Bermondsey, Greater London
£35,000.00 - £70,000.00 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Senior Consultant - Corporate Fundraising

£35,000-£37,500 basic salary, plus bonus. OTE min. £70,000+ based on current high performers

Bermondsey office, 35h/w, up to 3 days working from home, and 10-4 core hours


About us:

QuarterFive was launched in 2013 to provide exceptional, proactive recruitment consultancy to fundraisers and not-for-profit organisations. Seven years on, we’ve built a successful, close-knit team of twelve and a solid reputation for a high quality service that delivers excellent results. Our uniquely flexible and positive culture has been key to our success; we’ve strived to make this a great place to work, with collaboration, supportive leadership and highly motivating commission and benefits at the centre of our practice. Pointless KPIs, fixed hours, cold calls and tight-fisted bonuses aren’t our cup of tea.

We recruit fundraisers from Assistant to Director-level, for organisations ranging from startups to household name organisations including Action Against Hunger, Alzheimer’s Society, Marie Curie, Centrepoint, Concern Worldwide, Crisis, International Crisis Group, Mind, Plan UK, Shelter, Teach First, Terrence Higgins Trust, The Prince’s Trust and War Child. Our business comes from recommendations, an extensive client base, a Business Development team of three, and consultants intelligently developing relationships. 

Thanks to an excellent team, personalised training, exceptional data and systems, and making consistent placements, we doubled headcount in 2019 and are looking to grow again.

The role:

We’re looking for an experienced, high-performing consultant to join our well-established corporate fundraising team of two, recruiting to corporate fundraising roles up to director-level. This is one of our busiest and best-established areas of work, and you’ll work a mix of exclusive and quality contingent vacancies, spending up to 80% of your time filling these roles, 15% on BD, and 5% on training/development. 

We're flexible on what industry you've built your recruitment skills in, as long as you meet the criteria below. 

Essential skills & experience

  • Consistent year-on-year billings 

  • Exceptional, thoughtful use of data

  • Planning and executing thorough, meticulous, proactive searches

  • Highly articulate, showing attention to detail in both verbal and written form

  • Skilled relationship builder, able to establish rapport with a wide range of stakeholders  

  • Intelligently maximising warm client and candidate relationships to generate new business

  • Excellent listening and questioning skills

  • Highly organised, with a track record of successfully working to deadlines and prioritising tasks


  • Flexibility – we all enjoy being in the office, but our culture is supportive of regular home working and we do not clock watch – you will be trusted to manage your time

  • 25 days annual leave, plus Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day inclusive

  • Q5 is registered with CycleScheme, allowing employees to purchase a bike in a tax-efficient way through a salary sacrifice scheme.

  • Competitive pension (3% you, 4% us)

  • Exceptional maternity and paternity benefits

Why us?

  • Our business overwhelmingly comes from recommendations and networking

  • We’ve recently appointed two new business developers to further drive our growth

  • Less PSL work, more exclusive and retained jobs with quality briefs

  • We actively build on individuals’ strengths rather than using KPIs to drive generic activities

  • Supportive, collaborative culture – we collectively evolve best practice and learn together

  • Our consultants actively contribute to the direction of the business

  • We're growing fast, and this is a chance to join us at a time when our consultants play a key role in shaping the business

  • We'll invest in expansion as soon as there is a clear case for doing so - we'd like to think we're an attractive prospect for highly ambitious people interested in growing with us

We take great pride and care in finding and developing new team members, and are happy to have informal phone or face-to-face conversations with suitable candidates. If you're a successful recruiter who's tired of suits, being forced to work poor quality jobs, 08:30-18:00 hours and the nonsense that comes with management by boardroom, this is a brilliant opportunity to do all the bits of your job you love and lose the stuff you don't.

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Refreshed on: 04 November 2019
Closed date: 19 November 2019
Tags: Advice, Information, Fundraising