The Charisma team brings together expertise of recruitment, finance and experience of the charity and not-for-profit sector. You can be assured that the highest standards of recruitment are adhered to at all times, and we have an ethical and professional approach to each assignment we undertake.
Jenny Warner – Hon FIRP – Managing Director
Jenny Warner, whose background and experience encompasses over 30 years in the search and selection arena, heads up Charisma, Throughout her career, Jenny has helped clients to find high quality senior executives both through executive search and advertising selection. Currently, Jenny specialises in handling assignments for executive roles such as Charity Chief Executive and Director level appointments. Jenny demonstrated her business acumen whilst managing her previous recruitment company, which won the Business Link Wessex Small Business of the Year Award. She was also chosen as a finalist in the Wessex Business Woman of the Year Awards.
As a long-standing member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Jenny has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship, in recognition of her professionalism and dedication to the recruitment industry. Jenny is a member of the Institute of Directors and Hampshire Ambassadors and has volunteered for several not-for-profit organisations including Samaritans, Magpie 4C and Emmaus Hampshire, and more recently and The Haven breast cancer charity. Being a keen swimmer she has also completed sponsored open water swims including The Great London Swim. She and the team also completed The Moon Walk.
Jill Livingstone – AIRP – Associate Director
Jill has valuable experience of the charitable sector. Prior to joining Charisma in 2012, Jill worked for two Hampshire charities; Enham Trust as Major Partnership Manager and Naomi House Children’s Hospice. Jill was previously Account Director for the Touchstone New Business Consultancy in London and Training Manager specialising in Business Development and Communication Skills, with HSBC.
Alongside her role at Charisma, Jill is a Trustee of Romsey Cancer Support Centre – Jane Scarth House, a charity which provides practical and emotional support to individuals whose life is affected by Cancer.
In her spare time Jill is a keen runner who participates in local running events, including the Great South Run.
Emma Dennis – MIRP – Senior Consultant
Emma is an experienced Recruitment Manager with a broad understanding of different skills and sectors, and a deep commitment to forming long lasting partnerships with the organisations and people she supports.
Emma worked for Charisma for over 3 years between 2009 and 2012 before taking some time out to pursue a different area of recruitment. For 3 years Emma worked in talent management and marketing, developing relationships at senior level, managing social media channels, creating website content and raising engagement for businesses operating in the commercial sector.
Emma has recently returned to Charisma to join our team. Having recruited specifically for the charity sector for a number of years she brings both passion and knowledge to the table; working pro-actively to find opportunities for people and acting as an ambassador for the charities with whom she partners.
As a qualified gym instructor and spin teacher she regularly organises and takes part in fitness challenges to raise money for local and national causes. Emma is also a keen runner and enjoys taking part in long distance events.
Mike Warner FCA – Finance Director & Specialist Finance Recruiter
Mike Warner is a Chartered Accountant with specific experience in recruiting senior finance positions. As a practising accountant, he has audited charity accounts and advised on accounting systems. For several years, he was a trustee of Southampton Counselling and for the last two years was Chair of its Board.
Mike’s knowledge of the workings of charities is a valuable resource when we are appointed to recruit for senior finance roles. As a governor of Richard Taunton’s College in Southampton for five years, during which time he was a member of the audit committee, Mike is also familiar with the accounting and reporting requirements of the education sector.
When not involved in his role as a specialist recruiter for Charisma, Mike runs his Winchester-based chartered accountancy firm, Stratus Accounting Ltd.
In his recreation time, Mike enjoys golf, cricket, theatre and reading.
Diana Gilmore – Business Developer
Diana has worked in business development specifically for the Charity recruitment sector for several years and she was delighted to join the Charisma team in October 2016. She thoroughly enjoys building relationships with charities right across the UK and a key part of her role is to increase the opportunities for us to engage with new organisations. Diana is a confident networker and in her spare time, she has enjoyed taking part in sponsored runs, raising money for charities. Two years ago, she completed the Bath Half Marathon, running for the charity, Coppafeel.
Diana’s other hobbies include spending time with her young, active family at a wide variety of the UK’s National Trust venues, organising PTA events for her son’s school, reading and creative writing..
Jasmine Mathers – Resourcing Manager
Jasmine has held a variety of HR and recruitment positions in the past, across both private and public sector organisations in the UK and Australia.
Her primary role at Charisma involves researching and sourcing potential candidates through executive search and database analysis. Due to her background in HR, Jasmine also supports charities with HR enquiries whilst working closely with the recruitment team on specific client search projects.
In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys cooking, reading, and travelling and in particular adventurous road trips with her family. She supports Unicef, Save the Children and the Cystic Fibrosis charity through regular donations and attending fundraising events.
Rachel Brown – Office Manager
Rachel has a wealth of experience closely supporting busy and demanding recruitment teams. She understands the importance of ensuring every individual receives the best possible service and is known for her professional and ‘service with a smile’ approach. Rachel has knowledge of permanent, interim and temporary recruitment and provides outstanding support to all of the Consultants.
Rachel supports charities by regular donations and has volunteered for her local Cats Protection. In her spare time, Rachel is an enthusiastic and improving runner and has completed a number of charity runs in aid of Cancer Research and Alzheimer’s Society. She also really enjoys skiing, reading and baking.
Jayne Dakin – Business Assistant
Jayne joined Charisma in January 2017 having previously worked in a specialist recruitment environment for 14 years.
Her primary role at Charisma involves business activity research, candidate resourcing, overseeing and managing all marketing, advertising, social media, PR and company events along with providing full administrative support to the business.
In her spare time, Jayne enjoys reading, walking, dining out and socialising with friends and family. Jayne is an occasional runner and has completed ‘Race for Life’ in aid of Cancer Research a number of times.
Lisa Green – PA to the Recruitment Team
Lisa is an experienced business office manager supporting the recruitment team, meeting the day to day operational demands of working in a busy office. Lisa ensures the smooth administration of the recruitment process, focusing on efficient organisation and customer service.
Lisa supports local events and festivals on behalf of the charity for which she was Trustee for six years, working as Treasurer for most of this time. Lisa was also a community school governor for five years and has completed a number of walks in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys being active outdoors with her family on bike rides and exploring the countryside.