Housing and Property

Social Housing Registered Providers (RPs) and Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs) are constantly adapting to changes in the commercial, regulatory and development landscapes.

The team at Dixon Walter has extensive experience in conducting search assignments on a national basis for social housing clients.  This has included the recruitment of executive directors, heads of service and non-executives, in addition to conducting internal HR consultancy work. 

Our team has an exceptional track record in placing talented individuals not only from within the social housing world but also from the wider commercial sectors including FTSE100 companies. Recent Social Housing Recruitment & Executive Search Assignments conducted by our team have generated some excellent testimonials;

Karbon Homes partnered with Dixon Walter for our recent Chair and Non-Executive Campaigns and to appoint our Executive Director of Resources.  We felt that Dixon Walter really understood our business, their expert advice lead to further challenging of our briefs and requirements, and their ability to look beyond the housing sector was invaluable and has yielded some outstanding hires. Dixon Walter provided real clarity and insight for the shortlisting process, by combining a nuanced understanding of the role with painstaking preparatory work with each of the candidates, both in person and on paper. We are delighted with the final outcome, the rigour and care that they brought to the process, and the positive impression left on the other candidates about Karbon Homes. Dixon Walter have an unrivalled network of trusted advisors who are able to recommend people coupled with an experienced research team who were able to focus in on our exact requirements.  At final selection on both assignments we were left with the “First world” problem of having to decide between a number of great individuals, all of whom not only met the brief but were a great cultural fit for Karbon and the wider sector.  I would have no hesitation in recommending their approach to others.
— Paul Fiddaman, CEO, Karbon Homes

We have recently engaged Dixon Walter to help and support us when recruiting for our Chair and Non Exec roles as well as an Assistant Director Finance role. We selected Dixon Walter because of their knowledge of the sector, experience in recruiting to these roles and their wide-ranging network of contacts which means you quite often get interest from people outside of the sector that we would not normally have attracted. The way they support you through the process of shortlisting, selection and appointment takes all the hard work away. They spend significant time with you to really understand what it is you are looking for, how the company works, the culture within the business and therefore bringing people to you who will be the right fit. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
— Tina Drury, Managing Director, Your Homes Newcastle

 

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