About Us

We find and develop leaders that shape a better society.

GatenbySanderson is the UK’s leading people intelligence advisory business within the public and not for profit sector. We find, recruit and develop leaders to the most challenging roles within highly complex, scrutinised environments. We build long term, intelligent relationships and provide outstanding people care and unrivalled sector expertise, accelerating forward momentum for public service organisations.


Our Purpose & Values

We work to three guiding principles

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    We make time to build relationships and give support. Operating as one integrated team who always aim to work in partnership and with integrity.

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    We have a relentless appetite to know more. We question, challenge and seek out diverse perspectives to build ours and others’ knowledge.

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    We challenge the status quo and dare to be different. We encourage everyone to contribute, let others shine and stand up for what is right.


Our Focus

We have a rigorous focus upon public services and are dedicated to understanding its unique challenges and complexities. Integrity is embedded in our cultural make up and we are acutely aware of our role in helping to shape improved services through excellence in public sector and not for profit leadership.


Our Commitment to Diversity

Organisations which embrace diversity at all levels perform better – they are more profitable, more resilient, and their employees are more productive and experience higher job satisfaction. We support organisations to find and develop leaders that reflect the society they serve.

 To embed a more pioneering, diverse culture within GS, we have created an internal working group to champion, drive and challenge all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion.

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As a business dedicated to working across public services, we are very keen to give something back where we can make this possible.

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    Social Impact
    As a business working across public services, we will always try to give something back whenever it’s possible.

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    Economic Impact
    GatenbySanderson’s purpose is to ‘help shape a better society’ working to bring communities the best talent.

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    Environmental Impact
    We are committed to minimising any negative effects that our business and facilities may have on the environment.


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Recently filled vacancies


Council of Lutheran Churches


Chief Executive Officer

National Cancer Research Institute


Head of People Services

London Fire Brigade


Lead Officer, Spatial Planning

City Region Combined Authority


Public Health Director

London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham


Delivery Manager
(12 -month contract)

South Cambridgeshire District Council

Cambourne and Cambridge