Regulation and Professional Standards underpin our economy, our environment and our communities. As the world experiences unprecedented change, the need for effective and proportionate regulation, enabling our professions and industries to operate to the highest standards and that consumers, patients and the public are protected critical to shape a better society.

GatenbySanderson works with a range of regulator, professional membership and ombudsman organisations across the UK, supporting senior board and executive appointments. Our work includes advising on single, business critical appointments, providing support to organisations undergoing transformational change, with the appointment of entire teams and boards and helping to shape the governance and executive structure of new regulators. Our unique multiple Panel/Committee and Adviser service is hugely effective in bringing diversity and outstanding appointments to the professional and systems regulator communities.

We bring a deep understanding of the challenges faced by organisations operating in modern and dynamic regulatory environments. We support candidates as they move between sectors and we are recognised for our ability to attract diverse talent to some of the most specialist and heavily scrutinised roles in the UK.

Latest Vacancies

Chief Executive

Considerate Constructors Scheme

Central London/hybrid with travel as required

Chief Executive

BSRIA (Building Services Research and Information Association)

Bracknell/hybrid, with international travel

Independent Chair

CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)

Meetings are held mainly at CSCS’ offices in Central London

Chief Executive

The Electoral Commission

The Chief Executive will need to spend a large proportion of their time in the Commission’s office in London.

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (the Ombudsman)

Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

London or Manchester, with time spent at both locations

Head of Regulatory Action and Enforcement

The Electoral Commission

Can be based in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh or Central London.

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Recently Filled Vacancies

Chair, Standards & Regulation Board

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


Director of Regulation & Standards

CILEX (The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives)

Home based with travel as required

Chair, Standards & Regulation Board (Interim)

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Director of Governance

Royal College of Nursing


Associate Director of People and Organisational Development

General Dental Council

Birmingham / Hybrid – minimum 2 days a week in the office with some travel to London

Head of HR

Security Industry Authority

Canary Wharf, London (with flexibility to work in a hybrid way)

Clients we work with

Nursing and Midwifery Council
General Medical Council
National Audit Office
Care quality commission
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Royal Institute of British Architects
British Medical Association
General Dental Council
The Association of Accounting Technicians
Accounts Commission
Office for Environmental Protection
Construction Industry Training Board
Legal Services Board
Competition and Markets Authority
Audit Scotland