Leadership Recruitment

"Talent acquisition and bespoke recruitment for your vital leadership recruitment, reduce the uncertainty in making successful appointments"

Recruiting the Headteacher or Principal is a crucial responsibility for governing body, yet the demands of this vital process go well beyond the usual strategic input required of governors. In a market where there is a shortage of quality leadership candidates, drawing on the expertise of our Leadership Recruitment service will improve your ability to appoint successfully first time. Using a consultative approach and drawing upon your knowledge of your school or academy, we can actively source talent, headhunt to find leaders of calibre and manage an efficient and effective recruitment campaign, leaving you free to focus on making the key selection decisions.
The clarity you brought to the process and insights you gave, through your experience and testing, ensured we got an excellent response to the advert and followed a robust recruitment process. Dr Jane Padmore, Chair of Governors – Norbury Manor

Elements of this service are also useful for school leaders seeking to recruit to senior leadership team vacancies including School Business Managers.

Example areas where we can provide assistance:

  • Designing and producing a focused, informative Candidate Pack
  • Creating and placing eye-catching advertisements with a strong individual message
  • Sourcing candidates with relevant experience and leadership qualities
  • Candidate Response Management and collation of applications
  • Designing and running your assessment centre with interview design and support
  • Background investigation on shortlisted applicants
  • Psychometric assessments*
  • Producing offer letters and contracts in combination with our HR Advisory team*
We appointed Judicium and have been delighted with the whole experience. Judicium challenged us where necessary, bringing their wide experience of what is currently working and not working in leadership recruitment. Four were invited for the first selection day, from which two went on to the second day, at the end of which the governors made an unanimous appointment. Dominic Savage OBE All Saints Catholic School

Call us on 020 7336 8403 for an informal discussion of your recruitment needs, email us at recruitment@judicium.com or use the contact box to leave your enquiry.


*Our consultant is trained to offer two alternative psychometric products, whilst we do not advise that schools should rely solely on such outcomes, in combination with traditional methods psychometric profiling significantly improves the predictive validity of selection.




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.... that our HR Advisory service now includes an annual visit to your school.  You can use this visit to apprise us of any new developments in your school or alternatively to assist you with any HR issues that are better dealt with face to face.

There is no extra cost for this visit and it is available to all HR Advisory clients old and new.  If you would like to book a visit by one of our consultants to your school, please contact us on 0845 459 7013.

"On an issue by issue basis, Judicium’s advice is robust, unequivocal and swift. They guarantee to respond to your query within 24 hours and always direct their approaches to the outcome you desire. This is in total contrast to the advice that we previously received.” Alan Chappell, School Business Director - Blue Coat CoE School

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