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Meet the team

Philippa Bryant

Senior Consultant - Major Donor Fundraising

​Philippa focuses on philanthropy, major donor, and special events roles as part of our fundraising team here at Charity People. With hands-on fundraising experience from the arts and education sectors during her pre-recruitment career, Philippa adds valuable insight into the sector and a good understanding of what it takes to succeed as a major donor fundraiser.

Philippa is passionate about access to education and opportunities and a firm believer in the power of mentoring, having seen first-hand the benefit an experienced mentor can have on the confidence, self-belief and aspirations of young people. Philippa brings her experience of coaching and mentoring to the role and thrives off bringing out the best in her candidates, and building long-term relationships.

Always up for an adventure, when not working, Pip can mostly be found at the beach with her much-loved pup, Elmo, or rummaging through flea markets and antiques shops for forgotten treasures.

Philippa Bryant
  • ​Charity People was recommended to me by a colleague who recently joined the team at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. She had been in touch with them as a candidate and found them particularly well-connected, very professional and easy to deal with. We were looking for a Development Officer to join the team and struggling to find someone who ticked all the boxes. Philippa took the time to understand the type of profile we were looking for and went through the job description with us in quite a lot of detail. She then proceeded to find us the perfect candidate! I would definitely recommend working with her.

    Géraldine Fichard

    Deputy Development Director

    Wolfson College Cambridge

  • ​Philippa was a genuine breath of fresh air as a recruitment consultant. She understood my circumstances and was so helpful answering questions. I felt well prepared for my interview with the background information supplied by Philippa and Charity People. It was actually an enjoyable process from chatting about the job to being offered the position. Thank you so much for your help and friendly attitude. 

    Leisa Lavender MBE

    Senior Relationship Manager

    Sick Children's Trust

  • ​Our major gift team here at Kingston worked with Philippa recently to recruit a new member of staff. It was a challenging role to fill and Philippa was brilliant in helping us find and select the right person for the role. We would definitely work with Charity People again, highly recommended!​

    Abbie Carr

    Director of Development and Alumni Relations

    Kingston University - Company

  • ​Autistica worked with Philippa recently for the recruitment of our MD manager role. I found Philippa to be highly professional, offer candid advice about the job spec and the types of candidates that would match. Philippa never overpromised and she certainly delivered with a fantastic candidate who is a perfect fit for the role and settling in really well. Charity People have always been my go-to agency and Philippa is a fantastic and reliable part of this team.

    Yasmine Davies

    Head of Major Gifts and Events

    Autistica

  • ​Philippa has been a great help in finding me my new role in exactly what it is I want to be doing. She was always on hand when needed and kept in-touch with me throughout the whole process. I am very grateful for everything as she has helped me to progress in my career.

    Rachel Verralls

    Event Manager

    National Autistic Society

  • ​Working with Philippa to find my new role was such a refreshing experience. Philippa stood out from any other recruiter I was working with, because she really listened to what I wanted from my new role. I only ever heard about roles that matched what I'd asked for. She was always very honest and open throughout the application process, and supportive throughout (including when starting in the new role). Charity People has always been one of the best agencies I've worked with and Philippa is an absolute credit to them.​

    Anna Sampson

    Major Donor Manager

    Autistica

  • ​Philippa was instrumental in helping me to secure my new position at Wolfson College. She took care of everything, making my application so straight forward. Philippa was fantastic at communicating with me and handled everything with the College including adjusting my interview to a time to fit in with my hectic schedule. Philippa was there for me all the way through the process and I felt very supported. I couldn't have wished for anything more. ​​

    Rosalyn Hart

    Development and Stewardship Officer

    Wolfson College Cambridge