About Us

Bridging the gap

We're The NFP Sector's Talent Connectors

We're part of the Understanding Recruitment Group, and back in 2012, we noticed the struggles that Not-For-Profit organisations face when they're on the hunt for Digital, Data, and Technology talent. That's when we launched our Not-for-Profit (NFP) division. Since then, we've gathered a team of experienced specialist consultants who are all about helping clients and candidates reach their goals.

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Our Journey & Values

In 2023, all five of the Understanding Recruitment Group's brands became 60% employee-owned. This exciting development empowers our dedicated team to share in the financial rewards of our ongoing success. We firmly believe that our people are the cornerstone of our uniqueness and contribute to making Understanding Recruitment NFP an outstanding workplace. Embracing the concept of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) allows us to actively give back to those who have contributed to our achievements.

Our five core principles serve as our guiding values:

  • Reputation is everything.
  • Never, ever give up.
  • Exceed expectations, always.
  • Together stronger.
  • Be the very best you.

Understanding Recruitment Founded

Understanding Recruitment was founded by Chris Jackson & Dale Swords in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, specialising in software recruitment.

Launched Understanding Recruitment NFP

We launched our Not for Profit (NFP) division in 2012 after recognising the challenges faced by the Fundraising and Charity sector when hiring Data talent.

Launched Digital Team

In 2016, we took a meaningful step forward by launching our recruitment efforts, dedicated to connecting skilled digital professionals with charities and the public sector, fostering positive change and impactful collaborations.

Launched IT & Infrastructure Team

In 2017, we expanded our recruitment to include IT & Infrastructure expertise, connecting skilled digital professionals with charities and the public sector for positive impact and innovation.

Launched Software Team

We expanded our team by bringing on board an experienced software recruitment specialist, enhancing our ability to connect top talent with NFP sector organisations

Public Sector Team with Data, Cyber & Software Expertise

In 2021, we formally launched our Public Sector team, equipped with specialised expertise in Data, Cyber, and Software Engineering, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions.

Crown Commercial Service Framework

In 2022, we celebrated a decade of connecting the best Digital, Data, and Tech talent with leading organisations in the charity and public sectors. We also announced our inclusion in the Crown Commercial Service Framework, a significant milestone that allowed us to extend our support and expertise to a broader range of clients and sectors.

Fostering Inclusivity

In addition to our commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion through our membership in the Tech Talent Charter, we also became a proud member of the Neurodiversity in Business initiative, underlining our dedication to promoting neurodiversity in the workplace.


The Team

We're On A Mission To Unlock Life-Changing Opportunities, For Everyone.

Understanding Recruitment NFP set up as part of the Understanding Recruitment Group.
Specialist consultants with knowledge of your sector on hand to connect you with the best DDaT talent.
Digital, Data, Tech & Engineering professionals matched with their dream jobs across the UK.
Clients we've partnered with over the years in the Nonprofit, Charity, and Public Sectors.

Transforming the tech talent landscape of the not for profit sector.


Big Data

We're here to boost your data game as you transition to Salesforce or Dynamics CRM. Plus, we've got your back for all things data management along the way.

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Change & Transformation

Our PMO and Transformation recruitment team drives change and delivers impactful projects across the public sector, including the NHS, Central Government, and Local Authorities.

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Cyber & Cloud

Our specialist Cloud & Cyber recruitment team focuses on key technology areas within the public sector, such as central and local government, education, and healthcare.

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In the digital innovation era, we connect you with the essential talent for a successful transformation, enhancing your marketing, analytics, and fundraising capabilities.

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We handpick and assess top-notch engineering pros, ensuring they excel in tech. We find talent that keeps up with trends and brings creative problem-solving skills to the table.

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IT & Tech

We partner with organisations of all sizes to find professionals who power technical transformations, leveraging our tech recruitment expertise and understanding of Charities & Not-For-Profits.

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Our other brands

Discover the collective strength of the Understanding Recruitment Group Portfolio of employee-owned brands collaborating to deliver exceptional talent solutions to pioneering markets.

Understanding Solutions

Interim & Project Resource Delivery

Understanding Solutions is a hybrid of a tech consultancy and recruitment company – providing you the best of both worlds, without the drawbacks of either. Whether you're seeking an individual expert or an entire team, Understanding Solutions is committed to elevating contract recruitment to an unparalleled level of excellence, delivering expert talent. Specialisms covered include:

  • Cloud
  • Data & AI
  • Software Engineering
  • Change & Transformation
  • Architecture & Design
  • Cyber Security

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Understanding Recruitment

Tech Recruitment Experts

Understanding Recruitment, headquartered in St. Albans, England, is the go-to destination for technology staffing. With expertise in Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, and Web3, their team of over 90 recruiters seamlessly connect organizations with top-tier talent and empower tech professionals to discover their perfect fit in the ever-evolving tech industry across the UK, Europe, and the USA. Specialists in:

  • Biotech
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Web3, Blockchain & Crypto
  • Rust & Zero Knowledge
  • DevOps, Cloud & SRE
  • Java, JavaScript, Python, Golang, .NET
  • Software Development Lifecycle 
  • Product Management
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Acceler8 Talent

Building Futures in Artificial Intelligence

As pioneers of the future, Boston based Acceler8 Talent ignites pathways for visionary tech startups and corporate giants, actively shaping the next-gen technology landscape across Boston, the Bay Area, Texas, and beyond. Their expertise spans: 

  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Semiconductor & Chip Design
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Quantum Computing
  • Silicon Photonics 
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Futerra Talent

GreenTech Talent Solutions

Futerra Talent is driven by a mission to foster positive change, linking forward-thinking US companies in the Future Mobility, Clean Energy, Energy Storage, and Smart Energy sectors with top-tier senior to C-level talent. Their focus centres on supporting innovative and environmentally responsible technologies that will shape the future of the planet. They accomplish this by bridging the gap between exceptional Greentech talent and mission-driven, innovative companies.

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