Amelia is our ‘go-to’ girl for all your recruitment needs in the regions, with a particular focus on fundraising and development opportunities. Amelia’s candidates and clients have both commented on her contagious energy and enthusiasm for the causes she works with and we think that’s what makes her so adept at matching the right person to the right role. Her approach is sincere and personal; supporting you to progress your career or develop and nurture your cause.
Amelia’s USP is her ability her to listen carefully to what you want and understand how to make that a reality.
A real Yorkshire girl, Amelia now lives and works just across the Pennines and has fundraised and volunteered for some wonderful causes including running the New York Marathon for Macmillan, where her fundraising efforts were as diverse as bake sales, raffles and a charity rave! Amelia’s hobbies and interests have been equally eclectic over the years from yoga to techno, brass banding to Sheffield Wednesday, and walking in the hills to dancing in the sunshine.
”Amelia has fantastic knowledge and understanding of the sector. I find her to be extremely professional and approachable and really valued the advice and support she gave me in making the transition from public sector commissioning to business development in the charity sector. I have regularly recommended Amelia to friends and colleagues seeking opportunities in the charity sector. I would also recommend her to HR managers seeking an insightful and skilled approach to recruitment.
Jo HannanPublic Sector Partnerships Manager, The Prince’s Trust
”Amelia is an exceptional recruiter. She is incredibly passionate about finding you the right candidate and goes above and beyond to ensure that happens. She is such a great relationship manager, from start to finish, never losing momentum or enthusiasm. Amelia was always quick to respond and never worked at less than 100%. She found us a wonderful postholder and I know having spoken to them they also had the best experience from the other side. Could not recommend Amelia more highly, she is fantastic.
Hannah SheedyDirector of Fundraising, Nordoff Robbins
”I first met Amelia when we asked her to help recruit our Major Gifts and Trusts Fundraising Manager post. It was important for us to enlist the help of someone with local knowledge of the North West area. Amelia took the time to meet with us in person at our offices which helped her get a good understanding of the team culture so she could help find someone who not only had the expertise to drive our fundraising strategy forward but who would fit in with the rest of the team. She came up with a fab shortlist of candidates and to be honest we probably could have hired any one of them. Amelia was easy to work with and really understood what we as a cherity were looking for, totally professional throughout the recruitment process. I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a professional, knowledgable recruitment consultant.
Tanya HamidHead of Fundraising, Manchester Foundation Charity Trust
”The service Amelia provides is absolutely fantastic and I cannot recommend her enough to any charity looking for help with their recruitment. Amelia ensures that she has a full understanding of the charity and the team's needs before finding suitable candidates. Whilst being extremely professional, Amelia is also incredibly passionate about the third sector and has a real interest in Genesis Breat Cancer Prevention's vision, which is a huge asset. Her enthusiasm and high success rate ensures that she is the first person I call when recruiting for new roles.
Nikki BarracloughExecutive Director, Prevent Breast Cancer
”Amelia was a great listener and incredibly positive which made her amazing to work with in seeking a new but suitable career move. She was professional through out my recruitment experience in helping me find the right role for me. Her support meant I was completely prepared for interview and the negotiations to secure my role. A breath of fresh air from the world of recruitment, Amelia was honest, straight forward, direct but a good professional match maker!
Fiona LynchBusiness Development Consultant, Fiona Lynch Consulting
”Amelia worked closely with us on a recent recruitment of a Corporate fundraiser. She took time to understand the challenges we had with finding the right candidates in the past, and the type of person who would work well with the current team.Taking the time to gain the insight from us meant we had a pool of candidates that led to productive interviews and a successful candidate who started with us today. I have no hesitation recommending Amelia and Charity People for your recruitment needs and look forward to seeing how her candidate develops into the role and ultimately has a big impact at the NSPCC.
Martin AshtonHead of Regional Corporate Partnerships, NSPCC
”I am a client of Amelia's and I have to say that she is not only a great recruitment director, she listens, advices and supports you throughout the recruitment process. I am now very happy working for a national charity and I have Amelia to thank for that.
Vickie ButcherProject Manager, NSPCC
”Working with Amelia was really easy - she asked all the right questions and put forward a selection of candidates who fitted the brief.
Dawn ClementsDirector Of Income Generation, St Leonards Hospice
”I've always wanted career progression, and the thing I love most about Amelia, is that she's not afraid to try and get it for me; she'll happily put me forward for roles she believes I can get, even when others wouldn't. And it paid off! I can't recommended Amelia highly enough. If you want a recruiter who cares about your fit in an organisation, is prepared to champion you, and always tells you the truth about a business or a role, then Amelia is the recruiter for you.
Emma DouglasSupporter Care Manager, BBC Children in Need
”Amelia is a fantastic recruiter. She really takes the time to understand a candidate’s motivations for a career move, and works very hard to ensure that the right people are placed at the right charities. I had a great experience working with her when she placed me in my current role at City of Trees. She communicated with me regularly throughout the process and was really positive and approachable. She knows the sector inside out and maintains great relationships with her clients and candidates.
”Amelia is a true advocate for the not-for-profit sector, she supports the sector, develops new initiatives and cares deeply about the people working in the sector. Amelia stands out in recruitment because she is so passionate about the charities she recruits for and is keen to develop the profession of fundraising through workshops and innovative initiatives, she influences the sector more broadly with the initiatives she creates.
Julia WorthingtonExecutive Coach & Trainer
”Amelia was brilliant - she helped us through the process of recruiting remotely which wasnt our original plan - as we had started before lockdown. Not only did she find us the perfect candidate, her expertise, guidance and preperation ensured the whole thing ran smoothly. I'm so glad we didnt wait - thanks Amelia we are very grateful!
Kathryn EckersleyMD, Home-Start
”Amelia is very understanding of her clients' situation - especially during the pandemic when many have found themselves unemployed or made redundant. She takes the time to find the best roles for her clients – both charity and fundraiser. To be able to facilitate that in an extremely competitive market is a valuable skill. If you’re looking to move within the charity sector, I recommend you connect with Amelia!
Chris SwintonTrust and Major Giving Fundraiser, The Kirkwood
”Amelia was fantastic from the very first point of contact in the recruitment process. She was always on hand for questions and help interview preparation. Thank you!
Laura EastwoodFundraising Officer, Staying Put
”Hands down the most personable and helpful recruiter I have ever worked with. Couldn’t recommend enough.
Susannah GordonCorporate Partnerships Manager, Emmaus UK
”Just wanted to say 'thank you!' for coming up trumps once again with the perfect candidate. For those in the sector, you should give Charity People a chance. They've found me several excellent people where other agencies have struggled.
Scott LeaDirector of Marketing and Income Generation, Treetops Hospice Care
”Amelia has helped us to recruit the last three roles in the MIF development team, all of whom are truly excellent. She’s tenacious, gets under the skin of a brief and is passionate about the arts. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.
Jenny MungallDevelopment Director, Manchester International Festival (MIF)
”Recently had the pleasure of working with Amelia from Charity People. Pretty astounded by the level of service and commitment that Amelia showed to the process. From the first contact, to initial chat, then pre-interview check-in and preparation, and finally detailed post-interview feedback. Sets an extremely high bar that all other organisations should follow. Bravo is too small a word for this kind of attention.
Ranjit GhoshalFounder CEO, millionsteps.com
”I've worked with Amelia as both a recruiter and candidate for a number of years. As a candidate, I've really valued and trusted Amelia's insights into an organisation's team and culture, alongside a thorough understanding of the opportunity itself. I've felt fully prepped and prepared by Amelia who is always happy to provide more info, update and advise throughout the process. As a client, I recognise the importance for Amelia to take the time to understand exactly what the role and team needs so that the whole recruitment process is as effective and positive as possible. It is a pleasure to work with Amelia.