Education Executive Recruitment

We place exceptional leaders of the next generation

With our Education executive search team you are supported by a dedicated team of experienced recruiters who have over 35 years of combined sector knowledge and understanding. We have a 15 year track record of recruiting for FE Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, Adult Education and Private Training providers, as well as Awarding and Membership bodies.

Having worked with all levels of educational organisations, we know the challenges that you face and how the right leaders can help solve them.

We provide a specialist and consultative approach to executive recruitment. We take the time to understand your specific needs and the skills you'll need to grow/future proof your organisation.

We are committed to finding the right people to lead your organisation. In the last 3 years we've made over 250 leadership and management level appointments in the Education sector, working with over 80 different organisations. And we are proud to have a 100% fill rate on exclusive campaigns.

Working with our executive recruitment team saves you time, gives you access to a nationwide network of education leaders, brings peace of mind and guarantees confidence in your hiring decisions.

We excel at recruiting

  • Principals & CEOs
  • Deputy & Vice Principals
  • MIS specialists
  • Funding specialists
  • Data & Student Service specialists
  • Apprenticeship specialists
  • Sales & Work Based Learning Directors
  • Curriculum & Faculty Directors
  • Heads of Academic & Vocational Departments
  • Curriculum Leaders & Managers
  • Merger Consultants
  • Specialist Interim Consultants
  • Head of Finance
  • Head of Management Reporting
  • Chief Finance Officer
  • Finance Director
  • Deputy Director of Finance
  • Qualified Accountants

We've placed leaders into the following organisations

Diversity and inclusion
in education

The people that educational organisations support are diverse. They come from varied backgrounds and have different world views. We believe that educational leadership should reflect this, bringing new perspectives and ideas to the table. As a result educational organisations are better at serving their people, creating inclusive environments that people want to grow with.

We excel at finding skilled, diverse professionals through fair and unbiased recruitment processes and candidate attraction methods. We can also work with you to create a more inclusive working environment for your staff.

Data driven methods for increased confidence

We offer psychometric testing, through our partner Thomas International, to provide data on candidate behaviour, personality and aptitude. By adopting a data driven approach, you can have increased certainty that your hiring choice will be the right fit. You'll also gain an understanding on how to help them reach their absolute potential too.

Our consultants are accredited to deliver these tests, giving you the insight you need at a fraction of the cost. To find out more about how psychometric testing can improve your executive search campaign, get in touch.


Meet the team

Luke O'Neill

Education Strategy Director

Luke is the Education Strategy Director at Morgan Hunt He is the longest serving member of our market leading education division, having been with Morgan Hunt since 2008. As a result, he has in-depth knowledge of the education sector which reflects in the exceptional service that his teams offer.

Luke leads our national education recruitment, including Leadership & Management, Lecturing, Learning Support, SEN, Apprenticeships and Work Based Learning recruitment. His expertise and commitment to our clients and candidates ensures that we provide the best solutions for them.


Reece Turner

Interim Management & Executive Recruitment

Reece is an expert at sourcing and recruiting senior leadership and management for Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges. Since joining Morgan Hunt in 2016 he has gained a wealth of knowledge of sourcing talented leaders in these areas and provides a dedicated service to his partners.

Reece has led successful retained and contingent recruitment campaigns for numerous colleges in the UK. As a result, he has a comprehensive network of tier 1 and tier 2 level contacts throughout the sector. He is currently supporting multiple colleges with senior executive and strategic appointments on a permanent and interim basis.


Our success stories

Want to know more about our track record? Read our case studies to find out exactly how we've supported some of our clients in their search for new executive leadership. 


Contact Us

If you'd like to have a confidential conversation about how Morgan Hunt can support you in your search for an exceptional executive professional, get in touch today.