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Trusts & Foundations Recruitment

Transforming leadership, inspiring change in trusts and foundations that work across the UK and abroad.

Values-led recruitment specialising in trusts and foundations, tailored to your needs.

Contact us to find your next leaders

At Peridot Partners, we are passionate about transforming leadership and inspiring change for trusts and foundations.

We know that the work that trusts and foundations do makes a positive change in society. With our values at our heart, we find people who share your values and believe in your vision.

Our dedicated team work with you to create a bespoke recruitment approach, tailored to your requirements. We do not believe in a one-process-fits-all approach. Instead, we work in partnership with you to discuss and agree what works best for your organisation and the role you are recruiting. We support a wide range of not for profit organisations with the search for executive and board roles. Particular to corporate charities, family-led trusts and grant-making organisations, we can support you with the recruitment of:

  • Chief executives, executive directors, or trust/foundation directors
  • Chief operating officers or chief strategy officers
  • Senior managers, such as directors of programmes or directors of grant-making
  • Heads of programmes or heads of grant-making
  • Research, evaluation, or policy specialists
  • Non-executive directors, trustees, or board members

We work with you to develop a brief, specific to the aspirations of your organisation. We have experience in appointing the first independent trustees to corporate trusts; finding foundation board members with lived experience that aligns with the organisation’s beneficiaries; and walking side by side with founding CEOs who need help finding a successor.

No matter how big or small, established or new your organisation is, we can help you with your search and recruitment needs.

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The team at Peridot provided a first rate service – engaging, insightful and delivered a fantastic candidate list. A great experience throughout.

Chair of Trustees for a Foundation on the recruitment of a Chief Executive

Our selected track record

Costa Foundation | Executive Director

Edge Foundation | Trustees

Gatsby Charitable Foundation | Project Officer; Project Manager; and Research Officers

Global’s Make Some Noise | Director of Global Goodness

Longleigh Foundation | Chief Executive

Maitri Trust | Trustees

National Archives Trust | Executive Director

Nationwide Foundation | Trustee

Rigby Foundation | Executive Director

The Bell Foundation | Head of Communications and Trustees

The Stonyhurst Foundation | Foundation Director

The Tutor Trust | CEO and Trustees

We found Peridot very efficient and cost effective to work with. They took time to understand us and our needs and undertook recruitment for both a senior management role and Trustee roles. We are very satisfied with the calibre of the candidates appointed.

Director of a Foundation on the recruitment of multiple roles

Peridot were outstanding from top to bottom and end to end. They were diligent, thorough, careful, meticulous. They tuned into, and interpreted, our needs perfectly. They identified and attracted outstanding applicants. They gave us plenty of room to discover and form our own opinions, but also intervened decisively at the right moments to give us direction. They avoided rushing us, but helped us maintain momentum throughout our recruitment process. They kept the need to balance organizational fit, challenge and complementarity uppermost in their minds, and advised us when they though they needed to. In other words, they help us make the right connections, and achieve the best result in a holistic sense. They were pragmatic and realistic, but also sunny and optimistic throughout. The quality of collaboration with Peridot and the outcome we achieved surpassed our expectations. I recommend Peridot warmly and unequivocally.

Co-Chair of Trustees for a Trust on the recruitment of new Trustees

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