University recruitment

We understand the needs and challenges faced by universities and organisations delivering higher education. Our specialist knowledge of education recruitment means we can source candidates at every level, across hundreds of different specialisms.Higher education in the UK is world-class, with four of the top six universities in the world based in the UK. The research carried out at these universities is internationally-renowned too, with over 75% of all research activity rated as internally excellent or world-leading. We’re proud to support our higher education clients with their recruitment; meaning they can continue to deliver their world-class education.

Whilst the majority of higher education qualifications are delivered at universities, certain FE colleges deliver degree level qualifications too. So, if you’re looking for a candidate to fill a role within your higher education institution, or you’re job searching in this area, we can help. We have expert knowledge in recruiting for permanent and temporary roles such as lecturers, heads of department and programme managers, business support and administration roles, and even senior executives including deans, chancellors and directors.

DBS checks

Before they can start work, all our candidates will undergo a DBS check via our secure software, eSafeguarding. This service is also available to clients who need a fast, secure and cost-effective way to have their students (and staff) DBS checked, and is used by hundreds of clients in and out of the education sector.

Advice and support

At Protocol, we are committed to building long-term relationships with our clients and candidates. If you work for a university or other higher education institution and are looking to fill a vacancy, we’ll take the time to get to know you, the role and your workplace.

For candidates wishing to work within higher education, we’ll make sure we get to know the person behind the CV, and find out your ambitions and motivations. That way, we can support you to find the role that’s right for your career.

We work with a range of organisations

It’s not just higher education staff we recruit for – find out more about the organisations we work with below: