Leadership Recruitment

Our Passion and Purpose

The leadership pipeline is at risk of collapse. With teaching no longer being the attractive career of choice, far fewer educators are putting themselves forward for leadership posts than ever before.

At Operam Education Leadership Recruitment, we recognise and understand this challenge that faces educational establishments when recruiting for leaders. The process can be time consuming, expensive and quite often unsuccessful, which can take away valuable resources from the school. Operam Education Leadership Recruitment wants to shape better futures by working together to improve the recruitment process for educational leaders.

We believe that every educational setting should have the right leaders to inspire and nurture all future generations of young people in education. We believe that this should be done through an efficient and collaborative recruitment process, recognising that each educational setting has a unique culture and ethos that requires a leader who is aligned to these.

We aim to make a positive change to the landscape of education by supporting the profession and school leaders with a community of collaborative support and a commitment to a leader’s first term in role, with our ‘Post Placement Support Programme’.

Our Service

Understanding the sensitivity of looking for a new leader is reflected in our approach with you throughout your journey.

Our specialised and experienced leadership recruitment team is dedicated to supporting clients from all sectors of education. By taking a collaborative approach to building an understanding long term partnership that is aligned to your culture and needs, allows us the opportunity to identify the right leader.

We aim to challenge the more traditional recruitment process within senior leadership, to make it more efficient, transparent, and aligned to the needs of all stakeholders. Our consultative and tailored approach to each appointment allows for a more relevant candidate pool for consideration.

Being able to provide permanent or interim senior leadership professionals is a specialised task, one that is best done by a partner whose sole focus is education. An appreciation of the candidate landscape, your needs, and culture, enables us to understand the ideal person for you to appoint. Experience and specialist recruitment knowledge in education, means we are best placed to deliver the right person at the earliest opportunity.

Our Process

Through our large database, across the whole of the Operam Education Group, or through specific campaigns, we engage with experienced educators looking for exciting leadership roles and new challenges.

We ensure our candidates are of the highest calibre by having their career aspirations, personality, experiences, and teaching ethos at the heart of our process. We have a large candidate pool to access due to our collective 40 plus years’ experience and specialist knowledge in education recruitment. We understand the importance of finding the right fit and match between a leader and their school. Our personalised, tailored approach is key in appointing the right leader in a time efficient manner to allow them to make an immediate impact.

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Our already established candidate network means we may already know the ideal person for the role, saving you time and money. We are also always adding to our pool of the best talent, positioning ourselves to provide the best professionals across all education sectors for:

  • CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Directors of Education, and other senior leadership roles
  • Academy Senior Leadership roles
  • Executive Principals, Principals and Headteachers
  • Deputy Headteachers, Vice Principals and Associate Principals
  • Assistant Headteachers
  • Assistant Principals
  • Heads of Department
  • Finance Directors, Business Managers
  • HR Directors, HR Managers and Office Managers
  • School Improvement Consultants
  • SEND /PRU Managers

Education is our business, and we pride ourselves on our recruitment solutions provided by our specialised, experienced consultants; our reputation speaks volumes.

Contact us to discuss your current vacancies or future talent pipeline.
T: 0333 307 6312


Together shaping better futures