Neil has been at Charity People since 2010 and is our Deputy Managing Director. In addition to this Neil is responsible for recruiting Data and Analysis positions. He has placed over 300 people into permanent positions in the Not-For-Profit sector and has 90 professional recommendations through LinkedIn. He regularly completes half-marathons and 10ks, raising money for various charities in the process.
Neil is the ultimate globe trekker, having been to more than 65 countries, across 6 continents, if you want to know where in the world to go – he’s the person to ask! He also once played basketball with Justin Timberlake, he is a man of many talents!
”It was an absolute pleasure working with Neil recently. He was always quick to respond and totally on top of the search for our vacant role. I would have no hesitation working with him again.
Joanna FelgateHead of Individual Giving
”I've worked with Neil both as a candidate and on the client side, and would highly recommend him in both contexts. He gets under the skin of each role he works on, understanding what makes each vacancy unique. He also puts in the time to give good advice - whether interview tips for a candidate, or market insights for a client. He will be honest about any challenges in recruiting for a particular role. We most recently used Neil to find a maternity cover for me. He was generous with his time, thorough, kept us on track when time was of the essence, and brought his own personal knowledge of candidates developed over his years of experience in this particular niche.
Sophia TurnerDatabase Manager, King’s College Hospital Charity
”Neil was fantastic to work with. From the start, I felt Neil had a genuine interest in helping me find a suitable role. He was always available to offer advice and support and took the time to discuss all my concerns. He was quick to respond every single time. The best experience I have had with recruiters by far. I would highly recommend Neil to anyone looking for roles in the sector.
”I've recently had the pleasure of working with Neil for the first time and, on the first try, he helped me secure a role that is perfectly suited to my skills, with a fantastic disability charity. Neil was very conversant about the organisation and role and equally meticulous in keeping me well-informed through the entire recruitment process. It was an absolute pleasure working with Neil.
Nike BegbaajiData and Process Manager, Ovarian Cancer Action
”Neil is a 'proper' recruitment consultant. He's excellent. He knows his stuff and has been my very first phone call for years now when I've needed to hire good data folk! He has consistently done a sterling job of finding great people for me. As an ex-recruiter myself, I get how the business works and therefore have a real appreciation of just how good Neil is at his job. To cap it all, he's a thoroughly decent bloke too. Need to fill a data role? Call him!
Tim BData & Insight Manager, Guts UK Charity
”Neil’s helped me to successfully recruit on a number of occasions and I’ve always been impressed not only with the quality of his candidates but also with Neil’s ability to really listen to the brief and look for candidates with the right potential and transferable skills rather than just relevant experience. I would not hesitate to recommend Neil to anyone who is looking to recruit for Database roles and I hope to work with Neil again in the future.
Malina SzreterSenior Head of Supporter and Volunteer Engagement, The Prince’s Trust
”Neil provides excellent, professional service with a human touch. From provision of perfectly suited roles to interview guidance and support. Make him your go to recruiter.
Daniel EelsCRM Data Services Senior Officer, Mind
”Meticulous throughout the process and always kept me well informed. He successfully selected a role that was well suited to my skills and he was a great help throughout the interview process. Neil played in big part in me securing the role and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a technical job in the charity sector.
Will MercerDatabase and Reporting Analyst, UCL
”I've worked with Neil on a few recruitment campaigns at different organisations and it's always been a pleasure. He takes time to understand the specific needs and peculiarities of the role as well as the organisational culture then provides a great range of candidates against the brief. He has extensive knowledge of both the not-for-profit sector and is clearly passionate about his work, his additional advice and recommendations make all the difference from simply receiving a list of candidate CVs. With great communication and responsiveness throughout the process I'd highly recommend Neil.
Gethin JamesHead of Strategic CRM, UCL
”Neil is one of the best recruiters I have worked with, he's professional, personable, experienced, knowledgeable, proactive, positive, honest and always had time for me, no matter how busy he was. I'd highly recommend Neil because in a market place that is increasingly competitive his enthusiasm and support will make the difference.
”Neil is one of the finest recruiters in the city, extremely personable, very genuine and highly engaged.
”I have known Neil for over 10 years and have worked with him in finding my own roles as Data Manager and also extensively in recruitment within data teams. I really can't recommend Neil enough. His specialism in data is unique and he really knows the ins and outs of data within charities. He is also brilliant at matching the right candidate to the role and wider charity. I prefer only to use Neil for all data recruitment. He is also one of the loveliest people you could hope to meet!
Lucy MFundraising Database Manager, St Mungo’s
”For over ten years, time and again I return to Neil first of all when I need to hire a data post. Always frank, always with insight into the sector, and consistently a trusted advisor.
”Neil is one of the most professional recruiters I've had the pleasure of working with. Neil's understanding of the charity industry is extensive, he uses this knowledge alongside his expertise to communicate proactively, efficiently and directly with his candidates, offering quality advice and relevant opportunities. What is extremely refreshing is that Neil has the interest of both his clients and candidates on equal level which allows for better placements. I've been Neil's candidate and will soon be Neil's client based on my experience.
Sarah MohammedSupport Care Manager, Mind
”Neil has a refreshingly personable and motivating approach to recruitment and I would (and have!) highly recommend him to anyone who is considering a career transition or looking for their next growth opportunity.