Ellen Drummond

Regional Director

Tel: +44 (0) 191 4326506E: ellen@charitypeople.co.ukLinkedIn

​Ellen has been recruiting top-notch fundraising and marketing candidates into the charity sector since 2007 and regionally since 2012. Yes, that does make her feel a bit old, but it also makes her pretty confident that she’s your girl when it comes to regional recruitment. For Ellen, it’s all about developing relationships whether that be helping someone find their dream job or helping amazing organisations find their perfect fit. She listens to what you have to say and really wants to make sure she is supporting you every step of the way.

Ellen is pretty friendly- she is a Geordie, she can’t help it. She loves to meet new people and have a good chat. She lives in Newcastle but has sampled the bright lights of London living, as well as years living in a village in the mountains of Crete. Ellen has volunteered for a number of local charities in both Newcastle and Crete and gets stuck in with whatever is needed- whether that be pool cleaning, painting, second-hand sales, raffles, or getting corporate support for annual charity events. Her downtime is spent with her family, which includes her toddler Isabella and her Greek rescue pooch Alexander the Great.

"Ellen is an excellent recruiter, and is a pleasure to work with. She really listens to the detail of roles you are seeking, and takes time to get to know what you are looking for in a long-term career move. She is very friendly and personable, and someone I would highly recommend and definitely work with again in the future."

Helen Hargrave

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:25:00+00:00

Helen Hargrave

"Ellen is an excellent recruiter, and is a pleasure to work with. She really listens to the detail of roles you are seeking, and takes time to get to know what you are looking for in a long-term career move. She is very friendly and personable, and someone I would highly recommend and definitely work with again in the future."
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ellen to anyone in the charity sector looking for a regional role. Ellen really takes time to listen to what you are searching for in a new position. Her knowledge and understanding of the sector means that she is best placed to bring these opportunities to you."

Louise Wise

Partnerships and Philanthropy Officer

North Yorkshire Hospice Care

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:20:20+00:00

Louise Wise

Partnerships and Philanthropy Officer

North Yorkshire Hospice Care

"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ellen to anyone in the charity sector looking for a regional role. Ellen really takes time to listen to what you are searching for in a new position. Her knowledge and understanding of the sector means that she is best placed to bring these opportunities to you."
"When working with recruitment agencies, I want them to understand our organisation, culture, what we do and don't want in a candidate and I want them to be able to do all of this quickly and without fuss. Ellen makes the recruitment process simple. She's a pleasure to work with, professional, efficient, knowledgable. Ellen just gets it and her experience shines through. I recently worked with Ellen on a Yorkshire role and the pool of candidates she presented to us were very strong. I recommend her to anyone."

Caroline O'Doherty

Campaign and Appeals Manager

Sick Children's Trust

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:18:49+00:00

Caroline O'Doherty

Campaign and Appeals Manager

Sick Children's Trust

"When working with recruitment agencies, I want them to understand our organisation, culture, what we do and don't want in a candidate and I want them to be able to do all of this quickly and without fuss. Ellen makes the recruitment process simple. She's a pleasure to work with, professional, efficient, knowledgable. Ellen just gets it and her experience shines through. I recently worked with Ellen on a Yorkshire role and the pool of candidates she presented to us were very strong. I recommend her to anyone."
"We worked with Ellen after a number of failed attempts to recruit a very specific role. Within a couple of weeks Ellen has found a candidate for Willow Burn and we are appointing. Thank you for your professionalism and great service would highly recommend!"

Katherine Cooper

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:24:22+00:00

Katherine Cooper

"We worked with Ellen after a number of failed attempts to recruit a very specific role. Within a couple of weeks Ellen has found a candidate for Willow Burn and we are appointing. Thank you for your professionalism and great service would highly recommend!"
"Almost within a week I had a new job with great pay and conditions thanks to Ellen. It was a seamless and extremely professional process. I felt valued and understood in terms of my experience, qualities and skill set. I would totally recommend Ellen as she made me feel just as valued as the employer. Other recruitment agencies often are not as respect. I totally trusted her judgement."

Michelle Vaughan

Business Development Manager

n-compass 

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:19:31+00:00

Michelle Vaughan

Business Development Manager

n-compass 

"Almost within a week I had a new job with great pay and conditions thanks to Ellen. It was a seamless and extremely professional process. I felt valued and understood in terms of my experience, qualities and skill set. I would totally recommend Ellen as she made me feel just as valued as the employer. Other recruitment agencies often are not as respect. I totally trusted her judgement."
"Our previous recruitment attempts to this role had been unsuccesful; not attracting people with the right skills.Ellen listened carefully to what we thought we needed and helped us to shape the role; she advised us on salary and what potential candidates might find appealing about our organisation. What was particularly useful was the help that she gave at each step of the process and when we faltered she was there to talk it through with us again. As a small organistion we were hesitant about spending in order to recruit but we definitely consider that we would not have reached the candidates that we did and we wouldn't have appointed the successful candidate without Ellen's help. The investment was worth it in terms of getting the right person and easing the burden on current staff." 

Helen Littlewood

Director

Clifton Learning Partnership

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:18:18+00:00

Helen Littlewood

Director

Clifton Learning Partnership

"Our previous recruitment attempts to this role had been unsuccesful; not attracting people with the right skills.Ellen listened carefully to what we thought we needed and helped us to shape the role; she advised us on salary and what potential candidates might find appealing about our organisation. What was particularly useful was the help that she gave at each step of the process and when we faltered she was there to talk it through with us again. As a small organistion we were hesitant about spending in order to recruit but we definitely consider that we would not have reached the candidates that we did and we wouldn't have appointed the successful candidate without Ellen's help. The investment was worth it in terms of getting the right person and easing the burden on current staff." 
"Ellen was a fantastic support to me in both recommending suitable vacancies and helping me throughout the application process. She really helped me build confidence before interviewing for my current role which I am sure helped me to be successful. Ellen is always friendly, really easy to talk to and happy to give her time to help you out. She makes job searching much easier and a more fun experience."

Siobhan M

Individual Giving Manager

Manchester Foundation Trust Charity

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:23:10+00:00

Siobhan M

Individual Giving Manager

Manchester Foundation Trust Charity

"Ellen was a fantastic support to me in both recommending suitable vacancies and helping me throughout the application process. She really helped me build confidence before interviewing for my current role which I am sure helped me to be successful. Ellen is always friendly, really easy to talk to and happy to give her time to help you out. She makes job searching much easier and a more fun experience."
"Ellen is highly skilled at what she does and very professional. She's a joy to work with and I recommend her warmly. She also has a very engaging personality and clearly wants to go the extra mile to make sure everyone is as informed as possible."

Susanne Owers

Director of Fundraising

SOS Children's Villages UK

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:22:18+00:00

Susanne Owers

Director of Fundraising

SOS Children's Villages UK

"Ellen is highly skilled at what she does and very professional. She's a joy to work with and I recommend her warmly. She also has a very engaging personality and clearly wants to go the extra mile to make sure everyone is as informed as possible."
"Ellen and Amelia were amazing! They became invested in me, and it showed. Professional, likeable and hard working."

Jess Lees

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:19:53+00:00

Jess Lees

"Ellen and Amelia were amazing! They became invested in me, and it showed. Professional, likeable and hard working."
"Ellen is always amazingly supportive - she invests time and effort to really get to know you as a person and understand what makes you tick. Ellen is very professional and is always a good sounding board. she is determined to get the best for all parties involved and won't try to place a round peg in a square hole. She is warm, approachable and trustworthy - I can't recommend her highly enough."

Helen Smith

Senior Legacy Manager

Cancer Research UK

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:21:16+00:00

Helen Smith

Senior Legacy Manager

Cancer Research UK

"Ellen is always amazingly supportive - she invests time and effort to really get to know you as a person and understand what makes you tick. Ellen is very professional and is always a good sounding board. she is determined to get the best for all parties involved and won't try to place a round peg in a square hole. She is warm, approachable and trustworthy - I can't recommend her highly enough."
"Ellen supported me in recruiting a new team at the RAF Association in early 2019. Ellen listened to, and, importantly understood our requirements, often going the extra mile to seek exceptional candidates that fitted our needs, which wasn’t a small task. I would highly recommend Ellen for her enthusiasm and dedication in supporting charities find the ideal candidates. Thank you!"

Rebecca Jayne Davies

Head of Philanthropy

Royal Air Forces Association

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:21:47+00:00

Rebecca Jayne Davies

Head of Philanthropy

Royal Air Forces Association

"Ellen supported me in recruiting a new team at the RAF Association in early 2019. Ellen listened to, and, importantly understood our requirements, often going the extra mile to seek exceptional candidates that fitted our needs, which wasn’t a small task. I would highly recommend Ellen for her enthusiasm and dedication in supporting charities find the ideal candidates. Thank you!"
"Ellen is an extremely professional, pleasant and approachable person who takes her recruitment role very seriously. She is organised and methodical in her friendly approach. She has successfully introduced the charity to our new Fund director. A pleasure to work with."

Caroll Pattison

Fund Director

ncjMedia Limited

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:22:43+00:00

Caroll Pattison

Fund Director

ncjMedia Limited

"Ellen is an extremely professional, pleasant and approachable person who takes her recruitment role very seriously. She is organised and methodical in her friendly approach. She has successfully introduced the charity to our new Fund director. A pleasure to work with."
"Ellen is extremely efficient and so friendly. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she fully understands the needs of her clients. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone with recruitment needs."

Laura Barrett

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:24:43+00:00

Laura Barrett

"Ellen is extremely efficient and so friendly. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she fully understands the needs of her clients. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone with recruitment needs."
"Ellen has worked with me twice over my career. On each occasion she has succeeded in supporting me into a role that progresses my career, offers exciting challenges and new experiences. Ellen is tremendously professional, astute and honest in her judgements and I couldn't have hoped for a more productive relationship."

Pascale Palmer

Senior Press Advisor

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:23:44+00:00

Pascale Palmer

Senior Press Advisor

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

"Ellen has worked with me twice over my career. On each occasion she has succeeded in supporting me into a role that progresses my career, offers exciting challenges and new experiences. Ellen is tremendously professional, astute and honest in her judgements and I couldn't have hoped for a more productive relationship."
"Ellen supported me over a number of years with finding a new role. She identified a range of really good job opportunities. She guided me through the application process equipping me with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure my CV and supporting statement exceeded the requirements of each role. Every application resulted in an interview and Ellen offered further guidance and fantastic interview tips. She has encouraged and supported me every step of the way which has given me the confidence to secure a new position in the charity sector."

Hazel Ditchburn

Corporate Relationships Manager

Oasis Community Housing

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:20:46+00:00

Hazel Ditchburn

Corporate Relationships Manager

Oasis Community Housing

"Ellen supported me over a number of years with finding a new role. She identified a range of really good job opportunities. She guided me through the application process equipping me with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure my CV and supporting statement exceeded the requirements of each role. Every application resulted in an interview and Ellen offered further guidance and fantastic interview tips. She has encouraged and supported me every step of the way which has given me the confidence to secure a new position in the charity sector."
"Ellen was fantastic and made finding a great role a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Ellen took the time to listen to what I was looking for and match my skills to the right role and organisation. She understood the important aspects, such as the culture of the organisation, and really got to grips with who the right candidate would be. I couldn't recommend Ellen enough, from both an organisation or a candidates perspective."

Tom Watson

Charity People
2021-02-26T14:24:04+00:00

Tom Watson

"Ellen was fantastic and made finding a great role a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Ellen took the time to listen to what I was looking for and match my skills to the right role and organisation. She understood the important aspects, such as the culture of the organisation, and really got to grips with who the right candidate would be. I couldn't recommend Ellen enough, from both an organisation or a candidates perspective."
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