Public Sector

The unprecedented turbulence of the past few years has put enormous strain on the sector. Tasked not only with recovering from the pandemic but also an evolving landscape for public service delivery  the public sector requires determined and energetic leadership to ensure local and national government keeps pace with the demands of our times.

Whilst certain challenges such as digital transformation are common to all areas of the UK economy, there are others that are unique to the public sector. Factors such as climate change, the ageing population, service backlogs, and the UK’s exit from the European Union must be met with advanced, long-term strategic planning and delivery.

Our approach

Research-based. Evidence-driven.

Our services use evidence and research at their core to ensure we’re making the biggest impact.

Approved industry leaders

Inclusive Boards are corporate members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and our leadership programmes are ILM accredited. Our partners include DCMS (UK Cyber Security Council project), National Archives, the North West London Integrated Care System, more.

Wrap-around care

We have a clear care service aimed at ensuring quality throughout the entire process, for all clients and candidates.

Diversity and inclusion experts

Diversity is at the core of who we are. We are a black-owned and black-led organisation with a diverse team, so we bring lived experience, empathy and understanding to our practice.

The heartbeat of the country

Our Understanding of the Public Sector

Employing 5.5 million people, or 16.7% of the working age population, the public sector is one of the largest employers in the UK. It is also one of the most varied, owing to the broad range of public services it provides, including healthcare, education, public administration, police, construction, social care and more. In 2023 alone, the sector is expected to raise £987.5 billion, or 39.3% of national income.

Diversity in the Sector

There is no single metric to measure diversity across each of the various industries. However, it is known that the health service, amongst others, has limited representation amongst senior leadership.

For example, 32.2% of all NHS boards do not have a single individual from a minority ethnic background. Only 3.4% of very senior managers disclosed a disability. Whilst this is an improvement on figures from previous years, it demonstrates that there is much work to be done 

Our work with the Sector

The Inclusive Boards team consists of consultants that have worked across the public sector, in both local and national government. We use our collective experiences to deliver exceptional results

We’ve developed across the healthcare system, conducted research for government agencies, provided advisory services to educational institutions, and placed leaders in governmental departments.

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