Glen is our Membership kingpin, having spent the last six years working in partnership with the wider Not for Profit sector where he has placed over 250 professionals across membership, awarding bodies and charities.
Glen always has a cheery demeanour and is happy to go the extra mile. He understands the importance of a “good hire”, especially in light of the challenging climate that so many membership organisations face. He prides himself on getting under the skin of each vacancy, carefully matching the needs of his clients with those of his candidates.
Glen has volunteered with numerous charities that are close to his heart, engaging with diverse groups including children, older persons, the homeless and those suffering from addiction issues.
Aside from 20 years recruitment experience, Glen maintains his youthful outlook by writing, singing and performing with his own rock band. An avid vinyl collector, Glen is always on the lookout for new music. Make sure you ask him for podcast recommendations too!
”Glen was incredibly helpful and professional when helping me to get my current role. He took time to talk me through the organisation, the role and how to prepare for the interview. He kept in touch throughout my recruitment process and played a key role in me being successful getting the job. I would highly recommend Glen for anyone that is looking to make the right next move.
Caroline WhitsonProfessional Networks Manager, The Chartered Quality Institute
”Glen was incredibly helpful to me when applying for my current role. He gave me a detailed overview of the job and what would be expected. Throughout every step of the way, he was available to speak with and provided excellent feedback I am incredibly grateful to Glen for his hard work and dedication and I would recommend his services to anyone who is looking for their next step.
Naadine AitkenMembership Support Manager, SCI
”Glen was incredibly supportive when helping me apply for my current position. He was always at hand to provide advice, reassurance and interview tips and was very efficient in responding to queries and liaising between myself and the employer. I would highly recommend Glen if you are looking for someone who is kind, personable and professional to help you with your job search!
Kathryn ReedSocial Work Assistant, South Gloucestershire Council
”Can’t thank you enough for the professional, empathetic and friendly service that you provided for our small charity. I would not hesitate to recommend other 3rd sector organisations to use you.
Sylvie SilverDirector, National Activity Providers Association
”Glen was proactive in contacting me about a CEO role that wouldn't have been on my radar had he not made me aware of it. Our initial conversation was professional, informative and relaxed. Having decided to apply for the role, Glen provided relevant information and answered my questions in a timely fashion, enabling me to provide an application tailored to the role. Throughout the recruitment and interview process Glen has spent valuable time building our relationship, his high level of emotional intelligence helped ensure I was fully informed and prepared for the final interview, his support has been priceless. I was successful in securing the role but, that said, I would still be writing the same recommendation had I not been. I have no hesitation in recommending Glen to recruiting organisations and candidates alike.
Ewan ShintonChief Executive, Thomley
”I really appreciated the support that Glen provided in my recent recruitment experience. It was reassuring to have someone on the end of email if I wanted to ask any questions. He provided helpful advice that led to me gaining a new senior role, for which I can't thank him enough!
Fleur D.Senior Disability Business Partner, Business Disability Forum
”I partnered with Glen at Charity People to recruit our new Interim Communications Director and was incredibly impressed by the speed with which he understood the brief; the efficiency and thorough nature of his recruitment support; and the quality of the candidate he has placed. Not only was the operational support hugely important to me - the quality and range of candidates was impressive. I highly recommend him.
”I recently worked with Glen on the recruitment of an Interim CEO for Hackney Foodbank. Glen professionally managed the process from start to finish, from advertising the position, sourcing candidates and managing the interview process. It was incredibly seamless, which is testament to how Glen communicated with both ourselves and the candidates. I would highly recommend Glen and Charity People if recruiting in the charitable sector. Thank you again Glen.
Ian StephensonBanking and Payments Consultant
”I enjoyed working with Glen. He really understood what the client wanted in their Director of Communications. This helped me prepare and ensured there was a good match of expectations on both sides ahead of the interview. He kept me completely in the loop during the process and continued to check in as we finalised details.
Mike BrowneDirector, How-Now Communications
”I am more than pleased to recommend Glen who successfully recruited an Executive Director for us recently. He managed the process very professionally and efficiently, taking time to find out about our charity and what we were looking for. He searched effectively and offered us a longlist of highly suitable potential candidates. He helped us a great deal with process and selection and provided central London interview facilities. We are indebted to him for an intelligent, friendly, diplomatic and effective service, keeping us up to date at all times and working with us closely to completion. All in all, a very positive experience.
Steve ReynoldsChair, National Activity Providers Association
”Glen is like a breath of fresh air in the recruitment world. He listens to the organisation, their ethos and role requirements. Brings his expert knowledge into the sourcing. In our recent sourcing, he went over and beyond. I did not feel hassled, but rather, supported. Glen only bought top quality candidates that he had sourced from beyond usual methods, which meant it was a pleasure to pay for the right candidate.
Kim ShillerProgrammes Director, Psychosynthesis Trust
”Glen has been a consistent source of high quality interview candidates. He takes time to understand a business' needs, and the particulars of a role. Then he sifts through his contact to provide candidates that fit the bill. As a recruiter, it is refreshing to find someone who takes the time and care to sort the wheat from the chaff rather than just flooding your inbox with CVs. It makes shortlisting so much quicker and easier. On top of that, he's just a really nice guy.
Gareth KingstonHead of Membership, The Chartered Quality Institute