Faith-based organisations play an ever-increasing role in supporting communities throughout the UK and globally. Their work reaches the most vulnerable in society and celebrates the dignity and value of all people. As the world experiences unprecedented change, the need for resilient, capable and humble leadership becomes critical in supporting the work faith-based organisations do in transforming society.

GatenbySanderson works across all faiths and denominations, supporting senior executive and board appointments. Our work extends to the Church of England at cathedral, diocesan and national level; to other faiths and Christian denominations; to educational institutions, charities and not-for-profit organisations; and to any other area at the intersection of faith and professional leadership in public life. Our work centres on the complex demands of attracting talent from a range of public and private sector environments into the faith sector, often where a genuine occupational requirement exists for leaders to be practising members of a particular faith. We do all this with an unwavering focus on improving diversity, equality and inclusion within these sectors through the successful appointments we have made.

We bring a deep understanding and significant track record in navigating the complex challenges of recruiting to organisations where faith is a key tenet of mission and values. We support candidates as they move between sectors and we are recognised for our ability to attract diverse talent to some of the most fascinating and complex roles in the UK.

Latest Vacancies

Director of Finance

Diocese of Oxford

Church House Oxford, hybrid working possible

Director of Communications

Diocese of Oxford

Church House Oxford, hybrid working possible

Director of People and Ministry Development

Diocese of Derby

Church House, Derby. Some flexible working available

Non executive Member of the Trustees Housing Committee Church of England Pensions Board

Church of England

National

Director of Finance

Diocese of Sheffield

Based at Diocesan Church House in Rotherham with some hybrid working from home

Chief Operating Officer

Southwark Cathedral

Meet the team

Recently Filled Vacancies

Director of Housing and Investment Property

Diocese of London

London Diocesan House, Pimlico. Flexible working is available.

Director of Finance & Investment

Church in Wales

Cardiff, with good hybrid working opportunities

Diocese of Oxford, Director of People

Church of England

Oxford. Hybrid working possible (minimum three days per week in the office)

Director of Communications

Church of England

Church House, Westminster. Flexibility, with senior members expected to maintain a regular weekly presence in the office

Diocesan Secretary & Chief Executive Officer, Diocese of St Asaph

Church in Wales

St Asaph (north east Wales)

Chief Operating Officer for the Representative Body

Church in Wales

Cardiff

Clients we work with

Bristol Cathedral
Chelmsford Cathedral
Diocese of Chelmsford
Council of Lutheran Churches
Church of England
Diocese of Bristol
Diocese of Worcester
Church in Wales
Diocese of Guildford
Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church
Corporation of Church House
Diocese of Sheffield
York Minster
St Asaph Diocese
Church of England Pensions Board