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Executive Recruitment

We recruit the best third sector CEOs and leadership teams. We look for authentic, liberated leaders inspired by societal change.

Third sector CEOs face unique challenges. We'll help you recruit empathetic, curious and courageous leaders to help your organisation flourish.

Recruit the best charity leaders

Bespoke, friendly and values-led executive recruitment with a difference

What does your leadership look like? How do they take people on a journey and support your organisation to thrive?

When you’re recruiting a chief executive or senior leadership role, you need to get it right.

At Peridot we support you to do this. We are committed to quality and we recruit with integrity and values.

In practice this means that we’ll challenge your assumptions, we’ll get under the skin of what you do and where you want to go.

We’ll talk about what diversity means to your organisation and how you can get that right.

Led by our Director of Not for Profit Practice, Philippa Fabry, we partner with people and organisations who share our ambition for effective leadership and who want to make positive changes for organisations and their beneficiaries.

What we do is interesting, but how we do it is the clincher. Everything we do is underpinned by our values. Nothing is off the shelf — our services are tailored to be efficient, effective, relevant and complementary to your aims.

We will recruit the best leaders for your organisation.

Better leadership, inspiring change and growing your organisation

Best Charity Recruitment Agencies for CEO by Peridot

People make your organisation. They make it succeed or they set it up to fail. We specialise in finding better leadership. We use words like vulnerability, creativity and empathy because to us they’re not just words, they’re qualities that we see in the people we place and the organisations that we work with.

These are the qualities that are making a difference in modern leadership. If you’re ambitious about leadership, courageous about embracing change and want your organisation to grow, then we can help.

We also offer:

  • salary surveys
  • ‘remuneration’ benchmarking
  • specialist assessment techniques like psychometric testing

Top tips to becoming a charity CEO

Top tips if you're looking for your first charity CEO role

Our Director of Not for Profit Practice, Philippa Fabry discusses what you need to think about when looking for your first third sector CEO role.

“Peridot were outstanding at all stages of our recruitment brief – from their careful research and insight into our organisation and the requirements of the role through to their sensitively judged but critical participation in the final interviews.

Their “reach” was excellent and the number and high quality of the candidates who applied was almost overwhelming. Philippa and Liz worked on the assignment “over and beyond” but, notwithstanding, worked “to price”, which speaks to their high level of client commitment and integrity.

Above all, Peridot are simply very nice, open people with great instincts and bags of professionalism and close to an utter joy to work with.”

Paul Bowden, Chair of Trustees, National Justice Museum on CEO Recruitment

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