelessness space, Peridot is proud to partner with a range of charities, think tanks, foundations and social enterprises who address the effects of injustice and its symptoms, and find solutions to make positive change.

The organisations that work with us are looking for modern leaders, people who can innovate, are bold, curious and transformative; not satisfied to accept the status quo, and able to challenge and shift in-grained approaches or attitudes towards social reform.

We have also bought in leaders with lived experience to trustee, executive, and chief executive roles.

Our clients work across the following areas:

Diversity is at the heart of everything we do and is crucial to our success, reputation, and the organisations and people we work with. We have a position of influence as a recruitment company to make our positive contribution to change the systems that perpetuate discrimination, and with that comes a responsibility to do better.

We work tirelessly to ensure we lead inclusive campaigns and projects that can encourage all members of society to apply and know that they will be treated with decency and respect.

Our Team

James Hunt leads our Social Justice recruitment sector as Head of Not for Profit Practice.

He is a senior executive search consultant with 16 years’ recruitment experience which has focused on senior search and selection within the non-profit sector. Successful appointments include: a Strategic Lead, Urban Health Taskforce for Impact on Mental Health, an Executive Director for Bromley by Bow Centre, Chief Executive’s for Emmaus Coventry and Warwickshire, Girls Friendly Society, Headway East London, and Trustees for Carefree and Mental Health Matters.

Philippa Fabry is the Director of Not for Profit Practice at Peridot Partners.

Philippa is a Partner and shareholder at Peridot Partners and leads the Not for Profit Team. She has worked widely with a range of social justice organisations including two of the leading national social justice charities, Nacro and P3; organisations in the criminal justice space such as Spark Inside, Unlock and Unlocked Graduates; and with organisations supporting marginalised, dispossessed and vulnerable groups such as the homelessness charity Emmaus UK, Migrant Help and Action Homeless.

Our Selected Track Record

We are proud to have worked with a number of social justice organisations on their executive and non-executive appointments. Here we have outlined just some of the incredible organisations we have worked with:

Social Justice

Director of Housing and Wellbeing; Director of Education and Skills; 5 x trustees – FE, Finance, Commercial, Housing, Education

Director, London; 5 x trustees – Legal, finance, local authority, social justice, digital

Criminal Justice

Prison Reform Trust
Programme Lead, Building Futures

Chief Executive

Spark Inside
Chief Executive; Chair; Philanthropy Board Members

Race Equality, Human Rights & Advocacy

Runnymede Trust

Migrant Trust

Director of Resources; Director of Operations; Director of HR; Director of Business Development

Mental Health & Addiction


Chair; Treasurer; Trustees

Collective Voice
Independent Chair

International NGOs

Care International
Trustees; Chief Operating Officer

Over the past months, we’ve worked with Peridot on our Chief Executive UK recruitment and Chief Executive for Emmaus, Coventry and Warwickshire. On both occasions, they were easy to work with, flexible and successful in assisting us to explore the market and secure the right person for each role. The individuals that we worked with from Peridot were enormously knowledgeable about the market and did a thoughtful and thorough job of gathering information about the role, organisation and federation before they began the search. They managed the whole process in an organised and efficient way. We were kept updated at every stage and were impressed with the calibre and pool of candidates presenting themselves. We’ve been very happy with Peridot and would not hesitate to call on them again.

Sue Brooksbank Taylor, Chair at Emmaus UK

Our Process

When we’re looking for the leaders and trustees you need, we’ll put together a fairly costed proposal that takes into account your budget.

We recognise the investment that you make in trusting Peridot to support your leadership recruitment and we know that this investment could also be transformational for your organisation.

Our process is flexible to your needs and rigorous in quality, research, and customer service.

  1. The Proposal

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.

  1. Briefing Meetings

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.

  1. Search

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.

  1. Selection & Assessment

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.

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