Dixon Walter specialises in leadership recruitment, placing outstanding candidates into board, chief executive, and executive team roles for landlords across the country.
The firm has agreed to a partnership with WISH, which will see it run a series of activities across the network over the next 12 months to support landlords and businesses looking to create more diverse boards and close their gender pay gaps.
Figures from 2018/19 showed the median average pay difference between men and women for housing associations was 8.1%.
WISH works to challenge stereotypes and help remove barriers for women working the housing and construction industries.
Jim Allcroft, executive search consultant at Dixon Walter, said: “It became increasingly clear that the values of Dixon Walter and WISH are very much aligned.
“Both organisations are champions of equality in the housing sector, and we are looking forward to working with WISH over the next year to address major issues such as board diversification and how we can close the gender pay gap.”
Helen Greig, managing director at WISH, said: “This is a fantastic partnership, and I’m delighted to welcome Dixon Walter to the WISH group.
“With Dixon Walter’s focus on equality, I’m sure we’ll do great work together as we explore how we can attract and retain the best and brightest talent in social housing.”
WISH runs its network through 10 regional groups across the UK. Members can meet like-minded people, attend exclusive events, and take advantage of opportunities to progress and develop their careers.
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