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GatenbySanderson is a leading provider of talent solutions to the public and not for profit sectors. 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 Leadership 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.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Consultant to join our Local Government practice. We're searching for mature judgement, intellectual agility and a passion for public services. It's an opportunity to learn or develop in the art of Executive Search and become a Partner of the future.

What you'll do:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    To be successful you'll need:

  • Extensive experience of successfully building long-term relationships through delivery of high quality work.

  • Experience in Executive Search or a related area, such as contingency recruitment, HR or transformation consulting.

  • Knowledge and contacts within Local Government sector, or a demonstrable interest in public services (please provide evidence in your application).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Although not essential, the following skills and knowledge would be ideal:

  • A track record of successfully delivering Executive Search assignments with Local Government clients.

  • Sales skills including new business development, proposal writing and pitching.

    In return, you'll receive a highly competitive salary, commission, and benefits package, the opportunity to work in a great central location surrounded by collaborative colleagues and be an integral part of our growth story.

    We actively encourage applications from everyone. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do, and we are deeply committed to equality of opportunity for all, building diverse teams and having an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive.

    As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals are currently under-represented within our consulting teams - which does not reflect the communities that our clients serve - we would particularly welcome applications from BAME candidates. All appointments are made on merit.

    If this sounds like the role for you - we'd love to hear from you! Call Chantelle Harris on 07384 460191 or chantelle.harris@gatenbysanderson.com for an exploratory conversation.

    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.

    GatenbySanderson has offices in Leeds, London & Birmingham. We support flexible working wherever possible. If you are unsure of where particular roles are located, please get in touch with us to find out how we can make working for us work for you.
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