Our client, a high profile, Not for Profit Charity partnered exclusively with Osborne Executive Search to assist in the sourcing of their new Diocesan Director.
During the period affected by Covid 19 one of the main challenges for our client and for the new Diocesan Director would be their funding plan for 2021 – 2024.
The person coming into this role would be responsible for the organization’s overall activities and finances, as well as ensuring its long-term viability. The successful person would need to have a shared mission, values and ethos with an understanding of the challenges faced with this type of organisation
Having a series of meetings with the client to gain a better understanding of their culture and community was crucial to filling this position. It was also key to creating an unambiguous and trusting relationship.
We created a comprehensive marketing and recruitment strategy including a targeted LinkedIn campaign. Osbornes vast networks and high-potential employee database, LinkedIn searching, and an ad campaign on all major job boards were also used to great effect.
Upon screening many potential candidates, we presented a longlist of eight individuals to the client
All had been video screened in full and each CV was accompanied with a detailed candidate profile highlighting their particular strengths and experience relevant to the role.
A candidate review meeting was held with the client which narrowed the shortlist down to six for interview. A panel was created and we then implemented a competency-based questionnaire for interview stage.
We hosted each interview via MS Teams and each candidate presented themselves. With a clear scoring system provided, the panel deliberated separately and returned with a recommendation for one overall winner to be called back for second round.
Upon a successful second meeting, an offer was made and accepted.
A very suitable candidate was offered and accepted the role with both parties extremely happy with the outcome.
The entire recruitment process was conducted over an 8 week period from the initial client meeting to the offer being accepted. The candidate had a four week notice period.
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