Housing Executive Recruitment

Placing housing leaders who overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities 

Organisations in the social housing sector face the challenge of increasing demand for their services, exacerbated by reduced government funding, changing legislation, rising building costs and more. These issues place significant pressure upon housing organisations. So the need for expert leadership has never been greater.

We pride ourselves on fully understanding the challenges and needs of our clients. Through this we develop a clear plan to proactively identify leaders who bring the experience and diversity needed to take advantage of opportunities and face oncoming challenges.

With our 360 degree consultancy model you have a single point of contact who will communicate with you throughout the process to ensure your needs are not only met, but exceeded.

Our approach is flexible but effective. We can offer bespoke levels of support, from executive search to advisory services, such as facilitating and observing additional stakeholder interviews, and coordinating feedback sessions.

We find people with the skills you need to grow. Leveraging established nationwide networks within the housing sector, as well as connections to other industries, enables us to consistently fulfil hard-to-fill positions.  

The placement is not the end of the road though. Our comprehensive aftercare service gives support and mentorship to complement the induction of any appointments. As a result, Morgan Hunt gives you peace of mind and ensures your new hire can make an impact quickly.

We specialise in recruiting:

  • Chairs
  • Committee Chairs
  • Non-executive Directors
  • Chief Executives
  • Housing Directors
  • Development Directors
  • Investments Directors
  • Corporate Services Directors

We've placed leaders into the following organisations

Diversity and inclusion
in housing

Over two decades of experience has enabled us to build extensive networks within the housing and charity sectors. This network was built with diversity and inclusion in mind, as we know that diverse organisations are more effective organisations.

We use data driven approach to achieve objectivity in our search. We analyse and integrate our expanding talent pool, using key criteria to remove unscious bias in every recruitment campaign. 

Our approach is purposeful. We lead inclusive search campaigns looking beyond the protected characteristics. We utilise a variety of methodologies to create a diverse shortlist without compromising on the required skills and expertise needed for the position.

Data driven methods for increased confidence

We offer psychometric testing, through our partner Thomas International, to provide data on candidate behaviour, personality and aptitude. By adopting a data driven approach, you can have increased certainty that your hiring choice will be the right fit. You'll also gain an understanding of how to help them reach their absolute potential.

Our consultants are accredited to deliver these tests, giving you the insights you need at a fraction of the cost. To find out more about how psychometric testing can improve your executive search campaign, get in touch.


Meet your consultant

Will Worthington

Principal Consultant – Executive Search & Selection

Will leads executive search at Morgan Hunt for the housing sector. He has a demonstrable track of managing retained campaigns on a national basis from more than 17 years of working within recruitment.

Will is highly skilled at identifying senior leaders across all disciplines including finance, human resources, policy, fundraising, marketing and communications as well as the appointment of non-executive directors. He has made recent Chair and Trustee appointments for The Alliance Homes Group, Alcohol Change UK, YMCA England and Wales, GamCare and The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.

He works proactively with his clients to address their challenges, including the need for diversity, without compromising on quality.

"Morgan Hunt were tasked with recruiting up to three new Board members and three independent committee members for YMCA St Paul’s Group. Our expectations were high and the skills we were looking for was diverse.

Despite us instructing them in the build up to Christmas they managed to attract a strong long list from which Will supported us to whittle this down to an exciting shortlist from which we successfully made our appointments in early January.

We were very well supported by Will and the Morgan Hunt team during the process they not only provided helpful insights into the candidates but also supported the interview and appointment process. Despite an ambitious timetable, the candidates and ourselves felt well informed and supported in the process."

Richard James, Chief Executive
at YMCA St Paul’s Group

Case studies

Want to know more about our track record? Read our case studies to find out exactly how we've supported some of our clients in their search for new executive leadership.


Contact us

If you'd like to have a confidential conversation about how Morgan Hunt can support you in your search for an your new board, trustee or senior level appointment, get in touch with us today.