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We are proud of our track record in finding outstanding directors and senior staff for dozens of charities and social enterprises since we were founded.

How to attract the best candidates

How to attract the best candidates

Search is a two-way process. Most of our candidates are not responding to an advert with a CV and covering letter but have been engaged personally by one of our team on your behalf and often need persuading to move because they are invested and valuable in their current role. So, how do you attract these candidates?

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Open the Bible UK appoints inaugural Executive Director

Open the Bible UK appoints inaugural Executive Director

Open the Bible is a US-based ministry which produces a range of resources in different formats helping people to engage with the arc of scripture. After encouraging initial contact with a UK market, a new leader was required to launch the ministry in the UK with initial support from a team in the US.

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Innovista appoint new Chief Operating Officer

Innovista appoint new Chief Operating Officer

Innovista is a unique and rapidly growing Christian charity providing leadership training to young people across Europe and central Asia. As demand for their services increased, Innovista approached Carnelian to lead a search for a newly-created role within the structure of the ministry - Chief Operating Officer.

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Reflections on the Year 2021/22

Reflections on the Year 2021/22

As we mark this first anniversary of the Carnelian Quarterly, we offer a few brief reflections on trends we have observed over the last year.

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Leadership shouldn’t fit like a glove

Leadership shouldn’t fit like a glove

We believe in a model of leadership that privileges character over skills. That’s not to say skills are unimportant, but they should always be secondary. The strongest candidates according to this character-oriented model often exhibit a level of reluctance or unease about the prospect of assuming a position of leadership – it doesn’t fit them like a glove, but is worn with a degree of discomfort.

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A Conversation with Stewart McCulloch

A Conversation with Stewart McCulloch

“In Christian circles, we often gift too much power to our leaders by not holding them accountable enough. That’s not the biblical model. The Bible is clear that leaders are held to higher standards. We should be demanding of our leaders, rather than them being demanding of us." Our founder and Director, Allan Beckett, recently interviewed Stewart McCulloch.

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