Board and Advisory

Strategic Appointments and Insight

In a competitive global environment, the ability of the non-executive Board to steer social impact organisations can make a critical difference. The approach of any organisation to diversity, risk management and good governance can set it apart from its peers, fundamentally affecting its sustainability, effectiveness, funding and employer brand. Governance trends are inciting the not for profit sector to clarify remits and reporting lines and enhance their means of accountability towards their key stakeholders and the wider public.

At Oxford HR, we are experts in finding key global talent that will protect your reputation and safeguard the future of your organisation. We advise on Board mandate, role and composition as well as conduct and best practice, which all helps to open up new sources of funding, develop key networks and create a climate of opportunity for both staff and volunteers.

From our extensive, successful track record in the sector, we have the experience necessary to recognise the different motivations that draw people to undertake non-executive, trustee or advisory committee roles, and how these motivations can be utilised to make a positive impact on your organisation. Our industry knowledge and research skills make us best placed to identify the competences needed on a board, and to map those against the existing team, delivering a placement that is both appropriate to the role and complementary to the organisation as a whole.

Our globally-based research team will ensure that the search geography is as broad as it is deep, and our partnership with Career Volunteer also opens up the option of Board Placements from leading corporates.

Our Board & Advisory Team

Read our interview with Rachel Barlow:

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Read Rachel’s Thesis, ‘The Public Accountability of Business Associations under conditions of EU policy participation’:

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RSPB England Advisory Committee Campaign, 2020

"I found the Oxford HR search process and my experience with the lead consultant Marc Lambert, to be incredibly supportive, welcoming and encouraging, throughout and beyond the process"

Jonathan Whalley

CEO, St. Christoper's Fellowship

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2019-12-06T14:07:20+00:00

Jonathan Whalley

CEO, St. Christoper's Fellowship

"I found the Oxford HR search process and my experience with the lead consultant Marc Lambert, to be incredibly supportive, welcoming and encouraging, throughout and beyond the process"
"I can talk with Yolanda – it doesn’t feel like an interview – it’s sharing my experiences, what I could bring and what HIVOS could bring to me. They (OXHR) were very accommodating in terms of time differences as I was in Africa at the time and gave me very clear timelines. I felt we were on the same page in terms of core values”.

Claudia Surjadjaja

Trustee to Supervisory Council, HIVOS

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2019-12-06T15:24:48+00:00

Claudia Surjadjaja

Trustee to Supervisory Council, HIVOS

"I can talk with Yolanda – it doesn’t feel like an interview – it’s sharing my experiences, what I could bring and what HIVOS could bring to me. They (OXHR) were very accommodating in terms of time differences as I was in Africa at the time and gave me very clear timelines. I felt we were on the same page in terms of core values”.
"Dr Rachel Barlow from OxfordHR led a team that supported our recruitment of a Policy Director over the summer of the 2020 pandemic. ECOS is a unique and specialised organisation, with a very specific mission, requiring a tailored search process in order to successfully recruit for this key management position. In view of the nature of the role and the added complexity of the unprecedented circumstances caused by COVID-19, we greatly valued the professional delivery, support and sound advice received during the entire process."

Justin Wilkes

Executive Director, European Environmental Citizens'​ Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS), Brussels

Oxford HR
2020-10-19T13:59:08+00:00

Justin Wilkes

Executive Director, European Environmental Citizens'​ Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS), Brussels

"Dr Rachel Barlow from OxfordHR led a team that supported our recruitment of a Policy Director over the summer of the 2020 pandemic. ECOS is a unique and specialised organisation, with a very specific mission, requiring a tailored search process in order to successfully recruit for this key management position. In view of the nature of the role and the added complexity of the unprecedented circumstances caused by COVID-19, we greatly valued the professional delivery, support and sound advice received during the entire process."
“Oxford HR absolutely understood the brief that they were working to and were able to respond to queries in plenty of detail.”

Joanne Thompson

Chair, Magic Breakfast

Oxford HR
2020-10-27T14:16:57+00:00

Joanne Thompson

Chair, Magic Breakfast

“Oxford HR absolutely understood the brief that they were working to and were able to respond to queries in plenty of detail.”
Hasin highly recommends Oxford HR, for their ability to utilise their strong network of candidates to forge and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.

Hasin Jahan

Country Director Bangladesh, Practical Action

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:32:31+00:00

Hasin Jahan

Country Director Bangladesh, Practical Action

Hasin highly recommends Oxford HR, for their ability to utilise their strong network of candidates to forge and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
"I particularly appreciated Oxford HR's collaborative and flexible style"

Hanif Barma

Chair of Trustees, St. Christophers Trust

Oxford HR
2019-12-06T15:48:50+00:00

Hanif Barma

Chair of Trustees, St. Christophers Trust

"I particularly appreciated Oxford HR's collaborative and flexible style"
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