Waj Khan

Waj Khan

Senior consultant

I’m a senior consultant within the interim management team focusing on housing. Joining in May 2023, I am looking forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues to identify and recruit top talent for our clients.

What experience and expertise do you bring to your role?

As someone with over four years of experience in recruitment, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my role at NSCG. I have worked with a variety of clients and candidates across different sectors, and I have a strong track record of identifying top talent. I am skilled in conducting interviews and assessments, and have a keen eye for identifying the skills and attributes that are most important for a given assignment.

I also pride myself on my strong communication and relationship-building skills. I believe that effective recruitment is all about building strong relationships with clients and candidates, and I am passionate about delivering exceptional service and support to everyone I work with.

How are you helping people to achieve their full potential?

I believe that my role is all about helping people to achieve their full potential. Whether it’s through matching talented candidates with exciting new job opportunities, or working closely with clients to build high-performing teams, I am passionate about helping people to succeed and grow.

One of the ways that I help people to achieve their full potential is by taking a consultative approach to recruitment. Rather than simply matching interims with assignments, I take the time to understand each candidate’s unique skills, experience, and goals, and work with them to identify opportunities that align with their interests and aspirations.

What are your thoughts on the future of your sector?

One of the key trends that I’m seeing is a focus on innovation and digital transformation. Local governments and housing associations are increasingly adopting new technologies and tools to streamline their operations and improve the services they provide to residents. This presents a great opportunity for the sector to become more efficient and effective, and to better meet the needs of communities.

Another important trend is a renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Local governments and housing associations play a vital role in shaping communities and supporting vulnerable populations, and it’s essential that they reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. I believe that there will be a growing demand for recruitment solutions that prioritise diversity and inclusion, and I’m looking forward to working with my colleagues to help our clients achieve this.

Finally, I think that the sector will continue to face challenges around funding and resource allocation. Local governments and housing associations are under pressure to do more with less, and it’s essential that they have access to the right talent and resources to meet these challenges. I believe that recruitment will play a key role in helping the sector to overcome these challenges, by identifying and attracting the best possible talent to fill critical roles.

How do you prefer to start your day?

I believe that how you start your day can have a big impact on your productivity and overall well-being, so I try to be intentional about my morning routine. Typically, I like to start my day with coffee and exercise which usually consists of a walk on the treadmill or some light weight training. This helps set the tone for the rest of the day.

What’s the best advice you were ever given?

“Don’t be afraid to ask for help.” As someone who tends to be independent and self-sufficient, this was a difficult piece of advice for me to embrace. But over time, I’ve come to realise that asking for help when you need it is a sign of strength, not weakness. Whether it’s seeking advice from a mentor or delegating tasks to a colleague, reaching out for support can help you achieve better results and avoid burnout.