Foundation Director - Case Study - Osborne
Foundation Director – Case Study

The Assignment

Osborne Executive Search have been the Executive Recruitment Partner of a significant Irish Philanthropic Organisation for the last 4 years making a number of senior management appointments.
This particular case study evidences our experience of carrying out full recruitment campaigns for senior C Suite management positions namely the Foundation Director, Head of Facility Management, Head of Corporate Fundraising, Registrar and Head of HR.

The Process

A meeting took place with the client to gain a full overview of the role, the vision and mission of organisation and division and what skills and attributes the successful candidate would possess. A competency matrix was developed, matched to the information from this meeting.
Osborne Executive Search ran a full sourcing process, running proactive searches on Osborne Executives database; CV libraries, LinkedIn, Social media in tandem with advertising the role on major Irish and international job boards. In addition, the team also accessed their networks, talking with contacts about the specific role and soliciting referrals

In total 87 candidates were screened for the role, of whom 31 made the initial long list. The longlisted candidates were interviewed by the Osborne Executive Search team for consideration. The top 11 candidates were reference checked, presented and discussed with the client culminating in an agreed shortlist of 5 individuals called to interview.

A pre-interview meeting was held with the interview panel to review the competency matrix, scoring and interview format. Subsequent to the interviews feedback was collated from all parties and relayed. The top 3 candidates were invited back by the client for second round interviews and presentations. All parties were debriefed once more and the successful candidate was chosen. Those unsuccessful were contacted personally and given full and open feedback on their application and why, in this case, they were unsuccessful.

The Result

The successful candidate was notified and the offer was presented and accepted. Thorough initial planning and understanding of the role requirements coupled with robust communication throughout the process delivered a very smooth successful conclusion to the appointment. The appointment has been a tremendous addition to the Foundation and has helped guide the client through these most tumultuous of times. Osbornes Executive Search team’s relationship building skills and partnership led approach was key to the successful outcome of this role both from a client and senior level candidate perspective.

Duration: 9 weeks from start to finish, delivered ahead of schedule. 11 weeks duration from project commencement to candidate starting date
This example involved conducting an international search for a seasoned executive at director level within a 12-week (or less) time frame. Demonstrating the ability to deliver on time and to stick within the advertising budget.

Contact Osborne Executive Search

To find out more about Osborne Executive Search or to speak to one of our team in confidence please contact Aine Wallace, Recruitment & Business Manager, Osborne Executive Search at [email protected]