As gatekeepers of our future, educators, colleges and FE institutions equip the next generation with skills, qualifications and the confidence to achieve great things. Recruiting leaders who will add value and empower school leavers and adults alike is what we strive for.
We passionately believe in the work that the sector delivers, and the tangible difference colleges make to each and every student at any point in their lives — whether that is straight out of school, or making a career change as an adult.
Education enhances, inspires and adds value to the lives of thousands of students each year. As the UK economy shifts and employer needs change in the post-Covid world, the FE sector needs to be agile and responsive. Leadership within education needs to be proactive in addressing the challenges that the sector faces while driving you towards grand ambitions.
The types of organisations that work with us are looking for strategic and transformative people with conviction, who will drive sustainability, financial stability and educational attainment.
Issues we have experience recruiting against:
We understand your challenges and know how important it is to recruit experienced and skilled people to deliver complex change management.
We’re plain-talking and transparent, and the organisations that we work with are too. They understand the value of having an open and trusted relationship.
Attracting the right talent to any leadership team or board is paramount for any organisation to succeed.
In the education sector, this is even more important. As educational organisations, colleges motivate and inspire our next generation whilst providing vital opportunities for our current and future workforce. They furnish people with the skills, qualifications, and confidence to achieve great things both personally and for the benefit of our society as a whole.
The right team and/or board needs to recognise the importance of education and the difference they make in the lives of students each year. It needs to be more than a job. It needs to be a vocation.
We share a duty to protect children and young people from harm and therefore our recruitment team has undertaken safer recruitment training.
We will ensure safer recruitment practices in every stage of the recruitment process, in line with the latest KCSIE guidance, and maintain open and transparent communication that will enable us to help our clients find the most valuable people for their schools, colleges, and charities.
We work with ambitious colleges and have been successful in recruiting a variety of leadership roles including:
Following our recent success in executive and board appointments across the FE sector, we are excited to announce the extension of our services to support FE and Sixth Form Colleges in recruiting more specialist, and traditionally more difficult, mid-to-senior permanent leadership roles. These include, but are not limited to, Directors and Heads of:
Ambitious about Autism: Chair | Director of Service Development
City of Bristol College: Principal & CEO
Coventry College: CEO & Principal | Vice Principal of Finance | Vice Principal of Resources & Curriculum Innovation | Vice Principal of Quality & Performance
Education Partnership North East: Chair
Fircroft College of Adult Education: Chair
Hull College: Principal & Chief Executive
London & South East Education Group: Group Director of Policy & Research
Nacro: Principal | Director of Education & Skills
Northern College for Residential Adult Education: Head of Marketing & Partnerships
Nottingham College: CEO & Principal
Richmond–Upon-Thames College: Executive Director | Business Development & Innovation
Shrewsbury Colleges Group: Governor (Safeguarding Specialist)
Stoke on Trent College: Principal & CEO
West Thames College: Head of Governance | Chair of Governors
Vision West Nottinghamshire College: Principal & CEO | Chair | Governors | Vice Principal of Curriculum & Quality
I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the applicants you selected and presented for interview. When we first did the initial zoom call to identify what we were looking for I thought the questions you asked were spot on. You got a grasp of the essential points very quickly.
It is difficult for me leaving after 8 years but the quality of the candidates were excellent today and I feel that I can leave knowing that the College committees are going to be in very capable hands. I would certainly recommend you and Peridot if other organisations were looking for trustees.
Outgoing Vice Chair of New College Worcester on the appointment of seven governors