IMA Approved Checklist

Ensure your interim management provider does the following:

  • Only places genuine self-employed interim managers who trade through a limited company and have adequate professional indemnity insurance cover in place.
  • Has clear processes in place, which establish an understanding of the client’s organisation and requirements, and provides objective professional advice on the use of interim management.
  • Provides job briefs, which result in a written job description and project plan that clearly sets out the description and scope of services to be provided by the executive.
  • Offers a comprehensive search for appropriately qualified interim managers.
  • Undertakes a thorough evaluation of the candidates, including personal and structured interviews, and the formal taking of references of the individual’s suitability and qualifications for the assignment.
  • Only introduces candidates who have been briefed on the specific client opportunity, and who have been referenced and met prior to placement.
  • Provides ongoing support to the client and to the interim manager when the assignment has commenced.
  • Provides the necessary checks on the Criminal Records Bureau, Protection of Vulnerable Adults list and the Protection of Children Act.
  • Demonstrates a true commitment to equality and diversity.
  • Has adequate insurance protection in place to cover professional indemnity, employers liability and public liability. The IMA also has a wrapper scheme in place.
  • Has a robust complaints handling process.
  • Provides best practice training and resourcing for interim consultants.