Joint Chief Executive
It all began with Bruce’s vision. After a successful career as fundraising director and chief executive at several Scottish charities, he spent four years doing consultancy work around the world.
In 2003 he set up Bruce Tait Associates - now BTA - to fill a gap in the market and to be based on his experiences of how charities should be treated.
After 25 years in the voluntary sector, he is regarded as one of its most authoritative voices and is a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising.
Bruce’s focus now is on turning BTA into a global company in the charity careers sector.
He’s no stranger to leading from the front - gravel-voiced Bruce has been playing bass and singing in bands for 30 years.
Joint Chief Executive
Abeer was a broadcast journalist for 20 years, working on and presenting many news and current affairs programmes on BBC Scotland radio and TV.
When she left the Beeb, she vowed to spend the rest of her working life helping charities to achieve their full potential.
Abeer became Head of Fundraising for Mary’s Meals and then worked as a senior executive for the NSPCC and Children in Scotland.
She was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International for her charitable work.
Abeer specialises in organisational development and restructuring, communications and fundraising. But you can talk to her about anything - she is always happy to chat.
Lynn is an accredited Blackbaud Consultant for Raiser’s Edge and eTapestry in the UK. In her fundraising roles with Royal Blind, Poppyscotland and Homeless World Cup, she revolutionised these charities’ use of their database to record, monitor and report on donations and donor communications.
Her combination of fundraising and database expertise is an incredibly powerful one and Lynn is now much in demand as a consultant, helping charities with CRM systems like Raiser’s Edge, eTapestry and Progress.
As a consultant she has managed significant donor base review, implementation and development projects for charities including The Scottish Society for Autism, Down’s Syndrome Scotland, The Leprosy Mission Scotland, CrossReach, Kilbryde Hospice, Cancer Support Scotland, CHAS and The Yard.
Head of Recruitment
Emma has over 15 years of voluntary sector experience, her most recent role being Head of Scotland for Bowel Cancer UK. Service programme development and delivery, creating award-winning education tools and volunteer programmes, has meant that Emma has a wide-ranging pool of experience.
Her roles have been in Services, Policy, Education and Organisational Operation and Development. This depth of experience has given Emma a passion for the sector and she is delighted to be able to support charities in finding the right people to help them achieve their mission. As Head of Recruitment, Emma ensures that BTA are able to meet the recruitment needs of our clients. Forging supportive relationships with charities across Scotland to enable them to recruit and retain the absolute best staff possible. Emma has her eye over all BTA recruitment campaigns and is the steady steer for all activity from proposals through to placement and beyond.
Senior Recruitment Manager
Kirsty has spent most of her career in the not-for-profit and public sectors, working in event management, event fundraising and business administration and development. Kirsty has a Masters degree in the Arts and combines her passion for the Arts with the charity sector by the voluntary work she carries out for Artlink Central. Having been a BTA candidate herself, Kirsty is passionate about BTA’s candidates and helping them reach their career goals.
Laura is our recruitment administrator. Having studied history as an undergraduate, Laura recently returned to education and is very nearly finished a Masters in Political Science. Laura is enjoying a new career route with BTA and learning about the wonders of the third sector!