As charities are increasingly seen as service providers, often developing their own revenue streams alongside their more traditional remit, a new approach is required. Charities interim management is a smart strategy to bring fresh thinking and new skillsets to meet this challenge.
In fact many organisations large and small are recognising that change is not only inevitable but that it can be exciting. Interim executives can reduce some of the pain associated with such change.
Of course finding the right expertise and balancing the hard skill sets with an understanding of the charity’s vision and values always presents an interesting challenge, but on a short term basis can be easier to manage than one might think. It does not require a fundamental shift in recruitment policy or a permanent salary hike, if managed as a defined project with tangible outcomes.
We have worked with both high-profile, established charities as well as with much smaller organisations and recognise that for both the skills required in their leaders are of equal complexity and quality.
Some recent examples of assignments are:
- Director of Finance - NSPCC
- Director of Fundraising – Action for Children
- Director of Fundraising - Refuge
- Director of Fundraising – National Autistic Society
- Director of Finance and Resources - Paul Hamlyn Foundation
- Chief Executive Officer - Brain Research Trust
- Digital Transformation - Christian Aid
- Marketing Director - Help for Heros
- Hospice Director - Sue Ryder
- Chief Operating Officer - Whizz Kidz