Meet the UK's leading team of fundraising recruitment specialists.
Whether you’re looking for a great new role or great new fundraisers, why not talk to someone who really understands what you’re looking for?
We're the only fundraising recruiters with individual specialists for each major income stream, so whether it's community or corporate, major donor or legacies, direct marketing or events, you’ll have a dedicated consultant who really knows the market, focusing exclusively on roles in your field.
That means they'll have a clear understanding of your particular challenges and requirements, and up-to-the-minute knowledge of the best opportunities, organisations and individuals in your specialism, right across the sector.
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You can reach us on 020 7820 7331, or send us an email. We look forward to working with you!
Your fundraising specialists by income stream
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|►||Natalie Lawford||020 7820 7336|
|►||Joshua Liveras||020 7820 7319|
020 7820 7329
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|►||Gemma Boyle||020 7820 7326|
|►||Hannah Laking||020 7820 7331|
|►||Zach Stuhldreer||020 7820 7332|
|►||Ryan Elmer||020 7820 7313|
Senior Consultant - Fundraising & Events
Consultant - Community Fundraising and Challenge Events
Consultant - Events and Community Fundraising
Consultant - Major Donor Fundraising and Special Events
Senior Consultant - Fundraising
Harris Hill are great to work with - they are personable, reliable and honest. We have successfully recruited a number of candidates from them and they have been a fantastic asset to our organisation.
Community and Events Manager, St Mungo's
I’ve been on both sides of the table when working with Harris Hill, they supported me brilliantly when being recruited at Breast Cancer Now. They offered me lots of great advice and feedback throughout the process which led to me being really prepared and focused in my interviews. They have also been great when I’ve worked with them to recruit staff, they have really listened to the type of person and skills required for my recruitment which has led to lots of successful candidates over the years I’ve worked with them.
Interim Head of Community & Events, Sense
Harris Hill has been a fantastic recruitment partner to Livability for many years now. They have helped increase our employee brand in the fundraising sector, represent the charity in an engaging and clear way to prospective candidates, and have attracted stellar talent to the Livability fundraising team. The account management has been great; from personal relationships with Harris Hill account managers visiting our national office to get more of a sense what Livability stands for and the working culture to quick and responsive communications. It's been a pleasure working with the Harris Hill team. More recently, it's been a joy to partner with Joshua Liveras on our recruitment to a new Community Fundraiser - North. This is a strategic region Livability is growing engagement and fundraised income in, and Joshua has found us a stellar new candidate to help us make more of a splash in the region. I would personally like to thank Joshua and Harris Hill for their continued support and flying the flag of the Livability fundraising team.
Assistant Director of Fundraising, Livability
Harris Hill were a joy to work with. From meeting Hayley through to filling two corporate fundraising roles I was really impressed with her approach. Hayley really took the time to understand our needs and interrogated our job specifications in a way that demonstrated her clear knowledge of the sector but also the type of candidates we could reasonably expect. We were very happy with the candidates put forward for interview, and have been really pleased with our eventual two hires. The whole process was without stress and I’d work with Harris Hill again and recommend them to others.
I have always been impressed with Harris Hill: their consultants are tenacious and never give up until they find you that ideal fundraising candidate. I like the way they understand me and the charity to ensure that I get the right candidates. They provide a professional and comprehensive service and really know the third sector.
Deputy Director of Fundraising
Digital Fundraising & Supporter Experience Manager
A fantastic mental health charity seek a Digital Fundraising & Supporter Experience Manager on a one year FTC (with the potential to extend). In this exciting newly created role you will lead on optimising and improving the end-to-end supporter experience, building better relationships with supporters to deepen engagement and increase income generation. Key responsilbilties include: Working with colleagues to develop digital marketing and fundraising campaigns; running campaigns across digital channels including paid search, display, social media & retargeting Reviewing existing supporter journeys across all products and channels Managing the email calendar, ensuring supporter engagement is at the heart of communications Overseeing the management of the Google Grant account, ensuring campaigns are optimised for performance and driving traffic to key products Working closely with the Head of Digital to ensure advertising and communications are optimised for user experience and SEO In order to be successful in this role you must have a track record in managing successful PPC campaigns across across Google AdWords and social media, have sound working knowledge of Google Analytics and experience with Campaign Monitor (or similar email marketing software) and online platforms / software to manage digital activity e.g. social advertising tools, CMS etc. If you're an experienced Digital marketeer who has a strong focus on digital experience and supporter journeys, looking to join a friendly, ambitious team then this is the role for you! Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so please do get in touch ASAP to not miss out. Please note, only successful candidates will be contacted with further information.
£37k per year
An educational charity are looking for a Project Coordinator to be responsible for project managing a programme of educational courses and events both nationally and internationally. Key Responsibilities:: -To manage the administration for the educational courses within your remit. -Administer the course application process, data management, registering schools, sending invoices and processing payments, and chasing schools for missing information. -Monitor course registration and uptake from schools. -Organise mass-mailings and email broadcasts to course participants to communicate necessary information and updates. -Oversee course logistics, including generating reports, booking staff travel and accommodation, and compiling essential information packs. -Oversee and prepare all educational materials for courses within your remit. -Administer course health and safety including insurance and risk assessments. -Oversee the administration and processing of participants Projects. -Sourcing and booking venues for seminars. -Oversee the booking of travel for staff and colleagues as necessary. -Serve as logistics coordinator on educational seminars around the UK and on visits to Poland. -Act as the first point of contact for incoming telephone and email enquiries for your courses. Skills and experience required: - Experience in all areas of office administration. - Experience of working in a high pressured and busy office environment. -A bachelor's degree or equivalent ideally -Understanding of how to work with and manage a database. -Experience of digital and online content management and soem marketing experience ideally -Strong communication skills both orally and in writing. Understanding of how to work with and manage a database. -Extremely high level of organisational ability, highly focussed, exceptional attention to detail, flexibility and able to multi-task and manage multiple priorities. Please note that the role will involve international travel once a year and also some travelling within the UK. Closing date: 29th July
£20k - 25k per year
Programme Development Manager
Harris Hill are thrilled to be working with Hand in Hand International in their search for a Programme Development Manager to be a crucial driver of resource mobilisation from both existing and new sources, and responsible for the successful implementation of a number of large, strategic projects currently implemented by the organisation. The role will have an equal focus on proposal development/fundraising and managing and overseeing a portfolio of grants and projects. About Hand in Hand International Where others see poverty Hand in Hand sees grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and potential. We help channel their skills and ideas into jobs. They find a way out of poverty. Since 2003, across a network stretching from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Hand in Hand has helped create or improve some 4 million jobs 90 percent of them for women. We focus on women because they face unique barriers to starting an enterprise and generating an income. At the same time, for every dollar they earn, they spend 90 cents on their families and communities. We work in four key stages. First we create community groups, made up mainly of women, who support each other, save together and learn together. Then we train them in enterprise and vocational skills, to help them start or develop small businesses that make use of their skills and potential. Next we provide access to microloans that are always paid back thanks to support from the group. Finally we help scale up members' businesses and take them to bigger markets, which in turn benefits their families and communities. Key Responsibilities: -Ensure effective delivery of a portfolio of institutional and corporate grants, working closely with Hand in Hand International network partners. -Develop annual workplans and reporting systems for new projects coming into the portfolio. -Provide high quality project information to both internal and external stakeholders, extracting and quality assuring project data relevant for reporting, and making sure all projects are compliant with donor requirements Coordinate and produce high quality project reports together in-country project teams and relevant Hand in Hand International colleagues -Proactively manage relationships with existing donors, developing engagement strategies, communicating with donors regularly, and sharing key information about their projects in between reporting periods -Together with the wider fundraising team, identify new funding opportunities and sources, and convert these from prospects to secured funds -Lead proposals from concept through to submission, coordinating inputs from Hand in Hand International and network colleagues, drafting technical inputs, and engaging with funders -Lead the design of new project concepts in close coordination with in-country programme teams ensuring new projects are achievable and deliver maximum impact for programme members -Support the wider fundraising efforts by providing concept ideas and specific technical inputs to proposals led by fundraisers across the organisation, including with network partners. -Provide technical support to Hand in Hand network partners where needed, especially in regards to project management, donor engagement, quality assurance, effective monitoring and risk management. -Identify strategic gaps and challenges as they emerge within the programme portfolio and devise strategies or remedial actions to address these. -Work with MEL manager to ensure challenges and learning that emerge from programmes are captured, and subsequently fed into new programme design. -Share new approaches and innovations around project implementation and activities with Hand in Hand network partners on an on-going basis and in a way that builds capacity throughout the network. -Build effective and impactful relationships with network members -Provide technical and programme management support to other fundraisers (institutional, corporate and major donor) to support strong proposal development and design. Skills and Experience Required: -Extensive experience managing multiple international development projects within an NGO, government or the private sector. Previous experience leading livelihoods, women's economic empowerment or market development programmes will be an advantage, as will experience of working on agricultural programmes. -Demonstrable track-record securing funds from different types of institutional donors (governments, foundations, trusts). Experience securing funds from non-UK based donors will be a plus. -An in-depth understanding of proposal management, including prospecting, project design and proposal writing. -Previous experience engaging directly with large donors, both in person and via written reports. -Demonstrated experience of successfully running projects in complex matrix or network organisations. -Significant previous experience working with project management tools such as logframes, workplans, and risk matrices as these will be central to the role -A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation as it links to implementing successful development projects, both day to day and when measuring and demonstrating impact. -Excellent project management skills with ability to lead and drive work streams from initiation to completion. -Outstanding relationship management skills and a clear ability to steer work remotely. If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, and details on how to apply, please send your CV before the closing date to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7820 7328. Closing date for applications: 7th August
£36k - 40k per year
Philanthropy & Partnerships Manager
Harris Hill is working in partnership with a leading Health Charity in Bristol to help them find a Philanthropy Manager to join their team. In this senior management position, you will lead a team to secure and develop high value relationships with individuals, trusts and corporate partners. You will work with their delivery partners to develop compelling projects and propositions and you will contribute to the development and delivery of significant capital programmes. The team continues to go from strength to strength under dynamic leadership and this is a phenomenal opportunity to be part of shaping its future. Working with the Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships, you will develop strategies, annual action plans and budgets to ensure work is focused and targets achieved. Essential Criteria: Experience of securing income from high net worth individuals Demonstrable success of securing significant income from at least one of the following fields: charitable trusts and foundations and corporate partners (including securing new business) Experience of researching trusts, foundations and high net worth individuals and identifying opportunities with an understanding of sector trends. Demonstrable experience of achieving and exceeding targets, and leading others to do the same Excellent written and verbal communication skills sufficient to deliver effective tailored cases for support, fundraising pitches to make an ask to a range of audiences in a clear, inspiring and confident way. If you are an experienced fundraising professional specialising in philanthropy and corporate fundraising then this is the role for you. Please contact Ben Pountney at Harris Hill South West for more information.
£30k - 35k per year
Harris Hill is working in partnership with Effervescent to recruit their new Fundraising Manager. This is a permanent position and will be based out of their Head Office in Plymouth. Effervescent is an award-winning socially motivated creative agency. We are a charity and social enterprise, dedicated to making the world kinder and happier through creativity, innovation, and ethical entrepreneurship. We develop campaigns and creative assets for commercial brands, voluntary sector organisations and NGOs by training children and young people as campaigners and creatives. As Fundraising Manager you will work with the senior management team to create and action an income generation strategy to sustain and develop our work with children and young people. This will include – Searching for and responding to funding opportunities by submitting grant proposals for exciting programmes of meaningful and authentic, ground-breaking work Raise money from local, national and international businesses and private donors Recruit, motivate, organise and facilitate supporters to raise money for our work Essential criteria: A proven track record in securing significant funds from trusts and foundations High level skills in persuasive writing and communication Proven skills in networking and developing positive, lasting relationships with volunteers and supporters Experience of developing bids to trusts and foundations across social wellbeing, mental and physical health, arts, and innovation sectors This is an opportunity not to be missed, the chance to work with a unique charity that is benefitting those children and young people most in need and working with a truly inspirational Chief Executive. The charity is going from strength to strength so it is the perfect time to join. For more information please contact their retained consultant Ben Pountney at Harris Hill South West.
£35k - 36k per year
Harris Hill are thrilled to be working with Hand in Hand International in their search for a new Programme Manager in London to be responsible for the implementation and delivery of a new large corporate funded programme in Kenya and to oversee a portfolio of other projects/grants. About Hand in Hand International Where others see poverty Hand in Hand sees grassroots entrepreneurs, full of energy and potential. We help channel their skills and ideas into jobs. They find a way out of poverty. Since 2003, across a network stretching from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Hand in Hand has helped create or improve some 4 million jobs 90 percent of them for women. We focus on women because they face unique barriers to starting an enterprise and generating an income. At the same time, for every dollar they earn, they spend 90 cents on their families and communities. We work in four key stages. First we create community groups, made up mainly of women, who support each other, save together and learn together. Then we train them in enterprise and vocational skills, to help them start or develop small businesses that make use of their skills and potential. Next we provide access to microloans that are always paid back thanks to support from the group. Finally we help scale up members' businesses and take them to bigger markets, which in turn benefits their families and communities. This role will be a vital part of Hand in Hand International's programmes team, with primary responsibility for successfully implementing a large, complex corporate funded programme supporting enterprise growth and job creation in Kenya. It is estimated that management of this partnership will take up 60% of the programme manager's time, including extensive travel to East Africa. The remaining 40% of the role will be dedicated to managing a portfolio of complementary grants. Key Responsibilities: -Lead successful delivery (inception, start-up, implementation, and close-out) of a large corporate partnership supporting entrepreneurs in Kenya to expand their businesses and access new markets. This innovative, multi-year project consists of four programme pillars: three programmatic components and one action research component. -Work closely with country-based colleagues to ensure project activities are being delivered on time, that monitoring and research activities are delivering high quality data and outputs and that the general requirements of key project stakeholders are met. -Lead all reporting activities for the project, extracting relevant data, drafting project narratives and providing interim updates to project stakeholders. -Oversee action research activities, which seek to more clearly determine what interventions work well for entrepreneurs as they grow their businesses and why. This will include supporting regular data collection and analysis from the on-going programme and synthesising key findings on behalf of the partnership. -Project manage a number of strategic deliverables relating to a digital transformation of Hand in Hand's M&E systems, primarily from the perspective of enabling more efficient and effective data collection for large, complex programmes -Manage a small portfolio of institutional and corporate grants, working with in-country colleagues to ensure effective delivery of these grants providing technical support and advisory where necessary -Together with dedicated grant managers and in-country project teams, coordinate and produce high quality donor reports for these grants -Develop annual workplans and reporting systems for new projects coming into the portfolio. -Work with HiH partner organisations to identify emerging challenges, opportunities, and learning from existing programmes. -Provide technical inputs (on entrepreneurship, market development, livelihoods) for project concepts and proposals being developed by London based fundraisers. -Proactively manage relationships with key donors Skills and Experience Required: -Extensive experience of managing large, complex international development projects within an NGO, government or the private sector. Previous experience supporting livelihoods, women's economic empowerment or market development programmes will be an advantage, as will previous experience with corporate donors. -Direct experience creating and using project management tools such as logframes, workplans, risk matrices and similar will be central to this role. -A detailed understanding of development challenges and debates linked to enterprise and job creation, as well as experience of working in either East Africa and/or post-conflict countries will be an advantage -Previous experience engaging directly with large donors, both in person and via written reports. A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation as it links to implementing successful development projects, including effective uses of MIS data and dashboards, as well as key approaches to assessing and evaluating project impact. -A basic understanding of fundraising and proposal development. -Exceptional project management skills with ability to lead and drive work streams from initiation to completion. -Excellent communication and relationship management skills -Excellent interpersonal skills, with experience building and maintaining effective working relationships within a matrix or network structure, and working across different cultures and working environments. If you would like to receive an Information Pack for this role, and details on how to apply, please send your CV before the closing date to email@example.com or call 020 7820 7328. Closing date for applications: 7th August
£38k - 43k per year
Harris Hill is working in partnership with a young persons charity to help them find a new Communications Executive to join their team. This is a permanent position and will be based out of their Head Office in Bristol. As Communications Executive your role will be to support the Director and Head of Operations in the day-to-day delivery of communications and marketing activities which include – Provide hands-on support in the design, development, planning and delivery of key communication activities across a range of media. Implement a social media and website communications plan, and deliver regular and appropriate content for all digital communications. Act as a press officer, supporting links with key media. Essential criteria: Experience of marketing, communications and/or event planning Experience of working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining high quality outputs. Excellent communications skills and able to build rapport with a wide range of contacts. Outstanding writing and proof reading skills with great accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to create clear, crisp copy to a defined brief. This is a fantastic opportunity for a communications professional looking to really add value to a small but high performing team. It is a huge opportunity for someone looking to grow and develop their skills as you will be working closely with the Director and Head of Operations and will be involved in all aspects of the organisations communications strategy. For more information on this fantastic opportunity please contact Ben Pountney at Harris Hill South West
£24k - 25k per year
Written Examinations Panel Co-ordinator
Harris Hill are delighted to be recruiting the next Written Examinations Panel Co-ordinator at a fantastic mental health organisation. The successful candidate will be based at our clients Central London Office for three months. You will be able to coordinate from the start and be competent to work with minimal supervision. Please note that due to the urgent nature of this role, candidates must be available to start immediately. Job Title: Written Examinations Panel Co-ordinator Salary: 14.84ph Hours: 35 hours Location: London Duration: 3 months Start date: ASAP Key responsibilities: Co-ordination of written question writing panels, and production of question papers Provide full administrative support Liaise with the Head of Operations (Examinations) to ensure the printing schedule for Examinations Papers meets operational requirements. Organise and prepare all documentation for Standard Setting meetings To be the office contact on Examination Days. Attend Examination centres to invigilate and assist on Examination days if required. Assist the Psychometric Analyst in data inputting and data analysis as required Essential criteria: Co-ordination of written question writing panels, and production of question papers IT skills, good communication and committee organisational skills Familiarity with using bespoke databases Excellent MS Office skills, specifically Excel Someone who can coordinate from the start and is competent to work with minimal supervision If you feel that you have the above experience, please respond with your updated CV. If this is unsuitable then please ignore. Please note that due to high levels of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.
£14.84 - 14.84 per hour
Interim Senior Development & Retention Officer
Senior Development & Retention Officer 7 month FTC An international animal charity is seeking a Senior Development & Retention Officer to play a key role in the delivery of the supporter development and retention programme and help deliver fundraising targets You will; steward thousands of supporters from the point of acquisition through to legacy giving; ensure a busy schedule of offline and online communications is delivered on time and within budget; plan and develop the charity's programme to put supporter experience at the heart of what the organisation does while increasing the depth and value of the relationships. You will also prepare creative briefs and oversee relationships with third party suppliers. You will have experience of working in a target driven, supporter focused environment with the charity or NFP sector and experience of managing large scale direct marketing projects across a range of channels including direct mail, online and telemarketing.
£29k - 31k per year
Individual Giving Officer
An environmental charity is looking to appoint an enthusiastic fundraiser who has the relevant experience to help them attract new supporters to the cause and grow income from existing programmes. As one of two Individual Giving Officers within a small, experienced team, you will help to develop and deliver a varied direct marketing programme to generate income from individual supporters. As such, you can expect to be responsible for planning and delivering activities across diverse income streams, including cash, digital, regular giving, membership and raffle. You will report to the Individual Giving Manager and be part of the wider Income Generation team, which comprises Individual Giving, Supporter Care and Development and Community and Events. The charity is looking for someone with a real passion, energy and aptitude for creating compelling fundraising stories, working with external creative partners to translate these into effective communications and supporter journeys. You will need to have experience of tailoring messages to suit different audiences so that you can help engage new supporters, as well as steward and grow income from existing audiences. You will also need to be numerate and confident working with data, with the know-how to devise robust tests, draft accurate data briefs, and help deliver insightful 'end of campaign' evaluation reports. The successful candidate will therefore need previous charity fundraising experience, be highly organised and have a proven track record in project managing direct marketing activities across a range of channels, including digital and social media. In line with our objectives, ideally your experience will include supporter acquisition as well as retention, with knowledge of new product/offer development and implementation of 'test and learn' programmes.
£31.5k per year
IT Change and Proejct Manager
A large national charity are looking for an IT Change and Project Manager to oversee an extensive IT change project across their head offices and regional centres. The charity has received funding to embed IT and digital upgrades across the whole business, alongside a change project to enable the organization to work more efficiently and collaboratively across their numerous sites, fully engaging their remote workforce in the change. Reporting into the Head of Organisational Development, you will also be working alongside the IT team of developers and analysts, who are evolving and extending the CRM and logistics systems. This is a 1 year project and can be based in either London or Sheffield or be working from home with travel to the numerous offices. Key Responsibilities: -Conduct an audit across the charity and its partners to scope the gaps in their current IT provision -Design a change project to reach the project outcomes of upskilling and better connectivity in IT and digital, involving staff and volunteers -Procure cost-effective hardware and roll out across the business -Deliver the change project, including communications and training, to ensure we are maximizing the impact of the funding -Work alongside the IT teams to align the project with CRM and systems roll-out Skills and Experience required: -Extensive experience in delivering on-the-ground projects excellently and at scale -Experience in project delivery and change management centered around IT infrastructure. -Experience of managing budgets (minimum 0.5m) and demonstrating value to funders -Knowledge and experience of change management principles and techniques -Experience of designing and running training to embed change -Experience of collaborating across multiple teams to reach a goal -Excellent IT and numeracy skills -Ideally procurement knowledge and experience and experience of managing contractors
£40k - 45k per year
A great opportunity has arisen for an Interim Fundraising Manager for an international charity in order to work closely with the Programmes Team, reporting on funding opportunities from current and new funders and identifying suitable funders for the various elements of the project programme. This will be a 6 months FTC. Please apply ASAP Key Responsibilities will include: Corporates: Manage an existing portfolio of corporate donors and funded projects and activities Manage applications for new corporate funding, and report on project funding received Attend meetings with corporates, supplying comms where required Organise funder visits and corporate volunteering Respond to new opportunities for corporate income generation Any other tasks as directed by the Head of Fundraising Trusts: Manage applications and reporting for small trusts Support the incoming Trusts and Foundations Manager with applications and reporting Any other tasks as directed by the Head of Fundraising Fundraising support: Support the individual giving team on any fundraising tasks as direct by the Head of Fundraising In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience: Significant experience of fundraising from corporates and trusts Demonstrable success of securing five figure grants Excellent creative proposal writing combined with the ability to demonstrate clear outcomes and impact Excellent written and verbal communication skills with excellent copy writing and proof- reading ability Proven analytical skills and the ability to think strategically in relation to fundraising Experience of preparing, controlling and presenting budgets and working knowledge of charitable financial accounts Sound understanding of international development issues Good computer skills including Word, Excel, and databases (Raiser s Edge in particular) Ability to manage own workload and work to tight deadlines Ability to work effectively with others and in a team Desirable: Knowledge or experience of project development tools such as log-frames, and project cycle management
£35k - 38k per year
Fundraising Support Team Manager
A children's charity are looking for a Fundraising Support Team Manager. This is a new post that has overall responsibility for the creation of a new centrally managed support team. The post will manage this fundraising support team, developing and embedding new working practises to provide the highest levels of service through our Community and Events fundraising teams. The post-holder will directly manage 6 locally based Fundraising Coordinators, who in turn manage Fundraising Administrators. Please note this role is a FTC for 2 years and does involve traveling. Main responsibilities Set-up and embed an effective centrally managed support team that provides excellent levels of service to our supporters Deliver consistently high levels of service to all our Community & Events supporters by managing team workloads, to challenging service standards. Continuously review and improve business processes and the function of the team to deliver an efficient support operation. Lead, develop and up-skill your team to deliver consistently high levels of service. To work with Head of Team/Department to develop and deliver strategies and annual plans to ensure the department's contribution to fundraising through business support systems and activities. Person specification Experience of and a successful track record in establishing and managing a busy customer facing support team that manages high volumes of supporter requests and responses, all within challenging service standards that measure both quality and quantity. A proven track record in implementing new business processes, streamlining or outsourcing existing processes that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the operation. Highly developed ability to establish, develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of internal and external people, including senior level individuals, using a range of effective communication skills. Experience in analysing and presenting financial and operational information in a clear accurate and credible way to varied audiences. Closing date: 5th August 2019
£30k - 40.6k per year
Senior Fundraising Project Manager
A great opportunity has arisen for a Senior Fundraising Project Manager for a charity based in London in order to lead the delivery of the charity s largest integrated fundraising campaign, Christmas Appeal. This will be a 6 months FTC. Please send your CV ASAP to Dagmara.Depaula@harrishill.co.uk Key Responsibilities will include: Lead the cross-organisational project team responsible for the delivery of the Christmas campaign Ensure co-ordination and collaboration across workstreams to enable us to maximise opportunities, make best use of resources and resolve issues at the earliest possible moment Develop excellent relationships with all project members and key stakeholders to influence decisions that maximise opportunities Own project documentation such as campaign project plan, risk register and stakeholder reports, working with colleagues across teams to ensure these are kept up to date and accurate. Put plans in place to mitigate risks and resolve issues, escalating in line with the charity s risk framework wherever necessary Validate the resources (time, money) required to complete the project, write business case/pitch for additional income as required Ensure responsibilities are clearly assigned and managed Establish and implement plans for engaging and communicating with stakeholders Own and coordinate the campaign project plan and ensure that all activities are on track to deliver against objectives Attend and input into the meetings and facilitate effective development of strategy and plans by the various working groups and teams Work with the Internal Communications Team to develop and implement a strategy for engaging the charity staff in the Christmas campaign Ensure that the results are communicated appropriately, effectively and in a timely manner Lead on devising and implementing a plan for evaluating the campaign Use your initiative to suggest improvements to processes and ways of working Provide project management support to other projects as required In order to apply you should have the following skills and experience: Proven experience in a leadership role of managing complex integrated campaigns Proven experience of working with project management methodologies and processes Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to develop strong working relationships. Excellent time management, working across a diverse range of tasks at one time while maintaining appropriate attention to detail. You ll need to hit the ground running and find ways of getting up to speed as quickly as possible. An accomplished project manager with experience of co-ordinating multiple workstreams, you have excellent interpersonal skills and a can-do attitude and are confident managing a wide range of stakeholders. You know how to monitor and evaluate performance too, and are adept at using knowledge gained to bring significant improvements. Crucially, you have great time management skills and an innate ability to maintain attention to detail and get things done, even when working across a diverse range of tasks simultaneously.
£40,784 per year
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Harris Hill are pleased to be working with a small educational charity who are looking for a Corporate Partnerships Manager. You will be account managing massive accounts like HSBC and KPMG. We are looking for someone with experience of working with senior leaders at large, national companies, including successful influencing and negotiation skills to achieve clear outcomes. The role comes with a high degree of autonomy. You will be responsible for building professional relationships to deliver targets for fundraising and placement of high calibre business people on the boards of multi-academy trusts. You will have the opportunity to gain experience of a range of disciplines. This role will also incorporate an element of board matching activity, primarily in the South-East and South London Region (SESL), providing you with the opportunity to make a very real difference to schools and academy trusts. You will be involved in one of the most exciting and fast-moving areas of public policy, and gain access to an enviable network of leaders in business and in education. If you would like to receive a full job specification for these roles or have a confidential conversation, please send your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Hannah at Harris Hill on 0207 820 7331. Closing date for applications on Thursday 25th July. Interview date is in early August. Salary is £28,000 - £35,000 (for the right candidate) Only suitable candidates will be contacted. We look forward to hearing from you.
£28k - 35k per year
Stakeholder Engagement and Events Officer
Harris Hill is excited to be working with the National Lottery Community Fund in it search for a new Stakeholder Engagement and Events Officer, with a strong focus on Public Affairs. In this particular role, you'll support the Policy and Public Affairs team with development and delivery of the Fund's Stakeholder Engagement strategy. This will include managing a programme of stakeholder events and presence at key sector external conferences, and meaningful and effective engagement with the Fund's key stakeholders. You will be expected to support external events and engagements on behalf of the Fund and support the fund to have a strong network of relevant key contacts and stakeholder. This will also include supporting the development of briefings on behalf of the CEO, Board Members and other Senior Managers within the fund that are strategic, clear and consistent and help to enhance the Fund's reputation and communicate key messages to our stakeholders. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to source key external opportunities for the Fund to engage through, and an ability to source speaking opportunities for key Fund staff to deliver to new audiences. Moreover, you'll have a strong grasp of the political and policy environment, developing issues and themes, and an understanding and interest in the key challenges society faces and the solutions to tackle them. This is a brilliant opportunity for a junior events and public affairs professional to get their teeth stuck into a broad and in-depth variety of policy areas and events and develop their career, working with one of the UK's most prominent and influential voices in the charity sector. This is a full-time, permanent position paying 25,000 - 30,000 p.a. Application process is a CV and covering letter to email@example.com, working to a deadline of 21st July. Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted.
£25k - 30k per year
Trusts and Grants Fundraiser
Role: Trusts and Grants Fundraiser Organisation: Children’s Charity Location: Putney Salary: £30,000 - £34,000 Contract: Full-time, perm (flexible working) A really exciting opportunity has opened up to join an impactful children’s charity as their new Trusts and Grants Fundraiser. Our client provide exceptional residential, fostering and support services to children. Their current strategy involves partnering with mental health organisations to develop holistic, empowering, relationship-centred ways to improve emotional well-being. We are looking for an exceptional Trusts and Grants Fundraiser with experience of successful 5-figure applications. This could be an excellent development opportunity for the right candidate who will be given the responsibility to develop existing and new Trust and Foundation relationships. To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you must have an aptitude writing successful trust and foundation application, flexibility to occasionally travel across the UK and strong working knowledge of CRM’s (ideally Raisers Edge). This is a great opportunity to join a well-respected charity that works at the heart of its local community and the wider UK. If you would like to receive an Information pack for this role, with details on how to apply, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Zach at Harris Hill 0207 820 7332. This is a rolling recruitment so applicants are encouraged to apply early. We look forward to hearing from you. Please note that due to the high volume of applicants not all candidates will be responded to.
£30k - 34k per year
Sands Utd Fundraising and Relationships Manager
Harris Hill is delighted to be assisting SANDS the still birth and neonatal charity in the search for a new Fundraising and Relationships Manager focusing on their Sands United project. Job title -Sands United Fundraising & Relationships Manager Organisation - SANDS Location flexible, London or home working Remuneration - 40,417 + excellent benefits Contract -Permanent Sands United is a volunteer and supporter-originated product based around football and is born out of a clear need for bereaved fathers be able to access a less formal type of support. They are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and outgoing individual to join their expanding team who is able to hit the ground running and make an impact from day one. This new role will benefit someone who is proactive, highly organised and a good communicator with the drive and passion to further develop their skills by maximising fundraising opportunities through building and growing Sands United. Initially this will be focused around men's football teams, however they envisage this transferring to other sporting activities and including women's' and mixed gender teams and individuals. You will have a good understanding of how sport can have a positive effect of health and wellbeing, preferably with a sporting background and shared love of sport, with a proven track record of reaching/exceeding income and performance targets. You will need to have considerable experience of fundraising from a community, regional or events background with a track record of sports fundraising/corporate sponsorship/events in particular. There will be an element of travel and meeting and enthusing lots of people. If you would like to receive a full job specification for this role or have a confidential conversation, please send your cv to Gemma.Boyle@harrishill.co.uk or call Gemma at Harris Hill on 0207 820 7316. Closing date for applications 9.00am Monday 22nd July Only suitable candidates will be contacted. We look forward to hearing from you.
£40,417 per year
With the first ever London Climate Action Week kicking off from Monday 1 July, we’re delighted to welcome a guest feature from Harriet Lamb, CEO of sustainable energy champions Ashden, an inspiring organisation we’ve enjoyed recruiting for on many occasions. Given the number of fantastic charities we work with throughout the sector, singling out one particular cause to throw our burgeoning weight behind can be problematic: it's rather like trying to choose your favourite child out of literally hundreds (though with that many children you’d presumably be far too exhausted to decide on anything, we should think). But when it comes to preventing climate catastrophe, few but the most orange of presidents could disagree that it's one of, probably the most important issue of our times. However noble and essential every other objective may be, without a habitable planet we suspect they'd become what Joey Tribbiani would consider a ‘moo point’ in very little time at all. So how can we make a difference in our everyday lives? Over to Harriet, who shares some valuable and innovative ways for charities, their staff and indeed anyone else to enjoy a greener daily commute. -------------------------------------------------- Green solutions to commuter misery How often do your colleagues arrive at the office tired and flustered thanks to a nightmare commute? Workers around the country are reaching their desks in a foul mood, miserable before they’ve even powered up their computers. With just a few days to go until London Climate Action Week, we should remember that clogged roads aren’t just creating stressful delays. They’re increasing air pollution that triggers serious illness and kills up to 36,000 people a year. Toxic fumes are also speeding up global warming, with scientists warning that we have just 10 years to tackle the climate emergency, maybe less. It’s a gloomy situation – but solutions are at hand. Sustainable energy innovators are creating happier journeys while cleaning up our air. So how could their smart thinking transform our commutes – and help employers create a healthier, happier workforce? ____________________________ Electric vehicles are here to stay Millions of us love the freedom of four wheels, with two-thirds of the UK’s commuting journeys made by car. But all too often the driver is alone in splendid isolation, particularly if they are going to and from work. One answer filling the headlines is electric cars. New models are constantly hitting the market, with sales boosted by improving technology, falling costs and a greater public awareness of climate change. Last year energy giant BP bought Chargemaster, creator of the UK’s largest public charging network. At the time, BP predicted the number of electric vehicles in the UK would grow from the current total of 135,000 to 12 million by 2040. Of course, we won’t hit top speed as a nation of truly green commuters until companies like BP ditch fossil fuels – but their move into electric charging at least shows how quickly green innovation can go mainstream. Lift sharing and green deliveries Elsewhere, people are joining forces to cut carbon emissions through lift sharing. Companies such as Liftshare offer an app that helps people set up shared journeys, and also work directly with employers to set up workplace lift sharing schemes. In 20 years they’ve saved 800 million car miles working with organisations such as Boots, Bupa, Jaguar Land Rover and the NHS. That’s equivalent to 1,674 return trips to the moon. Of course, our roads aren’t just clogged because of the work commute. Another reason is our online shopping obsession – which has unleashed a flood of vehicles chauffeuring our groceries, takeaways, fast-fashion bargains and Amazon packages. But convenience doesn’t have to trigger sky-high carbon emissions. Logistics company Zedify is using pedal-powered cargo bikes and trikes, as well as electric vans, to deliver parcels in cities up and down the UK. So next time you order a hat, hoodie or pair of headphones, it could arrive guilt-free on two or three wheels. They work with businesses of all sizes from – independent shops to e-commerce giants. Partnering with them is a great way to boost your organisation’s green credentials. Of course, there’s still a carbon cost to manufacturing electric vehicles – and until the UK electricity grid only uses renewable energy, charging them still relies on polluting fossil fuels. So, can we get even greener? Better places to walk and cycle More public transport, as well as new tax measures and incentives, will help. For example, Nottingham City Council has introduced a workplace parking levy raising money to invest in new tram routes, electric buses, cycling and public transport smartcards. More people are using public transport and congestion has been constrained, even as Nottingham’s economy has grown. But ultimately, we need to make greener transport more attractive. People will only be tempted out of their cars if we create liveable cities, towns and villages. With this in mind, the London Borough of Waltham Forest has taken bold steps to shift the way people travel. Its multi-million pound ‘Enjoy Waltham Forest’ project has made the borough a nicer place to make journeys by bike or on foot. The authority has redesigned road networks and crossings, built hundreds of bike hangars and storage areas, and planted 700 trees. Travelling bike or by foot will never be the answer for everyone – but it could be a huge part of the fight against climate change, particularly in our most crowded and polluted cities. As a London cyclist, I know how much staying active boosts my physical and mental health – in fact, it’s the polar opposite of a stressful hour stuck behind the wheel. Employers must get ahead of the game In March 2019, a Government survey found a record 80% of the British public were very or fairly concerned about climate change. The behaviour that most people thought would have the biggest impact on tackling climate change (if everyone does it) was choosing to walk, cycle or use public transport more instead of using a car. Employers need to recognise that public awareness of air pollution is growing every day, as are demands for climate action. More and more staff will expect their company to see the dangers and respond. So how can employers avoid being left behind? One great way is to partner with sustainable travel innovators such as Liftshare or Zedify – or ask your local authority to follow the lead of Waltham Forest or Nottingham. Our free toolkit, launched just a week ago, makes it even easier for councils and others to lead climate action and promote sustainable lifestyles. Employers can also help staff make the personal changes that protect their health and planet. How about bike vouchers or loans (and facilities to change and shower), or travelcard loans? The global switch to sustainable energy will only work if everyone gets their say, so ask your teams what changes they would like to see. Their feedback will create a much better working environment for all of us. Harriet Lamb, CEO, Ashden ________________________ ► Ashden supports and promotes sustainable energy enterprises from around the world, championing innovative solutions and campaigning for the changes needed to roll them out both locally and globally. Find out much more about their work, initiatives and resources at the Ashden website. ► Discover more green transport innovation... ...at the 2019 Ashden Awards in London on 3 July 2019. Tickets are available now. ► More about Harriet Lamb Harriet Lamb joined Ashden as CEO in May 2019, taking responsibility for the organisation’s ambitious new strategy to tackle climate change. She was formerly CEO at peacebuilding organisation International Alert and spent 15 years leading Fairtrade in the UK and globally. She has always worked for NGOs with a focus on international development, peace and the environment. More from the Harris Hill blog ► The 2019 Salary Report: Harris Hill and Charity Job's essential new guide to charity salaries ► Charity Careers: meet James Harris from Rethink Mental Illness ► International affairs and advocacy expert Andreea Petre-Goncalves on why Brexit means exit from the UK for her multinational family ► Back to the blog homepage
Welcome to the 2019 Salary Report, your definitive guide to salaries in the UK charity sector. With huge appreciation for all the enquiries we've already had about this year's release (and genuinely delighted by the demand!) we’re exceptionally pleased to bring you this brand new report. It's the 14th annual salary survey from Harris Hill, based on the thousands of charity vacancies we’ve worked on during the year: but this time that’s only half the story. To reflect the wider sector as accurately as possible we wanted to cover an even broader selection of roles, advertised by charities directly and recruiters like ourselves. So who better to ask than the experts at the UK’s largest specialist job board for not for profit, NGO, social enterprise, CIC and voluntary jobs, home to thousands of charity jobs every year? Happily they agreed, so we've been delighted to collaborate with CharityJob on this year’s report, bringing fresh perspective and insight, and a wealth of information that's helped to build our biggest, most accurate and comprehensive salary guide to date, based on no fewer than 45,000 genuine UK charity and not for profit vacancies from the past financial year. ____________________ What's new? ► In a forthcoming post we'll look at how the new approach has informed the final figures (for those who'd like to know more) and highlight some of the other key new features in this year's report. ► Look out too for the launch of a full digital version over at CharityJob, and here as part of our brand new Harris Hill Salary Centre, under construction as we speak to create a home for all things salary-related, all launching within the next few weeks! Read the new report We didn't want to keep you waiting a moment longer though, so with no further delay - except to sincerely thank the team at CharityJob (in particular content & SEO lead Stephanie Dotto and marketing manager Jade Phillips) for their tremendous help - we're delighted to bring you the full report to view or download in pdf format from the links below. ► In this year's 24-page report, you'll find candidate insights, market developments and recruitment trends, and salaries for charity and not for profit positions at all levels in: Admin & Support Events Policy & Research Advocacy Finance PR Campaigns General Fundraising Projects & Programmes Communications Human Resources Prospect Research Community Fundraising IT Supporter Services Corporate Fundraising Legacies Trust & Statutory Fundraising Data Management Major Donor Fundraising Volunteer Management Digital Marketing ...plus updates from our specialists on current rates for temporary, interim and senior executive roles. Direct Marketing Operations Click below for your preferred file size (screen resolution will suit most uses), or alternatively contact our consultants on 020 7820 7300 if you have any queries on salaries in these areas, who may also be able to send you a print copy of the booklet, subject to availability. We hope you'll find it a valuable and informative resource, and for more information you can also contact CharityJob on 020 8939 8430, our consultants on the number above or send us an email - and look out for the full digital editions coming very soon! ► Back to the Harris Hill blog homepage ► Check out the latest jobs in your field
“If it wasn’t for the treatment I received at the scene of my accident, and the fast transportation to a hospital, I would not be here today.” text "When the air ambulance arrived I thought it must be serious but I wasn’t aware of the level of expertise and equipment on board. Now I know that’s what made the difference and I wouldn’t be here today otherwise." text "I just can't believe I survived, I’m a very, very lucky man and I’m incredibly grateful to everyone involved.” The words of just three of the 25,000+ people who have been helped, rescued or owe their life to the Air Ambulance service of Kent, Surrey and Sussex since its inception in 1989. Thirty years on, the organisation’s still going strong and growing too, creating four fantastic new senior opportunities to lead on fundraising and the supporter experience, working from their base at Rochester Airport. Specifically, they're seeking the following: • Director of Individual Giving c.£53,000 • Director of Fundraising and Events c.£53,000 • Head of Supporter Experience £45,000 • Head of Individual Giving £38,000 It’s an inspiring place to work, knowing that everything you do has a direct impact on saving lives, and these are all key roles within the project. We can’t begin to do these opportunities justice here so check out our Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex pages for plenty more details of the organisation and these fantastic roles:
How do you become a fundraising director? Why work for a charity and what's the toughest job in fundraising? You'll find answers to these and much more in the latest Charity Careers, our series in which Nicola Greenbrook talks to key influencers in the charity sector, inviting them to share their career story and how they navigate the professional world. We discover what they've learned along the way, what motivates them to get up in the morning and even what their dream breakfast might look like when they do... This month, Nicola was delighted to chat to Andy Harris, Director of Income Generation for Shelter UK and discover how his team contributes towards the charity’s invaluable work, why every donation bag tells a story and what to do when you’re stuck in cosy corner… Hi Andy: how would you describe Shelter's purpose and the work you do? Shelter was founded 52 years ago, not by the wealthy or the powerful, but as a community organisation whose purpose was to change society. That means we’re needed now more than at any other time in our history: for millions of our fellow citizens, the fundamental human need for a safe home is ignored. Shelter exists to defend the right to a safe home. We’ve recently spent time as a charity looking at Shelter’s purpose, what were we founded to do and how we deliver against that. Shelter is changing and to help us we set ourselves five change mantras: Shelter will change the country, our enemy is social injustice, we say what we believe, we are all one Shelter, and we only do what meets our purpose. We're open 365 days a year so that no-one is left to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Every year, Shelter helps more than four million people providing expert advice and support through our free helpline, face-to-face and online services. For example, our legal advisors might represent someone in court facing eviction or negotiate with a council to find a homeless family somewhere to go. What are you personally responsible for? I’m responsible for income generation with an amazing team of around 350 spread right across the UK, comprising fundraisers and shop staff. There are around 90 Shelter shops on high streets with great community shop managers, assistant managers, volunteers and van drivers and they’re doing really well. We’ve seen a boom recently, possibly spurred by Marie Kondo’s Netflix series, but we always need more stock! Thankfully 2018 was a record-breaking year for income generation at Shelter as we’ve raised more than ever before, recruited more regular givers and smashed our Christmas fundraising targets too. I’m also responsible for our incredible Direct Dialogue fundraising team; street and door-to-door fundraising, with around 150 people at its peak. Where did you start your career and any key roles along the way? I began as Commercial Events Manager for a marketing company then saw a tiny advert in The Guardian (when you actually bought a newspaper to job search) for ‘Events Manager, London Charity’ and applied directly to the trustees. It was Mayhew Animal Home and I’ve never looked back. From there I worked for Macmillan Cancer Support as a Capital Appeal Manager in Epsom. I was a bit of an idle fundraiser to be honest; appeal managers would be called to a monthly review meeting with the big-wigs and each month I’d proudly report that I had exceeded the monthly target required…with next month’s in the drawer already! That was good major donor fundraising. A job at Sue Ryder for a Head of Regional Fundraising became vacant, supporting fundraising managers in all hospice and neurological centres, and I did that for seven years. I recruited a team of 100, knew everybody and had a great line manager (we love you Eric Grounds) but I realised in one of our management away days I was in ‘cosy corner’ so started seeing what was out there. A Director of Fundraising role came up at Action for Children, but I considered it a waste of time; that they’d never see me and that I didn’t have the experience. An agency persuaded me to allow them to send my CV in…and the rest is history. I stayed there for four years. When I saw the Director of Fundraising and Marketing role at Breast Cancer Care, I convinced myself they wouldn’t want me. As the closing date approached, I still wasn’t sure if I wanted to apply but the consultant was hounding me. So, I opened the job pack when the kids were up at 6.00 am watching Peppa Pig one Saturday. I thought I’d have a quick read and think of two or three things to say about why I wasn’t suitable; basically, talking myself out of it. Then I really read the job pack, researched and realised it was the job for me. After the first interview I walked out thinking what an idiot I was, believing I’d messed up. I got through to the next round, spent time with the CEO, Samia al Qadhi, the Board and all the direct line reports and knew this was such a good job and would be annoyed if I didn’t get it. I spent five years there; I was clear from the outset I would stay for around two and a half but there was big stuff happening internally and externally - a new brand, an office move, changes with our corporate partners, so it kind of swept me in. Then the job here came along which was back working with the incredible and hugely talented Polly Neate who I had worked with at Action for Children. You appear to have been driven by a continuous hunger in your career: when you exceed your targets and reach cosy corner, you do more. Has that appetite waned at all? I think that’s the job; if you’re stuck in cosy corner, or not striving to do more, it’s time to move over to let somebody else have a go. I could never work in a charity where I was simply required to raise £10 million for the next ten years. Where’s the drive in that? Essentially, I’m a salesman. I don’t have a pen or a car, but I’m selling a desire and a dream - the ability to defend the right to a safe home. Everyone has that fundamental right. There was a guy who worked in a pizza restaurant by day and slept on a park bench by night. He’d go to the local swimming baths for a shower, get dressed and work for 12 hours, then go back to sleeping on a park bench. That’s what drives me to do more. How do you keep your skills fresh and build your knowledge? I read books, blogs and trade press and always talk to people - I’m a great believer in recommendations. I’m not a massive social media fan. I tried Twitter for a while; I recognise it makes you accessible, but it didn’t raise money so I didn’t bother! What advice would you give to graduates considering a move into charity, or managers keen to become directors? From entry level, the best way up would be to start on a voluntary basis. Looking at those I’ve interviewed, their first fundraising jobs were being active in their student union, or as a volunteer fundraiser in whatever activity they are passionate about. I've also worked with some awesome fundraisers who joined from direct dialogue fundraising too. From managers progressing to directors, ensure you find the right people for your team. People can often become lazy; but it’s not always what the organisation will do for you, but what you will do for the organisation. If you want to develop your career you’ve got to put the hard work in. One thing the fundraising sector certainly needs is diversity; we simply won’t survive if every fundraiser went to university and reads The Guardian. What time does your alarm go off? Are you a snoozer or a spring-out-of-bedder? I don’t have an alarm - haven’t for years…I’ve got kids and a dog! Monday and Tuesday I have to be up mega early to drop the kids at breakfast club and this morning I was up at 6.15am. On a Wednesday or Thursday, if I’ve not got an early meeting, it’s nice to lay in until 7.00am. If you said to me you’ve got to get the 6.50 am train every day for the next five years, that would fill me with dread. I like the variety of the commute. The 8.10am has different people and is slightly less frantic. Whereas the 7.10am is a different world altogether… What's your dream breakfast and where would you eat it (and what’s the reality?) A fresh and vibrant greasy spoon (where you don’t come out smelling of breakfast!) in Glasgow or on the Isle of Wight. Where I used to work they used to do tea for 20p: where in London can you get a cup of tea for 20p?! My actual breakfast this morning was an apple and a coffee at my desk. I used to buy a big bag of pre-cut apple from Boots at Waterloo station to snack on during the day, but I was told off by my team! So, I bought 4 apples from M&S this morning and actually washed and cut them up myself. I’m trying to do my bit to reduce plastic. Can you talk us through your typical day? I spend a lot of time with the team, meeting people and talking to our service users and beneficiaries; I’m naturally curious. What Shelter does is quite complex, so if I have to ‘sell’ it, I have to understand it. There’s nothing better than spending the morning talking to volunteers and customers, hanging out in the shop and understanding people’s motivation. There’s always an interesting story and every bag of donations tells a different one. Our shops are all individual; because of the manager, volunteers and community the shop takes on a life of its own. The volunteer who works in the Brighton shop on a Tuesday and Friday controls the music and has a real distinct style; you can’t touch the music on these days! That’s great and it makes it memorable. To me, this encouragement to be an individual, reaffirms why I work for a charity and not for Mercedes Benz selling cars. Where and how do you spend your lunch break? I don’t really have one and I eat at my desk - that’s bad isn’t it? I prefer to do an hour ’s work then leave on time as it makes me more productive. Whitecross Street Food Market, just around the corner from Shelter’s offices, is great but very busy at lunchtime. It’s lovely in the morning when they’re cooking onions and there’s a Turkish family making flatbreads. I could stand there and watch them for ages. What’s been your best career ‘up’ and worst ‘down’ to date - why, and what did you learn from them? My ‘up’ would be doing the unexpected, like when Action for Children partnered with an elephant conservation charity the Elephant Family to create The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt. Or when a breast cancer charity (Breast Cancer Care) wins a partnership with The Football Association to create the Pass it On campaign rather than, for example, a prostate cancer charity. As for my ‘down’? Repeating the same thing and not getting the same result. We ran an event that was really successful; then re-did it the second year and it wasn’t. When the expectation of £2 million becomes £300,000 it’s a big disappointment. Who do you look up to within the sector? Our direct dialogue fundraisers. I spent a few days knocking on doors and standing on the street with them and realised they get knocked back hundreds of times every day. On one occasion it was pouring with rain and I felt like the ‘wally with the brolly’! It was the hardest day's work that I’ve ever done as a fundraiser and I felt emotionally and physically destroyed. Although people were really pleasant, it was soul destroying…nobody signed up and I gave in too easily! The team are amazing. Those in the sector who do more than me to improve the profession; being active in the speaking circuit, on boards or giving their advice freely. I know fundraisers that do masses for the sector and I always feel guilty. What gets you out of bed in the morning, even when it’s cold and rainy? The need to do a good job. You’ve got to get on, it’s easy to get stuck moaning! Some of my colleagues at Shelter who are active Tweeters are subject to some horrible trolling and abuse, and that would destroy me. I try to keep everything compartmentalised; I keep my work and home life separate and switch off between the two. It helps me focus. I am a doer but it annoys me that I can’t flick easily between the two. What are you reading, watching or listening to at the moment? Although I read quite a bit, I dip in and out as I don’t have a great attention span, and the idea of reading an academic book from front to back bores me to tears! I’m currently reading The Coaching Bible and a book called The Culture Code. I’m listening to Michelle Obama’s autobiography on my walk from Shelter (Old Street) to Waterloo. She has a lovely voice, and the 40 minutes with no disruptions flies by. I’m currently loving The Crown and a programme called Secrets of Her Majesty’s Secret Service about the creation of MI6. If It told you the music I’m listening to, people would take the mickey out of me…it’s quite cheesy! I need to get better at finding work-related podcasts (suggestions please) but I’m currently enjoying That Peter Crouch Podcast; if you’re a big football fan, you have to listen! What can’t you get through the day without? It sounds bad, but my phone (I never turn it off) and people. I get lonely working at home and prefer to be surrounded by people. I thrive on talking to my team and service users; you can’t do this job without that. I really love the fact that within a typical fundraising team you have such diverse roles. Often people with data, digital or analytical skills think they can’t work in fundraising. As a director, I try not to shut myself away. On joining Shelter, I moved out of my own office into the open plan, then encouraged all of the other directors in Old Street into doing the same and this neatly aligns with our ‘One Shelter’ mantra. What do you do in your spare time? What spare time?! I spend time with my family and walking the dog. Weekends are good for chilling, recovering, socialising and getting stuff done. My three boys are all into football so Sunday mornings mean different games at different times…so that keeps me busy! A very special thanks to Andy for his time and fascinating insight into his career to date and Shelter’s invaluable work, which you can find out more about here. Nicola Greenbrook - HR Specialist & Freelance Writer Contact Nicola Check out more Charity Careers: ► Sara Rees, Head of Fundraising, Rays of Sunshine Children's Charity ► Hannah Sanders, Consumer Brand Partnerships Lead, Save the Children ► Back to the blog homepage
On February 20th & 21st we're attending our very first event in Scotland (did you know we're operating in Scotland now?) and we'd love to meet you if you're there. Here's a quick rundown of the details... Organised by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and now in its 16th year, The Gathering is Scotland’s largest event for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations. With the support of Scotland's leading third sector publication TFN (Third Force News) it's grown bigger every year to become the largest free third sector event in the UK. Nearly 3,000 people enjoyed last year's packed programme of events, learning and networking opportunities, and this year we're delighted to be joining them! ------------------------------------------ Meet the team It's all happening on 20th and 21st February 2019 at the SEC in Glasgow, and you'll find us at Stand 16. There'll be Harris Hill staff on hand, including our man in Scotland Jason Jederon and Philip Nelson of Harris Hill Executive Search (our specialist division for charity CEO and senior executive recruitment) to answer any questions you may have on recruitment or retention issues, your career in the sector, applications, interviews and much more. ------------------------------------------ Share your views We're also keen to find out how we can help you: what are your biggest challenges and what would you love to see from a charity recruiter? Your requests and requirements will be fundamental in shaping our services in Scotland to make sure we're truly meeting your needs. So if there's anything you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to grab one of the team for a chat. Check out @scvotweet for the latest on the event and if you're heading along, we look forward to meeting you there! More from the Harris Hill Blog: ► Meet Jason Jederon: our charity specialist in Scotland ► Welcome to Harris Hill Scotland
The year might just be waking up but the 2019 Harris Hill Charity Series is already raring to go! Here's a quick update on the forthcoming quiz, bowling shenanigans and our Golden Softball competition winners... In search of answers... For everything we've learned as a species about science, evolution and the intricacies of the universe, some things remain impenetrable mysteries, the eternal unknowables; questions that have baffled mankind throughout history and continue to do so today. Most of them will probably turn up in the Charity Series quiz if past form is anything to go by, which returns for 2019 on February 5th, run by the all-knowing softball committee and contested by as many charities as our brilliant hosts at Patch St Paul's can possibly squeeze in! It's an evening of fun, fierce competitition and fiendishly difficult questions - plus prizes galore in the charity raffle. Last year's event raised a great sum for Muscular Dystrophy UK and this year we're hoping to do even better for QEF (Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People) - not least because the raffle tickets are no longer cash-only, you'll be able to go contactless too. ► Pre-event update: unfortunately as it turns out, it's not quite as easy to get a handy and portable card payment machine as the TV ads would have you believe, so we're working on a partial online solution. If you can though, please bring along some cash if you'd like to take part in the raffle. Which we highly recommend, as there's already a superb selection of prizes, generously donated by many of our local businesses and more across London. There's still more to come but huge thank-yous already to Embody Wellness and Floatworks Vauxhall, Oliver Bonas, first-rate florists Windmill Flowers, and both the Sipsmith and Beefeater Gin Distilleries! (we don't know who's been getting through all the gin, but keep up the good work). Team-wise the ones to beat are last year's top three: bronze medallists Asthma UK, runners-up Citizens Advice and 2018 champs the Canal & River Trust! Bring it on, as people reportedly say. A big night at the bowling! Meanwhile there were strikes to spare in November as the Charity Series returned to Rowans Tenpin Bowling in Finsbury Park for another high-stakes (by which I mean there were chocolate advent calendars to be won) bowl-off between the best part of 40 leading charities. A great night as always, and an astonishing one for Team HH: in a twist on our traditionally-terrible total it turns out last year's fifth place wasn't a fluke after all, and after a mere 172 years of the contest we might have finally got the hang of throwing the ball-thing in roughly the right direction. But it's not about us, it's about the brilliant charities taking part, and after a single year in third place the mighty 2015 and 2016 winners Age UK returned to the top, swiftly followed by a stellar performance from GOSH and a delighted Dogs Trust cracking the top three for the first time: At the end of the day we can probably all agree that the real winner here was bowling, but also top scorer Anthony of St Mungo's with a record-breaking 193 personally-earned points, the highest-ever individual score. Props too to CAF's Jack, Numan and Amy of St John Ambulance who we believe was the highest-scoring female bowler but shout if you know otherwise! Until next time... And finally, in (golden) softball news... Should you have somehow escaped missed it on Twitter and be wondering who won our competition for last summer's charity softball teams - or indeed what on earth we're talking about - then wonder no more. As you might have heard mention, we're immensely proud sponsors of the London Charity Softball League, which brings countless charities from the capital together throughout the summer, and never fails to impress us with the sheer dedication, good humour and hard work of players, supporters and organisers alike. It's a challenging, superbly organised and phenomenally popular contest which, were it not for those qualities, might have something in common with our very own summer-long challenge: Harris Hill's Golden Softballs! So what's it all about? Who won? And why? ► Read on for the full 2018 competition, all the balls, and news of our winners! ► Back to the blog homepage
If you’re anything like us, we’re guessing whatever you expected from 2018 wasn’t…well, whatever THAT was. It’s certainly been an eventful year, where even the legendary Sunset Beach would have struggled to top the procession of implausible storylines and ever-more-outlandish plot twists. Thankfully we've had a great year at Harris Hill though, and among many highlights we’ve thoroughly enjoyed having guest blogger Nicola Greenbrook on board, bringing us a fresh perspective on intriguing topics from her diverse background in HR, the charity sector, commercial firms, freelance writing and as a still-fairly-new mum! Much more to come from Nicola next year, plus a wealth of new features we're excited to bring you, and if you're thinking it might be time for a new job too, why not take our quiz and find out? In the meantime, our sincere thanks for reading this year, we hope you’ve found something interesting or useful along the way, and to see us into 2019, Nicola’s translated key tips from her columns into career goals for the year ahead. Assuming we haven’t all been repurposed as fruit pickers by the summer... Wedged between the festivities, last-minute Christmas shopping and enjoying a steady flow of prosecco-on-tap in December, I try to reclaim some time to reflect on the twelve months gone by. It’s a useful time to contemplate life or career milestones/achievements; what went well, not so well, and why - and any useful insights to pack up in your kit bag for the new year. I’m a natural reflector and very curious (qualities the CIPD believes important for HR and L&D professionals. Phew.) so I’m interested in the world around me and strive to find ways to do things a bit better. Even if you forgo the traditional concept of resolutions, it can be useful to have some aspirations to dip into every now and then. I’ve loved writing a range of articles for Harris Hill in 2018 and having the opportunity to interview two inspiring and successful charity professionals. Here’s a round-up of my articles, along with some suggested personal and career resolutions for your own personal 2019 compendium. January 2018 - Making a career change In January, I shared my personal experience of a career change and how utterly terrifying but hugely fulfilling it can be. I’d recently resigned from a senior charity HR role without the comfort of another job to go; to enable me to balance my HR career with a growing freelance business, and still be a good Mum to my precious two-year old son. I was keen to share my own adventures in transformation with anyone nervously considering doing the same. I offered some tips on what to consider when embarking on such a change - like doing the maths, having a plan and keeping focused. 2019 Career Resolution *I will take calculated risks in the pursuit of achieving my life and career goals* February 2018 - How to conquer your interview fears This month, I tackled one of the most unnatural forms of human interaction head on - THE JOB INTERVIEW. Drawing on my own experiences and some invaluable advice from a range of senior charity professionals, I shared ten ways to ensure an interview doesn’t metamorphose into an ordeal. This includes doing a dummy run, going all out with your prep and dressing for success. (I also confessed that I toppled down the stairs on the way in to a recent interview - not advised). 2019 Career Resolution *I will be not let fear get in the way of nailing the interview for my dream job* March 2018 - Charity Careers: Sara Rees I had the pleasure of interviewing Sara Rees for Harris Hill’s new feature, Charity Careers. I invited Sara, Head of Fundraising for Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, to share her personal career story to date and describe how she navigates the professional world (plus what she’s reading and her dream vs actual breakfast). Learning about Sara’s inspiring career so far, her thirst for learning and the energy she derives from the invaluable work of her team was infectious. She also shared the best piece of advice that always sticks in her mind. 2019 Career Resolution *Tell yourself now what you’d tell your young self; ‘I am unique; I know my strengths, I trust myself, I don’t need to seek approval or try to be someone else….I can handle it* April 2018 - That awkward moment: why we should embrace everyday embarrassments in working life For April’s feature, we went all-out cringe and focused on awkwardness; one of the most uncomfortable but common qualities we experience daily in our personal and professional lives. shared learnings from Melissa Dahl’s excellent book 'Cringeworthy: How to Make the Most of Uncomfortable Situations' and provided some insight into why we feel awkward, how to manage it, and why even the most painful moments could be valuable to our development. With tips that included not running away from a red-faced moment, planning a difficult conversation and altering our mindsets, this month we were ready and willing to embrace the cringeworthy. 2019 Career Resolution *I will reframe an ‘awkward’ moment and manage it well; growing my courage and experience in the process* May 2018 - Would HR in the charity sector work for you? Here’s the inside view. In May, I asked my friends and colleagues in the charity HR sector to join me in exploring what makes working in charity HR so different from other sectors and the challenges unique to not-for-profit. We also shared some tips those wanting to make a career change and for charity HR people looking to improve their current processes. I learnt motivation is often the key driver for charity HR professionals, that the most common misconceptions about working for a charity can be easily dispelled and that prior charity experience isn’t always necessary when considering a leap from corporate to charity - even for the large organisations. 2019 Career Resolution *I will consider work that can potentially change the world - on a voluntary or permanent basis* June 2018 - How to start a new job… and survive If you started a new job in 2018 you might agree with the CIPD’s depiction of how it feels; ‘…like going to a party where you don't know anybody - pretty intimidating and not very enjoyable’. I began a new role in May and although I love it now, I felt like the shy, terrified new girl for the whole of month one. So I wrote a feature about being the newbie, what strategies to deploy, and what to do (and not to do) in your first few weeks into a new job to ensure a successful inauguration. From ‘starting before you start’, preparing yourself for feeling utterly silly and bringing your entire self to work, my tips were aimed at easing your newbie nerves and pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone so you could enjoy the party. 2019 Career Resolution *I will aim to always make a good impression, consider my ‘personal brand’ and be friendly to everyone as a rule* July 2018 - How to overcome impostor syndrome This month, we delved a little deeper into the psychological pattern of Impostor Syndrome (IS) - the persistent inability to believe your success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved. I outlined the symptoms to look out for, why we need to tackle IS to avoid people-pleasing, overworking and becoming stressed or depressed and ways to cope with it. I was surprised to learn IS doesn’t discriminate; the most outwardly confident and successful people - Maya Angelou, Albert Einstein, Tina Fey and Lupita Nyong’o - were amongst the award-winning, high achievers affected. 2019 Career Resolution *I will defy impostor syndrome and remember it’s hard work, tenacity and skill - not luck - that drives my success* August 2018 - Charity Careers: Hannah Sanders In the second Charity Careers interview of 2018, we met enthusiastic polymath Hannah Sanders, Consumer Brand Partnerships Lead for Save the Children. I discovered that by studying hard, learning from the guidance of some inspiring colleagues and having a constant appetite for knowledge, Hannah secured her dream job. She shared some great insights and left us in awe with her zest for life and impressive hobbies that included drawing, Lindy Hop dancing and learning Welsh. 2019 Career Resolution *I will be curious, inquisitive and build an appetite for knowledge to broaden my skills and advance my career* September 2018 - How to be productive at work Are you one of the half of workers who regularly fall down an Instagram rabbit hole, find it difficult to sidestep chatty co-workers and suffer from email overwhelm? In September, I shared some useful hacks to limit procrastination and help us all be more productive at work. Tips included avoiding starting anything without a to-do, get to know when you’re ‘peak you’ and avoid overdoing it or eroding performance by working through lunch. As Maya Angelou once wisely said, 'Nothing will work unless you do’. 2019 Career Resolution *I will reframe the day’s first hour as ‘Power Hour’; planning, prioritising and organising my day rather than looking at my phone* October 2018 - The (subtle) power of introversion In October, I warned Harris Hill Blog readers that the introverts were coming… and that it was good for business. I shared my research on introversion, ambiversion and extroversion and why being an introvert doesn’t equal low-energy, a lack of resilience or rudeness. Conversely, introverts make great leaders, have excellent listening skills and use their preference for quiet working to boost creativity and deliver. I made the case for the quietly contemplative, encouraged by the work of attorney-turned-author Susan Cain and her Quiet Revolution, and outlined some ideas to channel introversion into success at work. 2019 Career Resolution *I will embrace my personal traits, rather than correct them, and learn how to use them to my advantage* November 2018 - Why a workplace mistake could be the best move you’ve made Finally, in November I shone the spotlight on the the work blooper - the nausea-inducing, embarrassment-causing (but great for pub anecdotes) experience of making a huge mistake. I wrote about why we make mistakes, reassured readers that it’s good to make mistakes, provided some insight on what you can learn from a mistake and suggested ways to manoeuvre your way out of a potential crisis. I reached out to friends, colleagues and LinkedIn’ers to ask if they’d be willing to reveal their most unforgettable career-clangers - and the result was a fascinating (and hilarious) tapestry of goofs to entertain and reassure anyone who still feels sick about the mistake they made three months ago. 2019 Career Resolution *I will not ruminate over mistakes I’ve made at work but use them to do better next time* —————————— I wish you all a happy, healthy and successful 2019; crammed full of all the things you love doing. Merry Christmas! Nicola Nicola Greenbrook - HR Specialist & Freelance Writer Contact Nicola More from the Harris Hill blog: ► Quiz: Should you look for a new job in 2019? ► Specialist charity recruitment: now available in Scotland! ► Back to the blog index
A new year, a fresh start, and time for a new job? How do you know if it’s really time to move on? It’s a question that can get stuck in your head, like a hit from the ‘80s, or a metal plate. Should I stay or should I go, you wonder – wouldn’t it be good? How will I know? And when will I be famous, exactly? Well, wonder no more, because our hastily-cobbled-together new year quiz is here to help you find out! As the UK's leading specialists in charity sector recruitment we've got decades of experience and expertise, absolutely none of which went into this spurious exercise. Ten simple questions, zero scientific legitimacy: just select the end of each statement that best completes it for you. (You’ll need to tot up your answers at the end – we'd have made it interactive but had a party meeting to get to and largely imaginary coding skills. Plus the last time we tried embedding anything - well, let's just say there was bit of a misunderstanding and now we can't look anyone from IT in the eye). Let's move swiftly along and get started... For each of the ten statements below, simply choose the ending that's most applicable for you: 1. Your boss is… A An endless source of inspiration! B Quick to show appreciation C No real cause for celebration D Hopeless beyond explanation E Under police investigation 2. You’re expecting the year ahead to be… A More amazing than ever! B Pretty good, on the whole C More of the same D 365 more days of relentlessly soul-destroying misery E 1989 3. The moment you wake up in the morning you’re… A Bouncing up and out of bed! B Planning for the day ahead C Wishing it was Sunday instead D Overwhelmed with fear and dread E Sorry, you’ve lost me there. Wake up…in the morning? 4. You travel in… A With a smile on your face and a spring in your step! B With a packed schedule and everything you need for a busy and productive day C With far too many other people - it's definitely getting worse D With grudging resentment and an emergency bottle of gin E Style, regardless of expense 5. At 4pm on a typical Monday we’d probably find you… A Sighing with contentment - we're doing something wonderful here B Trying to get as much done as possible by the end of the day C Buying things online – there's some brilliant deals on Groupon this week D Crying in the stationery cupboard. Mondays are cruel. E Flying, probably. I’m always flying somewhere. 6. If they made you CEO tomorrow you would… A Probably burst with pride and delight! What a privilege! Though I hope this doesn’t mean something terrible’s happened to Martin? B Be very surprised, super-nervous, but pretty chuffed I guess – I’d certainly give it a go! C Of this place? Oh, right. Well, so long as there's a decent payrise. D Derive immense pleasure from firing each and every one of these ‘people’ E Be totally confused but hey, how hard can it be - yeah, why not? 7. You’ve won £50 million on the lottery*! (*you haven't, just to be clear for legal purposes: it’s a hypothetical premise in a made-up quiz) You would… A Donate the lot to charity and keep on coming to work of course – I couldn’t leave these guys! B Throw the biggest leaving party this place has ever seen. Free champagne for everyone! C Be out of here before you could blink D Bribe the board to retire, take over, and derive immense pleasure from firing each and every one of these ‘people’ E Oh, Marbs or Ibiza darling, straight away. Miami if it’s winter. 8. The highlight of your time there is… A Probably yet to come! But otherwise, gosh, so many to choose from! B Getting that great new project off the ground – we've been able to make a real difference with the revenue generated C Hard to remember off the top of my head, but I’m sure there was something a few years back D ...going to be the look on their faces when I finally announce which orifice they can kindly insert their job into E Highlights? Are people still having those? 9. With a month left to use it, you've still got a week of your annual leave. You… A Don’t want it anyway – who’d skip a single day with these wonderful people? B Try and book the rest of it in without missing anything too important C Immediately book the next week off and head for a Spanish resort to soak up the sun, sea breezes and your bodyweight in Sangria D Don’t understand the question. Obviously I got through it all months ago - why on earth would I be here otherwise? E Sorry no, you’ve lost me again - my annual what? 10. When the time eventually comes to move on, you’ll… A Miss these guys SO much, we’re like family! Actually some of us are now – oh, that was a beautiful wedding. Shame they can’t stand each other now of course, but if we sit them at opposite ends they can't throw anything sharp past the photocopier. It's a pity our interns keep leaving, though. B Keep in touch, at least with the people I'm closest to here. Probably my manager too, you never know if I might want to come back one day. C Have to do leaving drinks I suppose. If I fake being totally hammered by 7.30 I can probably get home in time for Bake-Off. D Write a tell-all memoir of my heroic struggle, describing the countless misdemeanours of my colleagues in unnecessarily salacious detail E Already be living it large in the next place to be - the party's wherever I am! Job done! You've made it to the end of the questions. So what does the year ahead have in store for you? Should you stay put, or start searching? If your answers were... Not that you'd dream of it, but don’t even think about moving! Stay exactly where you are; they love you there and by golly, you just love them right back. Possibly a little bit too much but honestly, who can blame you? It’ll all end in tears of course, because you’ve never built the ten-foot wall of cynicism that shields the rest of our blackened hearts, but don't listen to the doubters. You're having a ball, so good for you and long may it last! However unlikely that may be! Top tip for 2019: Maybe just start keeping track of the cats you're adopting - is that the fourth now? It's all good! You've got a decent employer, you’re valued, doing well and even if it’s not your ultimate dream job, it’s right enough for right now. There’s no harm in scanning the job ads occasionally in case there's something even better, but you’ve still got potential there yet, room to grow, and so much going on that it's highly unlikely you're doing trivial internet quizzes. We're wasting our time here, basically. Top tip for 2019: They won't be reading this, so if everyone could just quietly hum to themselves to fill the gap here, that’d be great thanks. It's not you, it's your job. Or maybe it is you - oddly we can't quite be sure despite the forensic questioning. Either way, whatever fireworks there may once have been have long since burned out and the relationship's stuck in a rut. You're going through the motions but it's not bringing the best out of either of you and frankly, you both deserve better. There's always the chance you can turn things around - like there's always the chance of it snowing in August - but if we were in your shoes we'd ask ourselves a) if we still want to be there in three years' time, and b) why on earth we're borrowing your shoes. We're not even the same size. Top tip for 2019: You're capable of so much more, so dust off your CV, do something about your hair (trust us), and get searching for a great new job! Okay, before we can talk we'd appreciate if you'd put that thing down. That's better, thank you. Well, we're sure you don't need us to tell you it's time to move on, and the sooner the better for all concerned. Life could be so much better in a job that you actually like, surrounded by people you don't loathe with every fibre of your being. We can't guarantee you'll walk straight into that kind of job - not while the bitterness can still be seen from space, at least - but it's got to be worth a try, right? Things have turned toxic and it's time to shape up and ship out. And if you can do it without anyone requiring emergency services, it's an achievement to mention in interviews. Result! Top tip for 2019: Even if you've already checked today, it's always worth making absolutely sure you're not the prime minister. …we should point out this is NOT a dietary recommendation. Because, well we don't quite know how to put this, but we ran your answers through our highly sophisticated analysis machine and the phrase that came back was 'either too high or too rich to function'. The machine's words, not ours - and frankly a bit much from an overpromoted calculator that can barely manage to switch itself on, but that's modern technology for you. Either way it's not something we see in a job specification all that often, so the prospects there aren't brilliant - but at least you're happy, artificially-induced or otherwise. Here's to 2019! Top tip for 2019: Wherever is the new 'new Ibiza', after whatever was the new Ibiza last year. And never be photographed without sunglasses - have them surgically attached if necessary (somebody will know somebody, just ask around). That's the end of the quiz and should it not be already, we’d like to make abundantly clear that none of the above should be taken as remotely sensible career advice. But if you'd like some proper assistance with finding new jobs in the charity sector, just get in touch with one of our specialist consultants! Alternatively you can browse through our current vacancies, or give us a call on 020 7820 7300 - we'd love to hear from you. In the meantime, good luck if you're thinking of moving, and our very best wishes for 2019! Team Harris Hill More from the Harris Hill blog: ► Specialist charity recruitment: now available in Scotland! ► 2018 review and career resolutions for the new year ► Back to the blog index