BTA is Scotland’s biggest charity consultancy and recruitment agency. No one knows the third sector in Scotland like we do. We help dozens of charities each year, providing expert support, advice and analysis to help them grow and fulfil their potential.


We do that through our vast experience, our network of consultants who are all specialists in their field and our unrivalled database of 12,000 potential candidates from the UK and worldwide.


BTA’s “one-stop shop” approach means we provide expert consultancy advice, help to recruit great people and work with charities to get amazing results. As consultants, we offer a wide range of strategic services geared towards the needs of each organisation. As recruiters, we use our significant charity knowledge and expertise to help voluntary organisations find the best staff.


Our services include:

  • Charity consultancy. We help dozens of charities each year, aided by a team of freelance consultants who are all experts in their various fields.
  • Fundraising review. Our team has unrivalled experience in all types of fundraising and can help to devise successful new strategies and produce clear, detailed and costed fundraising plans.
  • Mentoring and training. Tailored training and mentoring support for staff at all levels from Board Chair and CEO down to fundraisers and service staff.
  • Trust applications. We have highly-experienced trust fundraisers available to help with the entire process.
  • Communications review. We can assess an organisation’s communications resources, messages, skills and plans - and come up with blueprint for improving the way it communicates.
  • Charity recruitment. We guarantee success - in fact, if you’re not happy, we won’t charge you a penny.
  • Senior charity recruitment. Our Executive Search Service is run by experts who have been leaders of regional, national, UK and international charitable organisations.
  • Interim managers. We provide immediate access to committed and experienced executives with a high level of expertise in all disciplines, including chief executives, directors, fundraisers and finance managers.
  • Board recruitment. We have outstanding candidates from the third, public and private sectors who are committed to dedicating their time and expertise to help charities thrive.
  • BTA Digital. Our specialist service for charities needing support online or with their database.


Based in Stirling, BTA has a senior management team who have worked at director-level or above in UK and international charities. We have over a century of senior level third sector experience between us. That’s why we’re so passionate about charities - we love what we do and we know what it takes to succeed.


As a Scottish-based organisation with a wealth of experience and networks, we can confidently say no other organisation knows the third sector in Scotland as well as we do. But our reputation goes beyond Scotland. We’re one of the UK’s leading charity and consultancy agencies, and we're expanding into international markets.


BTA is aligned behind a set of core values which mean acting with honesty and integrity at all times, being supportive but challenging to our clients and continuing to expand our services globally. This video outlines our six core values.


We are committed to a sustainable future and operating in ways that improve the environmental quality of the communities in which we work and live. We are developing new services and sharing innovation and learning, to help charities strengthen and grow.


BTA also offer ACOSVO members a 10% discount on their recruitment and consultancy services, click here for more information.