Charity Fundraising Recruitment


Abbey Solutions Fundraising Recruitment provides a comprehensive, tailored and cost effective fundraising recruitment service for charities and NGOs.


“As a young charity, fundraising is vital to Waterloo Uncovered. So who we hire and how we hire them, is something we take really seriously.

It is also something we don’t have as much experience in as we would like, and why we asked John Abbey for support and advice.

With all his experience, John helped us design and run the recruitment process, which has helped us recruit the person we are confident is right for the job. We couldn’t recommend his services more”.

Mark Evans
CEO Waterloo Uncovered 


Is it time to take a different approach?

Abbey Solutions has been established for over 21 years. John Abbey who founded the company has significant experience in Trust, Corporate, Major Donor, Individual Giving, Legacy and Events fundraising. He recently raised £3 million from a single donor (2021)

John and his team of consultants have achieved remarkable results for charities and NGOs over the years.

The team understands what makes a great fundraiser, team player and leader, and how to identify the right candidate for any fundraising role.

Abbey Solutions works with NGOs in the UK and internationally,  UK charities and environmental organisations, social enterprises and foundations.

Our clients are diverse, from Amref Health Africa to the Campaign for National Parks, Royal Hospital Chelsea (home of the Chelsea Pensioners), Montessori Group and London Fire Brigade.

We pride ourselves in always putting forward candidates that are exceptional with a proven track record.


How we are different

There are some great recruitment agencies out there, but they tend to employ recruitment consultants with little or no hands-on fundraising experience at the level that we have.

We are offering something different. Our staff are not just experienced recruitment advisors, they also have an active and ongoing distinguished career in fundraising to director level.

We believe it doesn’t really get any better than having an experienced fundraiser and senior manager recruit for a position they personally understand and know what it takes to succeed.

We know that every charity and NGO is different and so we take time to study and understand who you are and what difference your organisation makes.

We are particularly interested in understanding your income generating strategy. We immerse ourselves in your culture, and understand the dynamics within your existing team.

Once we fully understand the culture, dynamics and business strategy, we can begin our search.


How we recruit

We are proactive in our search for candidates. Advertising vacancies is just one element, but we certainly do not rely on online job sites or Linkedin. We access our extensive networks built up over 20 years.

We can recruit for interim, contract and permanent positions across all levels from fundraising officers to Director level fundraising and communication positions.

We can support you at the interview stage or develop the entire recruitment process, tailored to your organisation. We have HR specialists to help with this process.


Areas that we actively recruit for

Trusts/Foundations fundraisers
Corporate Fundraisers
Major Donor fundraisers
Events fundraisers
Direct Marketing fundraisers
Community fundraisers
Head/Director of Fundraising


Recent Clients include:

Royal Hospital Chelsea
Waterloo Uncovered
RAFT Medical Research
Amref Health Africa

For further information please contact us by phone 0207 859 4701 or visit our contact page for email details.

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