Philippa looks after senior fundraising appointments here at Charity People, working with senior managers, heads and directors to help find the perfect next career move. With hands-on fundraising experience from the arts and education sectors, Philippa brings valuable insight into the sector and a good understanding of what it takes to succeed as a fundraiser.
Philippa is passionate about access to education and opportunities and a firm believer in the power of mentoring, having seen first-hand the benefit an experienced mentor can have on the confidence, self-belief and aspirations of young people. Philippa brings her experience of coaching and mentoring to the role and thrives off bringing out the best in her candidates, and building long-term, lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike.
Always up for an adventure, outside work Pip can mostly be found at the beach with Elmo, her cavapoo, or hunting through flea markets and antiques shops.
”Our major gift team here at Kingston worked with Philippa recently to recruit a new member of staff. It was a challenging role to fill and Philippa was brilliant in helping us find and select the right person for the role. We would definitely work with Charity People again, highly recommended!
Abbie CarrDirector of Development and Alumni Relations, Kingston University
”Autistica worked with Philippa recently for the recruitment of our MD manager role. I found Philippa to be highly professional, offer candid advice about the job spec and the types of candidates that would match. Philippa never overpromised and she certainly delivered with a fantastic candidate who is a perfect fit for the role and settling in really well. Charity People have always been my go-to agency and Philippa is a fantastic and reliable part of this team.
Yasmine DaviesHead of Major Gifts and Events, Autistica
”Philippa proactively got it touch with me and helped me find a great new role I thoroughly enjoy. She’s a gifted communicator and a caring, intuitive recruiter. She took the time to listen and always put my needs first, giving sound, impartial advice when making role choices. She is a joy to work with and I would highly recommend her!
James EmmanuelHead of Fundraising, Future Youth Zone
”Philippa really took time to understand our needs and to find a candidate who would suit the organisation and our culture. I would definitely recommend working with her." - would definitely recommend working with her.
Emily WilkieHead Of Fundraising, Magic Breakfast
”Charity People was recommended to me by a colleague who recently joined the team at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. She had been in touch with them as a candidate and found them particularly well-connected, very professional and easy to deal with. We were looking for an Development Officer to join the team and struggling to find someone who ticked all the boxes. Philippa took the time to understand the type of profile we were looking for and went through the job description with us in quite a lot of detail. She then proceeded to find us the perfect candidate! I would definitely recommend working with her.
Géraldine FichardBusiness Development Manager, Cambridge University Press
”Philippa was a genuine breath of fresh air as a recruitment consultant. She understood my circumstances and was so helpful answering questions. I felt well prepared for my interview with the background information supplied by Philippa and Charity People. It was actually an enjoyable process from chatting about the job to being offered the position. Thank you so much for your help and friendly attitude.
”Philippa recently recruited me for a senior level role at a new charity, and I know that both I and my new boss would thoroughly recommend her as a recruiter. She took a really personal approach to the whole process, getting to know me and the team I was recruited into, and ensuring it was the right fit for both myself and my new employer. She was a delight to work with, available and incredibly supportive throughout the whole process, and I have since recommended her to my previous boss to fill my role.
Elie KelpieSenior Major Gifts Manager, Barts Charity
”Philippa was brilliant throughout my recruitment process. She took the time to consider my needs when looking for a new role and took care to match me to the perfect role! She was amazingly supportive throughout the COVID crisis, making my move seamless and helping me overcome any concerns I had. I would strongly recommend Philippa to anyone looking for a new role in the charity sector.
Janet ReedResearch Manager, Barts Charity
”Philippa was brilliant during my job search - so personable, friendly and full of advice . She took the time to learn about me to truly understand what I was looking for. Then when it came to the interview stage she was there for me every step of the way and helped me overcome my nerves during these strange times we're living in. I can't recommend Philippa enough, thank you!
Kevin MachinHospital Fundraiser, Barts Charity
”Philippa was absolutely brilliant during my job search. She reached out to me with a role that was really suited to me, and took the time to have a really good conversation to get to know me a bit more, rather than just sending over anything that she had. She was fantastic - gave me lots of really helpful advice, and was really positive, friendly, lovely and supportive. I can't recommend her enough!
Sophie WallaceHospital Fundraiser, Barts Charity
”I've just had a thoroughly positive experience working with Philippa Bryant recruiting two important posts at Barts Charity. Philippa helped guide the Job Description production to ensure that we attracted the best candidates for the roles in a very short time frame and only presented candidates that she knew would suit the organisation. The whole process was relatively quick and painless and I'm delighted with the results.
Ilia RalphsDirector of Major Gifts, Barts Charity
”Philippa was instrumental in helping me to secure my new position at Wolfson College. She took care of everything, making my application so straight forward. Philippa was fantastic at communicating with me and handled everything with the College including my interview to a time to fit in with my hectic schedule. Philippa was there for me all the way through the process and I felt very supported. I couldn't have wished for anything more.
Rosalyn HartDevelopment and Stewardship Officer, Wolfson College Cambridge
”Philippa has been a great help in finding me my new role in exactly what it is I want to be doing. She was always on hand when needed and kept in-touch throughout the whole process. I am very grateful for everything as she has helped me to progress in my career.
Rachel VerrallsEvent Manager, National Autistic Society
”Working with Philippa to find my new role was such a refreshing experience. Philippa stood out from any other recruiter I was working with, because she really listened to what I wanted from my new role. I only ever heard about roles that matched what I'd asked for. She was always very honest and open throughout the application process and supportive throughout (including when starting in the new role). Charity People has always been one of the best agencies I've worked with and Philippa is an absolute credit to them.
Anna SampsonMajor Donor Manager, Autistica
”I can’t recommend Philippa enough. During the difficult COVID-19 lockdown Philippa helped me to find my dream job at WWF - which I am excited to start in just a few weeks time. She is professional, supportive and goes over and above to provide advice during the recruitment process. Philippa is genuine, honest and a pleasure to work with - even in unprecedented circumstances! Thank you Philippa!
Karen BearmanHead of Ambassadors and Fellows, WWF-UK