As we enter 2023, Douglas Adam, Director of Public & Not-for-Profit at Livingston James, reflects on a selection of his impactful appointments from 2022, and why a purpose and values led approach motivates him to achieve success.
At Livingston James, our purpose is “to support people and organisations to realise their potential so that together we can impact lives and communities for the better”. I made the deliberate choice to focus purely on supporting organisations across the public and not for profit sectors due to the positive impact they have on civic society, and our purpose and values based approach is still what motivates me every day. It also perhaps explains why after over 25 years in recruitment, I still very much enjoy both my job and my engagement with clients and candidates alike.
When Sabir Zazia, Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, was recently awarded an OBE, I do admit there was a small piece of personal satisfaction as it is not every day one of your placements is awarded such an honour! That said, I appreciate I played a very small part when I initially approached Sabir about the opportunity.
As an organisation, we focus on quantifying and ultimately evaluating the impact of each appointment we make across the public and not for profit sectors; and we acknowledge that the impact of getting the right person, in the right role at the right time, can be huge and far reaching.
Over the last twelve months we have successfully supported organisations who: directly support individuals to realise their own potential and live fulfilling lives; provide a voice or platform to challenge public perception; provide a diverse range of public services and provide public assurance across Scotland. Each and every one of the successful appointments highlighted below has truly enabled the organisations we work for to impact lives and communities for the better.
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