Our Search Process

Using First Flight's six-step process, our consultants assess candidates for leadership skills, organisational fit and ability to deliver.  You won’t meet anyone who doesn’t match our standards.

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Your Non-Exec Director or Chair will be recruited through an independent search and selection process.

An initial planning meeting with yourselves during which we will discuss your specific requirements.

We will provide guidance on remuneration and a skills audit if required.

Final specification will include Non-Executive Director or Chair responsibilities, term of office, time commitment and remuneration and specifically the skills/experience/attributes you require that we will target.

Non-Executive Director and Chair Search and Selection

We will use search and research to identify suitable candidates to meet your specific criteria. From your initial email to us we recognise that you are seeking individuals with specific experience.

Using the attributes, qualities, experience and skills stated in your agreed Candidate Role Spec as a benchmark, First Flight will expect to provide you with candidates who 100% meet your criteria.

We will look beyond ‘the usual suspects' to find you the best candidates and we have an excellent track record in achieving Board diversity objectives including skills, gender, age and ethnicity.

Furthermore the candidates we provide to you will not have more than 2-3 other roles so that they will have sufficient time to understand your business and contribute effectively to your Board.

Interview and Offer

We produce a long list and then a shortlist who will have been personally interviewed.

You will be provided with candidate CVs, their application notes, our interview notes and a score card showing how each candidate meets your criteria.

We will also advise you on final candidate selection, assist you in candidate negotiations and provide you with a template Non-Exec Director or Chair appointment letter (if required).

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