Access Ambition is a bespoke recruitment consultancy supporting cause-driven careers. We specialise in pairing outstanding professionals with leading values-led employers, including charities, NGOs, & think-tanks.

Since our founding in May 2014, we have developed an extensive network of highly accomplished individuals connected with public policy and social action in various ways, including at senior executive level. This has allowed us to specialise in recruiting for cause-driven organisations, concentrating in parallel on advising and representing the very best professionals available to advance and develop such causes.

Our clients have ranged from small charities to large trade associations and globally respected NGOs. Our candidates include former and current CEOs, senior Directors, and Trustees; as well as an array of middle-management professionals and more junior staff who are nonetheless each essential to the effective operations of our recruiting clients.

As a recruitment consultancy we have two distinct yet interrelated sets of customers: employers and professionals. To employers we supply our expertise, experience, connections, and other resources to acquire the greatest possible candidates for their vacancies. To professionals, we provide specialist advice, support, and representation (to potential employers) to help facilitate their ultimate career goals.


Our Statement of Mission details exactly what Access Ambition exists to do, including whom we intend to support and how we propose to provide such support.

Visit our MISSION STATEMENT page to view the full statement, or call us on 020 8133 4684 to find out more about what we do and how we can help.

Access Ambition is not a partisan body and itself supports no particular cause or values beyond being committed to democracy and the free exchange of ideas. We operate a Policy of Strict Impartiality which, alongside our Statement of Mission, governs all our actions.

Visit our IMPARTIALITY POLICY page to review Access Ambition’s full Policy of Strict Impartiality.


We provide tailored candidate search solutions to charities, NGOs, think-tanks, social enterprises, membership associations, and advocacy bodies; in addition to sector partners, such as communications, public affairs, and fundraising consultancies.

We lead searches for our clients on both a contingency and a retained basis, depending on the particular candidate requirements of the position.

Visit our RECRUITING FOR EMPLOYERS pages to find out more about the services we offer client employers, or call us on 020 8133 4684 for a FREE, no-obligation initial consultation.


In addition to the search consultancy services we provide to employers, Access Ambition also works directly with professionals in the sector – providing advice and support in planning and executing the changes necessary to facilitate long-term career goals.

All such career planning consultancy services are offered to our registered candidates free of charge and on a strictly confidential basis.

Visit our PARTNERING WITH PROFESSIONALS pages to find out more, or call us on 020 8133 4684 for an informal chat about your career plans.

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