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Pairing passionate people with caring organisations

We help you find special people who are passionate about your health and social care organisation, to accelerate your positive impact on the world.

Health and social care

It can feel like a challenge to find that rare unicorn of a hire.

That person who’s not just genuinely passionate about health and social care, but also has the skills, drive and know-how to boost your positive impact on your community. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone.

We’ve been recruiting for health and social care since 2002, so we already have a strong network of contacts in the sector. It’s a bit like having a secret shortcut to the kinds of candidates you’re looking for. And as a full-service recruitment consultancy, we can take the whole process off your hands.


Our chief unicorn seekers (aka our specialist consultants for your sector) are Sandra Smith and Lou Portnall. Both Sandra and Lou have worked directly for health and social care organisations in the past, so they have insider knowledge of your industry.

Each campaign is bespoke, tailored to your organisation. So, Sandra and Lou’s first job is to ask you a long list of questions and go deep into what your organisation does. Once they’ve delved your darkest nooks and crannies, our dream team will start designing a campaign to bring together the best possible candidates for your consideration.

By the way, there’s a reason we’re called Charisma; we go beyond a list of characteristics and look at personality fit too. Get in touch. Together, we’ll find a diverse and dynamic group of candidates to match your needs.

Case Studies

Solent Mind
Minstead Trust
Macmillan Caring Locally
Emmaus Colchester

Why Charisma?

We’ll find your perfect person
Decades of experience in the charity and not-for-profit sector means we can snout out talent like a pig snouts truffles. We’ll find candidates with the skills and experience you’re looking for, so you can get on with changing the world.
We care about our people
Our business is all about people, and our own lovely humans are Charisma’s biggest strength. We invest in their development because we want them to continue being industry leaders. And to keep them happy, naturally. We offer flexible working because when we’re at our best, we can help you do incredible things.
We keep our ears to the ground
We stay up-to-date with all the latest industry trends, developments and other goings-on to give you a full consultancy service. Nothing gets past us. So, we can advise on your legal and ethical duties, and also give you the heads up on what’s working (and what’s not) in the sector.
We care about all people
You can only be truly innovative when you’ve got a diverse workforce bringing unique perspectives to the work you do. We tear up the tick lists and reach out to a wide range of candidates, regardless of their background.
We partner with you
This isn’t a one-way thing. We work alongside you, get to know you, and learn how you work. That way, we can find the best candidates to match your unique needs. The end goal is to put your organisation in a stronger position; we meet you where you are now and go from there.
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