Interim management

Interim management in the social sector is on the increase.  Charities and not for profit organisations are finding it to be an invaluable resource when managing a period of change or to fill unexpected skills gaps.  As a successful social enterprise ourselves, and a supplier of consultancy services to the not for profit sector for nearly 15 years, we understand that there are times when you will need some short-term senior expertise.

Why use an interim manager?

As well as traditional uses such as filling a gap in recruitment whilst you wait for your new employee to start, covering maternity or paternity leave or covering for sabbaticals or long-term sickness absence, you may also consider using an interim manager to:

  • manage a period of change in your organisation
  • get a new project or idea off the ground
  • tender for a contract
  • set up a collaboration, partnership or joint venture
  • manage the re-organisation of your departments or regions
  • deal with downsizing, merging, integration or acquisitions

What are the benefits of using an interim manager?

  • You gain a wealth of knowledge and expertise to tackle a problem where there is no suitable professional or resource in-house
  • A new and objective point of view
  • Interims can concentrate on the job in hand as they won’t be distracted by day to day issues and office politics
  • The long-lasting value of skills learnt – a good interim manager will ensure an effective transfer of skills to your team
  • A cost-effective way of accessing experienced, high calibre professionals who deliver a flexible recruitment option

Bernice Rook, our Director of Membership and Resourcing, runs EP’s Interim Management and Recruitment services.

Bernice specialises in the human side of organisations and advises on governance issues; board appointments and executive recruitment. She is also responsible for recruiting, nurturing and maintaining the quality of the Eastside Primetimers consultancy talent pool. She previously worked in recruitment for the Vedior Group as Branch Manager at Beresford Blake Thomas and then as regional Resourcing Manager for Randstad. Having gained a Masters Degree in Occupational Psychology, Bernice has helped all kinds of businesses to identify gaps and weaknesses in their executive teams, and used her extensive experience of leadership resourcing and recruitment to source and secure the right candidates for them.

How can we help you?

Contact Bernice at or on 020 7250 8337 now to have a free consultation about whether an interim is right for you.

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