We love a challenge and it’s really fun thinking outside the box when assisting client’s in building teams with likeminded individuals. We are not ‘sales people’; we listen, consult, deliver and have fun along the way.
Our business is built on candidate and client referrals. We care about our relationships and have enjoyed watching hundreds of our candidates start their careers in administration and work their way up to directors.
We started the business because we genuinely love what we do and we intend to be around to help you for a long time. We operate across the Not for Profit sector, recruiting at all levels, covering contract and permanent opportunities.
In April 2020, Charity Talent and FlowFolk launched ‘CharityFolk’ an independent initiative to introduce furloughed marketing, digital, fundraising and data talent to the charity and not for profit sector. The campaign has enabled Charities to get access to an army of volunteers to support their needs, and enabled talented furloughed individuals to continue to use their invaluable skills for an awesome purpose!
Over the last year of the campaign, we have successfully introduced over 250 volunteers to over 100 charities. These volunteers have assisted charities to deliver vital services who have struggled to meet the increased needs for support during this crisis. We want this campaign to continue to scale and grow and we are keen to hear from more volunteers who would like to assist charities and not for profit organisations.
What a fabulous initiative in such a dark time. Putting furloughed talent to good use. Within 4 hours of connecting, I had received 4 high quality CV’s and we’ve got a first class marketing team assembled in just a few days. Now at Tree Shepherd we’re able to market our tremendous start-ups who have been so badly affected by COVID. Thank you Charity Talent.
Like so many charities, Childhood Trust has struggled to meet the increased need for support during the COVID crisis. The help of Charity Talent & Flowfolk who placed two furloughed volunteers, it will make a huge difference to our work. Thank you.
I would like to pass a huge thanks to Charity Talent and their connections and support from FlowFolk who have helped Bexley Moorings Project. In a short space of time they have provided a link with a marketing professional who is helping us review our digital presence - an amazing support!
Big thanks to Ella and the team at CharityFolk for helping us recruit a furloughed Marketing volunteer to look at our website. We’ve wanted to review our website from the perspective of a customer and she has produced an indepth report with some quick wins (always important for a Charity) and some more indepth recommendations. A big thank you from Working Families.
I want to pay tribute to the brilliant folk at Charity Talent & FlowFolk who have been so helpful in this COVID period. Connecting furloughed staff with charities like Bikeability Trust they can partner with has provided with me as a leader a great source of inspiration, advice and talent to draw on in what has been a frantic period. Thank you Ella Gardiner & Natashja van der Westhuizen, such a worthwhile endeavour and I applaud for you for it!
Our huge thanks go to the teams at Charity Talent and FlowFolk for introducing CHICKS to exceptionally talented volunteers who have generously donated their time to help our marketing and design efforts in recent weeks. We are so grateful for the support you've shown at a challenging time for CHICKS and so many charities. Thank you all for your time and efforts
Like a lot of UK charities, Transform Housing & Support has been facing may additional challenges during the coronavirus pandemic requiring clear and timely communications. Thanks to Ella at Charity Talent and FlowFolk, though - who placed a fantastic furloughed volunteer and Communications Manager Jo Lambert Smith with us - we've been able to communicate with colleagues, clients and partners while continuing to deliver vital services.
A brilliant initiative emailed via LinkedIn and Natashja van der Westhuizen & Ella Gardiner. It's not what you know, its who you know! Well done CharityTalent and FlowFolk. #charityfolk
Creating a network of experienced professionals from private and voluntary/charity sector, who were furloughed, to volunteer their professional skills to small charities, CIC's and not for profit etc..
Through your super initiative we have one volunteer helping us with our Five Year Strategy and Business Plan, plus another helping us with our budgets, planning and applying for tenders etc.
As a small start up Community Interest Company, desperate for funds to launch our trauma informed abstinence recovery program, and our sex worker outreach program. This experience is invaluable, and truly truly appreciated!!
There are always positives to take from every situation. Thank you to Charity Talent and FlowFolk for setting up the brilliant Charity Folk initiative - matching up furloughed professionals with charities like Watford FC's Community Sports & Education Trust who need the support of volunteers now more than ever.
Grateful to Charity Talent and FlowFolk for establishing a process to match experts who have been furloughed with charitable organisations who will benefit from their knowledge and experience. BCHA is excited to welcome volunteers this week and looking forward to the mutual learning opportunity.
I'm so thankful to have been introduced to The Renewal Programme by Flow Folk and Charity Talent. I’m can use my skills to support the vital work they do, alongside learning and developing my work experience whilst on furlough. I'm really enjoying learning about social media management and enhancing my skills.
Learning about the community of Newham, it’s heritage, culture and people, is particularly valuable and rewarding. I’m inspired by the selflessness of every person that volunteers or works with the charity. They're undoubtedly a very strong community with a smart, innovative team of people who care deeply about protecting vulnerable people.
I've gained valuable life and work experience so far, and am particularly thankful to Abi, the Digital Communications and Fundraising Officer, for her patience and guidance. I hope to meet the team in person once it's safe
A week ago I had a connection request from Natashja van der Westhuizen - fast forward a week and Charity Talent has found us four brilliant corporate volunteers to help support Power2 in the current COVID crisis. What brilliant service - thank you very much!
A big thank you to Charity Talent and FlowFolk. Between these two innovative recruitment agencies, we have managed to secure some interim voluntary digital and marketing support from a digital expert who is currently furloughed which should help to ensure that the MS Trust is better able to weather the current perfect storm that is #covid19
Massive thank you to Charity Talent and FlowFolk for matching us at Actionaid with a fantastic volunteer via their volunteer scheme for furloughed employees. Would definitely recommend to any colleagues in the sector.
Thank you to FlowFolk and Charity Talent for their digital volunteering programme which we were able to get support from at Kids . Joining the programme was so easy and Ella Gardiner was able to offer some potential volunteers within hours of our initial call! Our volunteer Mary was amazing and was able to help with the brief and support our social media messaging across four weeks and as part of a national fundraising campaign.
Thank you to FlowFolk and Charity Talent for connecting us to such a great volunteer at a time that we really needed the extra support and expertise!
Thank you to FlowFolk and Charity Talent for their digital volunteering programme that we recently benefited from at Alexandra Rose Charity during our recent #ChampionsforChildren fundraising campaign. I was told about the programme by Sarah Johnstone at The Childhood Trust. I spoke with Ella Gardiner at Charity Talent, she listened really carefully to what our needs were and then she found the amazing Billur Kayador for us. This all happened really quickly and Billur was highly skilled and got to grips with our brief brilliantly. Billur helped us achieve some of our KPIs for the campaign including a significant increase in visitors to our website and increase the number of followers to our Facebook page. Thanks again for this brilliant initiative and a great collaboration between charities and marketing professionals at this challenging time.
MicroLoan Foundation along with the whole charity sector has taken a big hit during the pandemic but there are also positive things happening. Thanks to Charity Talent we have two furloughed senior marketing professionals working with us on a voluntary basis. Their knowledge, expertise and brilliant enthusiasm is really inspiring.
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Natashja is a fantastic recruiter with whom I have worked with over 10 years. Having worked with Natashja on both recruitment of candidates for RNIB and on my own personal job search I have been extremely impressed by her dedication and ability to provide a first class service. The reason why Natasha is my ‘go to’ agency is because she takes time and effort to really understand the needs of the role I need to recruit for. This takes diligence as well as a full understanding of the culture of the Organisation. She has an intuitive understanding of the Charity sector and needs of clients, which is reinforced by perceptive placement skills. I always trust her recommendations and judgment and will not hesitate to recommend.
Stel Kyriacou – Senior Operations Manager, RNIB
Natashja guided me expertly into my first roles in the charity sector, where I’ve been lucky enough to build a fulfilling career over the past 14 years. She placed me in my first job in the Charity Sector as an Administrator and now I am a Executive Director. I often rely on her expertise and recommend her widely as a consummate professional who is kind and great fun to work with. I’m always impressed with her dedication to the sector, which shows in the diligence she exhibits in working with clients.
James Newell – Executive Director, Groundwork East
I registered with Charity Talent in early 2020. I immediately found Ella and Natashja very friendly, supportive and easy to work with. They made helpful recommendations for improving my CV and applications, which had a positive impact on my job search. Throughout lockdown, Ella kept in touch which I really appreciated, and was also great at suggesting roles that I may not have considered otherwise, including the position that I ended up successfully applying for! She coached me during the interview process and was very supportive. I am absolutely thrilled to have finally been hired by Unitas thanks to CT after a stressful period of unemployment. I would highly recommend this agency if you're looking for work in the charity sector - the staff go above and beyond to support and empower jobseekers to find the best fit for your skills and aspirations.
Rosie Clarke - Unitas
I was referred to Charity Talent through a friend 4 years ago, I met Natashja and she was a breath of fresh air, she really took to the time to understand my skills but she also got to know me on a personal level and for the first time I felt I met an agency that really cares. She immediately found me a couple of Temp jobs and the second Temp job developed into a Permanent position. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 I have been made redundant but after I got in contact with Charity Talent I immediately found another Temp job to start asap and it was exactly the type of job that I wanted. Charity Talent always lives up to my expectations and I am really grateful, they always respond to me immediately. They always checked in with me once I started a new role to make sure that I was fully supported. As a temp the whole process went really smoothly, their online timesheet system is very easy to use and I always receive a good service from their payroll department. Will definitely highly recommend.
I went for an interview with Charity Talent shortly before the end of 2019. When I met with them, they were friendly, professional, and genuinely enthusiastic about helping me during my job search. They did a fantastic job of helping me to improve my CV, which had an overall great affect on my job search. We kept touch via email for a couple of months, and during that time they sent me across some incredibly useful tips for interview preparation. They helped to make the best out of searching for jobs as well as improving my overall confidence in the process. I was so happy to have secured a full-time position at Diabetes UK which I’ve now been in for just over a year. I couldn’t have done it without Natashja and Ella. Thank you all so much!
Sam Griffin – Diabetes UK
Amnesty International have worked with Natashja at Charity Talent for a number of years now. Whether it’s a planned role we’re trying to fill or an urgent interim request, she has always responded swiftly to our requests, providing us with advice based on her knowledge of her networks and the market (and even being upfront on the rare occasions where she thinks they may not be able to help us). We are very happy to recommend her.
Graham Hopper - Human Resources Partner, Amnesty International UK Section
Alzheimer's Society have worked with Natashja and the team at Charity Talent for a little while now and always feel confident that roles that are passed on to them will be filled quickly and efficiently. The quality of candidates is always of a high quality and the levels of service we receive from the team are of a high standard.
Liz Kennedy - Recruitment Manager, Alzheimer’s Society
Zoe has been both a colleague and a service provider for me whilst at QCA and Turning Point respectively. Zoe is an exceptional professional, she listens to what clients and candidates need and goes above and beyond their expectations in delivering a result. Above all Zoe is an honest, genuine and ethical recruiter - her positivity and enthusiasm make it such a joy to work with her. In addition Zoe has a real flair for business and develops relationships with ease and great outcomes
Shona Macdonald - Recruitment Specialist at Turning Point
Zoe has an exceptional network of contacts within the Charity and Not for Profit Sector and can be relied upon to conduct her research and negotiations in the most discreet and trustworthy manner possible. She is extremely meticulous and totally customer focused. She has been a pleasure to work with over the 8 years we have known each other and with unquestionable reliability, certainly someone who I would not hesitate to recommend
Catherine Woodhead - CEO, Muscular Dystrophy
It has been a pleasure working with Natashja. She is committed, professional and great to work with. She also has a wide network of strong relationships across the charity sector and non for profit more broadly. Very happy to recommend her.
Sir Ciarán Devane - Chief Executive Officer at the British Council
Natashja offers a highly professional service. I recently acquired a temp via her agency who has the commitment levels of a permanent staff member. Natashja really listens to clients’ needs and her main focus is to deliver on quality.
Sandra Clerk - Group HR Advisor at The Big Issue
Charity Talent are recruiting for a Social Welfare Charity, they are recruiting for a Marketing and Communications Assistant to start asap. Working from home with Flexi hours (25 - 35 hours per week). There may be the opportunity to have some face-to-face meetings in London or Cambridgeshire but these would be optional rather than a hard requirement.As the Marketing and Communications Assistant you will be responsible for management and triaging of communications Inbox. Maintenance of Intranet, basic support for colleagues in terms of posting articles, management of home page. Drafting and building of internal communications (monthly e-newsletter and other e-comms using Campaign Monitor). Coordination and upkeep of our marketing materials (point of contact for resolving issues through external ordering portal and printers, ensuring stock levels. Communications elements of coordination of their stories library and filing system. Uploading and updating website content (using our Craft CMS - very straight-forward, does not require any specific coding skills). Coordination of their social media calendar and basic design of social media content with agreed messaging (using InDesign and using on established templates with ready made illustrations and branded content).Coordination of marcoms elements of service launch or closure (only for 'standard' services, with agreed templates and mini project plans already in place). Proofing and editing of materials, articles, etc.Experience: You will have proven experience of working in a Marketing / Communications Capacity.
Charity Talent are recruiting for a Brilliant Cancer Charity based near Liverpool Street Station. You will be going into the Office 2 days per week and the rest working from home. This is permanent jobs with an immediate start. Their Fundraising Department is responsible for engaging new and existing supporters and building relationships with them to enable them to provide the growing income needs to deliver their vision that by 2050. This is a really exciting time to join the Charity. They fund the brightest minds to discover how to prevent cancer, how to detect it earlier and how to treat it effectively at every stage.You will manage and review a programme of acquisition and retention direct marketing fundraising campaigns in order to increase their income. You will be responsible for delivering agreed activity to achieve/exceeding income targets through a range of communication channels, including door to door, private sites, direct mail, telemarketing, email, internal communication and any other relevant channel Key tasks and duties. Plan, deliver and manage direct marketing campaigns to recruit, develop and build relationships with supporters through a variety of channels to schedule and budget. Management of direct marketing including briefing agencies, sourcing material, managing data selections, appraising creative copy and artwork, managing the approval and production process, proofing, setting up and monitoring campaign fulfilmentTo take accountability for ensuring that assigned Direct Marketing campaigns are managed against agreed expenditure levels. To track, analyse and report on results from assigned Direct Marketing campaigns. Review direct marketing campaigns and ensure information is used to inform future plans as appropriate.Brief and manage internal and external suppliers, acting as point of contact for day to day queries and results management.You will have demonstrable experience of working within a Fundraising / Marketing Environment. Campaign Management experience. We have two vacancies:Direct Marketing Assistant - £24KDirect Marketing Officer - £30K Hence why the salary range is from £24K - £30K
Are you a talented Freelance Event Programme Manager or are you striving to be one? Can you demonstrate that you have the skills to plan and deliver a range of learning programmes in accordance with well-defined processes.If so then you could be perfect for my client to work in Higher Education based in London.This is an on-going project with flexible hours (no set hours) to be delivered over a period of 10 - 12 weeks at a fixed project cost.The Role: As the Freelance Event Programme Manager you carry out the following tasks:Understands and oversees programme collateral requirements and actively contributes in defining and continuously improving the accurate production of learning materials.Monitors the completion of standard processes and activities to ensure regulatory compliance.Engages participants through online platform with interactive and participative networking and social activitiesProvides outstanding customer experience on programmes delivered, organising and managing programme logistics and understanding customer needs and requirements. Has a curious, open-minded and innovative mind-set, seeking to continuously improve experiences.Ensure suitable suppliers are engaged on programme, ensuring quality and value for money.Builds sound relationships and acts as key contact for programme stakeholders.Sets and manages stakeholder expectations.Monitors and reviews financial activity for own area to ensure the accurate completion of standard financial processes within budgetThe Candidate: To be considered for the Freelance Event Programme Manager role you will need to possess experience in programme/events delivery/management (including preparation, delivery and wrap up activities). Charity Talent also need you to have mastery of online learning delivery tools.Additionally, it's crucial that you possess the following:Customer centric with a passion for delivering outstanding customer experienceComfortable in dealing with ambiguity and embracing change in a fast paced environmentConfident presenter and facilitator, comfortable leading online classes through social and networking activitiesExcellent stakeholder engagement skills.Sound project management skills.Excellent organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail.Strong analytical and problem solving skills.Demonstrable knowledge of business education and/or relevant sector.Budget management experienceSelf-motivated and able to work with little supervision