Putting purpose front and centre

As the social impact sector continues to evolve, the demand for diverse leadership with the vision and skill to put social purpose at the centre of organisational success has never been higher. Charities and civil society organisations need to demonstrate the impact of and need for their work more than ever, requiring optimum leadership with the appropriate resources and clear passion to be as effective as possible.

In response to changing public attitudes, progressively minded businesses are moving past rhetoric to genuinely engage with the social purpose they can deliver while the public sector and growing philanthropic initiatives are learning how to improve their roles in catalysing and propagating these efforts. Partnership and collaboration, shared learning and co-operation, joined up thought leadership and impact measurement are all in the ascendency as we seek to address our social, environmental and economic challenges.

Specialist leadership advisors to:

  • Charities and Not-for-profit Organisations
  • International Development & Humanitarian
  • Membership & Trade organisations
  • Social Housing
  • Trusts & Foundations

Our approach

Delivering diversity

Our experience

Navigating the intersection to find the right leaders

We are inclusion specialists, exceptionally proud of our industry-recognised and evidence-based track record of diversifying boards and senior teams.

Saxton Bampfylde has decades of experience advising clients and finding leaders in the intersection between the civil society, private and public sectors. We work with the Boards and senior executive leadership of charitable and wider not-for-profit organisations whether broadly focused and specialised, UK or international, large and start up; foundations and grant giving organisations; purpose driven commercial organisations; social enterprises; and the many organisations that provide thought leadership, advisory services and support in this space.

Bringing forward passionate and diverse Board Leaders

Senior board appointments require a highly targeted, personalised search to identify appropriately qualified senior leaders, and it is essential that each of them is then approached by an articulate and well-informed advisor. Through our dedicated board practice, we appoint over 250 chair and non-executive roles every year: our networks give us extensive reach across sectors, and deep insights into the challenges – and opportunities – faced by boards today.

Our Board practice

Developing high-performing boards

Saxton Bampfylde has the expertise and experience to provide chairs with the comprehensive insight they need to run an effective board, having led governance reviews at both executive and non-executive level. Our review process is designed to be relatively light-touch, allowing boards to comply fully with governance recommended practice and providing data and practical recommendations that can be used to improve board/team effectiveness, maximise strengths, and tackle weaknesses. Our view is structured around a tried and tested model, but can be adapted to specific organisational needs.

Find out more about our Board Review

Insights

Paving the Way: The purposeful board approach for the housing sector

Saxton Bampfylde has worked with housing providers in the UK for many years, supporting and identifying senior leaders in executive and non-executive positions to help drive the sector forward. For this report we aim to

Meet our team

Candidate Opportunities

Concern Worldwide (UK)

Executive Director

Closing date: Wednesday 20 Mar 2024

Myeloma UK

Chair

Closing date: Friday 22 Mar 2024

The Woodard Corporation

Executive Chair

Closing date: Friday 15 Mar 2024

The Charterhouse

Chair

Closing date: Monday 11 Mar 2024

Education Development Trust

Audit & Finance Committee Chair

Closing date: Monday 11 Mar 2024

BrisDoc

Chief Executive

Closing date: Wednesday 6 Mar 2024

Leonard Cheshire

Trustees

Closing date: Thursday 29 Feb 2024

Crohn's & Colitis UK

CEO

Closing date: Thursday 29 Feb 2024

House of St Martin, Langley Trust

Registered Care Manager

This role opportunity has expired.

CoppaFeel!

Trustees

This role opportunity has expired.

St Giles Trust

Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications

This role opportunity has expired.

Langley Trust

Director of People

This role opportunity has expired.

Rochester Bridge Trust

Director of Charitable Projects

This role opportunity has expired.

Lloyds Bank Foundation

Chief Executive Officer

This role opportunity has expired.

Marine Society & Sea Cadets

Trustee Committee Members

This role opportunity has expired.

Leonard Cheshire

Director of Corporate Governance

This role opportunity has expired.

Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation

Chief Executive Officer

This role opportunity has expired.

The Girdlers’ Company

Clerk

This role opportunity has expired.

SafeLives

Chief Executive

This role opportunity has expired.

RSPB

Executive Director, Income and Conservation Investment

This role opportunity has expired.

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