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Ethan Bresnett

Associate Consultant - Marketing

I am a specialist in Marketing, Communications and Fundraising appointments for the Charity and Not-for-Profit arm of Pro-Recruitment Group. I work across all levels covering permanent, contract and interim positions.

My client base is predominantly charities, not-for-profit and third sector organisations.  

My primary hobby is rowing, and anything sports in general. At weekends I like to bake, watch films, and hopefully watch Arsenal win. 

My favourite holiday destination is Tuscany. The food, wine and countryside are amazing and the people are great.

ethan's latest roles

  • Stories and Content Officer

    Up to £29000 per annum + Excellent benefits

    Stories & Content Officer - Central London - up to £29,000 PA Do you have a background in journalism, PR and content creation? Are you passionate about storytelling, particularly within the charity sector? W...

  • Head of Individual Giving

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

    Head of Individual Giving - London -up to £50,000 PA Are you a fundraising professional with a successful track record Individual Giving fundraising? Can you lead a team and develop an income stream? Are you...

  • Partnerships Account Manager

    £30000 - £35000 per annum

    Partnerships Account Manager, London, up to £35,000 PA Are you an account management professional with a special focus in managing corporate partners? Do you have a background in developing account portfolio...


What people say about Ethan

Ethan was invaluable in helping me make the right career move. He was very knowledgeable about the types of role available, and I felt I could trust him to help me to find a role which would suit my needs.


Companies Ethan has worked with

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The Sick Children’s Trust is a charity dedicated to providing ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for children who receive treatment at hospitals across the UK.

Nesta is an innovation foundation which seeks to tackle the biggest challenges facing our world today. They specialise across education, health, government innovation and the creative economy.

Tommy’s is a national charity funding research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriages. They are a leading organisation in providing information to parents-to-be across the national.


ethan's articles


Why working for a small charity is a great option for you

Posted by Ethan Bresnett

Having worked with a variety of large and small charities I know the struggles that both organisations can face. A number of challenges are presented to smaller organisations, from recognition and reach, to staff attraction and retention. With only 3% of charity incoming being drawn in by 73% of charity organisations, it is often easy to forget the fantastic work that small charities do. When considering their next career move, a lot of people are attracted by the big charity brands with the largest incomes, but in this article, I’ll explore why the county’s smaller charities should not be ignored and why you should be considering them in your next career move. Niche and focused work This is not to say that larger charities do not engage with crucial and important causes and perform outstanding work, but the reason smaller charities exist is to connect to those who escape the reach of a larger organisation, whether that be demographically, geographically or otherwise. Smaller organisations often emerge to address a local need and engage with a very specific group. In this pursuit, they develop a tremendous passion for their cause. If you have a very specific cause that is close to your heart, you are likely to find likeminded individuals in a small charity. Connection to the cause At a small charity, you will often find yourself connected to the cause you are working for in ways a large charity simply cannot achieve for logistical reasons. Whether you are in marketing, fundraising, HR, or another function, you will likely engage with those you are helping in some capacity. While many people at larger charities can achieve this, it is simply not possible for everybody. If you enjoy engaging with people directly and want to feel closely connected to those you are helping through your work, a smaller charity is likely to provide this for you. Not only are you connected to those you help, but you are connected to those who help you! At a smaller charity, funding is incredibly precious. According to the Small Charities Commission, 97% of charities operate on less than £1m a year, meaning every donation is felt much more strongly. With this in mind, smaller charities can often find themselves forging long lasting and close relationships with their donors, who themselves share an intense passion for the cause. Diversification Whether you are just starting out in your career, or are a veteran in the charity sector, working at a smaller organisation can you offer you such a wide amount of exposure. You may be a fundraiser by title but could easily see yourself running events, getting involved with communications strategy, and drafting material for campaigns. While for some people this may sound like a nightmare, it promises a role that is never the same from one day to the next! If you are not quite sure whether your passion lies truly in fundraising, events, marketing, then a small charity will allow you the freedom to experience the lot. They offer great learning opportunities in your career, and if you have already gained a vast amount of experience a smaller charity would benefit hugely from your knowledge, and you will surely learn a thing or two yourself! Get things done quickly! A lot of people at larger organisations are often frustrated with the amount of red tape in their role. There are numerous people who need to sign off on projects and ideas, and as a result change and innovation can be limited. In smaller charities, a lot of this red tape doesn’t exist. Due to the smaller nature of the teams, ideas can fly and circulate much more quickly, and ideas can turn into results very quickly! If you are a creative individual and want more scope in your role to express this, a smaller organisation will generally allow more opportunity for this. If you are considering your next move and have only considered larger organisations, broaden your horizons to include charities of all sizes! The opportunities that they present may end up surprising you. Get in touch with me to discuss your next move and find out what option is right for you. For more information about this article, or to speak to Ethan about your recruiting needs or marketing jobs in London or Nationwide, contact him on 02072696362 or


My First Two Weeks In Recruitment - Ethan Bresnett

Posted by Ethan Bresnett

From the get-go at Pro I’ve been very busy! The days have been jam-packed with training, getting the hang of the do’s and don’ts and getting stuck into the role. The interview process with Pro-Group gave me a great insight into the role I would be undertaking, so thankfully nothing has been a massive surprise for me starting off this role. I’ve been carrying out a range of tasks, primarily surrounding candidate management, really getting to know people and understanding their current and future career goals. It’s been enjoyable getting in touch with people and is very rewarding once they are receptive and genuinely need your help, so I’m looking forward to progressing and being able to manage the entire process. When I haven’t been on the phones, I’ve been in a rigorous but exciting training process which has given me a great start to my recruitment career, and lots of tips and tricks to get me going. I’ve learned so much in my first few weeks here and I can’t wait to get involved with client interactions to start fully understanding the 360-recruitment process. The people here at Pro have been so welcoming, and it's clear that the constant support and encouraging atmosphere extends beyond the Associate Consultant days. While we have been thrown in at the deep end up somewhat, it has never felt overwhelming and I’ve always had a clear idea of what I should be doing and who to go to for help (which is basically anybody!). The office is in a great location, ideally located next to Leather Lane food market where there’s almost too much to choose from! There’s a real sense in the company that everybody works with a collective goal in mind, and I’ve loved seeing the support people have for each other and the pride they have in Pro and the work they do. As I am constantly learning about different markets and industries and my options are very open going forward as to where I specialise, so over the next few weeks, I will be looking to learn more to find my niche across tax, finance, legal and HR. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Pro so far and I am very excited to grow professionally, start contributing and find my feet in an exciting and sociable company. If you're looking to make a move into recruitment, I highly recommend you speak to Loren von Sternberg, who can offer a great insight into opportunities available at Pro-Group.