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Harris Hill Executive Search

The Harris Hill Executive Search practice combines experienced consulting, dedicated research and extensive networks to deliver targeted and intelligent recruitment solutions in the charity and not-for-profit sectors.

Our significant success, in terms of the calibre of our candidates and the contributions they make to the organisations in which they are placed, is attributable to our proactive partnership approach with our clients. We understand the importance of robust, efficient and cost-effective executive campaigns, whether senior level management or Trustee positions, and we provide bespoke and flexible solutions to suit any organisation.

We are committed to a high level of client and candidate care at every step of our campaigns, providing timely updates and constructive feedback.


Harris Hill Executive Search white papers

Drawing on our sector knowledge and daily interactions with chief executives and senior leaders, our white papers offer detailed analysis of some of the key issues for leadership teams throughout the charity and not for profit sectors. In the first of the series, we explore the variety of insights and approaches to the ever-expanding role, benefits and potential pitfalls of social media.

Download your copy below (pdf document):

Harris Hill Executive Search: Social media and the charity and not for profit sectors


Our Executive Search team

Aled is the Chief Executive and owner of Harris Hill Limited. With an extensive and highly successful track record in the recruitment industry he is actively involved in all senior executive campaigns that we handle.

Aled read Physics at Oxford University, spent 10 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has been a CEO for 19 years with a number of firms; broad-ranging experience which he is able to bring to the evaluation of candidates. He has recruited for numerous high-profile and smaller organisations including Samaritans, Parkinson's, Alexandra Palace, U3A and Diabetes UK.


Ros has over 10 years' experience in specialist recruitment and Executive Search. Ros started her career with the Arts Council in Arts Development and then moved into a career in recruitment developing new areas of business, building and managing high performing teams and start-up specialisms.

She joined Harris Hill from a boutique financial and legal services search firm where she set up a new arm of the business focusing on senior retained search projects - MD, partner, VP, director, senior legal counsel and risk and compliance talent in legal functions of financial institutions, insurance companies, consulting firms and regulatory bodies. Prior to that she was with a global recruitment firm for 6 years leading teams and working within public sector finance, commerce & industry finance and then set up legal teams for the company on a regional and national scale.

She has a BA in History of Art and International Law from the University of Leicester and the Diploma in Recruitment Practice from the REC.


Jenny has 6 years' experience in Executive Search, beginning as a researcher before becoming a consultant. She joined Harris Hill from a boutique financial services search firm in the City of London, where she worked on senior level appointments at major international and regional banks, family offices and other financial institutions across London, Europe and the Middle East.

Jenny's recent placements include the Chief Executives of St Michael's Hospice in Hereford and Compton Hospice, the Chief Executive and the Director of HR & Training at Prior's Court Foundation, the Chief Executive of the East London Business Alliance, the Chief Executive of Stonepillow, the Chief Executive of bibic and the Chief Executive of the British Youth Council.

She has a BA in English and Related Literature from the University of York.


Abby recently graduated from the University of Birmingham with a first class degree in Political Science and Philosophy. She joined Harris Hill as a researcher in 2016 following work experience from internships at an international city law firm and a boutique private equity firm in the city.

Abby also has longstanding commitment to the charity sector, having volunteered on a weekly basis throughout university at a local play scheme for children with disabilities, Age UK and the Trussell Trust.

She has also worked as a community facilitator at the National Citizen Service where she led various teams of young people in coordinating charity visits and campaign days to enable them to produce and deliver social action campaigns in their local communities.


Our Approach

Briefing and Preparation

In-depth briefings are the key to success in any search process. For each campaign, we agree a dedicated recruitment Director who provides consistent and personalised project management throughout the campaign. The Director is supported by a Research Manager and together they spend time with relevant stakeholders to gain the best possible understanding of the role and its importance to your organisation. These briefings provide the opportunity to agree the best strategy for your recruitment and the basis for the development of comprehensive and compelling marketing information.

Candidate Search and Attraction

We understand that every campaign is unique and we develop a candidate search and attraction strategy that is entirely tailored to your role and organisation. Our in-house Research Managers have extensive experience of attracting diverse and high calibre candidates across all sectors. We use fresh, systematic and creative research, alongside our extensive existing networks, to ensure you have the strongest possible range of potential candidates for your appointment.

Interview and Assessment

Following the research and attraction stage, we conduct thorough preliminary interviews with selected candidates to assess their fit against your particular brief. These interviews are also an opportunity for potential candidates to gain a better insight into your organisation and ask us any initial questions. The result of this process is a comprehensive shortlist of recommended candidates.

Appointment and Aftercare

A bespoke and robust interview process plays a vital role in ensuring a successful appointment. We advise you on the most appropriate structure, assist with interview questions, presentation topics or assessment days, and co-ordinate all logistics. Once a preferred candidate is selected, we manage the negotiations and obtain professional references.

The lasting success of our placements and the relationships that we develop with our clients and candidates are very important to us, and for this reason we offer continued support and assistance to both parties.

Tel: 020 7820 7323


With an exceptional track record of success in both charity and finance recruitment, our team are genuine specialists in this field and ideally placed to find the very best finance professionals from both within and outside the charity sector.

We work with organisations of all sizes and cover permanent and temporary positions at every level from finance assistants to directors and senior management, financial controllers, finance managers, purchase ledger, treasury, management accountants and more.

Why choose Harris Hill Finance?

What really sets us apart from the bigger city-based finance recruiters is that we only work for organisations in the charity and not for profit sector, so you're always our number one priority. That means we're genuinely invested and committed to delivering outstanding appointments for you, because we only succeed if we're helping you to do the same.

Based in the same building as fantastic organisations we're proud to work with like Marie Curie, Macmillan Cancer Support and Care International, and heavily involved in some of the sector's biggest inter-charity events, we're immersed in the third sector which gives us unrivalled candidate knowledge and a real understanding of the skills needed in charity finance teams.

Whether you're looking for a manager or director who truly understands charity finance, the ideal analyst or assistant for your team, advice on the market or a great career move for yourself, there's simply no-one better placed than Harris Hill to help.



Here's just a selection of the kind of roles we regularly fill on a permanent, temporary or interim basis:

  • Director of Finance & Operations
  • Finance Business Partner
  • Head of Treasury
  • Finance Manager
  • International Accountant
  • Payroll Manager
  • Financial Accountant
  • Credit Controller
  • Purchase Ledger Manager
  • Finance Assistant
  • Interim Finance Director
  • Bursar
  • Year End Finance Administrator
  • Management Accountant
  • Head of Finance
  • Financial Analyst
  • Temporary Financial Controller

Tel: 020 7820 7340


For us, being charity recruitment specialists doesn't just mean having a fundraising team, even if we're one of the UK's largest and longest-established, with a pretty stellar track record (if we say so ourselves).

What really makes Harris Hill unique is that we also specialise by income stream. Whether it's major donor or legacies, direct marketing, community or corporate fundraising, your consultant will be an experienced specialist who doesn't just cover the area but really understands it in depth.

By specialising in this way we're able to focus on every market in detail, so we'll have a real understanding of the particular skills and qualities required for each role, and unrivalled, sector-wide knowledge of the best opportunities in your field and the organisations where you'd be a perfect fit.

If you're looking to fill a position, you'll also benefit from our consultants' specialist knowledge as it means we're always in touch with candidates from all corners of the sector with the specific skills you need.

Here are your contacts for each specialism, or feel free to contact any of the team for more generalist roles - we'd be delighted to work with you!

Team Fundraising



Community and Regional Fundraising - Dawn Ballard 020 7820 7324
Corporate Partnerships & New Business Development - Hayley Wilson 020 7820 7306
Direct Marketing - Nick Shanks 07766 538575
Major Donor, Individual Giving & Events - Natalie Lawford 020 7820 7336
Trusts, Foundations, Statutory & Legacies - Jason Jederon 020 7820 7335
Temporary, Contract & Interim - Ryan Elmer 020 7820 7313

Tel: 020 7820 7300

Human Resources

We cover the full range of HR positions within charities and not-for-profit organisations, both generalist and specialist, from assistants to director level, HR business partners, training and development and more.

Tel: 020 7820 7340

Operations, Admin and Support

From administrators, executive assistants and PAs, to facilities management and operations, we cover the roles that help organisations to run efficiently and effectively, from junior to director level.

Tel: 020 7820 7304

Independent and International Schools

Harris Hill Independent and International Schools are experts in sourcing talented teachers, heads and senior management for senior and preparatory schools throughout the UK, and British international schools in the Middle East, Australasia and beyond.

Tel: 020 7587 5153

Marketing, PR and Digital

With marketing, communications, PR and all things digital playing an ever more important role in the charity sector, we cover an extensive range of opportunities at all levels in this fast-moving field.

Tel: 020 7820 7333

Projects and Programmes

Roles include all UK and international programme management and project management roles, from co-ordinators to managers and head of department level, plus grants and research positions.

Tel: 020 7820 7304


Our highly experienced temps team are dedicated purely to temporary, interim and contract roles, and handle over 1,000 charity and not-for-profit temp vacancies throughout the year.

We know that whether you're recruiting or seeking a new temporary assignment yourself, it's vital that we not only make great placements, but as quickly and efficiently as possible too.

For that reason, our temps consultants each specialise in roles within particular departments or job functions, giving us better knowledge and closer contact with our candidates and recruiters in each field. That means we stay right up to date with the latest opportunities and our talented temps, and able to make the right matches fast.


What we cover

Roles can range from a few days to many months, interim positions, short-term contracts and more. Covering everything from junior to executive-level positions, specialisms include:

  • Interim Management
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Events
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Digital
  • Supporter Care
  • Projects and Programmes
  • Administration and Support
  • Finance
  • Human Resources



If you're looking for a temporary role

Once you've registered with us, make sure to keep in touch with your consultant and an eye on our jobs pages for the latest roles.

Vacancies can sometimes arise with too little notice to advertise, and we'll need to know who's free as quickly as possible. Keeping us updated regularly when you're available is the best way to make sure you're front of mind when those last-minute opportunities come in.

We recommend following @HarrisHillTemps on Twitter too, our new feed exclusively for temps. As well as the latest content, we'll put the word out there straight away if there's an urgent requirement, so you'll be first to see some of the most immediate vacancies before they're even advertised.

It's also worth keeping your CV right up to date with your most recent assignments and any new skills learned - they might have opened up more opportunities for you, so make sure we know!



If you're already working on an assignment with us and need a new timesheet, you can download one here.

If you'd like more information, please give us a call on 020 7820 7325 or email the team via the button below.



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