I’m a passionate advocate of fundraising and the need for the charity and not for profit sector to appreciate and celebrate the vital role fundraisers play.
I’ve been in the fundraising sector since leaving university and have worked for several small, medium, and large charities, both in the UK and Australia, which has given me broad knowledge and appreciation of this unique sector. Whilst my focus has generally been on individual giving, having worked in small teams, I have worked and supported most other fundraising income streams, including legacies, corporate, major donor and trusts/statutory.
With such a varied background as a fundraiser, the next logical step was straight into recruitment! Given my deep understanding and varied experience, I can help many more charities by recruiting the next generation of fundraisers. I am really excited to use my insight to support and advise organisations and candidates to overcome some of the role-specific and organisational challenges I faced during my own fundraising career.
I am a big fan of cinema and make regular use of my Picturehouse membership but steer clear of the blockbusters as I’m all about independent films; I think the world has had enough of superheroes and their prequels/sequels. I’m also a big fan of proper pubs (the ones that don’t serve food), Queens Park Rangers FC and Bob Mortimer.
We have worked with a number of agencies over the years, but none have offered such a clear and concise update of the progress during the recruitment campaign. Josh was able to offer invaluable insight and I feel that they have really exceeded expectations by way of insight throughout the whole process.
Josh encouraged us to see a third applicant, when we had settled on a shortlist of two, which we believe was probably the correct and fair decision.
Recruitment Officer, The Air Ambulance Service
Alzheimer’s Society | Corporate Account Managers x2
Alzheimer’s Society | Senior Philanthropy Manager (Major Gifts)
Compass | Membership and Fundraising Manager
The Air Ambulance Service | Head of Mass Fundraising
Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity | Corporate Partnerships Manager
Josh’s entire approach is fantastic. He clearly has excellent sector knowledge and made the entire process as painless as possible. Josh was really thorough in how he prepped me at application and interview.
Shortlisted Candidate for a music charity
Josh was great – he was supportive, communicative, helpful and fair when managing expectations and the process of the interviews and the employer’s determination of appointment.
Shortlisted Candidate for a NHS charity