Supportive, progressive, inclusive and helping to recruit the best Students’ Union CEOs and directors. Our SU services also include trustee recruitment and board development.
Students' Unions are at the forefront of communities, creating real social change for hundreds and thousands of people. Recruit the best people to lead this change.Recruit brilliant leaders for students' unions
Students’ Unions are vibrant organisations representing the rights of millions of students across the UK. From an economic, social and advocacy viewpoint, they play a vital part in a local community.
Often complex in their structure, balancing commercial, social, education and pastoral responsibilities with changing sabbatical teams, here at Peridot we understand the pressures and nuances a potential CEO will need to appreciate to be able to take on a successful leadership role in a union.
Our Students’ Union recruitment is delivered by Bill Yuksel, an experienced former Sabbatical Officer and current Trustee, and supported by our leadership team. So we understand what it means to build strong communities, how to lead change management programs and what support Sabbatical Officers might need when recruiting a new CEO.
Over the last 10 years, we have recruited over 200 CEO, senior leadership and board appointments for the students’ union movement. We have worked with many of the students’ unions in the UK and we have a growing network of passionate, transformative leaders in the student sector.
We don’t just offer CEO recruitment, we also have a proven track record in students’ union trustee board recruitment and development as well as Director and ‘Head of’ level roles.
Whether you’re looking to change tack or simply find someone exceptional to carry on your current strategy, we can help you.
We’ll work with your sabbatical team and trustees to create an exciting and diverse recruitment campaign.
We can support you with creating or refining job descriptions and our in-depth briefing process means that we’ll get to know you, understand exactly what you need and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional candidate care and your experience of working with us will feel nurturing, honest and transparent.
“Your knowledge of both the sector and the recruitment process was excellent and ensured we were able to attract a strong field of applicants and progress seamlessly through the selection, interview and appointment process.
Your engagement at each stage of the process ensured that Student Union Staff were fully informed and enabled to make decisions and lead the process whilst being reassured that all elements of the process had been fully and comprehensively considered and addressed.”
Vice Chair, Keele Students' Union Trustees Board
Bournemouth University Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
De Montfort University Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
Highlands and Islands Students’ Association – Chief Executive Officer
University of Huddersfield Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
Keele University Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
University of Leicester Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
Northumbria University Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
University of Oxford Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
University of Bath Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
University of Nottingham Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
University of Warwick Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union – Chief Executive Officer
University of Bristol Students’ Union – Director of Insight & Influence
University of Kent Students’ Union – Chief Operating Officer
Imperial College Students’ Union – Managing Director
University of Salford Students’ Union – Director of Engagement
University of Leeds Students’ Union – Deputy CEO (Engagement)
University of Leeds Students’ Union – Deputy CEO (Operations)
Newcastle University Students’ Union – Director of Digital and Communications
Kings College London Students’ Union – Director of Student Services
University of Greenwich Students’ Union – Head of Marketing
University of Kent Students’ Union – Head of Representation & Democracy
Lancaster University Students’ Union – Head of Marketing & Organisational Development
University College London Students Union – Head of Membership Services
University of Salford Students’ Union – Head of Student Voice
University of Salford Students’ Union – Head of Advice
Anglia Ruskin University Students’ Union – 4x External Trustees
Anglia Ruskin University Students’ Union – 5x Expert Committee Members
Birkbeck College Students’ Union – Vice-Chair
Birkbeck College Students’ Union – 2x Trustees
City University London Students’ Union – Trustee (Legal)
King’s College London Students’ Union – 7x External Trustees
Liverpool Guild of Students – 3x External Trustees
Northumbria Students’ Union – 3x Trustees
Northumbria Students’ Union – 1x External Committee Member
Nottingham Trent University Students’ Union – External Trustee
Queen Mary University Students’ Union – 2x Trustees
Queen Mary University Students’ Union – 2x Non-Executive Directors for their trading company, including their Chair
De Montfort University Students’ Union – Chair
De Montfort University Students’ Union – 2x Trustees
University of Warwick Students’ Union – Lay Trustee
University of West London Students’ Union – External Trustee
“I worked with Peridot to recruit our next CEO. Right from having their proposal for how they could support the Union, they were engaging and supportive. They made myself, and our President feel at ease throughout the process. The process can be difficult at times when you’re nervous about making such a huge decision for the Union but Bill and Drew made sure we understood all aspects of the recruitment, offered us support and advice whenever we needed it and delivered an excellent candidate that will support the development of our next strategy.
I will be sad to see them move on from Nottingham as they’ve become part of our every day at work!”
Education Officer & Chair of the People and Culture committee, UoNSU