Our Senior & Interim team have continued to go from strength to strength this year, supporting Colleges across the UK with their staffing requirements. Whether it’s Interim Department Heads, someone to lead your overloaded HR team or even a Principal, we can support you no matter what your requirements may be.

We thought it was important for you to find out a bit more about the people that make up our dedicated Senior & Interim team, the team that ensure you get an unparalleled service from Protocol.


Dan Bacon – Interim & Middle Management Recruitment Manager

Our fearless leader by day, fearful new dad by night. Black belt in recruitment who has Mr Miyagi-like Bonsai skills too (ask and be ready for a lecture). Knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic about FE – a true ‘matchmaker’. Eagerly awaiting Michael Scott’s upcoming book ‘How do I manage?’

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Vicky Wilson – Recruitment Consultant 

From ‘down South’, walks everywhere she goes, loves castles so much she shares a LinkedIn picture with one. Wields a formidable glare but could build rapport with a boulder. Extraordinary relationship builder and a star in managing a recruiting process. Loves books, beans and buildings.

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Poppy Elphick – Recruitment Consultant 

Our eccentric, expert recruiter who happens to be a masterful taxidermist on the side. Has a vintage outfit for each hour of the day. Loves foxes, hates spreadsheets. Spends the week matching awesome candidates into fabulous roles, spends the weekend picking wild mushrooms for strange culinary concoctions.

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Matt Bates – Management Recruitment Resourcer

Dad, Protocol veteran and King of the boolean search. Loves resourcing nearly as much as he loves Aston Villa. Pepsi Max enthusiast, cherry only. Armed with dry wit and fluent in 6 kinds of sarcasm. Can find candidates for roles that do not exist.

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If your team is expanding and you’re on the lookout for new talent to jump in now or to join you in the new academic year don’t hesitate to book a call with our friendly Senior & Interim team here.

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