Eastside Primetimers offers specialist executive search and recruitment services for charities and other not-for-profit organisations. With a substantial record of appointing to leadership roles on a permanent basis for a wide variety of social sector organisations, and as a social sector organisation ourselves, we have a genuine understanding of the not for profit sector and of the staffing issues you face.
We have been helping organisations find solutions to their recruitment needs, resourcing issues and skill gaps for many years, using our in-depth knowledge of the sector and our extensive networks to help leaders transform their fortunes and the lives of their beneficiaries.
Diversity and our approach to executive search
We ensure that our approach is fully inclusive and reaches a diverse range of potential candidates. We use Applied’s Job Description Analysis Tool, which is focused on improving the inclusivity and conversion rates of the job description/spec and job adverts, such that a richly diverse set of candidates are encouraged to apply.
Our executive search approach includes a targeted search campaign utilising multiple networks, as well as a mix of social media and job board advertising. We have found that this method can reach a far more diverse pool of candidates than advertising alone would do, and have had great results recruiting skilled candidates from under-represented groups using these methods.
We are proud to support the Show the Salary campaign and have signed the pledge to show the salary in all our role advertisements with clients. We hope that by doing this we can support the movement to make the sector a fairer and more equitable place to work in.
Why choose Eastside Primetimers?
- We are charity sector specialists and work exclusively within the not-for-profit sector
- We are knowledgeable and experienced with a strong track record of success built up over hundreds of recruitment assignments over the last 15+ years
- We have an extensive network of senior-level talent which we continually nurture and grow
- Our approach is fully inclusive, reaching a diverse range of potential candidates and searches can be tailored to under-represented groups
- We are creative and determined, which is the exact combination of skills that is needed. We undertake a fresh desk approach with every assignment, whilst also leveraging our extensive networks and the knowledge of our highly regarded expert consultants
- We offer support and feedback to candidates throughout the recruitment process so that they also receive an excellent service
- We partner with Uimpact to supplement our recruitment service with behavioural testing and leadership assessments.
How can we help you?
For more information or to discuss your resourcing needs or recruitment options, contact Bernice on 07973141178 or at email@example.com.
Bowel Research UK“Following the merger of Bowel & Cancer Research and the Bowel Disease Research Foundation we needed to appoint a Chief Executive to the new organisation. There was a great deal of complexity within our organisations with which Eastside Primetimers were always helpful and patient. They came up with an excellent list of potential candidates from which we eventually appointed one. We are tremendously grateful to them”
Paul Reynolds, Chair Bowel Research UK“After Bowel Cancer & Research and the Bowel Disease Research Foundation merged, we were looking for a new CEO with empathy for both organisations, but also the drive to make the merger successful. The insights we received from Eastside Primetimers consultant Julia Perry about our candidates were very useful. We thank her for going above and beyond, particularly taking the time to talk through the candidate profiles with our various stakeholders”
Paul Reynolds, Chair Brook“Bernice was a fantastic support when we were recruiting our new Head of Fundraising. She took the time to really understand the role and how it would fit in with the organisation and as result we were presented with an excellent selection of quality candidates. Bernice was supportive throughout the whole recruitment process and I would highly recommend her services to other organisations.”
Jo Oxlade, Director of Business Development NOAH Enterprise“Eastside Primetimers and their consultant Paul Venning helped us to appoint two staff to our senior management team. Paul took the time to thoroughly understand our organisation, and also got to know each candidate well. EP’s consultant Julia Perry then carried out psychometric testing for shortlisted candidates for two senior roles. Having these detailed reports challenged the panel’s gut instincts about candidates, which made the process more inclusive, and gave us a deep understanding of each person. I would thoroughly recommend this service to any organisation wishing to gain deeper insight into individuals or groups of people”
David Morris, Chief Executive Officer Malvern Special Families (MSF)“Following a period of successful growth, MSF were faced with the challenge of replacing a highly experienced, long-standing CEO who relocated away from Malvern for family reasons. We asked Eastside Primetimers to take on a difficult recruitment brief to find a first class leader with strong strategic, operational and financial management experience, experience of working with children and families and/or people with disabilities, and a proven track record in fundraising. Not only did their specialist consultant Paul Venning find a great and varied shortlist, he also worked closely with two of our Trustees every step of the way, including accompanying them at shortlist candidates interviews in Malvern and onboarding the successful Chief Executive candidate”
Gareth Jones, CEO Gambling with Lives“Eastside Primetimers and their consultant Paul Venning helped Gambling with Lives to find and appoint a Head of External Affairs to our senior management team. They made sure they thoroughly understood our challenges, our strategic direction and the nuances of this role, and then produced a high-quality shortlist of candidates which allowed us to appoint an exceptional candidate who is the perfect fit for the charity and the role. I would thoroughly recommend Eastside Primetimers’ recruitment service to any organisation wishing to hire great candidates with the right skills and relevant experience”
Will Prochaska, CEO