Our History

Our History

Our story

Way back in 1990, Charity People started life operating from a south London base, with grants from The Prince's Youth Business Trust and the London Enterprise Agency. Its aims were – and still are – to promote the sector as a great place to work, to attract the most talented and committed candidates, and to help charities recruit more effectively. A lot has changed in nearly 30 years - our team has grown significantly, we've moved offices, got a website and placed over 30,000 people into a new job. Despite all this, our values, aims and principals remain the same.

People tell us that we do things a bit differently from other recruitment consultancies. By that we think they mean the pride we take in our consultative, collaborative approach (there’s no hard sell with us). The fact that we are exceptionally good at our jobs, professional, dedicated and reliable yet relaxed, informal and friendly. We all understand and have first-hand experience of the sector we work with and are motivated by the positive impact our input can have. We work flexibly, see every situation and person as unique and consequentially tailor our approach to fit.

We are a successful recruitment company but at our heart we are a bunch of good people who love doing a great job.

What sectors do we specialise in?

We operate across the whole of the charity sector, recruiting at all levels from fundraising assistants to CEO. We cover permanent, contract and temporary roles. We don’t believe in over-promising and so in the unlikely event that we don’t think we can help you, we’ll tell you.