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Some of our recent clients

  • Ilia Ralphs
  • Martin Ashton
  • Joseph Howes
  • Annette Cameron
  • Richard Molyneux
  • Ciara Smith
  • Gareth Kingston
  • The Revd Canon Richard Bartlett
  • Jade Brent
  • Kim Shiller
  • Priya Satish
  • Nina Gopal
  • Leo Visconti
  • Dee Babudoh
  • Helen Littlewood
  • Dan Bucknell
  • Sarah Mohammed
  • Cait Allen
  • Malcolm Tyndall
  • Gwen Grant
  • Rebecca Kemp
  • Steve Reynolds
  • Caroline O'Doherty
  • Marie Faulkner
  • Rebecca Clarkson
  • Olivia Curno
  • Nikki Barraclough
  • Hamble Wallace
  • Tanya Hamid
  • Caroline Gormley
  • Hannah Sheedy
  • Esther Arthur
  • Gemma Graham
  • David Mitchell
  • Sonya Brucciani
  • Naomi Peel
  • Jonathan Bermudez
  • Jo O'Boyle
  •  Jo Hannan
  • I've just had a thoroughly positive experience working with Philippa Bryant recruiting two important posts at Barts Charity. Philippa helped guide the Job Description production to ensure that we attracted the best candidates for the roles in a very short time frame and only presented candidates that she knew would suit the organisation. The whole process was relatively quick and painless and I'm delighted with the results.

    Ilia Ralphs,

    Director of Major Gifts,

    Barts Charity

  • Amelia worked closely with us on a recent recruitment of a Corporate fundraiser.

    She took time to understand the challenges we had with finding the right candidates in the past, and the type of person who would work well with the current team.

    Taking the time to gain the insight from us meant we had a pool of candidates that led to productive interviews and a successful candidate who started with us today.

    I have no hesitation recommending Amelia and Charity People for your recruitment needs and look forward to seeing how her candidate develops into the role and ultimately has a big impact at the NSPCC.

    Martin Ashton,

    Head of Regional Corporate Partnerships,


  • ​Charity People have always been brilliant to work with on recruitment, always taking the time to understand our needs and working hard to deliver great candidates that suit us.

    Kate understood what was critical to us and the importance of the role, building a sense of trust in managing the process. We were provided with a few excellent candidates, with no need to review multiple applications on our side - exactly the expert support we need. Thanks so much Kate for an excellent appointment. Great work, you were brilliant!   

    Joseph Howes,

    Chief Executive Officer,

    Buttle UK

  • ​I’ve worked with Amelia as both a recruiter and candidate for a number of years.

    As a candidate, I’ve really valued and trusted Amelia’s insights into an organisation’s team and culture, alongside a thorough understanding of the opportunity itself. I’ve felt fully prepped and prepared by Amelia before interview who is always happy to provide more info, update and advise throughout the process.

    As a client, I recognise the importance for Amelia to take the time to understand exactly what the role and team needs so that the whole recruitment process is as effective and positive as possible. It is a pleasure to work with Amelia

    Annette Cameron,

    Capital Campaign Manager,

    Maggie's Centres

  • Anna is a fantastic recruiter.

    She is upbeat, dynamic, professional, supportive and dedicated to finding the right fit for employer and employee. I highly recommend her; she is a recruiter who cares

    Richard Molyneux,

    Membership Operations Manager,

    Badminton England

  • I've had an incredibly positive experience working with Zelda. She was meticulous in finding positions she felt would be suited to my skill set and encouraging and helpful ahead of interviews. She is extremely professional, and I will certainly be turning to Zelda when I need the assistance of a recruiter in future.

    Ciara Smith,

    Team Support Officer,

    GOAL Global

  • Glen, has been a consistent source of high quality interview candidates.

    He takes time to understand a business's needs, and the particulars of a role. Then he sifts through his contact to provide candidates that fit the bill. As a recruiter it is refreshing to find someone who takes the time and care to sort the wheat from the chaff rather than just flooding your inbox with CVs. It makes shortlisting so much quicker and easier.

    On top of all that, he's just a really nice guy.

    Gareth Kingston,

    Head of Membership,

    The Chartered Quality Institute

  • ​Pete was really helpful from the moment we first spoke: spending time listening and learning about the ethos and purpose of the Anglican Mission Agency I work for, in order to be able to send the most suitable candidates for the vacant post. He sent three candidates, all of whom were appointable, and the one we chose is doing a great job.

    The Revd Canon Richard Bartlett,

    Director of Mission Engagement,


  • ​Zelda is a pleasure to work with.

    I have worked with her on recruiting temporary staff to my team, and found her to be very efficient in finding suitable candidates and working through the process. Zelda takes into account the needs of my team, and sends over candidates who are very relevant for the roles. We have successfully placed several staff through Zelda, and I look forward to working with her again in future.

    Jade Brent,

    Community & Events Manager ,

    MS Society

  • Glen is like a breath of fresh air in the recruitment world.

    He listens to the organisation, their ethos and the role requirements. Brings his expert knowledge into the sourcing. In our recent sourcing, he went over and beyond. I did not feel hassled, but rather supported. Glen only brought top quality candidates that he had sourced from beyond the usual methods, which meant it was a pleasure to pay for the right candidate.

    Kim Shiller,

    Programmes Director,

    Psychosynthesis Trust

  • Zelda is a true professional with high personal touch.

    She has a very humane approach and comes across as a very warm person. As one of her clients, I have found her very approachable. She truly listens and shows her belief in the person she is interacting with. I interacted with several other recruitment consultants, but Zelda stood out amongst all of them.

    Priya Satish,


    Alzheimer's Society

  • Anna quickly assimilated our needs, the organisation, the remit of the post, and above all matched well the type of people that would "fit" seamlessly along with requisite skill set. She was prompt with communications, a consummate professional at every juncture, and enjoyable to work with throughout the recruitment process.

    I would certainly use her to assist with recruitment again.

    Nina Gopal,

    Director of Fundraising,

    The Silver Line

  • 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 me.

    We were 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,

    St Mungo's

  • We had a Fundraising Officer role that we required temporary help at short notice. Given the appeals we were already working on, it was important that we had someone who could not only start immediately but was also able to get up to speed with the work and continue the campaign.

    I spoke to Zelda and she not only understood quickly what we required but also managed to find us a temp who was very experienced in fundraising who could join immediately. We have been very pleased with the temp's work and how she seamlessly took on the work and fit into the team. I now have a second temp through her and recommending her services. Zelda's polite manner, immediate grasp of your requirements and her ability to get you the right fit is commendable. I have no hesitation in recommending Zelda- she's my go-to person at Charity People.

    Dee Babudoh,

    HR Manager,

    Mothers' Union

  • Our previous recruitment attempts to this role had been unsuccessful; not attracting people with the right skills.

    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.

    Helen Littlewood,


    Clifton Learning Partnership

  • Having considered a number of options for recruiting a senior fundraiser to Tusk, we were delighted to have used the services of Charity People.

    Anna listened attentively to our needs and quickly understood both the nature of the role and the type of candidate we were looking for. Anna took the pain away from the recruitment process, and swiftly collected a very strong shortlist for us to consider, leading to a very successful appointment in very good time. Anna was a pleasure to work with throughout, and always responded swiftly and professionally to our queries.

    Dan Bucknell,

    Executive Director,


  • Neil is one of the most professional recruiters I've had the pleasure of working with.

    Neil's understanding of the Charity industry is extensive, he uses this knowledge alongside his expertise to communicate proactively, efficiently and directly with his candidates, offering quality advice and relevant opportunities. What is extremely refreshing is that Neil has the interest of both his clients and candidates on equal level which allows for better placements. I've been Neil's candidate and will soon be Neil's client based on my experience.

    Sarah Mohammed,

    Supporter Care Manager ,


  • Tatiana was extremely adept at understanding our needs and sending relevant candidates over for consideration. She checked in with me on a regular basis to see how the candidate was performing and was flexible on needs going forward.

    Cait Allen,

    Chief Executive,

    Wessex Cancer

  • I have worked with Charity People and Nick Billingham for well over ten years.

    Charity People have all the positive attributes of a small, family run company with all the clout & expertise of a much, much larger organisation. They are genuinely interested in both the charity and the candidates which makes a change from some other recruiters who tend to give you a block of people on their books without much thought to mix or fit.

    Nick is great to know and work with and takes time to get to know you and how you best work. He is always full of useful insight into the sector and trends.

    Malcolm Tyndall,

    Director of Fundraising and Strategic Innovation,


  • Alice is an absolute pleasure to work with.

    She has extensive knowledge of the corporate fundraising sector and understood quickly what I was looking for and the types of candidates who would fit within my team and the wider organisation. Alice managed the recruitment process efficiently and kept me informed throughout . I can’t recommend her highly enough.

    Gwen Grant,

    Senior Corporate Development Manager,

    Action for Children

  • ​Pete helped me to recruit two new team members in a matter of months.

    The process was quick and easy, the information I received from him timely and really helpful and all the candidates we met were strong. I really felt Pete had taken the time to understand what we were looking for and he certainly delivered on all counts.

    Rebecca Kemp,

    Community Fundraising Manager ,

    King’s College London

  • I am more than pleased to recommend Glen who successfully recruited an Executive Director for us recently.

    He managed the process very professionally and efficiently, taking time to find out about our Charity and what we were looking for. He searched effectively and offered us a long list of highly suitable potential candidates. He helped us a great deal with process and selection and provided central London interview facilities.

    We are indebted to him for an intelligent, friendly, diplomatic and effective service, keeping us up to date at all times and working with us closely to completion. All in all, a very positive experience.

    Steve Reynolds,


    National Activity Providers Association

  • When working with recruitment agencies, I want them to understand our organisation, our culture, what we do and don't want in a candidate and I want them to be able to do all of this quickly and without fuss.

    Ellen makes the recruitment process simple. She's a pleasure to work with, professional, efficient, knowledgable. Ellen just gets it and her experience shines through. I recently worked with Ellen on a Yorkshire role and the pool of candidates she presented to us were very strong. I would recommend her to anyone.

    Caroline O'Doherty,

    Campaign & Appeals Manager,

    Sick Children's Trust

  • Ben made applying for a job…OK. He was the positive force that you need before an interview, making you feel as prepared as you could be.

    Ben was always approachable and helpful should I have any questions or things I was worrying about. And most importantly, he helped me get the job of my dreams!

    Marie Faulkner,

    Senior Social Media Manager,

    Marie Curie

  • Stuart truly went the extra mile - he grasped the issues surrounding my situation (long story!) and took them seriously. This included getting me through the door and, ultimately, forward to employment in the quickest time possible.

    I know how hard he worked to do this and he kept in constant touch throughout, so I really did feel I was kept informed. He's also great to chat to and his people skills are exemplary.

    Rebecca Clarkson,

    Fundraising Development Manager,


  • Anna is a complete superstar. Utterly professional and always a delight to work with.

    She recently helped us recruit a fantastic new Fundraising Manager, and we would turn to her for all of our fundraising appointments. She represents the charity very well to potential applicants and always takes the time to understand the needs of the charity and the details of a role. She also gets to know the applicants she puts forward and will not suggest anyone she feels is wrong for the role.

    Olivia Curno,

    Director of Fundraising,


  • The service Amelia provides is absolutely fantastic and I cannot recommend her enough to any charity looking for help with their recruitment.

    Amelia ensures that she has a full understanding of the charity and the team's needs before finding suitable candidates. Whilst being extremely professional, Amelia is also incredibly passionate about the third sector and has a real interest in Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention's vision, which is a huge asset. Her enthusiasm and high success rate ensure that she is the first person I call when recruiting for new roles.

    Nikki Barraclough,

    Executive Director,

    Prevent Breast Cancer

  • It can be challenging embarking on recruitment campaigns for very specialist arts fundraising roles.

    Anna is an expert and has been a rock through two campaigns with me now - delivering great results with cheer and optimism. Anna is doing great work in general to bring professionals across from the traditional charity sector to the arts sector. This has already helped boost the knowledge base in our sector.

    Hamble Wallace,

    Head of Development,

    Sadler's Wells

  • ​“I first met Amelia when we asked her to help recruit our Major Gifts and Trusts Fundraising Manager post. It was important for us to enlist the help of someone with local knowledge of the North West area.

    Amelia took the time to meet with us in person at our offices which helped her get a good understanding of our team culture so she could help find someone who not only had the expertise to drive our fundraising strategy forward but who would fit in with the rest of the team. She came up with a fab shortlist of candidates and to be honest we probably could have hired any one of them.

    Amelia was easy to work with and really understood what we as a Charity were looking for, totally professional throughout the recruitment process. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a professional, knowledgeable recruitment consultant.”

    Tanya Hamid,

    Head of Fundraising,

    Manchester Foundation Trust Charity

  • I have worked with Nick both in my role at King's and Tommy's.

    His warm and professional approach makes Nick a stand-out recruitment consultant who takes a genuine interest in matching the right candidates, with the right roles. He makes the process so much more easy and rewarding with his extensive knowledge of the charity sector and his wide network of contacts.

    I would highly recommend working with Nick, he has found me some of the most talented fundraising stars I've ever worked with!

    Caroline Gormley,

    Associate Director of Fundraising,

    Evelina London Children's Hospital

  • Amelia is an exceptional recruiter. She is incredibly passionate about finding you the right candidate and goes above and beyond to ensure that happens. She is such a great relationship manager, from start to finish, never losing momentum or enthusiasm.

    Amelia was always quick to respond and never worked at less than 100%. She found us a wonderful postholder and I know having spoken to them they also had the best experience from the other side. Could not recommend Amelia more highly, she is fantastic.

    Hannah Sheedy,

    Director Of Fundraising,

    Nordoff Robbins

  • Neil has a refreshingly personable and motivating approach to recruitment and I would (and have!) highly recommend him to anyone who is considering a career transition or looking for their next growth opportunity.

    Esther Arthur,

    Development Manager (Global Programme Countries),


  • The best thing about Charity People is that the candidates they are able to find not only have the skills we're looking for, but more than that, they have an eye for finding candidates with a good culture fit to our organisation.

    Gemma Graham,

    Director of Investment and Partnerships,

    Restless Development

  • Tatiana approached me to give Charity People a try for two temp positions that I needed to fill fairly swiftly.

    After a few straightforward email exchanges, Tatiana already had three candidates in mind and sent their details over within 24hrs. Tatiana arranged for a brief introductory chat with them and they were all perfectly suitable for the position. I chose two of them off the back of that chat and after just three weeks in position, they are settled, proactive and conscientious. I'm very happy with them and Tatiana's reliable recommendations.

    David Mitchell,

    Head of Membership Services,


  • Ben helped me to gain my dream job.

    I found Ben really helpful, attentive, friendly, professional and responsive. Where most agency contacts I dealt with had poor or virtually no communication after the initial contact they made, Ben was always on hand to advise and update me as I went through the process. What I really liked about Ben and Charity People is that he gave me pre-interview advice and help, taking the time to prepare me beforehand.

    I would not hesitate in recommending him.

    Sonya Brucciani,

    Head of Marketing & Communications,

    Mayhew Animal Home

  • Working with Alice has been a real pleasure right from the beginning.

    Moving into the Charity Sector was a big step for me and Alice was incredibly supportive throughout the entire process. Alice always kept me in the loop and I really felt like she was representing me brilliantly to potential employers. I am thrilled to have secured my first role with her guidance and I would highly recommend her services to anyone seeking a job in this area.

    Naomi Peel,

    Account Manager - Virgin Media Partnership,


  • ​“From the first moment I was in touch with Amelia she demonstrated a great level of professionalism; her honest and constructive advice made my job application process very straightforward and trouble-free.

    As a result I now have a job at a charity focused on doing the type of work I have always wanted to do. Thanks, Amelia”

    Jonathan Bermudez,



  • Anna provides an outstanding service - she goes the extra mile to really understand your business and what you need from your recruitment.

    Jo O'Boyle,

    Director of Engagement,

    Friends of the Elderly

  • Amelia has fantastic knowledge and understanding of the sector.

    I find her to be extremely professional and approachable and really valued the advice and support she gave me in making the transition from public sector commissioning to business development in the charity sector. I have regularly recommended Amelia to friends and colleagues seeking opportunities in the charity sector. I would also recommend her to HR managers seeking an insightful and skilled approach to recruitment.

    Jo Hannan,

    Public Sector Partnerships Manager,

    The Prince's Trust

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