Balmer Executive Search

Balmer Executive Search

An executive search firm unlike any other.


Proudly working in the non-profit and charity CEO and Executive level recruitment sector, Gilly Balmer has partnered with leading charitable organisations, educational trusts and religious orders. Balmer Executive Search knows where to find talent and has done so successfully for the sector over the past 15 years. Taking time to learn each organisation’s unique vision and values ensures that your expectations are exceeded by recruiting first class candidates with the potential to assist in the successful growth of each organisation.

Gilly Balmer

20 years experience in recruitment and search


Gilly Balmer has become an expert recruiter within the charity and non-profit space. Over the past 20 years Gilly has developed an excellent reputation for knowing where to find the best talent for her clients. She has a unique skill when it comes to  attracting and choosing top class talent. Gilly is retained by her clients to fill the most complex of positions with high-level executives from all over the world.


A unique approach.


Driven by a genuine passion to help clients by sourcing outstanding talent, Balmer Executive Search offers a suite of services to compliment the executive search process to include targeted head-hunting, participation and management of panel interviews, provision of interview scoring systems etc. A realistic recruitment timeline is agreed at the beginning of every process to ensure expectations are managed clearly and efficiently.


Balmer Executive Search provided great support for us when we needed to fill a senior management post in Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. I don’t think we would have secured the right person without Balmer Executive Search.

Philip Watt - CEO, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

Balmer Executive Search couldn’t have been easier to work with. We had a job that wasn’t easy to fill and Gilly took the time to get to know us and what our organisation required. The candidates she supplied were top-notch and we couldn’t be happier with the result!

Maura O’Leary, HR Manager, Chime – The National Charity for Deafness and Hearing Loss

Gilly was a joy to work with. She understood our brief, our timelines and our expectations. Her knowledge and insight of the market was exceptional and, importantly, delivered. I look forward to working with her in the future. 

Belinda Clements, Associate Director Operations/Human Resource, Trinity Development & Alumni

Gilly Balmer provided Spinal Injuries Ireland with recruitment services for new community support workers and a Head of Services. Gilly was very thorough in searching, vetting and interviewing potential candidates. On each occasion Gilly has successfully recruited excellent candidates. SII will definitely work with Gilly and Balmer Executive Search again and highly recommend her for any recruitment needs.

Fiona Bolger, Chief Executive Officer, Spinal Injuries Ireland

Gilly has been a great support to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland helping us fill key vacancies in our Charity. It takes away all the stress of trying to find good people when you know Gilly will look after this for you. We have been very happy with the professional recruitment support provided by Balmer Executive Search over the past few years.

Fergal Smyth, Fundraising Manager, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

We persistently use the services of Balmer Executive Search because Gilly takes the time to get to know the needs of the DCU Educational Trust in order to assist us in obtaining the best fit. In a sector built on relationships, Gilly’s relationships have yielded strong results for our organisation.

Plunkett Tormay, Head of Finance, DCU Educational Trust

Our Clients


Would you like to speak to Gilly about our specialist recruitment and executive search services?

Call Gilly today on 086-6738823 or email us at