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Central Government & NDPB

We are the leading headhunter for government because of our sustained success in delivering top appointments, both executive and non-executive. Our starting premise is to work in partnership with our clients to develop compelling propositions that enable us to attract candidates from both private and public sectors to give Panels a diverse choice of applicants.

We have worked with every Government Department and a huge range of Executive Agencies and NDPBs so we have a deep understanding of the sector.  Our clients over the last two years alone have included: Ministries of Justice and Defence; Department of Transport; Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Cabinet Office; Independent Police Complaints Commission; Natural England; DVLA; National Archives; DESS; and the House of Commons. Our team combines private sector and civil service experience so we bring commercial nous along with a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that these senior roles provide. We are proud of our reputation for high quality client and candidate client that has enabled many people to transfer to a completely new sector and take up some of the best and toughest jobs in the country.

So why choose us? Because we:

We are recognised experts on a range of issues relating to this sector, including:

  • seek out and find the best talent from all sectors who have the appetite, experience and leadership skills to move into these senior roles. know how to sell these roles to people from the private sector and have the experience to be able to judge those best equipped to make a successful transition
  • successfully manage and handle high profile and sensitive appointments that attract public and media scrutiny
  • have a proven track record of securing a diverse field of candidates and are particularly proud of our record of appointing women to senior roles. deliver high quality, transparent processes  and because we understand and constantly work with the Commissioner’s Code can be flexible and nimble to meet urgent demands. 
  • deliver multiple and high-volume recruitment assignments (both public appointments and senior executive roles) and have extensive experience in start-up situations.

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.