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"A very professional recruitment service that was consultative at every point. Gemma was the lead in our recruiting of a Fundraising Coordinator. Post-Covid has turned out to be a challenging employment market and with Gemma's leadership, we navigated to a successful outcome. We are grateful for Gemma's service."

Karen Livingstone, Head, Fundraising & Development, ANZGOG & WomenCan
“I have worked with Hayley around the recruitment of a number of senior roles within the NGO sector. I have always found her personable, highly professional and efficient. More than that she has helped us refine our thinking and leveraged her experience to provide additional insights and guidance in finding the right candidates for the role, every time.”

Dr. Cathy Kezelman AM, Deputy Chair, The National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse
“Gemma at NGO Recruitment assisted us with a recruitment at a very tricky time in the organisation. She was patient, responsive and provided excellent advice. Once we had appointed a candidate, Gemma has stayed in touch with a 6 week check in to see how the candidate has worked out. We highly recommend Gemma and NGO recruitment for a responsive, end to end service.”

Phoebe Churches, Interim CEO, University of Melbourne Student Union
“Emma cares deeply about people and context. She goes above and beyond to get to the essence of what you need and works with great rigour and ethics throughout the whole recruitment process.”

Collette Brennan, CEO, Abbotsford Convent Foundation
"Over the last 18 months, Butterfly Foundation in partnership with NGO Recruitment has recruited 13 positions across Australia from our Clinical Director and Head of Finance to our National Philanthropy Manager. These positions have been due to the internal growth required to meet the needs of those who we represent. Despite the challenges of COVID-19 and alike, I have found working with NGO Recruitment to be an excellent experience. As always, some roles were easy to find, some much harder. NGO Recruitment always works to understand what is needed for a role, what is unique and what would fit with our culture."

Kevin Barrow, Chief Executive Officer, Butterfly Foundation
"Louise was diligent in her refinement of the search criteria for two senior roles that she assisted Canteen Australia with recently. She was also active in engaging her networks in our search for the roles, one a statewide role and the other a national one. Her follow through was excellent as was her communication, and did an excellent job of engaging and holding candidates during the process."

Peter Orchard, Chief Executive Officer, Canteen Australia
"I worked with Louise for the recruitment of our Director – Policy and Government Relations. This role is a crucial role for our organisation and sector. The candidate needed to have strong technical skills, but also empathy and understanding of the complexities of suicide. Timing for this recruitment was critical, yet, as a CEO, my time to dedicate to the process was limited. Throughout the entire recruitment process, Louise communicated efficiently and regularly. She knew and understood the candidates thoroughly. The short-list of candidates was solid, all with strong skills and the right attitude. Louise was accommodating in working with my schedule and very responsive to my queries. In Louise, I felt that I had a partner on my side to find the right person to join our team. I sensed that this was as important to her as it was to me. Not only did we find an outstanding candidate, but the recruitment exercise was a joy because Louise removed the hurdles and ensured the process was smooth and simple. I’d work with Louise again in a heartbeat!”

Nieves Murray, Chief Executive Officer, Suicide Prevention Australia
“I found Kelly as highly professional, attentive and passionate about finding the right people for the roles she's recruiting for. She learns the requirements of the roles as well as the DNA of the organisation and integrates both into her research and interviews."

Dr Neta Fleiderman, National Counselling and Referrals Service Manager, Blue Knot Foundation
"It has been wonderful working with Natalie on our recent temporary recruitment. Natalie’s knowledge of the current challenges in the job market and strategic approach to navigate these challenges was pivotal in finding the best talent for our needs. I’m really grateful for Natalie’s supportive, agile and professional approach!"

Kerrie Nicholls, People and Culture Business Partner, Oxfam Australia
“When we engaged NGO Recruitment to search for a new CEO for the Fundraising Institute of Australia, all our expectations were met and exceeded throughout the search process. The team did a fantastic job in identifying and engaging a remarkable lead candidate for the CEO role. What impressed me most was NGO Recruitment’s great ability to really understand the person needed for the position, beyond just their skills, and to assess cultural fit and suitability based on career stage. We were 100% satisfied with the level of service provided and would not hesitate to engage NGO Recruitment again for future executive search requirements.”

James Garland, Chair, FIA Board of Directors
"I recently used Anna to successfully find an interim CEO for a community based organisation that I Chair. Anna is a genius at taking the brief and is great at finding suitable candidates at speed. I loved working with Anna as she was able to take on board my feedback on initial candidates to refine her search. Anna can assist with questions for interview and worked seamlessly with my team to set up interviews. The paperwork was easily done and the referee reports were thorough and insightful. I would highly recommend."

Susanne, Legena, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International Australia
“Lois and the team sourced and prepared some amazing candidates. We are very happy with our appointment and would recommend NGO Recruitment to any organisation.”

Mark Turley, Chief Executive Officer, Living My Way Limited
“I have used NGO Recruitment for all our vacancies. They are extremely good at their job and find the best candidates for our organization. I would recommend them highly.”

Kieren Fitzpatrick, CEO, Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
“I’ve partnered with Anna on multiple occasions to secure talent for key leadership roles. Anna’s sourcing produced a high volume of strong candidates which positioned us really well to find the right talent for the roles. Anna’s communication style and client engagement is faultless and should the opportunity arise again we’d engage Anna in the future.”

Fiona Lymer (CPHR), People Business Partner, Early Childhood Management Services
“NGO Recruitment were outstanding in our recent recruitment of a CFO and COO. Thoughtful and pro-active and a great approach to guiding us through the process. I would highly recommend that other NGO's give them careful consideration when you are looking for recruitment support and assistance.”

Mike Myers, Chief Executive Officer, National Affordable Housing Consortium
“Plan International recently used the services of NGO Recruitment, and that of Lois Freeke in particular, for the recruitment of a Pacific Program Director in our Asia Pacific Region. Based on this experience, I highly recommend Lois and would certainly engage her again in the future. Lois was able to provide a timely and efficient, yet personal service, that not only was successful, but left all stakeholders feeling very connected to the process. She remained in regular contact with me at all stages of the process, so that if I ever had a question or concern, she readily responded. She was also extremely proactive, and was able to highlight any concerns, before they became an issue. Finally, last but not least, the pool of applicants she was able to provide was outstanding, and exceeded our expectations. All in all, it was an excellent experience, from start to finish, and I would recommend Lois and NGO Recruitment to others.“

Sumant Kumar, Regional Human Resources & Organisational Development Partner, Asia Region, Plan International
"In my opinion, NGO recruitment is a go-to agency for your recruitment needs in the sector. Richard and the team are friendly and professional. The team was honest with us on our shortlist and communicated clearly and often during the recruitment process. They are dedicated to the sector and a pleasure to work with. The highly skilled individual we recruited through NGO was a perfect fit for the organisation. I would thoroughly recommend NGO recruitment."

Dr Matthew Miles, Former Chief Executive Officer, MS Research Australia
“NGO Recruitment understood who we needed to join our senior management team and provided thorough and detailed support at each stage of the selection and recruitment process. They take the time to really get to know candidates, what motivates them and how they will 'fit' and truly understand the unique character of an organisation.”

Jane Woolford, Chief Executive Officer, Mary MacKillop Today
“Natalie was incredibly efficient, responsive and supportive during a recent time-critical hiring process for a temporary role. We couldn't be happier with the service that Natalie provided, and felt she went above and beyond to meet our needs - we also landed an incredible talent for our temp role!”

Robyn Stevens, Director of Human Resources, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
"We urgently needed a temp to hit the ground running during a really large appeal and NGO Recruitment didn’t disappoint. Our consultant was extremely quick to respond, meeting and interviewing the team requiring a temp in person, and we were very happy with the result. The temp service NGO Recruitment provides is both efficient and seamless. I would definitely recommend NGO Recruitment’s expertise to other charities looking for temp support."

Amber Maxwell, Fundraising Manager, Royal Flying Doctor Service
“Hi Louise, we really do think we have the right person and your efforts and management of all aspects of this have been superb. Thanks for your really excellent support through the process.”

Nick Lawson, Chief Executive Officer, Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
"NGO Recruitment were one of 5 recruitment agencies I reached out to when in urgent need of someone with specialised skill. I chose NGO as they were the company I felt most at ease with and who I thought I could trust to find me the skill I needed at a competitive price. I was put in touch with Natalie who made the process so easy and who also took the time to really understand my needs. Her recruitment selection was extremely thoughtful and reflective of the values of our organisation. The candidate she put forward turned out to be excellent for the role and fitted into the team extremely well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Natalie and NGO Recruitment for future recruitment."

Nicole Hornsby, Executive Director, Baptist Care Australia
“This was the first time I’d partnered with an executive search company to secure a new role and it made such a positive difference to my recruitment experience. Louise was very supportive every step of the way and made herself readily available to answer all of my many questions. As a result, I have no doubt Louise helped bring out my full potential, especially during the final stages where I had the best interviews of my career to date. I have no hesitation in recommending NGO Recruitment to my colleagues and wider networks. Thank you Louise.”

Melissa Warner, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Positive People
“Louise was engaged by an NGO to find a regional director for North Qld. I was the person they found. Louise was exceptional to deal with. She was responsive, clear, engaging and helpful. Obviously her client was the org, but I found she seemed to invest as much in her communication and support of me. She was professional throughout and I would highly recommend her to any agency. If you find the right person for your agency you don't want to lose them through poor communication or mismanagement. Louise is the person who will make sure they stay connected and invested.”

Teena Ingram, Regional Director, Life Without Barriers
"Natalie provided a great service and successfully found us a fantastic candidate to fill our urgent vacancy for a unique role. Natalie was very responsive and a pleasure to work with."

Sarah Brugler, Legal Counsel at Trust for Nature
“WWF Singapore used NGO recruitment for a number of key roles in our fundraising team, including Head of Individual Giving, Database Manager and Head of Philanthropy, as well as a Specialist Global Palm Oil Expert role. WWF SG is embarking on an ambitious growth strategy so having the right talent on board is absolutely critical, but our existing HR team had limited fundraising candidate networks or the time. I would recommend NGO recruitment for anyone interested in hiring good fundraising talent.”

Luke Heffernan, Director of Marketing and Fundraising, WWF Singapore
"I found our consultant at NGO Recruitment easy to talk to and really listened to my recruitment needs. NGO were very professional and quick to deliver a strong selection of potential candidates. They really care about getting it right."

Samantha Jackson, National Community Fundraising & Volunteer Manager, Cure Brain Cancer
“NGO Recruitment found us the right person for a particularly challenging executive level role. The consultants pulled together a quality list of candidates and were at all times fair, transparent and honest in their communication and processes. We’re very happy with the result.”

Andrew Gow, Director, Strategy & Performance, Coordinare, Primary Health Network, South Eastern NSW
“NGO Recruitment brings a lot of wisdom, value and strength to our recruitment with their focus on the not-for-profit sector and the way they engage and communicate throughout the recruitment process. Their coaching, feedback and personal approach with candidates is extremely helpful. The team exceeds expectations and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.”

Steven Smith, Territorial Director of Strategic Change, The Salvation Army
"When we engaged NGO Recruitment to help search for a new CEO, we were aware of the challenges of scoping across a relatively small niche of potential applicants. But the team’s creative and positive approach to the recruitment process ultimately produced a great outcome. Our consultant constructed a thorough candidate profile which she adhered to during the entire search process. This also allowed her to investigate and present candidates with considerable skills but who were not necessarily fully aligned with the position. I genuinely appreciated the excellent level of interaction and communication NGO Recruitment provided throughout the recruitment process and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them."

Madeleine Faught, Chair, Rainforest Rescue
"NGO Recruitment were amazing - very responsive and engaged across the whole process. Our consultant was exceptional and really understood the nuances of our culture and the importance of getting the fit right."

Lisa Cheng, Business Development Manager, Lifeline Australia
“Thank you so much NGO Recruitment for your hard work and support on our latest recruitment project. Our new compliance manager is a great fit for Wentworth and we will benefit enormously from his expertise. We’ll also be able to provide him with an interesting and challenging career.”

Denise Hartman, Executive Manager, People & Culture, Wentworth Community Housing, Sydney
“NGO Recruitment knows the not-for-profit sector inside out and goes beyond the call of duty to find good candidates. Communication is excellent and the consultants provide valuable advice throughout the process. We’ve built a great relationship with the team and would recommend NGO Recruitment to any not-for-profit looking to recruit.”

Jeroen van Kernebeek, Managing Director, Four Paws Australia
"As an important partner to The Kids’ Cancer Project, NGO Recruitment provides us with a timely and professional service in meeting our critical recruitment needs. As an organisation responding to change NGO have demonstrated a strong understanding of our temporary and permanent resourcing requirements and have presented well qualified and experienced candidates."

Andrew Watson, Chief Financial Officer, The Kids Cancer Project
“NGO Recruitment knows the Fundraising sector very well, and they were highly knowledgeable about the roles we were seeking to fill. We needed high calibre specialist skillsets for our fundraising team and they were able to source some high quality key members of our team.”

Richard Wylie, Director, Global Fundraising & Brand, Heart Research Institute
“NGO Recruitment supported the Community Options Australia Board when searching for a new CEO in late 2015. We were fortunate to secure the services of a high calibre individual who has since led and evolved the organisation to be a leader in its field. I have no hesitation in recommending NGO Recruitment.”

Monique Cardon, Chair, Community Options Australia
“Life at Hume is great, absolutely loving the organisation and my role. Honestly the best decision I ever made, my boss is great and the working environment is fantastic. Thank you again for your help in securing this role, it has been a nice breath of fresh air for myself and my family.”

Maree Ross, Executive Assistant, Hume Community Housing, Western Sydney
"Natalie and NGO Recruitment were absolutely fantastic at finding and securing me a temp role that was parallel to my level of expertise, along with an excellent interview and prepping process, she was available throughout my contract for any questions or issues I needed assistance with. I couldn’t recommend Natalie more highly for any temp work in the sector and would recommend NGO Recruitment as a first point of contact for job seekers or employers. Natalie is very personable and professional, and really did go above and beyond to assist me during the entire duration of my contract. If I seek another role in the future I would contact NGO Recruitment first and foremost due to their expertise, contacts and professionalism in the sector."

Rhea James Fox, Marketing, fundraising and communications candidate
“Professional, transparent and courteous. What a refreshing change for a business in recruitment. Richard is a no-nonsense, honest and experienced recruiter. I wouldn’t bother going anywhere else.”

Nigel Marsden, Major Giving & Partnerships Manager, ABSEC, The aboriginal child, family And community care state Secretariat, NSW
“Faced with the ongoing challenge of hiring well qualified fundraisers, NGO Recruitment has helped us recruit some outstanding candidates over the years. The consultants are unfailingly professional, always listen carefully to the kind of person we’re looking for and then do everything possible to provide us with a few highly qualified candidates to choose from.”

Cheryl Pultz, Director of Fundraising, Australian Conservation Foundation
“With NGO Recruitment’s help we built a fantastic fundraising team at Lifeline that took the organisation to the next level. We also used NGO Recruitment to successfully recruit our marketing and media roles. We were very impressed with the advice, individual service and care taken.”

Verity Blackman, General Manager, Sustainability & Public Relations, Lifeline Australia
“NGO Recruitment did a great job in helping us recruit for a short term assignment in Indonesia recently. The turnaround was fast, with a shortlist of high quality candidates, and we were delighted with the final outcome.”

Joanna Tuckwell, World Animal Protection, Asia Pacific
“NGO Recruitment recently helped us recruit a new CEO and board chair. We were presented with some very strong candidates which led to an excellent outcome. The team was great at giving honest feedback on candidates and their suitability for the organisation and role.”

Jayne Blake, Director and Chairperson, Heartkids Australia