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Academic Search

With our unique tailored search, we get it right every time.

It is no secret that Education sector often faces huge recruitment and retention challenges.

One of the reasons being is that it is a very candidate driven market and often fully qualified experienced candidates need significant reasons to take on a new opportunity. With years of specialised recruitment experience across Education and Public Sector, we truly understand the individual needs of each school and their growth strategy. Partner with Academic Talent, together we can achieve great results.

We believe that we are distinctive in our approach to providing Academic Talents to schools across all levels because we successfully combine these core factors.

  • Our passion
  • United Vision
  • Transparent approach
  • Collaboration
  • Advice that is honest and appropriate

Academic Talent search is the only search you will need to grow your dream team.

It ensures our staffs are perfectly matched with the right settings. Our commitment to candidates and clients does not end when a placement is made as we are focused on the long-term growth and development.

Talent Search

Ensure we have the full school insight

  • Arranging a visit at the school
  • School’s background, achievements and successes
  • School structure and team culture
  • Number of positions
  • Future plans

Ensure we fully understand the job specification

  • Location: Sites, travel required
  • Skills and experience
  • Qualifications and educational background
  • Senior leadership engagement: who and where
  • Goals and objectives

Candidate briefing pack

  • School insight
  • Job specification
  • Benefits and career opportunities
  • Awards/ Ofsted review

School’s hiring process

  • Timescales
  • Leadership team involved in hiring process
  • Interview/ trial stages and structure
  • What will the candidates be assessed on

Applications and resumes

  • Reviewing CVs
  • Telephone screening

Longlist candidates

  • Meet the candidates
  • Interview candidates in accordance to job in detail
  • Vetting (DBS check/ Update service/ x2 References)

Assess longlist candidates to form shortlist

  • Suitability for the position (for both candidate and client)
  • Suitability to the school and team culture (for both client and candidate)

Deliver shortlist candidates

  • Full CVs of candidates shortlisted
  • Coversheet with detailed notes of suitability
  • Vetting documents

Interviews, trials and selection

  • Discuss and deliver feedback
  • Create a shortlist for next stage if applicable
  • Select candidate

Offer process

  • Discuss with client offer details, package, benefits and start date
  • Ensure we are making the best offer to the candidate


  • Advise candidate through the process
  • Confirm start date
  • Send all the vetting documents to HR


  • Regular contact with candidates and client
  • Assisting with any onboarding and checks needed
  • Referrals and recommendation

What you do makes a real difference, because it does! We would love to hear from you.