Interim Leadership

The TalentEdu team have a proven track record of recruiting interim leaders for higher education institution’s senior management teams, heads of professional services and heads of faculty, schools and departments.

We understand that if you are looking for interim leadership support, you need an experienced higher education leader that can hit the ground running from day one. Whether it is a short-term challenge to solve or your leadership structure is in transition, we have the knowledge, experience and networks within higher education to help you find experienced candidates that thrive in demanding, change led environments.

As a higher education specialist, we have an extensive network of interim university leaders but unlike other interim recruiters, we always conduct a detailed new search for each assignment using our executive search expertise.


TalentEdu provide interim change management and transformation consultants who work with universities and other organisations to develop strategies and plans that create the foundations for any effective strategic change programme.

Our interim consultants help universities implement strategy and change management activities to deliver impact, underpinned by appropriate capacity and capability plans.

We also deliver interim programme and project consultants who specialise in areas such as digital transformation, the student journey, research and enterprise, teaching and learning and space management and timetabling. Our interim specialists work with our higher education clients to provide insight, drive improvements and deliver greater value for money.

Interim Professionals

We specialise in recruiting interim professionals with both higher education experience and those from other sectors with the required transferable skills, experience, qualifications and insight.

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We provide interim HR leaders, managers and specialists within universities and other organisations, recruiting across the full spectrum of HR roles including; HR Directors, Managers, Advisors, Business Partners, Learning & Development, Recruitment & Resourcing and Reward posts.

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We specialise in the provision of interim senior management, middle management and qualified professionals for estates and facilities management posts. We deliver interims to cover the the full range of estates and facilities management posts including; projects and programme delivery, space and workplace management, property and asset management, engineering and maintenance as well as campus commercial services and hospitality.

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Our interim finance and procurement specialists provide interim support across all qualified and part-qualified requirements including senior finance, management accounting, financial accounting, payroll, tax and treasury as well as purchasing, category and contract management posts.

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We work with universities and other organisations in providing interim IT professionals to help support our client’s requirements around student experience and strategic technology objectives. The TalentEdu interim team provide experienced specialists in business and systems analysis, security, development, helpdesk, project and programme management, student records systems, architecture and transformation.

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We work with higher education institutions and other organisations in providing experienced and qualified interim marketing and communications professionals. Our team are skilled in delivering specialist interims with experience of higher education as well as those from other sectors bringing a fresh perspective to organisations in areas including digital, marketing, insight, PR, comms, business development and campaign management.

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