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Senior Consultant, Local Government

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We find and develop leaders that shape a better society

GatenbySanderson is a leading provider of talent solutions to the public and not for profit sectors in the UK & Ireland. Established in 2002, we are the largest provider of executive recruitment services to Local and Central Government, Health, Education, Not for Profit and the broader public sector. We operate within complex markets that frequently undergo change and are subject to high degrees of governance, external audit and public scrutiny.

We are known for our ability to appoint to ‘difficult to fill’ or challenging, high profile roles have a national reputation for our work across government. Alongside the executive search practice sit two fast-growing divisions: for interim resourcing and for leadership and talent consultancy. Working together, experienced practitioners in each of these specialist areas take pride in offering integrated talent solutions to GatenbySanderson clients.


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Key Responsibilities

♦ Collaborate with colleagues in responding to invitations to tender, helping to define and articulate appropriate recruitment strategies, providing experiential evidence in support of our business case and attending client pitches as appropriate

♦ Attend client briefings, appropriately and credibly challenging the brief based on your knowledge of the sector, managing expectations as appropriate;

♦ Work with Project Co-ordinators to define the project plan, briefing colleagues and closely managing every aspect of delivery, maintaining client engagement and support through regular reporting;

♦ Conduct and report on candidate interviews as appropriate;

♦ Support candidates throughout the full life cycle, maintaining engagement and helping them perform well through appropriate navigation through public sector recruitment processes;

♦ Attend and Network at key conferences, attending as many roundtables as required to ensure an up to date knowledge of industry changes.

♦ Demonstrate and actively work to develop and maintain a high level of sector and/or discipline knowledge.


For this role it is essential for someone to have the following experience:

♦ Experience of assimilating complex briefs, undertaking detailed and relevant market research and proposing appropriate courses of action.

♦ Experience of assimilating information from various sources and presenting it in a concise, structured manner.

♦ Experience and credibility to communicate at the most senior levels; to engage and interact effectively with clients and candidates.

♦ Experience of report writing and presenting.


We encourage applications from everyone. We're actively building diverse teams to reflect the society we shape, and we have a number of opportunities available, please check out our microsite for more information.

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