Associate Researcher – Executive Search


Work from home / Flexible

Ref: GSe47214

GatenbySanderson are a group of talented, passionate, ambitious individuals, who together work across the fields of executive search, interim leadership and assessment and development to find and deliver the best Leaders to organisations working to provide public services.

We have placed 50 of the most senior roles in Government and successfully worked with 70 NHS Trusts and 105 Local Government Councils over the last year.  On average we place a Chair or CEO in NfP every week, manage over 150 Chair, NED and Council Member assignments a year and are the sole supplier to assess senior civil service talent.  The roles are often unique, at times politically sensitive and always interesting. 

Delivering across the public sector at national and local level; our expertise spans Central and Local government, Health, Not for Profit, Technology & Transformation, Regulation, Children’s and Adults’ Services, Housing and Education.  We engage directly with the leadership, operating as a trusted advisor and insightful partner to help find, assess and secure the right talent for their organisation.

GatenbySanderson continues to grow and we are looking for hi-calibre individuals to help us to deliver our core services during these busy periods, as a flexible, freelance workforce to support the largest inhouse public sector focused Research team in the UK.

We require individuals to join us as Associates to help us meet the high demands we have for finding talent through Research. 

To be successful in the role we need people to have a successful track record of finding, attracting and assessing at Executive level.  You will need strong written skills and an ability to clearly assess and then articulate the merits of individuals and why they should be considered for positions of a senior nature.  Experience of leading face to face interviews and report writing is beneficial.  We require excellent communication skills, attention to detail, tenacity, professional conduct, intellectual curiosity and flexibility in terms of style and approach. 

Prior experience, knowledge or interest in the public sector would be advantageous, with an organisation full of experts in the field, there are many opportunities to learn and build sector knowledge.  We offer a clear support structure, training and guidance, flexible working hours, ability to work from home and competitive daily rates.

If this may be something of interest, please contact Ella Milward Hamylton on

Closing date31st December
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.

Contact details
Ella Milward Hamylton: 020 7426 3376