Ellen has been recruiting top-notch fundraising and marketing candidates into the charity sector since 2007 and regionally since 2012. Yes, that does make her feel a bit old, but it also makes her pretty confident that she's your girl when it comes to regional recruitment. For Ellen, it's all about developing relationships whether that be helping someone find their dream job or helping amazing organisations find their perfect fit. She listens to what you have to say and really wants to make sure she is supporting you every step of the way.
Ellen is pretty friendly- she is a Geordie, she can't help it. She loves to meet new people and have a good chat. She lives in Newcastle but has sampled the bright lights of London living, as well as years living in a village in the mountains of Crete. Ellen has volunteered for a number of local charities in both Newcastle and Crete and gets stuck in with whatever is needed- whether that be pool cleaning, painting, second-hand sales, raffles, or getting corporate support for annual charity events. Her downtime is spent with her family, which includes her toddler Isabella and her Greek rescue pooch Alexander the Great.
Ellen is currently on maternity leave and will be back with us next year. Whilst she's away, Amelia Lee is your best contact.
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.
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.