Eastside Primetimers offers specialist recruitment services for charities and other not-for-profit organisations. We have been helping organisations find solutions to their recruitment needs, resourcing issues and skill gaps for 15 years, using our in-depth knowledge of the sector and the challenges it faces to help leaders transform their fortunes and the lives of their beneficiaries.

We have a strong track record of recruiting to interim, permanent, and board roles and as a social enterprise ourselves, we have a genuine understanding of the staffing issues the sector faces. Our approach is bespoke and relationship-based. We take the time to get to know your organisation and to understand your needs, so that we are able to act as ambassadors for your organisation throughout the recruitment process and adapt our approach to your requirements.

With our network of senior level individuals, we have been able to attract the highest quality pool of interim managers, consultants, board members and permanent recruits. Whether you want to shape a new senior management team or board, fill a key role or boost performance, we can provide both the insight and the people to make it happen.

Quality recruitment takes up substantial time and resource – we are happy to assist with the entire process or to provide support on particular aspects where an independent view or extra resource would be of benefit. This can include attracting the right quality of candidates, selection and shortlisting, interviewing, and expert advice on resourcing issues and skill gaps.

Our Team

Bernice Rook, our Director of Membership and Resourcing, heads up our Recruitment Services. Bernice specialises in the human side of organisations and advises on staffing and resourcing issues; governance and board appointments and permanent and interim recruitment.  She is also responsible for recruiting, nurturing and maintaining the quality of the Eastside Primetimers consultancy talent pool.  She previously worked in recruitment for the Vedior Group as Branch Manager at Beresford Blake Thomas and then as regional Resourcing Manager for Randstad.  Having gained a master’s degree in occupational psychology, Bernice has helped all kinds of businesses to identify gaps and weaknesses in their executive teams and used her extensive experience of leadership resourcing and recruitment to source and secure the right candidates for them.

 How can we help you?

For more information or to discuss your resourcing needs or recruitment options, contact Bernice Rook on 020 7250 8337 or at

Jesus Fellowship Community Trust“I can say that Adam Stebbings has been a tremendous support and I would like to express my thanks to Eastside Primetimers for your part in facilitating their placement with us. Adam’s assistance has been indispensable, and we are very grateful for it” Daniel Morriss, Trust Manager and Trustee
The Arvon Foundation“David Lawrence has done a wonderful job as Interim FD for us at the Arvon Foundation. He had the right skills, knowledge and expertise to resolve many issues that Arvon was facing and his warm, charming personality made him a great cultural fit too. He was a great ambassador for Eastside Primetimers and I would not hesitate to use your services again, should the need ever arise” Dr Judith Abbott, Trustee
Action for Kids“Eastside Primetimers supported us with new trustee integration and the facilitation they provided was a very good start to this important process for us. It enabled our board to have fully informed discussions and make better decisions on important organisational priorities we were considering at the time” Graham Duncan, Chief Executive
Shak (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership)“Working with Eastside Primetimers was very productive for us. They were professional, efficient and the process has resulted in four new board members and a plan to transform our governance, bringing extra capacity to develop the organisation and sustain benefit for our beneficiaries into the future” John Boyle, Director

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