Senior Leadership

Our executive search team and interim specialists have extensive experience of recruiting senior leadership posts within higher education institutions and other organisations. This has included Vice-chancellors, Provosts and Pro Vice-chancellors along with Deans, Heads of Schools, Colleges and Faculties as well as Directors and Heads of professional service divisions.

Our assignments have included recruitment for universities in the UK, continental Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia and North America. Through our experience of working within higher education, we have an extensive network of senior leaders within higher education along with a proven track record of bringing talented individuals with the required leadership, skills and experience from outside the sector.


Academic Appointments

As a higher education recruiter, we are specialists in recruiting academics at all career levels. The TalentEdu team is experienced in identifying and engaging with academic research, teaching and management staff and we have supported universities and other organisations for specialist, hard to fill appointments as well as larger scale recruitment campaigns in roles such as:

Professors and Chairs
Readers and Senior Research Fellows
Principal, Senior Lecturers and Associate Professors
Lecturers and Assistant Professors
Research Fellowships
Teaching Fellowships

Arts & Humanities


Business & Economics


Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health


Engineering & Technology


Life Sciences


Physical Sciences


Social Sciences


Professional services

Human resources caret-down

The TalentEdu team have extensive experience of recruiting to HR leadership, management and specialist posts within universities and other organisations. We recruit 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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Estates and Facilities caret-down

TalentEdu specialises in the recruitment of senior management, middle management and qualified professionals for estates and facilities management posts. We recruit across 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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Finance and Procurement caret-down

Our Finance and Procurement consultants work hard to promote higher education as a destination of choice for finance and procurement professionals. We specialise in recruiting talented individuals working in practice and commerce and industry as well as those already working in higher education. We recruit across all qualified and part-qualified posts including senior finance, management accounting, financial accounting, payroll, tax and treasury as well as purchasing, category and contract management.

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IT Services caret-down

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

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Marketing and Communications caret-down

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

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Other Professional Services caret-down

As higher education specialists, we are experienced in recruiting across the full range of professional and support services within universities. These include:

  • Fundraising, Development and Alumni
  • Health and Medical
  • International Activities
  • Knowledge Transfer and Business Links
  • Library, Records and Information Management
  • Planning and strategy
  • Registry
  • Research and Innovation
  • Student Recruitment / Admissions
  • Student Services
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