Cheer-leading our awarding and skills appointments practice within the Education Practice

Kristina Preston, Head of Awarding and Skills, Peridot Partners

Kristina Preston
Head of Awarding and Skills Appointments

m. 07931 238134

With buckets of experience in education and skills this passionate cheerleader can provide a solid base to execute expert recruitment routines

I lead our Awarding and Skills specialist function within the Education Practice at Peridot Partners. With over 10 years’ recruitment experience in every level across the education and skills sectors, I am skilled in the appointment of roles covering the design, development, delivery and quality assurance of educational products and services in awarding organisations, EPAOs and professional membership bodies. As part of this, I work closely with the Federation of Awarding Bodies on our strategic relationship as their Platinum Supplier of executive search, recruitment and board development services.

I enjoy the comradery, collaboration, innovation, determination and passion of the sectors I support and take pride in supporting this niche area of the UK and worldwide education system. I see the far reaching impact at all levels, raising the aspirations of so many people, helping them access and achieve life-changing qualifications and training.

Outside of work I have been a competitive cheerleader for 15 years, winning regional and national competitions as well as coaching a new generation of females in the sport and helping to build confidence in their own abilities. I am also an avid Aston Villa fan, and currently attempting to learn Polish to get in touch with my heritage. I enjoy travelling and many destinations are decided through a game of Skyscanner roulette!

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I really rate Peridot Partners as ‘the’ recruitment agency for anyone hiring for key positions in the skills and awarding sector. The Head of Skills and Awarding, Kristina Preston, at Peridot really understands the sector, and what is needed in terms of knowledge, skills and background to fill those roles. Always helpful and going above and beyond to match candidates to roles that suit.

James Stockdale, Trustee at OCN London

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