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We are passionate about helping schools and multi-academy trusts attract and recruit the very best talent. As a specialist leadership and permanent services recruiter, we dedicate all of our time to finding candidates, who not only have the credentials but also align with our values, moreover, we are able to provide you with innovative solutions which help to make the entire recruitment process more efficient and more enjoyable. All of our services are centred around our core values; trust, integrity and flexibility.

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Roles We Recruit For

We understand the wide range of posts your leadership team can include. Taking this into account, we can offer our recruitment services to assist from your pastoral team all the way up to your CEO and everything in between.

  • Executive Headteacher
  • Headteacher / Principal
  • Deputy / Assistant Headteacher
  • SENCo
  • HR
  • Finance
  • Business and Office Managers
  • Parent-teacher Association President
  • Pastoral Leaders

Why Choose Us?

In today's education market it takes more than the standard recruitment methods. We offer respected representation to only the driven senior leaders and provide a range of HR resources to MAT's and individual schools to assist them in successful, long-lasting senior leadership appointments across the UK.

  • Over ten years' worth of experience working with all types of education settings.
  • Are able to recruit for settings across the UK due to our secure video online Safer Recruitment processes
  • We offer packages to cover all your potential recruitment needs
  • We work in partnership with each school individually to promote their culture

Services We Offer

To best serve the schools and academy trusts that we work we offer a range of hiring solutions to suit every institution and every budget.

  • Individual school or wider MAT support
  • Permanent recruitment services
  • Interim recruitment services
  • Resourcing services
  • Executive search campaigns

Our Most Popular Features

We recognise and have a thorough understanding of the challenges that schools and MATs experience when recruiting for their senior leadership positions. We have put in place a number of procedures and systems in order to successfully address these challenges and provide a seamless and engaging process of recruitment. We can offer you interim solutions while we assist you with your permanent appointments. Some of our most popular features offered can be seen below.

Full Consultation Process

  • Take the time to really understand your school or MAT
  • Full consultant allows us to find out future growth plans, current recruitment methods and typical roles you are having to re-recruit for
  • Expert advice is given on diversity and soft skills recruitment methods

Secure Interview Software

  • Tailored video interview questions to view alongside your completed applications
  • Gives you an insight into the candidate's personality and drivers prior to formal interview - replace - fully online interview
  • Safely complete pre-registration interviews with candidates from across the UK

Extensive Candidate Resources

  • Ability to search by job title, sector and skills
  • We hold an intuitive candidate database with the ability to search by job title, sector and skills
  • Extensive following on our social media platforms

Unlimited Advertising

  • We advertise on 10 well-known job boards - adding the first point
  • No extra or hidden charges for re-advertising
  • Bespoke adverts are written based on your school's individual ethos and job spec


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