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Tides of Change: recruiting in transition periods

Tides of Change: recruiting in transition periods

In the last six months, we’ve worked with a number of charities going through significant strategic shifts or restructures. A tide of change is sweeping across the faith-based charity sector, perhaps encouraged by the lessons learned from COVID and the various cultural shifts that happened during the pandemic. In this blog, the Carnelian Team reflects on the particular challenges of recruitment during a time of transition.

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A conversation with Krish Kandiah: Hospitality & Christian Leadership

A conversation with Krish Kandiah: Hospitality & Christian Leadership

Dr Krish Kandiah is a social entrepreneur, foster parent, and Founding Director of the adoption and fostering charity, Home for Good. He is Chair of the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board and Founder of the Global Children in Care Summit. He is also Director of the Sanctuary Foundation, which seeks to support new arrivals to the UK from Ukraine, and Founder of UKHK.org, which seeks to welcome new arrivals from Hong Kong. We spoke to Krish about the role of hospitality in leadership.

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A conversation with Frankie Knight: attracting and supporting young trustees

A conversation with Frankie Knight: attracting and supporting young trustees

Frankie has been a trustee of TISCA (The Independent Schools Christian Alliance) for 10 years. She is also on the Council of Dean Close School in Cheltenham. As a millennial on boards, we were interested in her experience as a young trustee.

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A conversation with Scot Bower

A conversation with Scot Bower

Scot Bower has been CEO of CSW since 2020. He is currently studying for an MA in Charity Leadership & Management at St Mary’s University. We wanted to ask him about the research he’s undertaking which considers an aspect of charity governance for his dissertation.

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What I learned in my first 8 months of search

What I learned in my first 8 months of search

Encouraged by my colleagues to reflect on what I’ve learned since joining Carnelian earlier this year, here are three observations, offered from a recent outsider on recruitment, leadership and the charity world. None of them are new, but I hope they offer insight into the inner workings of our search practice and the excellence in people we pursue for our clients.

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Ross Hendry appointed as Chief Executive of CARE

Ross Hendry appointed as Chief Executive of CARE

CARE is a Westminster-based charity whose mission is to bring a uniquely Christian insight to the policies and laws that govern life in the UK. Carnelian Search was appointed by the trustees to lead the search for a new Chief Executive after the previous CEO, Nola Leach, announced her plans to retire. Read on to find out more about this unique search.

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