Charity & Not-For-Profit

Specialist recruitment across marketing, communications, digital and design

Our expertise

Since Spotlight started in 2008, we have worked wide range of charity and non-profit organisations, supporting their recruitment across marketing, digital, design and communications. The charity sector has been through continued upheaval with recent changes in funding and government support and we are committed to supporting the evolving needs of charities across the UK.

Our team care about our charity clients and how we can help, we offer cost-effective recruitment solutions to allow successful hiring and retention of talented candidates who are passionate about the charity sector. Our team are realists, we understand how tight budgets can be and work hard to find the right candidates when there are limited resources. Spotlight Consultants all use their expertise and knowledge of the charity industry, to develop long-term and transparent relationships, and we support a number of key disciplines:

  • Charities
  • Fundraising
  • Universities
  • Colleges
  • Membership Bodies
  • Trusts
  • Institutes
  • Private Foundations

Why Spotlight?

Our focus is on finding candidates passionate about rewards of working in the charity sector, to allow successful recruitment and retention of talent.  We are proud to be the chosen recruitment partner for a wide range of charities, universities and membership organisations.

With a network of over 100,000 followers on LinkedIn alone, we are engaged with the most talented candidates from not-for-profit and charity backgrounds.  We focus on the long-term, finding extraordinary people who can do amazing things for our clients.

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Trusted by our clients to deliver results

For over 15 years we have supported our non-profit and charity clients with recruiting the most dedicated and committed candidates. Our recruitment spans all areas of marketing, digital, communications and design including the following roles:

  • Head of Marketing
  • Social Media Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • UX Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Head of Design
  • Digital Designer
  • Head of Communications
  • PR Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Website Manager
  • Membership Manager
  • Digital Marketing Director
  • Performance Marketing
  • CRM Manager
  • Email Marketing
  • Insight Manager

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Spotlight are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and work in partnership with our charity and not-for-profit clients to ensure they are supported in building an inclusive culture and working environment that focuses on equal opportunities for all. We help our clients identify and address diversity challenges through more inclusive search, and engage with the broadest range of candidates to support diverse talent pools.

We offer support and advice to clients who want to use blind recruitment practices, or learn more about unconscious bias training and are able to offer a range of psychometric testing options to support unbiased assessment of a candidate’s suitability for a role.

Meaningful change takes time and we engage with the broadest range of candidates that will support our charity clients’ inclusive recruitment goals.

Flexible recruitment

Spotlight offer advice to our charity clients on everything from salary benchmarking to the recruitment landscape and we support our candidates at every stage on their journey to join a new charity.  We like to give back and have always offered a greatly reduced rate for all of our clients who are registered as a charity, to support them in being able to use our specialist support.

Our goal is to collaborate with our non-profit clients, to help you craft a strong candidate experience to attract and retain the most exceptional and diverse charity marketing teams. By offering permanent, temporary and interim recruitment options for our charity clients, we can recruit flexibly at all levels for all needs.  

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Why choose us?

500+ happy clients

Since 2008, Spotlight have placed hundreds of talented candidates with clients in all sectors. We aim to exceed expectations and deliver results that will enhance our clients’ businesses.

100,000+ LinkedIn followers

We have an extensive network of marketing, communications, digital and design talent with 100,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. We are in touch with the right people at the right time.

Recruitment with integrity

Our team are committed to clear communication with both clients and candidates. Our work goes beyond the placement and we believe in transparency and impactful recruitment.

What our clients say

I went to Spotlight looking for a marketing recruiter that could source a range of quality and experience for me, having been frustrated with less specialist companies. They took the time to understand what we wanted and why, and worked hard to get us just the right candidates. I have used them several times since, they are consistently excellent – they always make the recruitment decision hard, because they bring a lot of good options.


Spotlight was by far the best recruitment agency we have used. The team were always clear and concise which I really appreciated. All CVs that were sent were all at a high quality with the relevant marketing experience that we were looking for. There was clear communication throughout and the whole team who I spoke to were friendly and professional. Thank you again for your help and I hope to work together again soon.


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Talk to our specialist team

We'd love to hear from you and the vision you have for your recruitment.

If you would like to discuss marketing, digital, design or communications recruitment for your business or want to find out more about us and our team, you can reach Spotlight at 020 3008 4254 or email us directly at 

Alternatively, visit our contact us page to share job specs and role details or CVs and information on your job search.

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