Zelda specialises in permanent and temporary roles in our Office Support team. She has recently joined us here in London, following almost three years in recruiting for the charity sector. With Zelda, what you see is what you get and that seems to really work when building and maintaining relationships with candidates and clients.
Prior to her career in recruitment, Zelda worked in mental health for several years setting up and managing two projects, supporting people to get back into work and develop their careers as part of their recovery. She has a strong interest in helping rehabilitate young people living with mental health issues in developing countries. In 2013, Zelda (out of a potential 4000 employees) received a staff excellence Leadership Award in acknowledgement of her work supporting Mental Health and Employment Services across Kent.
”We had a Fundraising Officer role that we required temporary help at short notice. Given the appeals we were already working on, it was important that we had someone who could not only start immediately but was also able to get up to speed with the work and continue the campaign. I spoke to Zelda and she not only understood quickly what we required but also managed to find us a temp who was very experienced in fundraising who could join immediately. We have been very pleased with the temp's work and how she seamlessly took on the work and fit into the team. I now have a second temo through her and recommending her services. Zelda's polite manner, immediate grasp of your requirements and her ability to get you the right fit is commendable. I have no hesistation in recommending Zelda - she's my go-to person at Charity People.
Dee BabudohHR Manager, Mothers’ Union
”In my line of work, agents are part of life. I depend on them to help fill roles and I rely on them to portray the roles with the same energy, enthusiasm and passion as me. We were looking to fill a post of compliance within the growing and demanding fundraising team. We had seen several people and we were getting to the stage when I thought the perfect person did not exist. Zelda never gave up searching- her personable approach, meticulous tendency as well as sheer dogged determination meant that the perfect person did exist. Three months in, she is still the perfect person. I would definitely work with Zelda again.
Leo ViscontiDeputy Director of Fundraising, St Mungos
”Zelda is a pleasure to work with. I have worked with her on recruiting temporary staff to my team, and found her to be very efficient in finding suitable candidates and working through the process. Zelda takes into account the needs of my team, and sends over candidates who are very relevant for the roles. We have successfully placed several staff through Zelda, and I look forward to working with her again in future.
Jade BrentCommunity & Events Manager, MS Society
”Zelda is an outstanding consultant who has always supported me finding the right data role. She is very professional and committed member of Charity People in helping secure employment opportunities out there and I highly recommend the service I received through her both personally and professionally.
Mumtaz SuleimanDatabase Officer, Versus Arthritis
”I've always found Zelda to be a highly professional and personable recruitment consultant. Zelda has found me several great opportunities with leading charities, putting a great deal of effort into matching me to the right role and charity. Zelda is very approachable, and I personally highly recommend.
Marc E.Service Administrator, Versus Arthritis
”I met Zelda at Charity People few years ago and she's been really professional as well as helpful in understanding my situation, evaluating my cv and suggesting me how to improve my skills. I've also got an interview and a job thanks to her professional advice. Thank you Zelda for your help.
Veronica MinutilloData Analyst, The Association of Commonwealth Universities
”Zelda is the first person I contact when I'm finishing a contract as she has placed me in several temp roles over the last 3 years and I trust that she truly understands what I am looking for. She is very proactive and kind - I always appreciate the parcels she sends when I land a new role.
”I met Zelda whilst looking for a temp role at Charity People. I felt Zelda was professional and caring from the start, she gave me lots of advice and I felt she has been very person centred towards helping me find the right role. I have really enjoyed having Zelda as a point of contact and would highly recommend her.
Rosie CantleTechnical Editor
”Zelda has been an excellent agent for the small time I have been a temp through Charity People. She is knowledgeable about the sector, a good coach and understood the type of work I was looking for / work that suited my skills and experience. She was very good at helping me revise my CV to sell myself better and she has definitely helped me maintain confidence whilst looking for work. She has my full recommendation.
Josceline EdwardsAdmissions and Communications Officer, St Antony’s College, Oxford
”Zelda has been very easy to work with and responded quickly to my requests to find temporary work. It has been a delightful experience from recruitment to ongoing management of the relationship during my temporary term with one of their charities. I appreciate the attention and support from Zelda and the team at Charity People. I'd highly recommend working with Zelda for a fitting match with the right temp work!
Marie Michelle ChungSocial Impact and Partnerships Professional
”Zelda was very helpful and encouraging in getting me a role which suited me well. Provided me with an opportunity I wouldn’t have been able to get without her help!
Kellie FlynnDelivery and Impact Administrator, Business in the Community
”Zelda is very attentive and helpful, she provides you with all the information for your contractual employment. Her drive and passion is second to none, she is a person that is result oriented - she will get the job done!
Oyebisi AkideindeMembership Committee Assistant, Institute of Fundraising
”‘Trust’ is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Zelda. After meeting Zelda I knew I could trust her to find a good match between clients and myself. In fact, my previous role at Breast Cancer Now was meant to be a few months and lasted a year! As I venture a career in Salesforce I know that Zelda contributed towards my career change. After I told her I passed my Salesforce Administrator Exam, she managed to find me a temporary data role using Salesforce!
Christina CampbellSalesforce Certified Administrator
”Zelda has a thorough knowledge of the charity sector. She was proactive on my behalf and I quickly secured an interim role. I valued her advice and will definitely seek her assistance when I look for my next role.
Marianne KuceraExecutive Assistant
”I recommend Zelda with the greatest of pleasure, she is an absolute fantastic consultant. Her personable approach to every candidate resonates with matching each individual to their ideal role. She has always kept me updated and always going that extra mile. Charity People has talented consultants and Zelda is one of them. I would definitely say I have not been disappointed. Her level of communication is both professional, friendly and certainly exuberates positivity.
Reena BegumBusiness Psychologist
”Zelda is a true professional with high personal touch. She has a very humane approach and comes across as a very warm person. As one of her clients, I have found her very approachable. She truly listens and shows her belief in the person she is interacting with. I interacted with several other recruitment consultants, but Zelda stood out amongst all of them.
Priya SatishAdvisor, Alzheimer’s Society
”I've had an incredibly positive experience working with Zelda. She was meticulous in finding positions she felt would be suited to my skill set and encouraging and helpful ahead of interviews. She is extremely professional, and I will certainly be turning to zelda when I need the assistance of a recruiter in the future.
Ciara SmithTeam Support Officer, GOAL Global
”Whilst searching for a job with charity people, Zelda was helpful, diligent and proactive in arranging interviews and supported me in securing a new long-term position. I have recommended Charity People and will continue to do so. Thank you!
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
”Over the past year, Zelda has successfully helped us fill a number of interim roles to provide additional capacity across many levels and teams – everything from administration and campaign support to senior partnership and comms management. She has been consistent in quickly understanding the brief, providing an excellent range of candidates and keeping us up to date. Her understanding of the market and sound advice has been hugely valuable, along with her excellent networks and friendly approach.
Sam BrookesDirector of Resources, National Literacy Trust
”I recruited 2 amazing candidates for my team through Charity People. Zelda was really communicative and easy to work with, and made the whole process really smooth.
Tessa BaileyLegacy & In Memory Fundraising Manager, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home