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Board Search and Recruitment

High-performing trustee boards and governing bodies are essential for organisational success. Our Board Recruitment service exists to find you the right people with the right fit, relevant skills and motivation to move you forward.

How do you recruit the best trustees and governors for your organisation? The type of board members who will drive strategy, ask the right questions and constructively support your CEO and executive team?

Recruit the best board

Changing technology, funding landscapes and economic & political uncertainty mean that organisations need to be more agile, diverse, skilled and broader thinking to adapt successfully to the fast-evolving external climate.

All whilst providing assurance, risk management and the robust delivery of your governance responsibilities.

Good boards, with the right human dynamics, are a rich source of skills, experience, ideas, and networks that can not only safeguard, but inspire and support an organisation to thrive in this fast-changing world.

Who we work with

We know our stuff. Over the last 12 years, we’ve recruited 1000s of people to boards and, as board members ourselves, we understand the nuances and challenges that come with a commitment to better governance with a focus on board development.

We often get to know our clients, their board culture and their longer-term ambitions. We are passionate about your cause and develop a narrative to attract the people you really need. This often means working with boards over many years as a partner for trustee succession.

We operate our board recruitment services across the charity, non-profit, health and education sectors with particular strength in the following areas:

  • Health and social care, including hospices
  • Governors of educational charities, HE, FE, and MATs
  • Social and criminal justice
  • Membership and trade associations
  • NHS and NHS Charities
  • Arts and culture
  • International development
  • Trusts and foundations
  • Students’ Unions
Find out more about our Board Development services

Our selected track record

Chair of the Board


Action Homeless

Anti-Slavery International

Carers UK

Early Intervention Foundation


Hospice in the Weald

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre

Mountbatten Group

Royal Free Charity

The Contact Group

Worksop College

Treasurers and Chair of Finance Committee

College of West Anglia – Chair of Finance Committee

University of Derby – Audit and Risk Committee Member

User Voice – Treasurer

Bolton Cares – Treasurer

Refugee Employment Network – Treasurer

Galapagos Conversation Trust – Chair of Finance Committee

Royal Society of Prevention of Accidents – Treasurer

Multiple Appointments

CARE International UK – 5x Trustees

CPRE – The Countryside Charity – Chair and Trustee

Coventry University – 13x Members of the Governing Body

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama – Chair and Chair of Audit Committee

DACS (The Design and Artists Copyright Society) – Chair and Non-Executive directors

Derby University – 4 Council Members

Galapagos Conservation Trust – Chair and 3x Trustees

Jane Goodall Institute UK and Belgium – 15x Board Members

Hopwood Hall College – Chair and Committee Chair

Internet Watch Foundation – Chair and 3x Trustees

Migrant Help UK – 2x Trustees

NASEN – Chair and 2x Trustees

Nacro – Chair of Finance and Audit Committee

Open Age – Chair and Treasurer

P3 – 5x Trustees

Parentkind – 8x Trustees

Public Law Project – Chair and 3x Trustees

The Children’s Trust – 5x Trustees

Vista – Chair and 3x Trustees

VSO International – 7x Trustees

Young Gamblers Education Trust – Chair and Trustees

“Without a doubt working with Peridot Partners has been a significant enabler for YGAM. The dynamics and productivity of our board has taken several leaps forward and it is pleasing to be working with such a talented group of people who have big ambitions for our charity.

Having now had the opportunity to work with the new board over what is now almost a year, it has been the best thing for YGAM. Our governance, scrutiny and entrepreneurial outlook has significantly increased and more importantly we are looking forward with confidence and an assured resolve to deliver our charitable objects with conviction and maximise our social impact.”

Lee Willows, Chief Executive, Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust

Organisations we have supported with board recruitment and development:

“It was absolutely excellent working with both Grant and Jennifer from Peridot Partners. I was impressed by the research they carried out on JGI before the search began and the thoroughness of their desire to understand our organisation.

Thereafter, the level of service was extremely high and I would highlight the excellent communication by both phone and email. At the end of the process the outcomes exceeded our initial expectations and desires which leaves JGI UK in a strong position moving forward. I would thorough recommend Peridot Partners to anyone looking at professional recruitment services.”

Adrian Sladdin, Chair of the Jane Goodall Institute UK, 2019

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