Higher Education providers require leaders who combine their passion for the power of education to transform lives with an incredibly wide range of skills including strategy development, financial acumen, values driven culture change, civic and international engagement, political nous and a deep understanding of the fast-paced nature of change, challenge and demand.

Every member of our specialist higher education executive search team is relentless in their commitment to placing and developing genuinely exceptional academic and professional services leaders and non-executives, who exemplify innovation, collegiality and transformation.

The unrivalled insight into educational leadership from our own experience as leaders and managers in education, our connection to national policymakers combined with access to diverse leaders looking for their next senior executive or non-executive role, affords us the confidence to represent our clients authentically in the market.

Our end-to-end services include recruiting permanent and interim leaders, top team and talent pipeline development programmes and board effectiveness reviews.

We are trusted to deliver quality and diverse shortlists with the leadership experience and values our clients are seeking, to fill the most senior permanent and interim education leadership roles across universities and HE providers.

Latest Vacancies

Dean Agricultural Science & Practice

Royal Agricultural University

Cirencester and Swindon

Assistant Director, Research Strategy and Services Division, College of Social Sciences

University of Birmingham

Birmingham

Director of Estate Masterplanning

University of Nottingham

Nottingham (hybrid) 3 days per week minimum on campus

Director of Environmental Sustainability

University of Nottingham

Nottingham (hybrid) 3 days per week minimum on campus

Head of Research Operations, College of Social Sciences

University of Birmingham

Birmingham (minimum 3 days per week on campus)

Head of Research Operations, Colleges of Engineering & Physical Sciences and Life & Environmental Sciences

University of Birmingham

Birmingham (minimum 3 days per week on campus)

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Recently Filled Vacancies

Executive Director Membership and Commercial

Education and Training Foundation

London (hybrid)

Director Data & Insights

Bath Spa University

Bath

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Education

University of London

London, hybrid working model

Chief Executive Officer

GuildHE

London

Chief Technology Officer

Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge Colleges (HRUC)

West London

Director of Health, Safety & Sustainability

Northumbria University

Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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