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Beware of scams: Protect yourself from fraudulent messages

At Diversifying Group, we're committed to your safety and security. We would like to ask our candidates to beware of a current scam that targets job seekers. Fraudsters may reach out to you impersonating consultants with job opportunities or offers in order to get your personal information or request payment. It's crucial to be vigilant and verify the authenticity of any messages you receive.

Recruitment scams are not always obvious. Here are a few tips on how to identify a fraudulent message:

  • It’s from an unknown phone number, country code or email address.

  • It contains a link; these may contain malware that could be installed on your device so avoid clicking on these.

  • It contains sudden requests for payment or pressure to act quickly.

  • It contains poor spelling and/or grammar.

  • It contains unrealistic salary or working arrangements - if it’s too good to be true it probably is.

For your safety, we strongly advise:

  • Do not respond to these messages.

  • Do not share any personal information, banking details, or make any payments requested through these messages.

  • Report the scam message to your local authorities or the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) through their official website for further investigation.

At Diversifying Group, we might contact you by text message, however:

  • Initial contact will usually be via an email address containing or via LinkedIn.

  • We never send job offers or requests for personal information via text message to individuals who have not registered with our agency.

  • We will never ask a candidate to pay fees as part of the recruitment process.

  • We have an office phone number on our website, so you can give us a call if you’re not sure of anything.

Stay alert and safeguard yourself against fraudulent activity. If you have any doubts or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly using the contact details below:

At Diversifying Group, social change is our driving force and this means starting at the very top, diversifying Boards.

With Diversifying Group as your trusted recruitment partner, we’ll help you enrich your methodology and ensure long lasting, impactful change.

Diverse Boards that are inclusive of protected characteristics are proven to be more successful. We can help you get on the right track.

Rebecca Davy, Head of Board Recruitment

Board Recruitment Track Record

Our dedicated Board Practice team have over 100 years’ experience between them.

Having worked in a range of Executive Search, Global Recruitment Agency and Internal Talent & Leadership roles, our team have a strong track record of consistently delivering inclusive shortlists for high-profile organisations seeking to diversify their Boards.

With the amalgamation of traditional headhunting methodologies and our innovative creative solutions to candidate attraction, we’re confident in our ability to successfully deliver on all Board level mandates.

We’ve delivered a diverse shortlist on every Trustee search we’ve conducted

Around 80% of Trustees we’ve placed have been from an Ethnically Diverse background

1 in 3 of Non-Executive Directors we’ve placed have been from an Ethnically Diverse background

Our diverse team are uniquely placed to deliver diverse and inclusive recruitment campaigns

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"You’ve been such a help with maintaining an inclusive and fair process."

Isobel Allen, Assistant Company Secretary, South East Coast Ambulance Service

"She expertly guided me through the recruitment process for a Trustee role, that ended in success and resulted in me becoming a Board member of a fantastic charity"

Samantha, Candidate

"Thank you for all of your help in recruiting our new Trustees. We got a great result and I found the process well managed and effective."

Sally Bailey, Chair of the Board, Pilotlight

"The team were a delight to work with from the beginning. They took seriously the needs and nuances of our organisation and recruitment needs. They provided a professional but personalised service."

Sophia Booth, Lumos Foundation

Board Report

Are you in a Board role, or considering it? Our monthly Board Report shares stories of inspiration & information for Trustee & NED positions straight to your inbox. Check out our previous issues and subscribe via the form below.

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