What People Say

“Shine Charity recruitment offer a comprehensive bespoke package of recruitment options for the charity sector. They have always delivered excellent candidates for the roles, working with the candidate and the charity to make sure they are right for each other.

Jackie and her team have worked with ELF to develop an amazing fundraising team, from writing the job descriptions through to advising at the interview stage. The effectiveness of using Shine and time management efficiency savings for the Charity mean it’s a win win situation”

Mags Naylor, CEO, Exeter Leukaemia Fund (November 2014)

“I cannot recommend Jackie and Shine Recruitment highly enough. From first contact Jackie made me feel that I was important and not just another candidate or hindrance like many other agencies. From advice on presenting my CV to finding my current “perfect” position Jackie maintained a professionalism which you seldom see these days. I would have no hesitation in returning to Jackie but as she has done such an excellent job in matching my needs to that of the charity I now work for, I won’t be needing her services again. I will, however, be passing her details to all my friends who have expressed a desire to change employment.  Thanks Jackie, for the excellent communications, proactive approach and enthusiastic professionalism.”

Candidate (May 2012)

“Shine Charity Recruitment were very supportive in my search for a job.  My initial contact with them was via an on-line application for another post.  I was immediately contacted by an agent with more details only to realise that the post wasn’t suitable.  However, Shine kept my details and on 2 seperate occasions contacted me in regards to posts with local organisations- one of which I am working with now and really enjoy. I have been to other recruitment agencies and none have provided the personal attention that I have experienced with Shine”

Candidate (January 2012)

“There is no downside to Jackie, she gives 100% and I am sure she will be an asset to any organisation, she has a real belief in charitable working, in addition she is alway on hand with reliable advice, assistance, encouragement and a seemingly endless list of contacts!”

Manager, Exeter based Charity (August 2011)

“Jackie takes the brief and takes time to understand the organisational needs and ethos, coming back with sound, well matched applicants for the required positions.”

Director of Fundraising, Somerset based Charity (February 2011)

I have employed and managed personnel for some forty years. A period that has only confirmed my belief that in recruitment, particularly executive recruitment you need to retain the services of a qualified recruitment professional. Jackie is such a professional.

If you do retain Jackie look forward to watching her work, to being able to challenge her and to be challenged in return and for the project to reach a successful conclusion. I can assure you, you will be impressed. Chair of Trustees, Devon based charity. (February 2010)

As a client of Jackie she is now my first port of call for management and senior management positions and we have used Jackie to successfully fill about half a dozen such posts over the last 2 years. Jackie always delivers high calibre people with integrity and tends to “get under the skin” of candidates to ensure a good cultural fit with our organisation. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to source quality candidates the Third Sector positions.      Senior Manager, Exeter based charity (March 2010)

Jackie is a skilled recruitment professional who really cares about ensuring the right result for both candidate and charity. I would not hesitate to recommend her from my experience both as a candidate.   Chief Executive, Devon based charity (March 2010)

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you over the past few weeks and I thank you for the encouragement, support and confidence you have given me, along with being a very nice person! I am looking forward to starting my new job and so relieved to be back in employment.  Successfully placed candidate (June 2010)

Before I met Jackie I had been looking for work for months without success, within 2 weeks of meeting Jackie I had found a new job and a new chapter in my career!  Recently placed candidate – (October 2010)

Jackie’s approach to fulfilling the charity’s needs was first class. Not only was the whole process very professional, but her understanding and listening to the needs ensured that the right result was achieved. I would not hesitate in recommending Jackie or using Shine again.   Chief Executive, Exeter based Charity (November 2010)

Having made the decision to move into the charity arena from the corporate sector and with a desire to remain in the South West, Shine Charity Recruitment’s approach and depth of involvement have proved invaluable. The support, guidance and objective approach provided by Jackie, coupled with her boundless knowledge of the regional charity environment, has led to me securing the ideal role I was looking for.  Having working with recruiters from a local to national level I could not commend Shine more highly from a personal or professional standing.    A Recently-Placed Candidate (November 2010 )