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Ian Burpitt
Ian Burpitt
Managing Director

Ian is the Managing Director of our Recruitment Practice and is a passionate advocate of empowering people to be successful and developing talent to its full potential. With over 20 years’ experience of building teams and specialisms within the beyond profit recruitment sector, Ian encourages his teams to focus upon cause and sector-related specialisms that align with their interests. Since Ian joined, our Recruitment Practice has trebled in size and Ian has continued growth plans to facilitate our impact, reach and the success and development of our people.

Ian has an extensive knowledge base and network within the sector and has led on our ever-growing success with our multi-vacancy recruitment campaigns, offering a consultative recruitment service to organisations. One of Ian’s passions is demographic inclusion into fundraising, where he feels the risk of missed opportunity of talent is concerning and change is needed.

He is a passionate supporter of the sector and is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.

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Tristan Shirley
Associate Director - Recruitment

Tristan has been at Prospectus for seven years and leads our Core Recruitment Team, which works across the beyond profit sector appointing roles from temporary level to Manager and Head of.

Tristan recently completed a Masters in Global Ethics and Human Values with distinction at King’s College London and has held numerous positions in the private and not for profit sectors, including Schools Programme Officer at War Child and Events Administrator at the British Red Cross.

Having worked and volunteered in the sector for several years, Tristan remains inspired and convinced by the sector's importance. He uses his position at Prospectus to provide effective and relevant talent and skills that contribute to the success of the sector.

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Scott Widmer
Team Leader - Higher Education

With over 7 years’ recruitment experience, Scott specialises in Higher Education recruitment and works with many of London’s major colleges and universities, including King's College London, UCL, Queen Mary University and the Institute of Education.

Scott recruits to a wide range of temporary, contract and permanent support roles and has developed an exceptionally strong network of clients and candidates.

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Ryan Burdock
Associate Director - Fundraising

Ryan joined Prospectus as a Fundraising Recruitment Consultant in 2015. Ryan’s career in the beyond profit sector began in Chicago, USA where he fundraised in higher education before moving into recruitment for a variety of fundraising and beyond profit positions.

With a degree in English, Ryan is passionate about reading and writing and has volunteered for literacy programs aiding the homeless and underserved, and is passionate about social equality and opportunity. Specifically at Prospectus, Ryan leads the dedicated and energetic Fundraising Team that supports the beyond profit sector with recruitment to all levels.

Ryan is a Trustee of United AllStars, a sports engagement charity working with at risk youth in Camberwell and Peckham to help them overcome social and economic barriers to success.

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Robert Payne
Principal Consultant

As well as over 20 years of recruitment experience, Robert has played a key role in setting up a number of employability initiatives and programmes for disadvantaged groups, most recently partnering through Prospectus with Thames Reach on a year long capacity building programme.

A consultant with Prospectus for over 8 years, Robert specialises in administration and operational roles in a wide range of charities, including some of the UK's largest and most innovative trusts, foundations and grant making organisations. 

Steven Fraser
Steven Fraser
Senior Recruitment Consultant

Steve is an experienced recruitment consultant, focusing on permanent and contract vacancies within senior appointments. Prior to joining Prospectus and the not for profit sector, Steve recruited for office support and facilities management vacancies at Reed and The Management Recruitment Group respectively.

Steve transitioned into recruitment in 2013 having had a 13 year career within supply chain, specialising in customer services, logistics and operations. Within this time Steve had key responsibility for managing customer service levels, day-to-day operations, recruitment and team management.

Steve works with a range of clients covering various specialisms, recruiting for Head of Department, Director and C-suite vacancies. He has always been passionate about providing exceptional service, and is keen to add value to both candidates and clients in the not for profit sector over the coming years.

Steve recently competed in the British 10k in London as part of a Prospectus team that raised funds for youth charity Redthread.

Femke Vortsman
Femke Vorstman
Senior Consultant

Femke has a BSc in Social Science & Psychology and is a qualified Human Resource practitioner (Assoc. CIPD). She has a background in education & charity recruitment and has been committed to the charity sector by volunteering throughout her education and career to date.

After joining Prospectus as a Recruitment Consultant on the Fundraising Team, and now as Senior Recruitment Consultant, Femke has expertise in supporting across income streams and specialises in supporting organisations and candidates within international development, humanitarian, human rights, children & families and Higher Education sectors.

Volunteering projects include: training as a Healthy Start Mentor (Family Lives) and providing 8 week healthy eating programmes for families with children under 5, residential ‘Thrive Outside’ programme with disadvantaged children (Free to be Kids) and ‘Growing Wellbeing’ gardening and mindfulness project (Mind).

Haydn Scott
Haydn Scott
Team Leader

Haydn has 12 years recruitment experience across the Social Care sector. He currently recruits for temporary positions up to senior management level within the beyond profit sector.

Haydn is an advocate of the Prospectus ethos of ‘Advantaged Thinking’ and was previously at Working Chance where he worked with women care leavers between the ages of 18-25 and supported them in to career defining apprenticeships and employment and mentoring them to attain their full potential. Haydn has also worked with women ex-offenders and used his recruitment experience to support and assist them on their journey back in to work.

Adam Allnutt
Adam Allnutt
Senior Consultant

Adam joined Prospectus in May 2018 as a Fundraising Recruitment Consultant. His previous roles have included Parliamentary Intern, Legislative Consultant, Campaign Volunteer Manager and Head of Bars & Catering.

Having previously worked for several campaign groups he has taken up a focus on income generation roles within environmental, advocacy and conservation causes. This ties in with his volunteering outside of Prospectus where he sits on the Executive Committee of a youth led think tank, producing reports and articles on national and local government policy.

Whilst at Prospectus, he has taken advantage of the six volunteer days given by spending time in the Trust and Foundations team at the National Autistic Society and a half day as an Advocacy Consultant at Trees for Cities as they developed their new strategy.

Matt Till
Matt Till
Senior Consultant

Matt is a Senior Consultant assisting in a wide range of recruits across the sector. He specialises in Data and Insight roles, a growing trend in the sector, and one that can offer huge resource to organisations. He also has a keen interest in heritage, arts and culture.

Matt enjoys helping small charities realise their potential and securing the right staff to help grow and develop their vision. Outside of work, Matt is a keen theatre goer and has an interest in music, film and history.

Rebecca Pooley
Rebecca Pooley
Senior Consultant

Rebecca is a Senior Consultant in our Charity Core team. She comes to Prospectus from a recruitment background covering a variety of sectors.

Since 2015, she has specialised in the IT and Digital sector with a particular focus on CRM systems. She has successfully filled vacancies across different levels of seniority and worked with a range of businesses from start-ups to multi-national companies. At Prospectus, Rebecca works mainly on contract and permanent requirements within the Office and Professional Team.

Rebecca has a growing personal interest in the beyond profit sector and is passionate about mental health and wellbeing. In her spare time, she teaches adult beginners to dance and can often be found jiving her troubles away.

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Tia Battick
Recruitment Consultant

Gaining a recent degree in Childhood and Youth Studies, Tia gained a wide insight into the beyond profit sector through various placements in both the UK and the USA, such as MIND and Thislewaithe Learning Centre.

These experiences sparked a passion for Tia as she realised the great demand for devoted individuals in the beyond profit sector.

Now a part of the Office and Professional Education team, Tia seeks to develop her knowledge and skills within recruitment, working together with clients and candidates to offer the best recruitment solutions and to attract the best talent. In turn, providing an excellent service to users of the beyond profit sector. 

Adeline Rozendaal
Adeline Rozendaal
Recruitment Consultant

With over eight year’s recruitment experience, Adeline has specialised in temporary, contract and permanent recruitment as well as project management across various sectors.

Adeline has joined Prospectus as a Recruitment Consultant on our Higher Education Team. Adeline has a keen focus on customer service and aims to continually provide an exceptional service to both our candidates and clients in the Higher Education sector.

Outside of work, Adeline has assisted individuals in recognising their potential by motivating and guiding them in order to achieve this. She has volunteered time by offering life coaching sessions to patients in rehabilitation. She is also very passionate about environmental causes such as keeping our beaches and oceans clean.

Jessica Stoddart
Jessica Stoddart
Recruitment Consultant

Having previously worked in television production, Jessica had a change of direction in 2015 and started her recruitment career. She joined Prospectus as a Recruitment Consultant on our Fundraising Team in 2019.

Jessica has a passion for building and growing relationships and in providing an excellent customer experience. At Prospectus, she works across all fundraising streams at all levels of seniority. She is looking forward to developing specialist knowledge in more specific areas of the beyond profit sector, with one particular area of interest in special needs and education.

Outside of work, Jessica has worked with children with severe learning disabilities, something close to her heart as her nephew has Down Syndrome and Autism. She has also enjoyed, over the years, befriending and helping those who are older and live alone.

Giuseppe DiMaria
Giuseppe Di Maria
Recruitment Consultant

With a background in international development and face to face fundraising, Giuseppe’s passion for the beyond profit sector has taken him from the most remote communities in the Amazon Rainforest, to the streets flanking London’s skyscrapers, to the completion with distinction of an MA in International Relations and Security.

As Candidate Resourcer at Prospectus, Giuseppe is committed to researching and engaging with talented candidates aspiring to join the beyond profit sector. Part of the Office and Professional team, Giuseppe is responsible for building relationships with candidates, not only for the next role, but for their career ambitions.

Outside of work, Giuseppe is a lifelong learner into human rights, gender equality, and human security.

Katie Bond
Katie Bond
Assistant to the Director

Prior to joining Prospectus Katie worked as a Personal Assistant, overseeing office management and different finance functions.

With over 10 years’ experience of overseeing revenue and resources, Katie joined Prospectus as she is passionate about working with organisations in the beyond profit sector. Katie is the Assistant to our Director of the Office and Professional Team, she manages his diary, arranges meetings, and supports with recruitment administration.

Outside of work Katie likes to spend time helping her local community either by planting flowers or picking up litter all in aid of making it a nicer place to live for all residents. 

Kieran Derham
Kieran Derham

Kieran joined Prospectus in August 2017 as an Apprentice, working as Office Administrator in the Operations team. He provides administrative support to every team across the organisation whilst working towards his Business Administration NVQ.

Kieran also acts as a part time receptionist, where he provides a professional, helpful and friendly service to all Prospectus’ clients, candidates and staff. He is in charge of managing the reception area and interview rooms, ensuring candidates register and complete tests before transferring them for their interviews.

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Amelia Gungah

Amelia is an Administrator on the Office and Professional team. Having previously worked for a number of charities, Amelia is excited to be back in the beyond profit sector and is looking forward to taking part in the voluntary projects that Prospectus offer throughout the year.