Our Commitment to Diversity

Diversity embedded into our process

Using our in-depth public sector insight, data analytics and in-house team of occupational psychologists, we do more than just help clients find candidates from a wide talent pool. We advise clients through every step of the recruitment process on how to remove barriers and facilitate candidates from all backgrounds.

For example,  on average females make up 44% of our shortlists


Internal ED&I Working Group

Our internal ED&I Working Group members act as representatives of and champions for all aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion at GatenbySanderson, whether related to how we conduct ourselves internally or in the ways in which we work with our clients and candidates.

Membership is drawn from all levels and functions from the business. The group works closely with Executive Board sponsor Jody Goldsworthy and Inclusion & Diversity Manager Ainslie Wilson-Shearer to identify the key challenges and opportunities we face, and drive activity to address these.


The Insight Programme

Identifying and encouraging high quality candidates from a broad range of professional backgrounds to become Non-Executive Directors or Trustees on high-performing Boards is a challenge that is faced within all the sectors GatenbySanderson serves.

To help address this challenge, and as part of our own contribution to build talent and equip candidates to be future ready, we have created Insight at BoardBank. The programme provides mentoring support and first-hand exposure to the Board environment to aspiring Non-Executive Directors and Trustees from under -represented groups in our Health, Housing and Not for Profit sectors.

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External Diversity Panel

We are currently building a panel of diverse, external advisers to provide challenge and assistance to GS. Our aim is to provide an open and collaborative forum by which we can introduce greater expertise to challenge ourselves and our clients. This might be reviewing existing process, introducing fresh ideas or developing new methods to attract and retain under represented talent throughout recruitment and development programmes.



Our active CSR programme helps to support the work that we do across the business to address the opportunities provided by the issues of equality, diversity and inclusion. From our pro bono Insight at BoardBank programme, to providing our colleagues with the time and opportunity to volunteer with schools in the communities in which we live and work, we see CSR as a key part of how we promote equality, diversity and inclusion as key drivers of our core purpose to shape a better society.