Time to harness your skills and experience and become a Charity Trustee



Circle Sq. has partnered with specialist executive recruitment consultancy, Kyte Lester Appointments, to bring our members exciting new opportunities to channel their expertise for the benefit of the not-for-profit sector.  Founded in 2014, Kyte Lester Appointments draws on its reputation for professionalism and attainment.

The founder, Sara Kyte, has worked in executive search and selection for the not-for-profit sector since 2005. Prior to that, she enjoyed a career in the charity sector as Fundraising Director for Norwood, World ORT Union and World Jewish Relief. She also freelanced as a fundraising consultant assisting many Jewish and national charities with their major gift campaigns and strategy including The Office of the Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and the Scout Association.

Having worked in the sector, Sara Kyte understands the organisational challenges and issues not-for-profit’s face on a day-to-day basis. Sara’s personal approach has driven success with charities throughout the UK and internationally. A great advantage to clients and candidates is Sara’s first-hand experience and knowledge of fundraising, the not-for-profit sector, including the Jewish community and her ever increasing network.

Sara works with business partner, Jonathan Lester who has over 30 years of international commercial sales and business development experience.  Jonathan has worked with senior management within financial and corporate services, commercial property, financial performance and regulation, transactional processing and digital AI. Within Kyte Lester Appointments, Jonathan provides executive search, research and business consultancy services.  

Typical roles include:


    • Senior Management Team – Chief Executive/ Operations/HR/Financial
    • Fundraising/Development and Marketing/Communications
    • Financial – Finance Director, Chief Financial Officer, Finance Controller
    • Board of Trustees – Chair, Treasurer and Trustees 
    • Permanent and Interim


We pride ourselves on our successful ‘hands-on’ delivery by adopting innovative and research lead strategies that are tailored specifically to each clients’ needs and we offer a dedicated approach to each job specification. We also recommend a broad search for candidates with less reliance on the familiar pool of obvious candidates. By adopting this approach, we are able to attract strong candidates who bring vigour and new ideas to our clients.

During these challenging times, we have also been offering clients fundraising consultancy – one client instructed us to identify potential donors relating to their work and to prepare the ‘ask’ and appeal communications. The client was delighted that one of the targets that we introduced during one day’s fundraising consultancy resulted in a first gift of a five-figure donation – and with the ability to give more. This was a great result for the charity and a fantastic return on their investment.

We provide a personal service for our clients and candidates throughout the process to ensure a smooth transition.

To all Circle Sq members – To discuss Trusteeship opportunities or if you are already associated with a charitable organisation which has recruitment needs, please contact sara@kytelesterappointments.co.uk  or call 07941618122.

Kyte Lester Clients