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charity & public sector

Connecting our clients with the best talent

Working across the charity, not-for-profit, and public sector, we connect talented and passionate accountancy and finance, change and transformation and technology and data professionals with organisations that have a positive social impact.

What makes us different

We have been fortunate to build long-standing relationships with countless clients and candidates across all areas. As well as helping us to understand those we work directly with, it has enabled us to develop our expertise in the sectors within which they operate. In turn, we have been able to both contribute to the success of our clients and the careers of our candidates.

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latest charity & public sector jobs

Location: London salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per annum 33 days annual leave, 8% non-con pension

Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Head of FP&A | £65-70k | 2 days a week in London office | Growing Health CharityThis is a brilliant opportunity to join a growing health research focused non-profit which has a fantastic reputation across the sector. This is a newly created position
Location: London salary: £55,000 - £65,000 per annum

Senior Finance Manager

Are you ready to join a dynamic team dedicated to making a difference? We\'re partnering with a leading UK charity, to recruit a motivated and dedicated Senior Finance Manager to support the continued success. The charity provide a wide range of esse
Location: London salary: £400 - £500 per day Inside IR35

Interim Charity Finance Manager

Interim Charity Finance Manager | £400-500pd Inside IR35 | Women Charity |4 days a week | 4-6 month contract | Largely remote with occasional travel to LondonThis Finance Manager position is an exciting opportunity to join a growing charity supportin
Location: Bristol salary: £56,000 - £57,000 per annum

Finance Business Partner

Altum Consulting is proud to be working with well known children\'s health charity to recruit a highly motivated and proactive Finance Business Partner. This is an exciting role that will work closely with senior-level stakeholders and provide inform
Location: London salary: £55,000.00 - £60,000.00 per annum

Research Finance Business Partner

We\'re partnering with a leading institution dedicated to groundbreaking research in health to find an experienced individual to join the team as a Research Finance Business Partner on a fixed-term basis. As a Research Finance Business Partner, you w
Location: London salary: £300 - £320 per day

Finance Manager

Interim Finance Manager | £300-320pd Inside IR35 | Children\'s Charity | 3-6 month contract | 2 days in Central London office This Finance Manager position is an exciting opportunity to join an iconic children\'s charity during a period of change. T
Location: London salary: Up to £250 per day

Management Accountant

Interim Management Accountant | £250pd Inside IR35 | Children\'s Charity | 3-6 month contract | 2 days in Central London office This Management Accountant position is an exciting opportunity to join an iconic children\'s charity during a period of c
Location: London salary: £55,000 - £60,000 per annum

Financial Controller

Financial Controller | £55-60k| Well-known Youth Charity | Permanent | 2 days in Central London This Financial Controller position is an exciting opportunity to join a large non-profit organisation as a crucial team manager whilst overseeing the fin

Our diverse network

We have an established network built over many years of recruiting into the charity, not-for-profit, and public sector. However, we work closely with our colleagues in our commercial teams at Altum to help us identify candidates from the private sector who are passionate about making a positive impact and seeking a potential move into an organisation that will offer this opportunity. We are also passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and work tirelessly to remove barriers and champion diversity internally and within the clients we are fortunate enough to partner with.

We support you at every stage

Putting the right talent in the right places can create amazing results for your organisation. Our success in this area is down to our extensive network of finance and IT professionals, from newly qualified accountants to finance directors and across all areas of IT & digital. Through our partnerships with our clients, we listen to their needs and deliver results that help them achieve their ambitions.
 

We are making a positive impact

At Altum Consulting, making the world a better place is something we have always strived to prioritise. In 2018, we set up the Altum Foundation, giving our own employees the chance to fundraise for charities that are making a difference everyday.

Trusted by clients and candidates

Having placed candidates with well over 100 charities and public sector bodies our reputation has been built on expertise, honesty and reliability. This is evidenced by the numerous testimonials we have received from candidates and clients.

our disciplines


  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Technology & Data
  • Change & Transformation

what they say about us

It was a pleasure to work with Imogen who was helpful and collaborative throughout the recruitment process. She was keen to understand Young Roots, and what we needed in this important role for us. We are delighted with our new member of the team, and Imogen has kept in touch and had a genuine interest in the development of our work.

Jo Cobley
Chief Executive, Young Roots

From our first meeting, I felt Robbie understood the role and my priorities for the FP&A team. Based on this, he was able to source high-quality candidates very quickly.

Using the retained process of shortlisting and conducting first interviews saved me time at the initial stages, but I felt engaged throughout, with regular updates. The report provided after the first interviews gave me an excellent feel for the candidates and their experience, enabling me to select the four I felt would be the best fit for an interview with a panel comprising finance and non-finance colleagues. We ended the process with two solid and appointable candidates.

We have appointed a fantastic person with a great range of skills and experience, and I am delighted with the outcome.

Rachel Hewitt
Chief Financial Officer, ClientEarth

I have found Robbie & Leanne very professional and supportive to work with. They spent the time to get to know Independent Age and our finance team, and what we were really looking for in each role. They presented a good set of candidates in each case and have been straightforward and helpful in all the advice they have provided to date. Consequently, we have hired some really great colleagues who are helping the team make a real difference for older people.

Karen Thompson
Interim Director of Finance and Governance, Independent Age

Leanne is personable and professional and was able to both share great insights from her experience and facilitate connections with prospective employers from her network. Leanne invested time up front to understand the type of opportunity I was looking for, immediately grasped my requirements, and only presented potential opportunities that were a good match. I am very grateful to Leanne and would recommend her to anyone looking for finance opportunities in the charitable sector. Thanks Leanne!

Eve Strong
Finance Business Partnering, FP&A

I have been working with Robbie for about 9 months and in that time he has sourced several finance analysts and business partners. He has proven over this time that he understands the needs of the customer very well. I find Robbie to be personable, professional and very responsive. I would recommend you give Robbie a call if you are looking for Finance staff.

Brian Newcombe
Head of FP&A, Ofcom

Working with Leanne and Robbie has been a real pleasure. Altum’s systems and processes have been very transparent and frank. Their candidate briefings have been some of the best I have seen and their honest, friendly approach has exceeded my expectations. When a first round of recruitment of my new Head of Finance didn’t find an appropriate candidate, we just went at it again and took that as a learning experience. I now have an excellent appointment in post. Altum very much met my expectations, and pleasingly Altum are also very well regarded by the colleagues we appointed.

Richard Barker
Director of Finance & Resources, Goodenough College

Robbie provided excellent support in helping me understand my needs and requirements in relation to the market. This resulted in a very strong list of candidates for what was a fairly senior, niche role thus providing multiple viable candidates that could fill the post. I would recommend Robbie for future recruitment needs.

James Robertson
Head of Finance Business Partnering, Shaw Trust

I have worked with Leanne and Robbie over a number of years. They helped me find a great role at the Shaw Trust. They were both very pleasant and easy to work with. They knew which roles matched my skills and career goals and didn't send me roles that weren't a good fit. They have also helped me fill roles within my team; they found a good selection of candidates for a highly specialist role and were responsive to my feedback as we worked out what type of person was needed.

Louise Barker
Senior Finance Business Partner, Shaw Trust

Working with Robbie and the Altum team over the years has been a joy! Robbie is incredibly knowledgeable, engaging and a breath of fresh air from talking to other recruiters.

Together we have worked on both financial roles and strategy setting for new teams and then recruiting the necessary candidates. My primary function was Finance, and later I also had the responsibility of Data. With Robbie and the Altum team’s help we established a very successful department that are helping drive the Charity forward. This showed to me the versatility of Altum, their willingness to explore new areas, but more importantly the strength of the relationship we had established between RMHC and Altum.

One of the reasons I keep using Altum is the personal advice and help they offer. Throughout the process, I will always have a discussion with Robbie or the team about the potential candidates and any concerns. I feel fully engaged throughout and am confident their shortlisting will meet my requirements. I have been consistently impressed by Altum’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality, which has been particularly evidenced in the diverse backgrounds of the many candidates shortlisted for our roles and ultimately placed with us. I appreciate the time they spend with the candidates too, to help ensure a good match is found from both sides.

It is rare to find recruiters that have a great Charity background and share that Charity ethos too. It certainly helps knowing they understand how a Charity works, what the needs are and then also support so many Charities too. It’s a refreshing change and makes the challenge of a new hire within the Charity world so much easier

Isabel Dart
Director of Finance and Technology, Ronald Mcdonald House Charities.

Altum Consulting have been a long-established resourcing provider to the International Finance Team at the British Red Cross over the years. They have been incredibly responsive and dedicated to find us the right candidates for our roles. Leanne in particular has been incredibly committed to understanding our needs and capacity requirements. I would highly recommend their services and I look forward to their continued level of service in the years to come.

Jason Gray
Head of International Finance, British Red Cross

our sectors

  • Charity

    As well as supporting charities through our own Foundation, Altum Consulting is fortunate to work with many brilliant organisations including some of the world’s best-known charities as well as smaller, locally-focused organisations. Through our extensive network and strong relationships within this area, we place finance, technology and digital professionals.

  • Not-For-Profit

    We have strong experience and relationships within the wider not-for-profit world and work with social enterprises, co-operatives and education establishments among others. Our network of finance, technology and digital candidates here includes those with specialist knowledge and interest of the not-for-profit world.

  • Public Sector

    Having worked with a number of local authorities, central government agencies and other organisations across the public sector for many years, Altum is pleased to be able to support the public sector via the CCS framework with specialist permanent finance and technology roles across the sector.

how we can support you

  • Programme design and delivery
  • Charity mergers and integration 
  • Workplace, culture and capability change strategy design and implementation
  • Process design, optimisation, and improvement
  • Regulatory transformation
  • Finance and technology transformation consultants 
  • Workplace, culture and capability change strategy design and implementation
  • Technology implementation, integration, and adoption

Our team

The charity, not-for-profit and public sector team at Altum Consulting are the experts when it comes to finding the perfect fit for your organisation.

what they say about us

It was a pleasure to work with Imogen who was helpful and collaborative throughout the recruitment process. She was keen to understand Young Roots, and what we needed in this important role for us. We are delighted with our new member of the team, and Imogen has kept in touch and had a genuine interest in the development of our work.

Jo Cobley

Chief Executive, Young Roots

From our first meeting, I felt Robbie understood the role and my priorities for the FP&A team. Based on this, he was able to source high-quality candidates very quickly.

Using the retained process of shortlisting and conducting first interviews saved me time at the initial stages, but I felt engaged throughout, with regular updates. The report provided after the first interviews gave me an excellent feel for the candidates and their experience, enabling me to select the four I felt would be the best fit for an interview with a panel comprising finance and non-finance colleagues. We ended the process with two solid and appointable candidates.

We have appointed a fantastic person with a great range of skills and experience, and I am delighted with the outcome.

Rachel Hewitt

Chief Financial Officer, ClientEarth

I have found Robbie & Leanne very professional and supportive to work with. They spent the time to get to know Independent Age and our finance team, and what we were really looking for in each role. They presented a good set of candidates in each case and have been straightforward and helpful in all the advice they have provided to date. Consequently, we have hired some really great colleagues who are helping the team make a real difference for older people.

Karen Thompson

Interim Director of Finance and Governance, Independent Age

Leanne is personable and professional and was able to both share great insights from her experience and facilitate connections with prospective employers from her network. Leanne invested time up front to understand the type of opportunity I was looking for, immediately grasped my requirements, and only presented potential opportunities that were a good match. I am very grateful to Leanne and would recommend her to anyone looking for finance opportunities in the charitable sector. Thanks Leanne!

Eve Strong

Finance Business Partnering, FP&A

I have been working with Robbie for about 9 months and in that time he has sourced several finance analysts and business partners. He has proven over this time that he understands the needs of the customer very well. I find Robbie to be personable, professional and very responsive. I would recommend you give Robbie a call if you are looking for Finance staff.

Brian Newcombe

Head of FP&A, Ofcom

Working with Leanne and Robbie has been a real pleasure. Altum’s systems and processes have been very transparent and frank. Their candidate briefings have been some of the best I have seen and their honest, friendly approach has exceeded my expectations. When a first round of recruitment of my new Head of Finance didn’t find an appropriate candidate, we just went at it again and took that as a learning experience. I now have an excellent appointment in post. Altum very much met my expectations, and pleasingly Altum are also very well regarded by the colleagues we appointed.

Richard Barker

Director of Finance & Resources, Goodenough College

Robbie provided excellent support in helping me understand my needs and requirements in relation to the market. This resulted in a very strong list of candidates for what was a fairly senior, niche role thus providing multiple viable candidates that could fill the post. I would recommend Robbie for future recruitment needs.

James Robertson

Head of Finance Business Partnering, Shaw Trust

I have worked with Leanne and Robbie over a number of years. They helped me find a great role at the Shaw Trust. They were both very pleasant and easy to work with. They knew which roles matched my skills and career goals and didn't send me roles that weren't a good fit. They have also helped me fill roles within my team; they found a good selection of candidates for a highly specialist role and were responsive to my feedback as we worked out what type of person was needed.

Louise Barker

Senior Finance Business Partner, Shaw Trust

Working with Robbie and the Altum team over the years has been a joy! Robbie is incredibly knowledgeable, engaging and a breath of fresh air from talking to other recruiters.

Together we have worked on both financial roles and strategy setting for new teams and then recruiting the necessary candidates. My primary function was Finance, and later I also had the responsibility of Data. With Robbie and the Altum team’s help we established a very successful department that are helping drive the Charity forward. This showed to me the versatility of Altum, their willingness to explore new areas, but more importantly the strength of the relationship we had established between RMHC and Altum.

One of the reasons I keep using Altum is the personal advice and help they offer. Throughout the process, I will always have a discussion with Robbie or the team about the potential candidates and any concerns. I feel fully engaged throughout and am confident their shortlisting will meet my requirements. I have been consistently impressed by Altum’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality, which has been particularly evidenced in the diverse backgrounds of the many candidates shortlisted for our roles and ultimately placed with us. I appreciate the time they spend with the candidates too, to help ensure a good match is found from both sides.

It is rare to find recruiters that have a great Charity background and share that Charity ethos too. It certainly helps knowing they understand how a Charity works, what the needs are and then also support so many Charities too. It’s a refreshing change and makes the challenge of a new hire within the Charity world so much easier

Isabel Dart

Director of Finance and Technology, Ronald Mcdonald House Charities.

Altum Consulting have been a long-established resourcing provider to the International Finance Team at the British Red Cross over the years. They have been incredibly responsive and dedicated to find us the right candidates for our roles. Leanne in particular has been incredibly committed to understanding our needs and capacity requirements. I would highly recommend their services and I look forward to their continued level of service in the years to come.

Jason Gray

Head of International Finance, British Red Cross

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