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Welcome to Harris Hill South West

Specialist and professional recruitment services for the South West

At Harris Hill we've been bringing remarkable people together with fantastic organisations in the third sector for more than 25 years. With over 30 experienced consultants nationwide, we're the UK's leading specialists in charity recruitment, covering head office roles from fundraising to finance and HR, marketing, digital, data, operations and more.

Uniquely among charity recruiters, each of our consultants is a specialist in their field, allowing us to build stronger client and candidate relationships and exceptional market knowledge. We're also closely engaged with the sector through our series of charity events, regular features and interviews, our annual salary survey, active social media channels and many other means, complementing our unique specialist approach to bring you exceptional results and an unrivalled network of charity professionals.


Introducing Harris Hill South West

We work with everyone from the smallest local organisations to major national charities, and while many of the largest are headquartered in the South-East (like our own head office), we’ve long been keen to provide an accessible, face-to-face service elsewhere in the UK too.

So we're delighted to say that expansion is now underway, and along with new operations in Scotland, Harris Hill's first fully-fledged regional office is officially up and running here in the South West, based in the beautiful city of Bath.

Leading the charge is our local expert on all things southwesterly, Ben Pountney (click to view Ben's profile) who's an expert in executive recruitment within the sector, with more than a decade's experience of senior-level appointments for a wide variety of organisations. As such the new office is already a strong outpost of Harris Hill Executive Search, our senior executive division, but as well as chief executives and board members we also cover roles in all major charity functions including fundraising, marketing, HR, operations and finance, within the region.

In the short time we’ve been open we have already made appointments at chief executive and director level in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Worcestershire, and we’ve just recruited our second member of staff to manage the workload.​​







Our South West office

You'll find us right in the centre of Bath, close to the Theatre Royal, Bath Abbey, the Roman Baths (and perhaps just as importantly, Waitrose):

► Harris Hill, 4 Queen Street, Bath BA1 1HE

► 01225 904651 • southwest@harrishill.co.uk​​





Our clients

Every year we recruit for more than 500 charities and not for profit organisations of all shapes and sizes - here are just a few of the most familiar names:




Supporting the South West Development Directors' Forum

We're delighted to announce a new three-year partnership in which we'll be sponsoring, supporting and working together with the South West Development Directors' Forum.

This is a fantastic organisation aimed at bringing charity leaders, expertise and initiatives together from all corners of the South West, to share knowledge, exchange ideas and improve skills.

More information to come soon, but currently they're looking for senior charity professionals in the South West to join their next leadership programme which starts in October 2019. The programme is open to senior charity staff who hold some strategic and budgetary responsibility and wish to improve their leadership skills. 

You can find out more about this fantastic course, and the organisation as a whole, at the South West Development Directors' Forum website. 




Need any advice on salaries?

Our 2019 Salary Report is by far the most comprehensive we've ever created, thanks to teaming up with another of the leading names in charity recruitment: CharityJob!

By joining forces we've been able to bring you rates for more than 350 roles in 26 different job functions, drawn from more than 45,000 real UK charity vacancies in 2018-19, plus candidate insights and all the latest recruitment trends from our sector specialists.

► The Harris Hill & CharityJob 2019 Salary Report




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