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Not for Profit

We started 2013 by creating a dedicated practice to consolidate our extensive work with not for profit clients over the years, to meet demand and demonstrate our commitment to the sector. Our not for profit practice specialises in identifying and appointing Chairs and Trustees, Chief Executives and Directors for a wide range of service delivery and campaigning charities, grant-giving trusts and foundations, membership bodies and think tanks. We have a dedicated and growing team which offers deep experience and knowledge of the issues affecting people in society, particularly pertinent in the current climate. Along with this understanding, we have the specialist headhunting skills required to attract and identify the right people for the job.

Alongside executive search and selection, we offer in-house psychometric assessment and leadership development services, board facilitation and evaluation, and salary benchmarking. We also offer support to candidates at senior levels as they move between different sectors, and provide career advice and coaching to aspiring leaders. We frequently undertake research on issues of interest to client organisations, such as service user engagement, and service reconfiguration. GatenbySanderson will be launching, in the Summer of 2013, a report on trustee engagement.

Passionate about the sector, we take an intelligent approach to recruitment where the quality of our advice, and our ability to get to grips with each individual brief, are central to success. As specialists in not for profit and public sector recruitment, we are able to make the most of our exceptional reach and networks across Health, Education, Central Government and Local Government. We treat each role we work on as an individual project and draw the most relevant members of the team from across GatenbySanderson for every new assignment. The practice is characterised by our proven ability to introduce new thinking from outside the sector; to date, we have placed candidates from a range of sectors and supported them in their transition.

Our clients include:

  • Lloyds TSB Foundation
  • Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Together Trust
  • Sue Ryder
  • FareShare
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Prisoners Education Trust
  • National Children’s Bureau
  • FareShare
  • British Association of Adoption and Fostering
  • Platform 51
  • NatCen Social Research
  • King’s Fund
  • The Health Foundation

Our Not for Profit Team

Juliet Taylor, Head of Not for Profit Practice

Juliet leads our Not for Profit practice and her clients include the British Association for Adoption and Fostering, NSPCC, National Children’s Bureau, Lloyds TSB Foundation, NatCen Social Research, Platform 51 (formerly YWCA), Family and Parenting Institute, INTERIGHTS and Prisoners’ Education Trust. She brings 10 years’ experience in senior recruitment, having joined the industry from Government, and specialises in appointing Chief Executives, Directors and individuals for non-executive board roles. Before this, she worked in the Media and PR office of a substantial national charity.  Juliet holds a degree in English and Politics from the Queen’s University, Belfast and is a Master’s graduate and former postgraduate research scholar. In addition to her recruitment work, she also has a strong interest in governance, and has published research on a range of related issues.

Penny Wood, Associate, Not for Profit Practice

Penny has worked in Executive and Board recruitment within the Not for Profit sector for over ten years.  Most recently she developed and led the Not for Profit Practice at Veredus for six years before broadening her expertise in the field of career guidance and management. She brings considerable experience of working with charities, cultural organisations, social enterprises and representative bodies and has worked with: Age UK, British Heart Foundation, Marie Curie Cancer Care, RNIB, Relate, ActionAid UK, Ambitious about Autism, Contact a Family, Inspiring Futures Foundation, Friends of the Earth, Revolving Doors Agency, Independent Age, YHA, WSPA and NCVO. Her experience includes the management of multiple executive appointments as part of organisational change programmes for the Shaw Trust, British Council and Dyslexia Action.  In the cultural sector she has worked with English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Tate, Arts Council and the Design Council.  Other clients have included grant-giving foundations, Nominet Trust, United St Saviour’s Charity and sported.
Before her career in headhunting, Penny led fundraising teams and programmes for national cultural and not for profit organisations, including the South Bank Centre, the Science Museum and Historic Royal Palaces. She is a Trustee of the Michael Varah Foundation, which raises funds to support the rehabilitation of offenders and young people at risk of exclusion, and provides voluntary career guidance and support for young people at a South London secondary school.

Sophie Rees, Research Consultant

Sophie joined GatenbySanderson in 2011 as a Search Consultant and has operated in Executive Search for eight years, in both the private and public sectors. Prior to joining GatenbySanderson, Sophie worked for a leading public sector recruiter across a wide range of sectors with a particular focus on Not for Profit and Education assignments. Her recent clients include JUSTICE, INTERIGHTS, NSPCC, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Internet Watch Foundation, Safer London Foundation, UK Homecare Association, Essex Community Foundation and Platform 51. Sophie holds a BA (Joint Hons) degree in French and Spanish from the University of Leeds.

If you would like to learn more about how GatenbySanderson can help you, contact us on Leeds 0113 205 6071, London 020 7426 3960 or Birmingham 0121 644 5700.