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Fundraising Recruitment

Recruiting specialist fundraisers and creating long term impact. We're proud to recruit incredible people who are changing their charities through income generation.

Talented and passionate about growing income for impact. We work with brilliant organisations to recruit people who will make a difference.

Recruit the best fundraisers

Friendly, focused and proud to work with third sector fundraisers

Finding talented fundraisers is a skill, particularly given the best fundraisers are in demand. Our team, headed up by Simon Callaghan, Director of Fundraising Appointments are experts in partnering with clients to recruit exceptional people.

Like the organisations we partner with, we’re values led

We know how important it is to attract fundraisers with a proven track record in generating income, alongside having a passion for the cause.

Moreover, we’re experienced at partnering in the long term, and building a knowledge of our client’s culture, which minimises risk of a hire not succeeding.  We understand the incredible impact a high performing fundraising team can have on a charity – providing financial sustainability but also doing so much more than just raising money, including creating innovation in service delivery.

In July 2018, the International Rescue Committee UK won Best Large Fundraising Charity at the Institute of Fundraising Awards. We are incredibly proud to have worked with their Senior European Fundraising Director, Emma Bolton, to recruit two-thirds of her successful team.

Our expertise in recruiting fundraisers from Director of Fundraising to mid-level specialist ‘head of’ and manager positions leads to long-term relationships as we build up in-depth knowledge of the culture of your fundraising team.

“I secured an exciting position thanks to the professionalism and guidance provided by Peridot Partners. They are one of those rare recruiters in the market place that genuinely take the time to get to know their candidates by understanding your skills, your experience, your qualities and what you are looking for in your next role. Whether you’re a candidate or client, I couldn’t recommend Peridot Partners highly enough.”

Head of Philanthropy & Corporate Partnerships, Help for Heroes

Proud fundraisers but people first

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When you apply for a fundraising role through Peridot, we make sure you feel valued, listened to and fully prepared.

We want to make sure that, whatever the outcome, candidates have the best experience of us and take something from the process we have run.

We’ll keep people up to date on progress, give constructive feedback and ensure you are supported throughout your application.

We also want to get more fundraisers onto trustee boards. We believe that having skilled fundraisers can really support the growth of organisations. Read our report>

Recruiting talented fundraisers

Senior Fundraising Recruitment Agency - female fundraiser

When you’re working with our fundraising appointments team, we’ll get to know your organisation and understand your objectives.

We’ll always be open and work with integrity, and we’ll provide detailed feedback on the market, including challenges and opportunities.

We’re not going to send you a multitude of CVs. That’s not our style. We’ll listen to what you need and find the best people who fit your needs and want to be part of what you do.

We get to know our candidates and how their values align with your own. How their achievements can drive you forward, and how they will respond in the face of your challenges.


See our open fundraising roles

We’re experts in fundraising recruitment

It’s a candidate led market, so we focus on quality, high achieving and values-led fundraisers.

Our selected track record

Director level


Malaria No More – Director of Philanthropy & Programme Partnerships

Development Media International – Director of Business Development

The Roundhouse – Associate Director, Philanthropy

Carers Trust – Director of Fundraising & Marketing Communications

NHS Charities Together – Director of Fundraising

Sabre Education – Director of Fundraising & Communications

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Director of Fundraising

North London Hospice – Director of Fundraising and Corporate Engagement

St Nicholas Hospice Care – Income Generation Director

St Luke’s Hospice, Harrow and Brent – Director of Fundraising

Haven House Children’s Hospice – Director of Fundraising

Myeloma UK – Director of Fundraising

The Children’s Trust – Director of Fundraising

Newlife – Director of Fundraising

Head of


RSPCA – Head of Philanthropy

Alzheimer’s Society – Head of Philanthropy

Alzheimer’s Society – Senior Philanthropy Manager x 4

International Rescue Committee – Head of Trusts & Foundations

Age UK – Head of Individual Marketing

Carers Trust – Head of Philanthropy and Partnerships

Hospice UK – Head of Corporate

WWF – Head of Partnership Development

Bowel Cancer UK – Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy

World Vision – Head of Philanthropy

World Vision – Head of Corporate Partnerships and New Business

Newlife – Head of Corporate Fundraising

Newlife – Head of Public Fundraising

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital – Head of Philanthropy

The Royal Free – Head of Philanthropic Partnerships

Isabel Hospice – Head of Corporate, Community and Events

Hospice in the Weald – Head of Fundraising

Voices Foundation – Head of Fundraising


NHS Charities Together – Corporate New Business Manager

NHS Charities Together – Corporate Account Manager

NHS Charities Together – Regular Giving Manager

The Roundhouse – Senior Philanthropy Manager

World Vision – Senior Trusts and Foundations Manager

The Royal Marsden – Trusts Manager

The Royal Marsden – Prospect Research Manager

Oxfordshire Mind – Capital Appeal Lead

AFC Wimbledon Foundation – Fundraising Manager

Help for Heroes – Corporate New Business Manager

Non-Executive Directors

Jane Goodall Institute – Fundraising Trustee

Galapagos Conservation Trust – Fundraising Trustee

CPRE – The Countryside Charity – Fundraising Trustee

Myeloma UK – Fundraising Trustee

VSO International – Fundraising Trustee

Smile Train UK – Fundraising Trustee

World Book Day – Fundraising Trustee

The Change Project – Fundraising Trustee

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