Senior executive recruitment for the education sector

Appointing a new senior leader at an education provider is one of the most important strategic decisions your organisation will make – so getting it right is crucial. Work with us, and receive the specialist support you need to appoint the person who will make a difference.

For colleges, training providers, and local authorities, having the right leadership in place is key – so it’s imperative you get the recruitment process right. Finding your next Chief Executive, Principal, Clerk or senior manager is more complex than just posting a job advert; it requires a specialised, targeted campaign. That’s why we’ve built key relationships with leaders in and out of the further education, training, apprenticeship and skills sectors: we know who’s ready to make a move, and who might be perfect for a role – and our consultants are experts at tracking them down.

Whether you’re looking for a Principal or CEO; a specialist to lead your Finance team; Assistant or Deputy Principals: we can help. From a search to replace a much-loved longstanding Principal, to support with recruiting an entirely new leadership team – you can count on us for the discretion and support you’ll need to appoint the right person.

Our flexible approach allows you to tailor your campaign to fit in with your current recruitment processes, your budget, and your needs. Finding the perfect leader to support your organisation’s growth is a challenge – but with us on your side, you’ll feel supported and positive throughout the process.

Expertise and support

At Protocol, we have 25 years’ experience within the education, skills and training sector, and we understand how disastrous it can be choosing the wrong candidate. That’s why we won’t let it happen. When the stakes are high, we go the extra mile – it’s what our reputation is built upon.

Placing the right candidate in a senior executive role can be complicated, but our seamless, enjoyable process means you’ll feel supported at every step. From seeking out the right candidates, through shortlisting, interview and assessment, our team are here for advice from start to finish.

We’ll take care of the admin

We know your time is in demand, which is why we can do all of the hard work for you. From job role specification and profiling, to interview assistance and psychometric assessment – we’re committed to finding you only the very best candidate to fulfill your senior executive position.

We recruit for a range of roles

Whilst we can help you fill roles such as Chief Executives, Chief Operating Officers and Principals, we can also assist you with recruiting elsewhere in your organisation – take a look at some other vacancies we can help you to fill below.

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