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My Story

I’m Mark Astarita and I lead AAW’s Interim Practice.

Having managed hundreds of people at the Red Cross and in other roles, I have access to extremely talented interim candidates who have all held senior level roles in fundraising and other areas in the voluntary sector. If you are looking for an interim Communications or Fundraising Director or an interim CEO you should speak to me. Because AAW is well-connected and trusted, some of the best talent in the sector is coming to talk to us and work with us.

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Why use AAW?

Find out why you should use AAW to fill an interim role

Candidates, why Interim?

Many of the interims that we work with like the choice and flexibility being an interim offers: the chance to take on new challenges or causes they have not worked for before, or the opportunity to be more flexible with hours around childcare, lifestyle or educational commitments. Interim roles can turn into permanent ones.

Contact us about interim opportunities and how to make yourself ready for an interim role. You can also view our permanent positions here.

Testimonials from Candidates

Mark was super proactive in finding me interim roles. With unrivalled contacts and extensive fundraising experience, he always had his finger on the pulse for the best opportunities available in the sector.

David Armstrong, Interim Head of Individual Giving | SCOPE

AAW were great partners when I was looking for an interim fundraising position. With their fundraising expertise, they were able to point me in the right direction for the perfect position. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a position in the charity sector.

Karen Bronham, Interim Head of Appeals | LUMOS

Typical Interim Assignments

AAW handle a range of senior interim appointments. Below are some examples of typical leaderships roles that are live at any given time. However, to contact us about current live opportunities, please register below and we will be in touch soon after.

Interim Director of Fundraising

Reporting to the CEO, this opportunity will oversee income generation across all fundraising streams. As the most senior role in fundraising and working with the SMT, you will play a vital role in leading and delivering strategies which secure income for the charity in line with budgeted targets.

Interim Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships

Interim Head of Philanthropy & Partnerships will lead on delivering the major donor and corporate fundraising strategy by working with the team in cultivating and developing relationships with major individual donors to achieve income targets. This will include where appropriate developing and managing a pipeline of high-level major gift prospects. In addition you will develop donor plans and ensure donors are effectively approached, cultivated, asked and stewarded.

Interim Head of Individual Giving

The focus of this interim role is to oversee the delivery of the best supporter experience, driving the value of supporters, increasing the supporter network and motivating the public to engage with the organisation. We need you to oversee the delivery of project plans and work across teams to ensure success.

Register for Current and Future Interim Assignments

Upload your CV to register with AAW. Alternatively, you can email Mark at or call +44 (0) 7964 230855 to talk to us about your requirements.

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Endorsements from some of our Clients:

I needed a new director of fundraising, on an interim basis, while I set about the task of recruiting permanently. One call to Mark and within 48 hours I had a great shortlist and within two weeks I had a super fundraiser in post. AAW know their stuff, briefing is easy and based in reality - they just get it.

Amanda McLean, Chief Executive Officer | THAMES VALLEY AIR AMBULANCE

We’ve been delighted with the interim communications colleague AAW Partnership provided. They quickly provided two great candidates for a tough international role, and the hiring process was efficient and fairly priced. We will use AAW again.

Della Weight, Global Director Fundraising & Public Engagement | CARE INTERNATIONAL