Why choose our Senior Leadership recruitment services?

Academicis offers Senior Leadership recruitment services to challenge these

  • Online job advertising –  TES online
  • Full social media management – LinkedIn, Twitter etc.
  • Creation of recruitment campaign body of works and overall strategy
  • Dedicated recruitment director to support the school throughout the project
  • Acting as intermediary between clients and candidates – sending out application packs, arranging candidate pre-application conversations/meetings
  • Proactive candidate nurturing, turning expressions of interest into applications
  • Candidate research, qualification and evaluation
  • Candidate feedback after both shortlisting and interview stages
  • Tailor made Interview day planning, organisation, preparation and management
  • Advise and create candidate pack to include – colour candidate brochure (job and person specification), advert copy, enhanced supporting documents, etc.
  • Targeted proactive engagement with the ‘Academicis Talent Pool’
  • Proactive engagement with the Academicis trusted advisor network
  • Creation of all administration and process documentation to include: shortlisting packs, trustee interview packs, scoring sheets, interview schedules, reference requests, tailor-made interview exercises, etc.
  • Presentation of candidate applications and shortlisting meeting
  • We support our clients when you need us 24/7

Senior Leadership Recruitment – Current Challenges


Retirement, resignation or promotion of existing leadership combined with fewer aspiring heads and historically low levels of succession planning whilst the number of education providers continue to diversify and proliferate.

Perception of leadership task

Increased pressures from Ofsted/government, uncertain education policy in moving political landscape, constricting budgets, rising workload, increased accountability, visibility and responsibility.


The school community and stakeholders need to know they can have confidence in a candidate’s background and in the robustness of the recruitment process. No surprises.

Diversity and Flexibility

A risk of under-representation of female and some ethnic minority appointees in school leadership and a demand for more flexible employment practices, job-sharing and the like.

Differentiation in education

Maintained schools, academies, free schools, studio schools, UTCs, pathways colleges, faith schools etc all developing their own style of education offering and philosophy. Can be difficult to assess the different experiences candidates present, establish parity and each presents competition to the others for the candidate pool.

For Candidates

At Academicis we provide Senior Leadership recruitment services, we pride ourselves on working exclusively in education and strive to help and support you identifying your next career move.  We will take the time to understand what you are looking for in your next role and support you on your journey.

We have over 30 years’ experience within education and Senior Leadership recruitment services. We work with and supply support to schools, trusts, Diocese and Colleges across the UK; on both temporary and permanent assignments.

As education professionals we spend an average of 70% of our life at work so it’s critical that your next role is one that you really enjoy. We are passionate about education and we want you to continue to feel the same about your future and your career. We are determined to support you from the initial exploratory conversation, career advice and guidance, through the interview process, successful appointment and contract negotiation.

We listen, advise and support you throughout the process.  If you would like to register with us then please complete our new candidate registration form. We will then contact you within 24 hours so that we can speak to you and understand what you are looking for. If you don’t have a CV this isn’t a problem as we want to find out about your interests, aspirations and type of school / Trust you would like to work in.

Academicis recently became a member of the REC after a compliance test that we successfully passed.
We firmly believe that being a member of the professional recruitment body gives us the edge of
knowing up-to-date legislation, which means minimising the risk to our clients and having the correct
information to give to our workers.
The REC is the largest trade association representing the UK’s recruitment and staffing industry.
Being a member isn’t just about paying to be accredited; we will regularly have compliance tests that
need to be passed. This gives our recruitment business the mark of quality, so you know that
we strive to deliver the right people at the right time every time.

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