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Experienced and passionate strategist, critical thinker, problem solver and partnerships specialist

With a demonstrated history of partnership, programme and strategy development, management, reporting and evaluation in non-profit organisations, I have extensive experience of leading international projects and successful relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. With a focus on ensuring that organisations collaborate to make the world a better place, I love working with diverse groups of people and building strong relationships based on mutual respect and trust. I balance strategic thinking and the ability to get things done.

Previous roles include: Social Enterprise Foundation Director; Head of Global Trusts and Foundations – International NGO; Head of International Projects – International NGO; International Projects Advisor – International NGO; Strategic Development and Communications – Dutch Foundation

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Negotiable dependent on project

Experience level: Head


Public engagement and strategic communications consultant. 

Greater London. North Yorkshire. Remote

Developing collaborative strategy and implementing change. Repositioning organisations to make a step change. Influencing decision makers in politics and media. As versatile communicator, I can tell a complex story simply. relish public speaking and writing articles for publication. Capacity building – embedding effective communications tools, reframing narratives, defining audience and purpose, Plain English and writing for the web.

Previous roles include: Head of External Communications and Public Affairs; Advocacy and Public Relationships Lead; Social Enterprise Director; Chair of Trustees

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Negotiable

Experience level: Head


Strategic Campaigns and Communications Consultant.

London, South East, Remote

Specialisng in strategy and campaign development, stakeholder engagement, team facilitation, political and social analysis, writing (reports, op eds, thought-pieces). Has extensive experience in strategy relating to social, economic and political campaigns and influencing.

Previous roles include: Senior Strategy Director, Vice President Public Affairs, Executive Director, Head of Campaigns, Strategy Consultant (clients include: London Strategic Coordinating Group's Covid-19 Response, Wellcome Trust, Amnesty International, GLA and WWF).

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Negotiable

Experience level: Director


Strategic Communications and Campaigns. Environment, mass public engagement, advocacy and partnerships

London, South-east, remote

Communications and campaigns professional with 20 years’ experience in the environment sector.
Delivering impact through leading, designing and delivering projects, campaigns and partnerships that create positive change: shifting attitudes, mass-public engagement, business engagement, film impact and advocacy campaigns.

Particularly skilled at strategic development for and leadership of cross- disciplinary teams and campaigns both UK and global. Experienced at working on big global media/film impact projects

Excellent senior stakeholder management experience, to Board level.


Previous roles include: Communications Director, Project Director, Head of Campaigns, Strategic Communications Consultant

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Negotiable

Experience level: Director


Digital strategy, delivery and leadership consultant

Based in London, available for remote work and across London and the South East.

A digital leader with over 14 years experience in the charity and public sectors. I’ve transformed digital strategy and led major development and organisational change programmes for five major UK charities and now advise, support and deliver for non-profits across:

digital engagement, campaigning and fundraising; digital product development; digital resourcing and delivery; technology and data strategy; and digital transformation


Previous roles include: Interim CDO - The Scout Association; Director of Digital, Marketing and Communications -vInspired; Head of Digital - Shelter; Senior Digital Manager - NSPCC; Head of Digital - MS Society

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: optional £600 for short term assignments £500-£550 for longer term

Experience level: Director


Improve impact, increase value, achieve your mission in difficult times

Based near London but able to work remotely, including internationally

I’ve been a charity CEO for the last 8+ years, and still am P/T. I’ve worked with a huge range of organisations in different fields, and I have an outstanding track record of success. My expertise includes strategy, public affairs and impact measurement.

Above all, I can cut through to the heart of things and identify specific solutions capable of genuinely helping you achieve greater impact and better value, together with a positive organisational culture.  I am also very easy to work with!


Previous roles include: CEO - International Federation of Musculoskeletal Societies (IFMRS); Interim CEO - Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH); CEO - Resuscitation Council; CEO - Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance; Head of Public Affairs - Arthritis Care

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: £700

Experience level: Director


Corporate responsibility/ ESG (Environmental Social Governance) and Sustainability

Based in London, but working UK-wide

I am a specialist in shaping ESG/ CSR strategy, delivering social and environmental programmes, and – critically – communicating results internally and externally to promote your credentials, staff engagement, brand awareness as well as investor and proxy scoring.

I can help businesses to assess their material issues, contribution to the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, undertake team engagement/training, produce strategies and policies (health and wellbeing, social mobility, community investment, diversity, environmental, etc), as well as communicating your ambitions internally and externally to stakeholders and investors.

Previous roles include: HE Hotel Group, CBRE, British Hospitality Association, Atkins, plus charity sector

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Negotiable and dependent on project/ contact length

Experience level: Director


Interim management; strategic consultancy; income generation; empowering coaching - for social change.

Physically – London and the South East, East of England, Midlands; Virtually – nationwide and global

Providing senior leadership up to Chief Executive; strategy and culture building for social change organisations shaping feminist inclusive leadership; experienced income generation director building teams and strategies for growth and sustainability finding your unique markets and supporters; coaching and developing senior staff. I can help your organisation and your people identify and achieve their goals. Over 25 years I’ve been: Chief Executive; Director of Income Generation, Communications and External Affairs; Trustee and Chair of charity boards, and built a not-for-profit.

Previous roles include: Interim Chief Executive - Women’s Aid Federation England; Director of Income Generation and External Affairs - Women’s Aid Federation England; Interim Chief Executive and Director of Fundraising and Communications - War on Want; Board Member - Campaign Bootcamp

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Negotiable

Experience level: Director


Independent strategic consultant working across the cultural and creative sectors


I am a senior strategic communications and marketing professional with over twenty years of experience across the public and private sectors. Until recently I was Head of Corporate Affairs at the British Library, giving me a breadth of skills in corporate strategy, internal and external communications, marketing, content production, public policy and community engagement.

Previous roles include: Strategic Consultant - Houses of Parliament; Strategic Consultant - Imperial War Museum; Head of Corporate Affairs - British Library; Head of Communications - British Library; Account Director - Communique PR

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: £650 and up

Experience level: Director


International Human Rights Professional with significant strategic, policy and advocacy experience.

London, Europe, Remote

Expertise in the development of programmes and projects in the fields of human rights, rule of law, equality and accountability. Particular expertise in human rights and technology, security and borders. Advisory work on the Equality Act and access to services. Expertise in oversight and accountability mechanisms including Ombudsman schemes and NHRI’s. Knowledge of EU, Council of Europe, OSCE, UN systems. Experience in Europe, Central Asia, MENA and East Africa. Strategic policy and advocacy advice including legal policy analysis both domestic and international. Risk and future scanning. Report writing, research and speech writing. Monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects in the human rights and rule of law sphere. Design and delivery of training. Languages: English, French, Spanish

Previous roles include: Consultant for UN OCT; Consultant for Avaaz; Ombudsman - Financial Ombudsman Service; Attache Governance and Accountability – EU Delegation to Uganda; Anti-Terrorism Adviser - Human Rights Department OSCE ODIHR

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Negotiable

Experience level: Director


Strategic Planning; Fundraising (HNW/Corp); Marketing & Comms; Interim Management; Coaching & Mentoring

Based 1 hour from central London but operate across the UK & Internationally

Experienced fundraising manager having created teams, developed, coached and mentored other professionals across a wide range of fundraising areas. Experience includes strategic planning, programme development, Corporate and Major Donor Fundraising. (See Website for full range of services

Previous roles include: Director of Fundraising - Help the Aged

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Negotiable


Supporting senior teams within UK and internationally, to improve performance and strategy

London and South East – happy to travel if required

I bring over 20 years’ experience of managing complex UK and globally focussed programme and advocacy teams, with specific expertise in strategic and operational planning, learning, governance and accountability, organisational development and recruitment. I draw upon this to provide tailored support to senior leaders seeking to make significant and sustainable change within their organisation. I am also highly skilled and experienced in workshop design and facilitation, focussing on inclusion, building strong trusting relationships and ensuring full and active participation.

Previous roles include: Deputy Director - White Ribbon Alliance; Senior roles within Oxfam GB; Consultancy - Save The Children; War Child UK, HOPE not Hate

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Flexible depending on your requirements


Experienced, energetic strategist, advocate, facilitator and innovative partnerships specialist.

Flexible in the UK, overseas for short periods of time.

A passionate campaigner for social justice. I have led partnerships and campaigns with some of the biggest brands in the world including GSK, Standard Chartered, UBS, Essilor, Sainsbury’s Foundation, The Gates Foundation, The European Union, The Department for International Development, MAC Aids Fund, Queen’s Young Leaders and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. I have designed and led partnerships, advocacy and communications portfolios for Oxfam GB, Comic Relief, the philanthropist Natalia Vodianova’s charity and investment portfolio. I am currently supporting the development of a new global fund focussed on vision.

Previous roles include: Director of Engagement & Communications - Vision Catalyst Fun; Director of Philanthropy & Communications - Natalia Vodianova & Elbi Digital; Head of Funding Partnerships - Comic Relief; Head of Public Education - Comic Relief Global Health and Education Campaign Manager - Oxfam GB

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: £500 per Day (Negotiable dependant on the organisation)


Building Your Brand through bid writing, communications, strategy and much more!

London, Swindon. Preference is remote from home office

Proven bid writing experience leading to winning bids, brand building, social media development, press and PR campaigns, award winning business strategies, funding applications, marketing and business development. Straight talking, action orientated business services.

Previous roles include: Political Consultant, Business Growth and Development, European Parliament, Conservative Party

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: From £250


Communications Director with a wealth of experience in digital transformation


Many years experience directing large teams across communications, marketing, digital, fundraising and governance. Have led large transformation projects, restructures and rebranding projects for large scale public sector and third sector organisations including all internal and stakeholder communications. I have led on governance for a national charity and am also a trustee of a charity and governor of a large FE college group. Equally happy working with a small team or leading across a large scale organisation.

Previous roles include: Group Director Communications and Marketing (three education groups), Director of Communications and Governance (national charity), consultant to host of other charities and public sector bodies

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Negotiable


Project and programme manager, experienced in Humanitarian and Stabilisation operations and deployments

I am an accomplished senior manager with over 20 years experience in the public / humanitarian sector delivering operations, project and programme management for strategic initiatives. Practiced in personnel deployment, HR, office management, client management and field office set up, considerable knowledge of developing and managing personnel databases, programme finance, commercial relationships, policy and security. Plus, experience in post-conflict and insecure environments working on initiatives worldwide, deploying overseas to Afghanistan, Croatia, Dubai, Montserrat, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Turkey.

Previous roles include: Principle Technical Advisor- Deployments Crown Agents Ltd; Deployments Facility Advisor - Adam Smith International; Programme Manager - OPTIMA Defence and Security Group Ltd; International Resourcing Management Support - Crown Agents Ltd; Senior Deployments Manager - Crown Agents/ Palladium International

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: £450 UK, £550 overseas


Brand strategy consultant helping leaders build brands that drive social impact.

London, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Bucks

20 years experience building brands for a breadth of household names and charities. I help organisations tackle strategic challenges, such as repositioning, rebranding, purpose and values exploration, naming, brand refreshes, communications and organisational strategy development, brand impact evaluation and audience research and segmentation. I am a skilled and energetic workshop facilitator (including online workshops) and work collaboratively to bring people on board. I also offer 121 strategy and personal brand coaching for aspiring leaders, helping you develop your future talent.

Previous roles include: Deputy Director of International Communications, World Animal Protection; Brand Planner, Everything Everywhere; Assistant Director of Communications, Barnardo’s; Global Account Director, Euro RSCG (now Havas)

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Dependent on project


 Comms, strategy, and digital mobilisation consultant. Leadership coach. Experienced at driving change.

London or remotely

I use twelve years of comms and campaigns experience to offer:
– Digital consultancy: data-driven programmes for fundraising, mass public engagement, and influencing decision-makers
– Strategic comms consultancy: campaign strategy, issues management and reputation-building
– Leadership and team coaching: using formal training as a coach to support leaders 121. Facilitate teams to find the route forward and improve performance and morale.
– I’m known for clarity of thought, moving between strategy and tactics with ease, and making a positive impact on people around me.

Previous roles include: Campaigns, Growth and Income Director @ 38 Degrees, Head of Media @ Shelter, Board member @ Level Up

Business area: – Director Level

Daily rate: Depends on size of org and length of project - happy to discuss