Charity Division


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Here are just some of our clients in the Charity, Not for Profit and Education sector.

Helping Charities be ready for tomorrow.

We launched our Charity, Not for Profit (NFP) & Education division in 2012 after recognising the challenges faced by the sector when hiring Digital, Data and Technology talent.   

Since then we’ve built a team of experienced specialist recruiters dedicated to providing technical teams in the NFP space with strong and relevant candidates. We also have consultants specialising in finding the best fundraising talent to futureproof charity income. 

What we cover

We partner with small, medium and large UK and international charities on their technical transformations across all aspects of Digital, Data and Technology. We help organisations increase their data capabilities as they migrate towards Salesforce or Dynamics CRM whilst covering all areas of Data Management in-between.

With the age of digital booming, we're on hand to find the critical people needed for a digital transformation to improve all fundraising capabilities.


What our customers have to say

  • The CRM & Insight team at Save the Children has been working with Tom Rankin at Understanding Recruitment for 4 years to help with the recruitment into the very specialist roles of Data Planners, Data Quality Officer, Digital Analysts, Marketing Analysts and Database Specialists. Tom is always very proactive in his approach. He will speak personally with the recruiting managers to ensure he fully understands the role and most importantly the skills required for a candidate to be successful. Tom has also made it a priority to understand Save the Children as a whole and he is able to sell what a great place the organisation is to prospective candidates, giving them added incentives to want to work with us. Throughout the recruitment process Tom is diligent in keeping in contact with recruiting managers to ensure the candidates he is putting forward meet the criteria, if they are falling short of the mark, Tom will revise his search criteria and introduce more suitable applicants. In short, I would describe Toms strengths as really getting to know both the recruiting organisation and potential candidates so he can make the perfect introduction.

    - Data Import & Integrity Manager


  • Tom and the team at Understanding Recruitment are by far the best recruiters I’ve worked with. They managed the entire process beginning with my registration and the positions they put me forward, in an extremely efficient and professional manner. It’s been an absolute pleasure dealing with them and I would highly recommend them.

    - CRM Database Administrator


  • Dan found a Digital Information and Support Manager for Lymphoma Action. He had seen that I was advertising the position and, having secured a similar helpline role for the MS Society, he knew that Understanding Recruitment could add value to this process. Dan took the time to get to know our organisation and understand the role, and he had frequent communication with myself and the senior recruiting manager. We were happy that UR were to be the sole agency working on this role for us. Throughout the recruitment process Dan acted as an excellent conduit of information between ourselves and the candidates he put forward, providing two-way feedback following the interviews. When we offered the position to the successful candidate, I felt that we already knew a great deal about her from Dan’s dealings with her prior to the interview. Dan was also willing to do some additional work for me with regards to references, following the appointment. Our new Information and Support Manager has settled into the role really well and will prove to be a great asset to the charity.

    - HR Officer


  • Dan contacted us to offer his support in filling our vacancy for a new role in Doctors of the World: Digital Fundraising Manager. We had been unsuccessful in filling the role through our own channels and needed agency support to reach the best candidates. Dan took the time to talk through our requirements and fully understand the organisation and sort of person we would need for the role. We were under quite a constraint to fill the post and Dan was able to quickly identify some strong candidates for shortlisting. The profiles of the candidates sent were in line with our expectations. Dan was quick to respond to any questions we had and to make arrangements for interview, communicating well with candidates and ourselves to make it proceed smoothly. It was a great experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to Dan if we are recruiting in the future.

    - Director of Development


  • Tom has helped me find my second senior role, and I couldn't recommend him enough. Tom has always shown he listens and underatands what I want, he is great at giving the extra encouragement and push I needed. I really appreciated the extra dedication Tom put towards my new role, and always responding to my queries outside of working hours. An absolute pleasure to work with Tom.

    - Senior Engagement System Officer


  • Just want to express my appreciation for the excellent service I received from Harry in helping me secure my new role at Samaritan’s Purse. Throughout the rather lengthy interview process I found Harry very easy to work with and appreciated how he kept me informed as to what was going on in the process.

    - IT Manager


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