Bruce Tait has worked in the voluntary sector for over 25 years and has recently been named as a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising. Following roles as Director of Fundraising and Chief Executive at several national charities, Bruce set up Bruce Tait Associates in 2007 to help charities find and recruit great staff. Having recruited extensively throughout the UK and Ireland, including for Glasgow Science Centre, V&A at Dundee, National Museums of Scotland, and The Burrell Collection, Bruce joined with Victoria Symes in 2015 to set up Charity Careers North West. Bruce is a former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Scotland and a Trustee of Developing World Health, Scottish Outdoor Education Centres and Falkirk Football Community Foundation.
Victoria Symes has spent over 15 years helping not for profits in the charity, education, heritage and arts sectors develop their strategic and fundraising capacity. As a senior fundraiser and more recently a strategic consultant, organisations she has worked with include the Science Museum, English Heritage, the British Film Institute, the University of Liverpool, Everyman & Playhouse Liverpool, FACT and the Geffrye Museum of the Home. She has helped organisations recruit and develop new staff, most recently for Huntington’s Disease Association, Salford Women’s Aid and St. Ann’s Hospice in Manchester. Victoria is on the Institute of Fundraising Cultural Sector and North West Committees, a board member of St George’s Hall Charitable Trust, and Chair of Action Transport Theatre.