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/ Hunter Foundation

The Hunter Foundation is the charitable arm of Hunter Healthcare.

The Foundation supports and raises funds for a range of good causes and is run by Hunter Healthcare's staff with the support of our clients, candidates, interims and suppliers.
The Foundation raises money through a selection of sponsored charitable activities or events. Hunter Healthcare organise a selection of events throughout the year. Staff, clients, candidates, interims, and suppliers are also encouraged and supported to get involved in their own events that raise funds for the Foundation's charities.

/ Who we support

Education for Health
Education for Health aim to improve outcomes for people living with long-term conditions through the education of health and social care professionals.

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Macmillan Cancer Support 
Cancer is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. But you don't have to go through it alone. The Macmillan team is with you every step of the way.

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Helen & Douglas House
Helen & Douglas House has the time and expertise to care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families.

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Other charities we support

The Mental Health Foundation
We are working for an end to mental ill health and the inequalities that face people experiencing mental distress, living with learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity. We develop and run research and delivery programmes across the UK that have, for more than six decades, given us the evidence and expertise to know what works and how to intervene earlier. We use what we learn to help everyone by offering straightforward and clear information on every aspect of mental health and learning disabilities.

Meningitis Now
Formed in 2013 by bringing together Meningitis UK and Meningitis Trust - founders of the meningitis movement in the UK – we exist to save lives and rebuild futures by funding research, raising awareness and providing support. At Meningitis Now, we put people at the heart of everything we do. We are bold and brave, driving towards our vision with energy, commitment and determination.

Visually Impaired Children
Taking Action

VICTA supports blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families across the UK.

/ Fundraising

Hunter's staff and associates fundraise and support the Hunter Foundation's nominated charities and various charities nominated by associates. The Hunter Foundation pledges to match individuals' fundraising up to a total of £100.

Diary of Events 

/ December 2016 Hunter Healthcare Charity CycleFor Meningitis Now


/ November 2015 Classic Tours Cycle Costa RicaFor National Deaf Children's Society - Mike Gallagher


/ October 2015 - Royal Parks Half MarathonFor Mind - Rebecca Bridger


/ August 2015 - Tough Mudder YorkshireFor Alzheimer's Society - James Hardy


/ June 2015 - Two Castles 10k run in sari'sFor Education for Health - Monica Fletcher


/ May 2015 - Hackney Half MarathonFor Alzheimer's Society - Rebecca Bridger


/ April 2015 - Virgin Money London MarathonFor Cancer Research UK - Jenny Adrian


/ April 2015 - Virgin Money London MarathonFor VICTA - Karen Davies


/ March 2015 - North London Half MarathonFor Alzheimer's Society - Rebecca Bridger


/ March 2015 - 10k Vision Wild RunGreat Tew, Oxfordshire – for the Hunter Foundation


/ November 2014 – Battle of the Commentators
/ November 2013 – Battle of the Commentators

Voluntary activity
/ December 2013 - Trustee for Education for HealthIn December 2013 Gavin Johnstone, Managing Director, Hunter Healthcare, joined the board of trustees for Education for Health

"Hunter are by far the leading firm in executive resourcing in today's NHS. They seem to be the only firm that genuinely grasps what good looks like and install the right processes around candidate diligence and previous track record. I personally buy into their values of building long-lasting relationships, with the client and candidate being at the forefront of their priorities"
Jeremy Tozer,
Interim Chief Operating Officer,
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
"Hunter are refreshingly different in the NHS recruitment space. They are responsive to feedback, deliver to tight timescales and provide great- quality candidates, ensuring an overall outstanding customer experience"
Jayne Mee,
Director of People and Organisation Development, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
"As a client - Hunter have a clear focus on providing high-quality support to the NHS based on a thorough understanding of client specification in terms of technical skills, knowledge, experience and the personal qualities needed to ensure a real alignment with the receiving team and organisation

As an interim  - Hunter pay care and attention in building a positive relationship. Always accurate on the client brief and responsive to my needs and preferences. Excellent ongoing support"
Janet Soo-Chung,
Former NHS Chief Executive and Interim Director of Strategy & Primary Care at NHS Nene CCG
"Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust has used Hunter Healthcare in the past year to support the appointment of a number of very senior positions, including Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Director of Change. We have found Hunter Healthcare to have been excellent and very responsive to our requirements. They have known exactly what is required by taking the time to fully understand the organisation, its culture and longer-term vision, ensuring the candidates presented at long- and shortlist stage are of high calibre and quality. We would seek to use Hunter Healthcare again should we have any further very senior posts to appoint into. In my opinion the team bring value for money and an efficient tailor-made service to the organisation that they are supporting. They are certainly raising the bar in NHS recruitment"
Isobel Clements,
Director of People, Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
"We have used Hunter Healthcare for the past four years and have been extremely impressed with their attitude and approach. It is refreshing to work with a growing company that has long-term relationships at heart. They really understand our requirements and they have supplied us with a significant number of high-calibre interims at all levels. Getting the right candidate for our varied needs and being honest with us if they don't have a natural fit is critical. They have always risen to the challenge. Integrity and honesty is important to our organisation and those values are reflected in the approach used by Hunter Healthcare. We have a great partnership; their senior team works hard at developing close working links with my colleagues and I look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with Hunter Healthcare"
Karen Partington
CEO, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust