I want to thank Harris Hill for the very considerable help we all received from your Executive Search. The process was exemplary; a large pile of applications, adeptly whittled down, with a successful appointment at the end. The process was both rigorous and transparent; which was very important given the circumstances.
There were a number of key senior fundraisers who were greatly impressed by the quality of Harris Hill’s service, which I'm very pleased about. We couldn't have done it better, so I do thank you.
Please pass my thanks to the whole team at Harris Hill and say a huge 'well done' - it was a real pleasure working with you all.
Stephen Pidgeon, Trustee at the Institute of Fundraising
I have been delighted to work with Harris Hill on a couple of different vacancies and I have been extremely pleased with the results! Their experience within the hospice sector; their commitment to understanding the culture of our charity and their skill in matching candidates to fit our needs means that we will most certainly partner with them again should the need arise.
Alison Goodman, Director of Income Generation from Noah’s Ark Hospice (for Dawn Ballard)
Dawn provided a level of service that places her head and shoulders over any recruitment professional I have ever dealt with. She took a genuine interest in my application and actively helped progress it, including coaching me prior to the interview. Dawn is professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the sector and I can't recommend her highly enough.
Senior Legacy Officer at the Brooke (for Dawn Ballard)
Karl is brilliant and I absolutely recommend getting in touch with him if you're looking for work in the third sector. He supported me all the way through the recruitment process and I always felt really prepared and confident. Thanks to Karl, I have a new job I absolutely love and I am really grateful to him.
Head of Business Development, Princes' Trust
Harris Hill sourced two candidates on behalf of The Children's Trust. I was impressed by how well the recruitment process was managed from start to finish and delighted to have interviewed candidates who were exactly what we were looking for both in terms of skills and experience and culture fit for our organisation
Rob Wood, Marketing & Communications Manager, The Children's Trust (for Nick Shanks)
I am certain that we have secured an outstanding individual for the charity, in the confidence that we have undertaken a thorough and rigorous search of a wide range of high-quality candidates. Excellent support was also provided to us in facilitating the final interviews, and leading the panel discussions to a satisfactory conclusion.
I have no hesitation in recommending to the Trustees that Harris Hill be retained for future Senior Level recruitment assignments, or in recommending Harris Hill to other charities.
Gary Clarke, Trustee of Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Harris Hill have provided Marie Curie Cancer Care with some high quality regular giving fundraisers.
Thomas Lavery – Marie Curie
I was impressed with the service I received, always keeping me informed and responding promptly to my queries. The candidate put forward to me for consideration was also great – just the person I was looking for, resulting in her successful recruitment.
Kate Longhurst, Canal and River Trust
My experience with Harris Hill would definitely be one I would recommend. The consultant who handled our recruitment was very warm, friendly and engaging, you immediately felt like you were working with a friend. She visited our premises to get a feel of our environment, and the department where the vacancy was, so she could get the best fit for the role. I was thoroughly impressed with that approach. She made the recruitment painless and we ended up with what I believe is the best candidate for the role.
Valerie Rogers, Crisis Action
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Harris Hill for your wonderful efforts in finding us such a lovely person. We will certainly use Harris Hill again and would welcome you being our consultant again.
Paul Tomlinson, Community and Events Fundraising Manager South East, Stroke Association (for Dawn Ballard)
Karl provided me with an outstanding service that is second to none. His service and understanding of our recruitment needs was one of a kind, and throughout the process of recruiting Karl worked to secure us top level candidates, that were without question the highest level we have interviewed. The candidates put forward by Karl were of the highest calibre and we are delighted with the performance of the successful applicant. For a reliable, considerate service, with recruiters who genuinely care about your organisation's success and needs I would look no further than Karl and his team.
Paul Taylor, Senior Head of Fundraising, The Princes Trust
Thank you all for your help over the last few years, you've really helped to keep me afloat in very challenging times. May I add that of the many agencies I've used, you stand head and shoulders above the rest and I always recommend Harris Hill to friends and colleagues alike.
Oliver Talbot, placed in various temp roles
I have worked with Dawn on two occasions, both in securing a new role for myself and in recruiting for my organisation. She is exceptionally personable, insightful and a pleasure to deal with. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dawn and to work with her again in future.
Kirstie Miller, placed as Major Partnership Relations Manager at The Royal Star & Garter Homes (by Dawn Ballard)
Harris Hill supported my job-hunting with a remarkable professionalism and a personal approach. I felt supported at every step of the process and Nick made me feel as if I was his only candidate. He took the effort to meet me in person and better understand my profile; understood my ambitions and gave me clever tips to support my research. I definitely suggest Harris Hill to anyone who wishes to find a brilliant opportunity in the charity sector.
Recently placed candidate, for Nick Shanks
Malaria No More UK has ambitious goals, and the successful appointment of a Director of Communications is a key element in our strategic development. We were delighted with the informed advice and support that Harris Hill Executive Search provided during the assignment. They kept us informed throughout the process and we went on to recruit an excellent Director of Communications.
Sarah Kline, Executive Director of Malaria No More UK
I have worked with Karl over several years and I have always been impressed with both his professional approach to our requirements but also how quickly he is able to get under the skin of the organisation and understand how we work and what we need. Karl is someone who is able to find you the right candidate, with the right approach at the right time. I continue to work with Karl now.
James McCrorie, Head of Recruitment at ARK Schools (for Karl Ramsaran)
Harris Hill recently supported me in a search for a CEO for a small Charity organisation, but one that has a big voice and a high profile advocacy mission. We set the bar high, and I was demanding of Harris Hill and Ali Kurn, their leader on this assignment. I am delighted to say that Ali and the team provided an excellent service, a successful outcome and genuine value for money.
What stood out for me was the time that Ali took to understand the brief, the empathy for our organisation and its challenge, the energy and rigour of the search, and the very methodical approach to sifting out the most suitable candidates from the search. Ali and the team at Harris Hill removed the stress, replacing it with a calm professionalism and a personal approach, and supported the delivery of a successful outcome. Thank you.
Ian Cain, Trustee Consortium for Street Children
I want to say 'thank you' for all your work helping Springboard for Children find a new CEO. I was very impressed with the efficient, professional and effective recruitment service you provided. It was a pleasure working with you.
Marc Braithwaite, Springboard for Children
I'm pleased to recommend the services of Harris Hill, who were engaged by DEBRA to recruit a member of the senior management team. Throughout the process of recruitment, they proved to be efficient and helpful. From the outset, they invested time to understand our organisation and specific requirements, and this ensured that the short listed candidates were all highly suitable and of an excellent calibre. We have appreciated the professionalism of their services, and would use Harris Hill again in the future.
Ben Merrett, Chief Executive of DEBRA
TCS have worked closely with Harris Hill recruitment on a variety of assignments both temporary and permanent hire. During this period, one consistent feature of the relationship has been Harris Hill and its Account Managers' ability to understand our requirements and objectives and deliver candidates in the most efficient and effective way. When recruiting for key vacancies in my team, I feel that I have a partner in Harris Hill as opposed to a simple transactional process. I would highly recommend Harris Hill to other charities!
T Rajukumar, Director of Supporter Relationship Management at The Children’s Society (for Syed Hussain)