Our specialist Public & Social Sector Practice can demonstrate deep sector knowledge and is led by expert consultants who are pre-eminent in their field. They are specialists who are used to working within a complex, highly visible and regulated market where a successful outcome is essential.

Their high levels of insight and expertise will ensure that you always secure the very best talent available – whatever your requirement, be it performance improvement, transformation or change.

We specialise in:

  • Adult Social Care
  • Board Practice
  • Central Government & NDPB
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Education
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Local Government
  • Not for Profit
  • Regulation


With over twenty years’ experience of recruiting across both the public and private sectors we know the talent landscape well, we understand the challenges you face and can share the insights gained, advising on best practice and how to attract impactful, subject matter experts who make a real contribution to the organisations they join.

As the demands placed upon organisations become more complex, we can support the alignment of strategic goals with a focused resourcing plan, building a sustainable talent pipeline and securing highly sought after knowledge and expertise, further developing organisational capability and performance.

Recognising that a leadership team’s effectiveness can sometimes be reduced by such issues as personal differences, lack of strategic clarity or failures of structure and governance, we also provide a full range of complimentary consulting services including, assessment, development, organisational design and succession planning to ensure that this does not happen.

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Case Studies

Chief Executive- Skills and Training

LORD provided a short list which didn’t contain “the usual suspects”

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When failure is not an option

A local authority required a leader for their children’s social care and safeguarding services.

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