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Philanthropy Manager (Trusts and Corporate)

Animal • London/Hybrid • £40,000 – £45,000

Take ownership of the corporate and trust fundraising strategies as well as leading the day-to-day relationship management of partners.

Trusts Officer

North London Hospice • London/Hybrid • £30,278 – £33,422

Entry-level or early career opportunity to join a supportive team generating essential funds.

Head of Development

NYJO (National Youth Jazz Orchestra) • Hybrid (London) or Remote • £38,000 – £42,000

Fantastic step-up opportunity for an experienced trusts fundraiser to lead on fundraising and inherit a strong portfolio.

Fundraising Marketing Manager

International development • London (hybrid) • circa £42,000

A unique opportunity to work with a renowned charity who are redeveloping their fundraising, ensuring effective marketing campaigns,

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Whether you spend your days writing bids, engaging companies, cultivating the wealthy, organising events, creating direct marketing campaigns, mobilising community groups, promoting legacies or leading fundraising teams, we’ll understand what you do and be able to advise you on your requirements.

"I found the entire experience very professional and personable. You have absolutely delivered to brief - we have an excellent new team member."

"Recruiters are all the same"

Well, sort of. We all contact candidates about jobs and send clients CVs.

But details make a difference. To how candidates are engaged and how they experience their application journey; to the quality of shortlists you receive, the time you save, and who you appoint.

Our clients say the details set us apart; that superb briefs, excellent shortlists, clear communication and the ability to headhunt people not looking to move make us a reliable partner.

Candidates tell us our nuanced understanding of fundraising and deep knowledge of our clients inspire them to apply for positions they would have overlooked. And that our willingness to go the extra mile is why they prefer to work with us throughout their careers.

Fundamentally, we find the blend of skills and personalities needed to build sector-leading fundraising teams. We do it consistently, too.

"Recruiters aren't useful"

If they don’t understand your skills, offer insight into clients, or provide extensive application support.

We’ve got the expertise and superb client relationships you’d expect of the sector’s longest-established fundraising recruitment specialist.

We’ll discuss your experience, strengths and ambitions in detail, ensuring our clients see the individual behind the CV. Likewise, we’ll give you the essential insight needed to write compelling applications and interview with confidence.

Constructive feedback and an exceptional level of application support are standard. It’s an approach that our candidates say makes applying for a job through Q5 a positive experience irrespective of the outcome.

Between 2018 and 2020 we filled over 90% of roles worked as sole agent, and just shy of 65% of roles worked alongside other candidate sources.

"You were proactive and made sure that we were in the loop as well as the candidate. It felt like you really wanted to work with us and help us."

"You provided an excellent long list. It was clear that you had gone to great lengths to understand the candidates."

"Recruiters aren't effective"

If they don’t grasp what you need, help shape your thinking, or get hold of people you can’t.

Our reputation is built on thoroughly understanding  fundraising vacancies, sharing practical market insight and headhunting outstanding candidates.

We’ll explore your role, culture and plans and use this understanding to engage candidates. We can also write engaging copy for job packs and adverts, and build microsites that bring opportunities to life.

We can deliver exclusive campaigns, work alongside other sources, or quickly strengthen existing shortlists. We ensure candidates have a positive experience, and provide useful insight into their experience and motivations.

The basics of excellent recruitment – knowledge, attention to detail and honest feedback – underpin everything we do. It’s the reason why, over the long-term, our clients and candidates are often the same people.

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