“I have worked with Richmond Associates across three continents and have found their calm focus and expertise immensely helpful. Recruiting excellent advancement professionals is one of the most difficult things we do as team leaders for our organisations and one of the most important investments we make. Richmond Associates approach is thoughtful and supportive – both for the organisation and the applicants. As with the best advancement activity, Richmond focus upon the importance of building long term relationships rather than short term fixes.”
Sue Cunningham Vice-Principal (Advancement) The University of Melbourne
“I started talking to Richmond Associates as soon as I began to think about growing the team, because I trusted them to give me sound advice and guidance. We worked in partnership to explore various options and agreed on a way forward to ensure Southbank Centre attracted the best candidates in the marketplace.
Even though Richmond Associates have worked with us many times before, they still took the time to have an in-depth meeting with us to ensure they had all the information required to undertake the search. What’s great about these meetings is that they don’t just focus on the skills and experience required to do the job, they also focus on understanding our team culture. Working with recruitment consultants who have fundraising experience makes these discussions really insightful.
Richmond’s good work has resulted in two great appointments. As always it was such a pleasure working with Richmond’s very efficient operation and we appreciated their sound advice and guidance throughout the process.”
Rebecca Preston Former Director of Development Southbank Centre
particularly value the way in which you appreciate the challenge for the line
manager of the vacant position of slotting the considerable additional time
resource into a busy working schedule. Your timeframe, planning, efficiency and
diplomacy is very important here. Also, working in a large organisation (like
Tate or National Trust) I appreciate the way in which you liaise with the human
resources or people services directly and seamlessly. This reduces time
pressure on the line manager. And I appreciate your ability to help the final
candidate make the right decision!"
Shakespeare Company has a new and dynamic artistic and organisational strategy
to move forward into the next decade. As one of the top twenty cultural
institutions in the world, the RSC is a globally recognised brand, aspiring to
an outstanding standard of fundraising. Building on the success of our
recent appointments for the RSC, we are delighted to announce that we now have
been selected to work exclusively with the Company to attract new talent into
their development department.
Since 2004 Richmond Associates has worked in partnership with London Business School and we are exclusive recruitment partner for key fundraising roles within the Advancement team. Ranked number one in the world by the Financial Times MBA 2010 Rankings, for its full-time MBA programme, London Business School's purpose is to deliver insights and leaders that have a positive impact on the way the world does business.
We have placed the following roles at LBS:
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Fund Associate Director, Major Gifts Senior Development Manager London Business School Fund Manager
“As always, it’s been a real pleasure to work with the
team at Richmond Associates. From the start they invest the time to
really understand our organisation, needs and maturity of our fundraising
programme. We reap the reward of this investment in the calibre of
candidates shared with us and are delighted that our new Development Manager
will be joining the team this month. Thank you!”
Rachel Jones Associate Director of Development Moorfields Eye Charity
"Richmond Associates identified a small but high
quality field in a very short space of time when we needed to recruit urgently.
Their judgment and networks made the process highly effective, especially in
contrast to an advertisement run in parallel, and resulted in an excellent
"Just to confirm how happy we’ve been with Richmond’s
work on our behalf – you brought us a strong field of candidates, and enabled
us to make an appointment we are very, very pleased with. And, throughout, the
day-to-day working relationship with all of you has been exemplary. Thank you."