Shine Associates

At Shine we are involved in more than just recruitment; we are keen to support charities to grow and develop and work with a number of consultants who have the relevant experience and knowledge to support this.


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Sarah Pryce

Sarah describes herself as a ‘people and change specialist’ whose heart lies in the charity sector. After more than a decade at the RNLI, initially as part of their fundraising management team and latterly heading up their HR function, she is now living in Cornwall and taking on project and freelance work in the South West.

A Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, with an MSc in Strategic Personnel and Development, Sarah has experience across a broad range of sectors from retail to technology, in organisations of all sizes from small start-ups to multi nationals. She works with a broad cross section of people including the most senior board members, students, volunteers and aspiring leaders of the future.

Sarah brings pragmatism and common sense to developing people and managing change. Her passion is working with individuals and teams to deliver practical, tangible business results. Recent projects include change workshops; management and leadership development programmes; a ‘you said; we did’ campaign to help engage staff through major culture change; and designing and implementing appraisal and performance management systems.

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Polly is a Director of Polly Symondson Recruitment Limited, she has a strong background in both recruitment and fundraising.  PSR is based in Cheltenham and we are looking forward to working together to extend our geographical reach for both candidates and clients.

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Glynis has recently retired as CEO at Hospiscare, a Devon charity with an annual income of £9m+,  250 staff, 1000+ volunteers and raises 80%+ of its income  from the public. She has extensive knowledge of voluntary organisation leadership and management, supported by a Masters in Business Administration and Diploma in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors.  She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Laws by the University of Exeter in 2015 for her work for with Hospiscare.

Glynis is now developing a ‘portfolio’ career that includes voluntary work, consultancy and coaching – as well as more gardening and being a granny!  She has recently worked with the Kings Fund as a consultant on their ‘Cascading Leadership’ programme. This programme offers peer consultancy and coaching to CEOs or aspiring CEOs in the voluntary sector/not for profit sector. She is about to take a voluntary role as a trustee at St. Margaret’s Hospice in Somerset.

Glynis is skilled and experienced in strategic planning, charity governance, coaching and mentoring.  She has experience of initiating and implementing major service redesign and associated fundraising projects.

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Neil has worked in the voluntary, charity and social enterprise sector for over 25 years. during this time he has managed everything from a small fundraising team to a million pound a year social business. He has worked in and with charities as well as being a third sector strategic lead for three local authority areas.  He is now available for interim CEO roles and is based in Cornwall.


  • Msc Social Entrepreneurship
  • BA(hons) Government and Public policy
  • ILM level 5 Business coaching and mentoring

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Sue has worked in the not for profit sector for the last 26 years, latterly as Head of HR with one of the largest animal charities in the South West.  She has worked at a strategic level as part of senior management teams.  She has also volunteered as school governor and as Director of Junior Rugby.  Sue has recently set up as an independent HR Consultant supporting business and not for profit in the South West.

Sue’s key skills are in organisational development having designed in-house skills, learning and management development programmes; values and behaviour frameworks and competency based performance processes.   She has developed volunteer strategy and recruitment as well as delivering wide scale change programmes. Sue is very familiar with the processes within the employee life cycle and on delivering good practice HR for both employees and volunteers.

Sue is passionate about supporting local not for profit and business which enable communities to thrive and create sustainable futures.  She is based in East Devon and can be contact via