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Recruiting with heart since 2002

We match world-class talent with world-changing organisations.

Our story

Here at Charisma, we believe recruitment can change the world. A bold claim? Perhaps. A little dramatic? Definitely. But we believe it, because we know the impact awesome people can have in changemaking, mission-driven organisations.

Back in the beginning, in 2002, the world of work was a very different place. Think dial-up internet (that noise is still etched in our brains), Times New Roman font, and building networks meant personally approaching charities directly. In this analogue ecosystem, we flourished. We grafted hard and built up a sterling reputation as the go-to charity recruitment consultants.

Fast forward to today, and times have changed. We’ve changed with them.

Over the past two decades we’ve learned how to find top-notch talent for organisations that do good. We continue to love working hand-in-hand with third sector, charity, and non-profits to find the best possible person for each role. Not through cold calling, cold calling, cold calling. But through building real, lasting relationships.

Because when something matters to you, it matters to us.


In a nutshell, we love helping people and organisations achieve, and exceed, their goals. Get in touch if you think we could work well together.

About us

We’re all about people. You, yours and ours. Long-term relationships matter more than quick wins, so we want to meet you, talk to you, get to know you.

Once we have a deeper understanding of what you need, we help you find the right candidate to further your organisation’s cause. Not just as a job to tick off the list, but as part of a long-view recruitment strategy.

It’s a personal approach:

- Our team has vast experience and know-how in third-sector recruitment, so we immediately understand the unique challenges you face

- Clients and candidates repeatedly feed back to us how valued and listened to they feel

- Our door is always open if you have queries, questions or quandaries

- We’re in it for the long haul; we’ve been doing this for over two decades 

adam-staceyAdam Stacey

Meet the MD, Adam

“I joined Charisma in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience from senior roles in the not-for-profit sector. I bought the business in early 2022, and we've since had our best results on record. We now support more changemaking organisations than ever to employ incredible talent. 

My passion is in shaping a recruitment business that puts people at its core. I want Charisma to be a place people love to work, a trusted partner clients enjoy collaborating with, and an organisation candidates know represents them well. In the years to come, we’ll keep increasing our positive impact in this world in whatever ways we can.”

Our values

Our processes are efficient and our in-depth knowledge of your sector positions us perfectly to recruit for every level of vacancy. People aren’t just the most important part of our business. They ARE our business. So, we treat everyone with respect and kindness, as if they were our neighbour.
We run a smooth operation, as you’d expect after the decades we’ve spent refining how we work.

Our commitment

At Charisma, we believe that our success is built on our commitment to people. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels valued, supported and respected. Our commitment then is:
To our candidates
Support journey. We are dedicated to providing honest and constructive feedback to our candidates. We’ll keep you updated as you go through a recruitment process. We believe in promoting diversity and supporting individuals in their transition to the sector.
To our clients
Our team is warm, engaging, transparent, truthful, and creative in solving our clients' problems. We will be a critical friend and will professionally challenge when required. We’ll only take on roles where we believe we can add value. We are an extension of your organisation and, as such, we need to be aligned with your vision, mission and values to partner with you successfully.
To our team
We celebrate our colleagues' different contributions, successes and understand that families and life outside of work matter. At Charisma, we encourage a culture of support, recognition and reward for all team members. We don't have crazy commission structures for consultants that disregard the rest of the teams hard work. We set base salaries above industry standards and we work to achievable targets with a fair team bonus for all.
To where we work
We recognise the importance of giving back to the sector that inspires us, we give every member of our team at least two days a year as wellbeing/volunteer days and actively encourage trusteeships. We sponsor client events, fundraise and give to causes throughout each year that are nominated by the team.
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