Senior Leadership Recruitment Specialists

Academicis - Senior Leadership Recruitment specialists - Why us

Senior Leadership Recruitment

As senior leadership recruitment specialists, 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
  • Qualification of an initial Candidate pool, including cultural fit assessment
  • Discreet, confidential targeted approach to suitable potential Candidates
  • Pre-screening interviews and psychometric testing
  • Interview day programme planning and management
  • Talent search among our extensive national network
  • Proactive Candidate mapping and executive search to identify the very best passive Candidates
  • Presentation of shortlisted Candidates to our client
  • Managing and facilitating of Candidate School visits

Benefits of Working with Senior Leadership Recruitment Specialists

As Senior Leadership Recruitment specialists we recognises the many and varied requirements of the modern School leadership role.

Accordingly we:

  • Assist our clients at all stages of the recruitment process
  • We are able to identify and nurture the very best passive candidates (Those who are not actively seeking a new role)
  • ‘Work to Appoint’ – we work with you for a single fixed fee until you appoint, running through multiple recruitment cycles if required
  • Undertake a tailored search with strong emphasis on person specification and cultural fit
  • Offer you highly qualified and experienced professional consultants
  • Help to define the person specification and role requirements
  • Use our extensive network to search and locate the Candidates with the right skills match for your School leadership role.
  • Operate a single, all-inclusive and fixed assignment fee basis
  • Take a supportive, consultative and iterative partnership approach
  • Offer a comprehensive range of ancillary services including production and design of your School’s Candidate Media Pack

We Can Help

We Are Only as Good as Our Candidates

At Academicis we recognise the ever morphing role of Executive Heads, Headteachers and Principals.

As a result, traditional methods of Headteacher recruitment are no longer sufficient to attract the best candidates. Recruitment campaigns that follow the traditional advertising approach often yield poor response levels and low numbers of high calibre candidates. In some cases, a second, third or even fourth round of recruitment is needed, soaking up valuable time and budget that could be better used elsewhere.

Why choose Academicis -Senior Leadership Recruitment specialists

Senior Leadership Recruitment Specialists Solution

Academicis offers the solution to these School leadership recruitment challenges. Our proactive composite search and selection service is a reliable and highly successful alternative to the conventional advertising-led approach.

One of the key benefits of our solution is the all-inclusive fixed appointment fee for all types of Schools, Colleges and Academies across the UK. It means that we will continue to work with you until you appoint the right leader for your School – FOR ONE FIXED COST.

Academicis Governor Services – AGS is an additional service designed to recommend and make real improvements to School Governance, helping Schools on the path to achieve ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ OFSTED inspections by supporting the governing body in a self-review that will encourage development. Our team of highly experienced AGS Consultants help you to develop a plan to strengthen your governing body to meet the increasing demands of governors.

Why Use Academicis

Our proactive approach makes it possible to identify the higher echelon of the profession, generate interest and then nurture potential candidates through to application.

Proactive Recruitment

We use our proactive composite search and selection service as a reliable and highly successful alternative to the conventional advertising-led approach.

Experienced Team

Our experienced team help to eliminate the risk associated with the task of recruiting; saving you time, effort and money.
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Our Clients

Unlike many of our competitors, we work exclusively in the education sector, specialising only in senior leadership recruitment.
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Continual Improvement

We thrive on our ongoing effort to improve our services to attract the best candidates. We recognise the ever morphing role of Executive Heads, Headteachers and Principals.

Our Consultants

The Academicis search and selection team is headed up by CEO Richard Lucas, a highly experienced educational search consultant. Our continued success comes from our deep understanding of all the dynamics of education recruitment and, in particular, of the issues faced by Schools when recruiting new leadership.

Our Clients

Unlike many of our competitors, we work exclusively in the education sector, specialising only in senior leadership recruitment. Our clients include maintained and independent schools, academies, MAT’s/MAC’s and colleges of all sizes, across the whole of the United Kingdom.

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