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Our Team

Ian Burpitt
Ian Burpitt
Director of Office & Professional

With over 16 years experience of building successful brands and teams within the beyond profit recruitment sector, Ian heads up our Office and Professional and Frontline Recruitment teams. He has developed an extensive knowledge base and network of contacts within the sector, particularly in fundraising, working with a multitude of small to medium sized organisations as well as large charitable organisations.

 Ian is a passionate supporter of the sector and is currently a Trustee of Find your Feet an international development organisation.

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Tristan Shirley
Team Leader - Charity Core

Tristan specialises in recruiting permanent, temporary and contract positions in the fields of international development, heritage, housing and the NHS. Since graduating from the War Studies department at Kings College in 2006, he has held numerous positions in the private and not for profit sectors. Most recently as Schools Programme Officer at War Child and Events Administrator at the British Red Cross.

Having worked and volunteered in the sector for a number of years, he remains inspired and convinced by the sector's importance. This consultancy position has allowed him to build his knowledge and skills whilst continuing to contribute to the success of the sector.

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Scott Widmer
Team Leader - Higher Education

With over 7 years’ recruitment experience, Scott specialises in Higher Education recruitment and works with many of London’s major colleges and universities, including King's College London, UCL, Queen Mary University and the Institute of Education.

Scott recruits to a wide range of temporary, contract and permanent support roles and has developed an exceptionally strong network of clients and candidates.

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Ryan Burdock
Team Leader - Fundraising

Ryan joined Prospectus as a Fundraising Recruitment Consultant in 2015. Ryan’s career in the beyond profit sector began in Chicago, USA where he recruited for a variety of fundraising and beyond profit positions. Ryan specialises in recruitment for homelessness, social enterprise, and arts focused organisations.

With a degree in English, Ryan is passionate about reading and writing and has volunteered for literacy programs aiding the homeless and underserved, and is passionate about social equality and opportunity. Ryan is a Trustee of United AllStars, a sports engagement charity working with at risk youth in Camberwell and Peckham to help them overcome social and economic barriers to success.

Robert Payne
Robert Payne
Principal Consultant

As well as over 20 years of recruitment experience, Robert has played a key role in setting up a number of employability initiatives and programmes for disadvantaged groups, most recently partnering through Prospectus with Thames Reach on a year long capacity building programme.

A consultant with Prospectus for over 8 years, Robert specialises in administration and operational roles in a wide range of charities, including some of the UK's largest and most innovative trusts, foundations and grant making organisations. 

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Afsheen Hussain
Senior Consultant

Afsheen is a specialist recruiter to the Higher Education sector at Prospectus. With previous recruitment experience within Social Care, Afsheen is dedicated to supplying high quality temporary candidates who are passionate about education and learning to London Universities and Higher Education institutions.

Prior to her recruitment career, Afsheen graduated from University with a BA honours in Business and Marketing. Whilst studying, Afsheen temped for various Higher Education organisations in a number of roles. This has given Afsheen a valuable insight into the sector from both a candidate and client’s perspective.

Afsheen has recruited for roles within many Higher Education establishments including, King’s College London, SOAS, London Business School, UCL, Institute of Education, Queen Mary University and many more.

Katy Doolan
Katy Doolan
Recruitment Consultant

A Consultant in our Office and Professional team, Katy has over 10 years’ experience of recruiting within the beyond profit sector. Katy is responsible for temporary, contract and permanent recruitment ranging from general office administration to Communications, Finance and HR. In addition to working with Membership organisations Katy has a particular passion for the environmental and homeless sector along with charities who support vulnerable women.

Katy’s career in the beyond profit sector kick started as a street fundraiser progressing into a Face to Face Fundraising recruitment specialist setting up in house campaigns across the UK for a number of charities. Most recently, prior to joining Prospectus Katy worked directly for the charity Working Chance placing female ex-offenders back into sustainable employment as well as facilitating employability works shops for women in prison.

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Louis Eastwell
Recruitment Consultant

Louis is a Consultant within our Office and Professional Team. Louis joined Prospectus as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant and has worked across the Office and Professional, Frontline, Senior Appointments and Executive Search team supporting the different recruitment processes. This unique level of exposure has been a great benefit as he continues to grow and develop his knowledge of the beyond profit sector and Prospectus as a whole.

Louis has volunteered with smaller charities that resonated with him, assisting on their marketing strategies to attract fundraisers and volunteers.

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Nazir Hossain
Recruitment Consultant

Nazir joined Prospectus in 2014 as an Administrator handling queries, assisting with finance administration and compliance. In 2016 he joined the Office & Professional team as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant specialising in temporary recruitment, he quickly was promoted to Recruiment Consultant

Having successfully completed an apprenticeship in administration, Nazir is keen to gain a better understanding of how the recruitment process works. Nazir was motivated to join Prospectus as he is passionate about the beyond profit sector and has volunteered with a local youth club for the last seven years.

Femke Vortsman
Femke Vorstman
Recruitment Consultant

Femke has been consistently involved with the beyond profit sector throughout her studies (Social Science and Psychology) in Cardiff and career across the UK and Brussels, and has always had an interest in the sector. Having joined Prospectus as a Consultant on the Fundraising Team, she hopes to support growth across the sector by providing specialist recruitment support. At the heart of her drive lies the intention to aid those less fortunate, whether this be directly through volunteering, or via recruiting top quality fundraisers to join organisations in need. A charity’s monetary successes are central to its effectiveness and efficiency, so being able to support with this is very rewarding.

With a personal interest in nutrition, mental health, families and children, Femke has volunteered and raised funds for a variety of organisations, such as Family Lives, Mind, St Hilda’s Trust, SSVP, PRUs and The Little Princess Trust, amongst others. She looks forward to continuing her involvement in the sector through, and alongside, her work at Prospectus.

Natasha Hayiannis
Natasha Hayiannis
Recruitment Consultant

Natasha Hayiannis joined the Office and Professional Charity Core team in October 2017.

With a degree in European Studies with German, Natasha is naturally motivated by helping people . She has extensive experience in recruitment gained since 2008 spanning  both Germany and the UK. Her expertise has previously been focused on clerical staff across the multilingual sector. She is now thoroughly motivated and passionate about the beyond profit sector, with a keen interest in Health and the Arts.

Haydn Scott
Haydn Scott
Recruitment Consultant

Haydn has 12 years’ recruitment experience across the social care sector. He currently recruits for temporary positions up to senior management level within the beyond profit sector at Prospectus.

Haydn is an advocate of the Prospectus ethos of ‘Advantaged Thinking’ and was previously at Working Chance where he worked with women care leavers between the ages of 18-25 and supported them in to career defining apprenticeships and employment and mentoring them to attain their full potential. Haydn has also worked with women ex-offenders and used his recruitment experience to support and assist them on their journey back in to work.

Murphy Hobbard-Hopkins
Murphy Hopkins-Hubbard
Recruitment Consultant

Murphy is a Recruitment Consultant on our Fundraising team.

Murphy's role involves find and placing the best candidates in the best roles. Murphy also enjoys representing Prospectus at internal and external networking events and conferences, meeting clients in order to fully understand their needs and supporting candidates with their professional development.

Matt Till
Matt Till
Recruitment Consultant

Matt is a Trainee Consultant within our Office and Professional Team. He is working close with his colleagues to gain expose to the beyond profit sector and Prospectus as a whole.

He is extremely passionate about the sector having previously volunteered during his time at university to raise money for organisations such as Shelter and Cavendish Cancer Care. Matt has spent most of his life volunteering at the local theatre in his hometown, assisting with the running of their youth theatre at the weekends.”


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Mary Ward
Assistant to the Director

Mary joined Prospectus in 2013 as an Administrator for the Office and Professional team where she provided overarching administrative support for a number of consultants on a temporary, contract and permanent basis. Mary now supports the Director of Office and Professional Recruitment, assisting with diary, research and information management. She also coordinates our external and internal events including the Fundraising and HR Breakfast series, and our Leadership Dinners.

Very much engaged with the beyond profit sector, Mary enjoys volunteering with organisations in need of support with policy and administration requirements. Her passion lies with organisations supporting vulnerable people and those on the margins of society, and is always looking for more opportunities to get involved.

Lucy Buckingham
Lucy Buckingham
Administration Manager

With a background in administration across various sectors, Lucy joined the Office and Professional team as the Senior Administrator in 2016 after spending a year on Prospectus’ Recruitment Advertising team.

Lucy has a particular interest in animal charities, having spent a year caring for animals on a farm and studying animal management.

A keen photographer, Lucy studied the subject at university and has previously volunteered her time to teach photography and other creative workshops in schools.

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Iain Macleod
Administrator & Resourcer

Iain is an Administrator & Resourcer for the Office & Professional team.

Iain previously worked in the banking sector before deciding he wanted to work in the not for profit sector to focus on making improvements to people’s lives and communities as a whole.

He registered with Prospectus in 2010, working on temporary roles with charities such as Teenage Cancer Trust and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust before joining Prospectus on a permanent basis.

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Amelia Gungah

Amelia is an Administrator on the Office and Professional team. Having previously worked for a number of charities, Amelia is excited to be back in the Beyond Profit sector and is looking forward to taking part in the voluntaryprojects that Prospectus offer throughout the year.