Attracting the Top Housing Talent with ARK Engage

14th Oct, 2020

As Northern Ireland’s leading third sector recruitment agency, Engage Executive Talent has partnered with ARK Consultancy, the UK’s leading housing consultancy, to create a radically new and unique talent recruitment service for Northern Ireland’s housing associations.

We’re celebrating with a Zoom event at 1pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020.  To register for for the event, just drop an email to

We’ll hear from two special guests about the transformative challenges being posed to housing associations, and the executive skillsets these necessitate:


Connaire McGreevy, MD, Connect Transform Sustain (CTS):  Connaire founded CTS in 2006 and built it into the diverse facilities management business it is now, including serving NI’s housing sector. If that wasn’t diverse enough, he’s also found time to launch a bar, start a brewery and chair a football club.


Gary Orr, Chief Executive, Abri:  Gary has an impressive record of transformative change in the housing sector, having led and then integrated two housing associations in the South of England into what is now Abri, a 35,000-property social enterprise designed around increasing life chances, creating equal opportunity and providing more – and better – homes.

You can find out more about more about the ARK Engage partnership from the NIFHA website here.



To register for the event, just drop an email to

Engage Executive Talent is the recruitment arm of CO3, the membership body for third sector leaders in Northern Ireland and has to date helped more than 80 third and public sector organisations recruit chief executives, senior management team members, board chairs, trustees, and interim executives.

ARK is a specialist housing consultancy providing strategic support, bespoke consultancy, interim resources, recruitment and training and development services across the UK for housing associations, local authorities, and charitable organisations.

The new collaboration will provide a wraparound recruitment and selection service tailored to the needs of housing associations which includes ongoing leadership and peer-to-peer support for successful candidates after appointment.

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