The Leadership Recruitment Service

Leadership Recruitment Service

Leadership Recruitment Services provides recruitment solutions for Governing Bodies in appointing a new Headteacher, and also for Headteachers in appointing Deputy or Assistant Headteachers. We have a dedicated team of experienced recruitment experts who can support you with your recruitment and selection needs. Depending on your senior leadership recruitment need, we have different services available ranging from standard to an enhanced service.

The Standard Service includes:

  • Support with advertising
  • Guidance with application pack
  • Liaison with the Hertfordshire improvement partner (HIP)
  • Invite candidates for interview
  • Send for references
  • Notify candidates not short listed
  • Send offer of appointment letter

The Enhanced Service covers all of the above plus:

  • Initial consultation with the recruitment and selection panel (identifying key competencies, finalising the job advert, the job description and person spec, identifying the most effective advertising channels, advertising the vacancy)
  • Response management
  • Shortlisting with recruitment and selection panel
  • Support with assessment and selection materials (we can arrange, at an additional cost, psychometric testing)
  • Attending the assessment day

By using the Leadership Recruitment Service, you will have access to a dedicated recruitment team who have negotiated discounted rates with TES and the Guardian. The negotiated rates are in addition to the cost of the standard and enhanced service. We will also manage your recruitment campaign via social media to maximise potential applicants. 

We had the enhanced package - and it was the wraparound support that took most of the administration from the school onto the recruitment team (so we could focus on the candidates). Having an Advisor on site on the recruitment day was also invaluable, and helped ensure the day went very smoothly.

Excellent service, the enhanced package was very beneficial. All the HfL staff we had involvement with… were brilliant - THANK YOU

Mark Smith – Chair of Governors, Bengeo Primary School


The support was pretty comprehensive. Knowledge and experience of the process and ensuring nothing was left out. Very pleased with the responsiveness, guidance, advice and support received throughout the whole process - with an excellent appointment as the successful outcome!

David Callaghan - Chair of Governors, St Anthony's School


For more information please call one of the team on 01438 544476 or email