Senior LeadershipRecruitment


The Academicis approach is one of close, consultative partnership with the Governing Bodies, Local Authorities, School Improvement Partners (SIPs), Church Dioceses and Independent School Boards.

For this reason, we place great emphasis on keeping the School and candidates informed throughout the recruitment process, to ensure momentum, continuity and complete transparency.

Recognising the often sensitive aspects of the work we do, each of our assignments is specifically tailored to the unique culture and character of the School.

Our Approach

We like to be involved as early as possible in the process, enabling us to become an extension of the existing School – Governor team. The process we go through will be tailored to your specific needs, though is likely to include most of the following elements:

Creation of Candidate Media Pack, including Job & Person Specification and advert

Talent search among our extensive national network

Qualification of an initial Candidate pool, including cultural fit assessment

Proactive Candidate mapping and executive search to identify the very best passive Candidates

Discreet, confidential targeted approach to suitable potential Candidates

Presentation of shortlisted Candidates to our client

Pre-screening interviews and psychometric testing

Managing and facilitating of Candidate School visits

Interview day programme planning and management

Benefits of Working with Academicis

Academicis recognises the many and varied requirements of the modern School leadership role. Accordingly we:

Assist our clients at all stages of the recruitment process

Help to define the person specification and role requirements

We are able to identify and nurture the very best passive candidates (Those who are not actively seeking a new role)

Proactive Candidate mapping and executive search to identify the very best passive Candidates

'Work to Appoint' – we work with you for a single fixed fee until you appoint, running through multiple recruitment cycles if required

Operate a single, all-inclusive and fixed assignment fee basis

Undertake a tailored search with strong emphasis on person specification and cultural fit

Managing and facilitating of Candidate School visits

Offer you highly qualified and experienced professional consultants

Offer a comprehensive range of ancillary services including production and design of your School’s Candidate Media Pack

Next steps

If you like the sound of Academicis and the benefits we can bring to your School leadership recruitment, contact our team to discuss your needs.