Third Sector Recruitment – Nigel Wright Talent Experts

Specialist third-sector and not-for-profit recruitment agency

Nigel Wright Group is one of the leading professional recruitment and executive search firms in the North of England. We support a broad range of charity and not-for-profit sector organisations with critical talent acquisition projects. Our experienced consultants have access to strong regional networks and are highly regarded for delivering market-leading standards of customer service.

Alongside CEOs, MDs, NEDs, and other general leadership positions, we recruit commercial, marketing, supply chain, IT, HR, finance, and business support roles at all levels. This includes fulfilling individual permanent, temporary, and interim assignments, in addition to helping clients hire entire leadership teams, as part of wider organisational change and transformation projects.

To discuss your hiring needs and find out more about our charity and not-for-profit executive search services, please contact our marketing department directly or use the chat function below to talk with a member of our support team. Prospective candidates actively job searching or considering their next role, are encouraged to send us a copy of their CVs in advance of a career conversation.


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Our track record in third-sector recruitment and executive search

We’re proud to help small, medium and large third-sector organisations identify and attract talent for key roles at all levels. Our consultants work with charities, housing associations, social enterprises, professional bodies, and other voluntary groups. Some of the charity and not-for-profit sector organisations that have and continue to benefit from our specialist recruitment services include:

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Clients praise our third-sector executive search and recruitment expertise:

“Nigel Wright was recommended to me as the best recruiter for executive appointments. The strength of that recommendation, together with Nigel Wright’s extensive regional networks, is why we chose to partner with them on the CFO assignment. Our shortlist included people from the North East and Yorkshire. We’re delighted to attract such a high-calibre individual.” — CEO, Beyond Housing

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“Nigel Wright Group’s consultative service and assistance in recruitment at all levels has had a positive impact at Everyturn Mental Health. We’ve been particularly impressed with the strength of the consultants’ networks across different discipline areas, as well as the speed of the recruitment process for both temporary and permanent hires.” — Chief People Officer, Everyturn Mental Health

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“I’d like to express my gratitude for the outstanding process you led for the Director of Marketing and Communications position. I was impressed at how much effort was invested in understanding Gentoo’s culture, as well as how well-briefed the candidates were. The calibre of the people we met during the interview process was excellent.” — Executive Director Corporate Services, Gentoo Group

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“I would just like to thank you for recruiting our new Chief Operating Officer. We were once again very impressed with the range of candidates found during the recruitment process and, as always, we made an excellent appointment. This is at least the fifth senior executive search project you have helped us with – a highly recommended service.” — Chief Executive, The Percy Hedley Foundation

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Searching for third-sector recruitment agencies or not-for-profit executive search firms?

If you require the services of a specialist not-for-profit-search firm or recruitment agency, find out how we can support your organisation by contacting our marketing department via the email address below and we will respond on the same working day.

Newcastle Office

Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 0770


Address: Lloyds Court, 78 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AF, United Kingdom

Teesside Office

Telephone: +44 (0)1740 276 015


Address: Wynyard Park House, Wynyard Avenue, Billingham, TS22 5TB, United Kingdom

Leeds: Recruitment and executive search firm for not-for-profit organisations in Yorkshire.

Leeds Office

Telephone: +44 113 524 1111


Address: 6 Wellington Place, Leeds, LS1 4AP, United Kingdom

Manchester: Executive search and recruitment agency for third-sector organisations in Manchester and the wider North West region.

Manchester Office

Telephone: +44 (0)161 552 5027


Address: The Lincoln, Lincoln Square, Brazennose Street, Manchester, M2 5AD