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Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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  I have been leaping out of bed in the morning recently, not a state of affairs that is my default setting I have to add! There do seem to be a lucky few to whom this feeling is a natural constant but in my experience...

In 2001 I secured my first fundraising job with the National Film and Television School as the Marketing and Events Fundraiser.  From day one, I was put in charge of organising an auction of film and television memorabilia at Christie’s, the proceeds of which would go...

How do you get your first break into the charity sector? I am often asked for advice on how to land that first job in the charity sector and it is always one of those intriguing questions that requires a different answer every time. A few weeks...

I recenlty went to Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook and asked the following question: ‘Best thing about working in fundraising that doesn't involve the phrase ‘making a difference'?’ And I received some lovely reasons as to what drives fundraiser's all across the UK to get out of bed...

Unless you have been on another planet for the last few months you will be more than aware of the negative stories being told in the media about the charity sector and fundraising in particular. Now, I’m not suggesting the sector didn’t need a wake...

Part of my job as a charity fundraising recruiter is to collect references on behalf of my clients. More and more I am receiving factual references (ones that simply state the job title and length of service). It seems that character references (ones that actually...

An article in Third Sector entitled 'Unstructured interviews are a bad way to recruit' by Gill Taylor got me thinking yesterday. Gill is right, going on your gut instinct alone when recruiting could result in you employing the best blagger rather then the best candidate...

Happy New Year to one and all. For many of us, today is the first day back in the office after the Christmas break and perhaps your career is right where you want it to be, but for others the holidays may have been a time for...

For the past three years, I have worked with all sorts of charities all hoping to make the world a better place in some way.  Although the causes they work for may be diverse, one thing they do all have in common is a desire...