Why Charity People
Why do our clients choose us?

Decades of experience

Since 1995 we've been recruiting extraordinarily talented people into rewarding positions at some of the greatest charities in the UK and further afield.

We work collaboratively

Our clients often tell us 'we do things differently' from other agencies. We think they mean that they appreciate our consultative and collaborative way of working. If you are our client, we will work really hard to get to know you, understand your wider team and your working culture. We make sure we have a thorough understanding of the role you're recruiting for, where it sits in your organisation and precisely what sort of person you're looking for before we start our search.

Transparency and integrity

We will only ever present candidates who have the right skill set and who we think can share your values. This approach means we get it right more often, and we find our clients come back to us again and again.

Real world knowledge

Our consultants all have first-hand charity experience and offer industry knowledge and advice as standard practice.

We share your values

We're here for the right reasons. Put simply we believe the organisations we work for make this world a better one. Our job is to make their life easier by finding them the best talent out there so that they can continue to do fantastic things.

testimonials
What are people saying about us?

We are a small, locally-based, charity, with a community focus. We have ambitions to develop but were lacking the requisite skills and needed to recruit to a very specific role of Business Development Manager. Our previous recruitment attempts to this role had been unsuccessful; not attracting people with the right skills. We took, what we considered to be, the bold step of asking Charity People to undertaken the recruitment process with us. Ellen listened carefully to what we thought we needed and helped us to shape the role; she advised us on salary and what potential candidates might find appealing about our organisation. What was particularly useful was the help that she gave at each step of the process and when we faltered she was there to talk it through with us again. As a small organisation we were hesitant about spending in order to recruit but we definitely consider that we would not have reached the candidates that we did and we wouldn't have appointed the successful candidate without Ellen's help. The investment was worth it in terms of getting the right person and easing the burden on current staff throughout the recruitment process.

— Helen Littlewood, Director, Clifton Learning Partnesrship

In my line of work, agents are part of life. I depend on them to help fill roles and I rely on them to portray the roles with the same energy, enthusiasm and passion as I. We were recently looking to fill a post of Compliance within the growing and demanding fundraising team. We had seen several people and we were getting to the stage when I thought the perfect person did not exist. Zelda never gave up searching - her personable approach, meticulous tendency as well as sheer dogged determination meant that the perfect person did exist. Three months in, she is still the perfect person. I would definitely work with Zelda again.

— Leo Visconti - Deputy Director of Fundraising at St Mungo's

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