Government & Public Practices

The Government and Public Services practice at Talentstone has a proven track record of identifying first-rate leadership talent within the public and private sectors, and transferring it to our public sector clients in central and local government, housing and education. We excel not only in individual search, but also large-scale team re-organisation and functional design. Our search assignments work because we manage clients and candidates alike - with insight, empathy and first class sector knowledge.


Our team has world-class expertise gained from personal experience of successfully leading organisations within the public sector. We work broadly within the public sector, but the focus of our service lies within executive search, assessments and board reviews. Our deep experience from the public sector gives us a thorough understanding of how to handle official documents in accordance with the principle of public access. We do not believe “one size fits all” and offer an end-to-end, personalised solution to recruitment; from early days where the initial criteria are laid out, through agreement of timescales and on to delivery, our client benefits from a dedicated point of contact, ensuring interface with the rest of the Talentstone network is fully utilised.


We are also able to advise clients on how to approach issues such as diversity at board level and interim solutions. As a result of our broad sector coverage, we have been able to develop an extensive understanding across various sector focus areas such as:


·          Public Private Partnerships & Public Infrastructure

·          Economic Development & Urban Planning

·          Communication & Media

·          Healthcare & Public Safety

·          Academia & Education

·          Social Economy, Entrepreneurship & Development

·          Energy & Environment

·          Intelligence & Law Enforcement

·          Social  / Civic Services & Social Orientation

·          Science and Technology Development

Partnering with integrated clients in a dynamic and ever-complex global Public Sector and Development Markets, Talentstone is the sector’s recruiter of choice to attract sought-after talent and skills by combining and utilising both modern and traditional recruitment methods, with a deep understanding of the wider market.