Director of Fundraising and Marcomms Appointments with a keen eye for spotting the best fundraising talent

Simon Callaghan, Director of Fundraising Appointments, Peridot Partners

Simon Callaghan
Director of Fundraising and Marcomms Appointments

e. simon@peridotpartners.co.uk
m. 07702 678658

Recruiting key fundraising and marcomms roles for major national and international charities

I love music and have a soft spot for Tom Waits and Nick Cave. Following Norwich City Football Club provides a roller coaster of emotions, but when that isn’t going particularly well my two young sons provide better entertainment. I also like to get in the kitchen to rustle up my speciality jerk chicken.

I lead our fundraising recruitment and recruitment for the marketing and communications sector at Peridot Partners. I’ve delivered key roles for major local, national and international charities including Carers Trust, The Prince’s Trust, Alzheimer’s Society, UNICEF, The Royal Foundation, Action for Children and The Children’s Trust. I’m also privileged to have worked with many hospices around the country to recruit for fundraising and marketing roles.

I’m very proud of the work completed for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, including recruiting an Associate Director, Philanthropy to deliver a £70m capital appeal and my work with start-up charities including The Felix Project to build fundraising infrastructure and capacity. I’ve worked closely with the International Rescue Committee UK to recruit a range of roles and was thrilled to see their fantastic team win the IoF’s Fundraising Team of the Year award.

I’m also passionate about increasing the number of professional fundraisers on Trustee Boards and have worked with Chairs and CEOs to attract first-time Trustees with expertise in income generation.

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Track record in fundraising recruitment:

NHS Charities Together | Director of Fundraising

Myeloma UK | Director of Fundraising

International Rescue Committee | Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships

Age UK | Head of Legacies

Royal Marsden Cancer Charity | Associate Director, Philanthropy

Alzheimer’s Society | Head of Philanthropy

Meet Simon Callaghan

As our Director of Fundraising & MarComms Appointments, Simon knows the market and the people that organisations need to grow realise their growth.

“Simon gave good counsel and working together felt like a partnership. He skilfully navigated both a complex internal stakeholder environment while steering us through the realities of the external market for talent and sourcing a range of diverse candidates.”

Chloe Kembery, Director Marketing and Fundraising, Scouts

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