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Researcher, Not-for-Profit

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London / Leeds / Birmingham

We find and develop leaders who shape and transform, via Executive Permanent and Interim Recruitment, Leadership Development & Digital Solutions.  

The UK’s number one Executive Recruitment firm for public sector and not-for profit organisations, we’ve gained a national reputation for helping clients appoint ‘difficult to fill’, challenging and high-profile roles.  

We thrive in complex, fast-changing markets, where high degrees of governance, external audit and public scrutiny are the norm. Appointing circa 2 Chief Executive’s a week, plus Chairs, Board Members and Executive Directors.  

Our Not-for-Profit Practice works right across a diverse and vibrant sector to identify fresh talent and develop exceptional leadership capability. Our team brings expertise, curiosity and insight to all aspects of our work.

What you’ll do:

♦You will carefully analyse the market to source a diverse and highly credible longlist of candidates. 

♦You’ll probe candidates, offering information and feedback.

♦Furthermore, you’ll analyse market feedback and record and share this information widely through our database and weekly client progress reports. 

To be successful you'll need:  

♦A passion for the not-for-profit sector and a drive to find leaders that will help shape a better society.

♦Research experience in executive recruitment, or similar experience gained working within the public or not-for-profit sectors instead.

♦To be highly analytical and a natural problem solver with a real tenacity.

♦Excellent communication skills and the ability to build networks and intelligence within your sector.

♦Diligence in knowledge management.

Why GatenbySanderson?:  

♦You'll be joining a team of high achievers and working with Partners and Consultants who are thought leaders within their sectors.

♦Your professional development is important to us, which is why we have a promotion process dedicated to giving our research team the opportunities they deserve.

♦If you can demonstrate the tenacity, drive and curiosity required, we can welcome you to a dynamic national business that is the best in its field.

We encourage applications from everyone. We're actively building diverse teams to reflect our society, and an inclusive environment where we can all thrive.

To understand more about how working for us could work for you, please contact Chantelle Harris on 

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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.