Stuart Milliner

Senior Consultant – Trusts & Foundations Fundraising

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7939 7326E: stuart@charitypeople.co.ukLinkedIn

​Stuart started out in the sector in 2011 working for two charities focused on improving the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the South West. Over the next five years he learned the impact that Fundraising has on a charity and the people they help. He then made the move from the coast and country to the city and started a successful career in recruitment. Stuart joined Charity People to match his skill set with his passion. He is now out Trusts, Foundations and Grants specialist and is not looking back.

Outside of Charity People, Stuart is an experienced classical singer, performing in concerts and competitions. You are likely to catch him on the Northern line listening to Alfie Boe and Jonas Kauffman.

Stuart is passionate about charity work and has helped out sporting charities such as Wooden Spoon and Restart Rugby. With a long history playing rugby, Stuart has seen the impact of sports and charities helping families and children. He’s taken part in fundraising rugby matches for RNLI, Bolingey Barbarians, mixed services and many more.

"Stuart truly went the extra mile - he grasped the issues surrounding my situation (long story!) and took them seriously. This included getting me through the door and, ultimately, forward to employment in the quickest time possible. I know how hard he worked to do this and he kept in constant touch throughout, so I really did feel I was kept informed. He's also great to chat to and his people skills are exemplary."

Rebecca Carkson

Fundraising Development Manager

MOLA

Charity People
2021-02-26T13:53:32+00:00

Rebecca Carkson

Fundraising Development Manager

MOLA

"Stuart truly went the extra mile - he grasped the issues surrounding my situation (long story!) and took them seriously. This included getting me through the door and, ultimately, forward to employment in the quickest time possible. I know how hard he worked to do this and he kept in constant touch throughout, so I really did feel I was kept informed. He's also great to chat to and his people skills are exemplary."
"I contacted Stuart when I was job hunting earlier in 2020. He really listened to what I was looking for and was an excellent guide through the process. Stuart's interview and presentation support was especially brilliant." 

Emily Anderson

Fundraising | Communications | Marketing

Charity People
2021-02-26T13:54:26+00:00

Emily Anderson

Fundraising | Communications | Marketing

"I contacted Stuart when I was job hunting earlier in 2020. He really listened to what I was looking for and was an excellent guide through the process. Stuart's interview and presentation support was especially brilliant." 
"Stuart was enormously supportive during the recruitment process for my current role at Street League. He really took the time to get to know me and his understanding of Street League and the role of Head of Major Giving was insightful as I prepared for interviews. I really can't thank Stuart enough for finding me this role, nor can I recommend him enough as an enthusiastic and knowledgeable recruiter."

Robyn McAllister

Head of Major Giving

Street League

Charity People
2021-02-26T13:56:47+00:00

Robyn McAllister

Head of Major Giving

Street League

"Stuart was enormously supportive during the recruitment process for my current role at Street League. He really took the time to get to know me and his understanding of Street League and the role of Head of Major Giving was insightful as I prepared for interviews. I really can't thank Stuart enough for finding me this role, nor can I recommend him enough as an enthusiastic and knowledgeable recruiter."
"Stuart recruited me into CLAPA in double quick time, after a much longer, drawn out round with a different charity that didn't work out quite as expected! Throughout both experiences he provided excellent support, always on hand with timely updates and encouragement, whilst quick to reassure when it came to the inevitable waiting for an answer part. The thing I most value about working with Stuart is his humanity. Some recruitment consultants are bluffing when they say don't worry, we've got your details, we know what you are looking for and we'll be in touch as soon as something comes up. I trust that Stuart does understand what I need and am looking for, which is a strong suit in recruitment, where consultants typically deal with hundreds of clients in an industry where churn is high. Would recommend!"

Spencer Halls

Interim Fundraising Manager

Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)

Charity People
2021-02-26T13:55:18+00:00

Spencer Halls

Interim Fundraising Manager

Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)

"Stuart recruited me into CLAPA in double quick time, after a much longer, drawn out round with a different charity that didn't work out quite as expected! Throughout both experiences he provided excellent support, always on hand with timely updates and encouragement, whilst quick to reassure when it came to the inevitable waiting for an answer part. The thing I most value about working with Stuart is his humanity. Some recruitment consultants are bluffing when they say don't worry, we've got your details, we know what you are looking for and we'll be in touch as soon as something comes up. I trust that Stuart does understand what I need and am looking for, which is a strong suit in recruitment, where consultants typically deal with hundreds of clients in an industry where churn is high. Would recommend!"
"I contacted Stuart when I was looking for my next role in fundraising. He was incredibly astute at breaking down exactly what I wanted in terms of my personal development, and very quickly pointed me to roles that were superbly matched. I never felt like I was being 'hard sold' towards jobs that were not appropriate for me, as some recruiters can unfortunately be prone to doing. Thanks to Stuart, I am now in a role with an excellent charity that brilliantly matches what I wanted in terms of career fulfillment, in a very friendly office."

James Hatton

Trust & Grants Fundraiser

Havens Hospices

Charity People
2021-02-26T13:54:54+00:00

James Hatton

Trust & Grants Fundraiser

Havens Hospices

"I contacted Stuart when I was looking for my next role in fundraising. He was incredibly astute at breaking down exactly what I wanted in terms of my personal development, and very quickly pointed me to roles that were superbly matched. I never felt like I was being 'hard sold' towards jobs that were not appropriate for me, as some recruiters can unfortunately be prone to doing. Thanks to Stuart, I am now in a role with an excellent charity that brilliantly matches what I wanted in terms of career fulfillment, in a very friendly office."
"It was a real pleasure working with Stuart throughout the whole recruitment process - he was friendly, professional and extremely helpful during the application process. Stuart gave me valuable insight into the role I was applying to, as well as interview advice and support, resulting in me being offered the first position that I applied for through Charity People, which I do not feel would have been the case if I had applied independently. Overall, I thoroughly recommend both Stuart and Charity People to any fundraising professionals seeking their next challenge."

Lydia Warrender

Business Development Manager

Victim Support

Charity People
2021-02-26T13:57:26+00:00

Lydia Warrender

Business Development Manager

Victim Support

"It was a real pleasure working with Stuart throughout the whole recruitment process - he was friendly, professional and extremely helpful during the application process. Stuart gave me valuable insight into the role I was applying to, as well as interview advice and support, resulting in me being offered the first position that I applied for through Charity People, which I do not feel would have been the case if I had applied independently. Overall, I thoroughly recommend both Stuart and Charity People to any fundraising professionals seeking their next challenge."
"I truly appreciated meeting and working with Stuart. Passionate about his work and about people, he is proactive and naturally goes the extra mile, tailoring the vacancies in line with applicant skills and personality. His sharp listening skills and intuition fostered enriching interviews with prospects. They also translated into the perfect match with my current employer, both from a professional and human perspective."

Nanette O

Human Rights Fundraising & Partnerships Specialist

Charity People
2021-02-26T13:56:14+00:00

Nanette O

Human Rights Fundraising & Partnerships Specialist

"I truly appreciated meeting and working with Stuart. Passionate about his work and about people, he is proactive and naturally goes the extra mile, tailoring the vacancies in line with applicant skills and personality. His sharp listening skills and intuition fostered enriching interviews with prospects. They also translated into the perfect match with my current employer, both from a professional and human perspective."
"I sent an application to Charity People for a fundraising position on a Thursday. Stuart called half an hour later to discuss my skills, experience and requirements. On Friday he had secured an interview, and by Monday I was offered a role as Trusts Fundraising Officer at Action Medical Research. It was that simple. Four months on, I can honestly say I have the perfect job, thriving in my new role and working with a wonderful team for an amazing charity that saves children's lives. That is all down to Stuart. Thanks to his quick thinking, insightful assessment, and helpful guidance in preparing me for interview, I won't be looking for another job for a while! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stuart to find the best job that's right for you."

Susanna Page

Trusts Fundraising Officer

Action Medical Research

Charity People
2021-02-26T13:55:48+00:00

Susanna Page

Trusts Fundraising Officer

Action Medical Research

"I sent an application to Charity People for a fundraising position on a Thursday. Stuart called half an hour later to discuss my skills, experience and requirements. On Friday he had secured an interview, and by Monday I was offered a role as Trusts Fundraising Officer at Action Medical Research. It was that simple. Four months on, I can honestly say I have the perfect job, thriving in my new role and working with a wonderful team for an amazing charity that saves children's lives. That is all down to Stuart. Thanks to his quick thinking, insightful assessment, and helpful guidance in preparing me for interview, I won't be looking for another job for a while! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stuart to find the best job that's right for you."
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