Recruitment Services

Recruitment Services

At SPS we are experts in leadership appointments for Schools and Academies, offering support and
guidance throughout the recruitment process.

With support from a dedicated HR consultant, experienced in dealing with recruitment in Academies,
free, independent and faith schools; we will provide a flexible package of support for your selection
panel and a comprehensive administrative service to minimise the impact on you.



Working with your personal point of contact we can help clarify your requirements, get a full understanding of the position and what support you need throughout the recruitment process; we can work with you to finalise the job description, person specification and marketing campaign to make sure you get the right candidates.

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive administration support
  • Planning the recruitment process
  • Drafting job descriptions and person specifications
  • Designing an advert to attract the right candidates


Throughout the process we can guide you through all the key stages of the recruitment process, from candidate attraction to final stage interview; we are on hand to provide support with our range of services to ensure you make the right appointment.

Our services include:

  • Vacancy advertising
  • Support with writing adverts
  • Vacancy microsites
  • Social media campaigns
  • Candidate long and short listing
  • Assessment centres
  • Interview support
  • Psychometric testing


Once you have identified the successful candidate we can support you through the appointment process from negotiating salary details, drafting a bespoke contract and undertaking all the necessary recruitment checks to providing unsuccessful candidates with constructive feedback. Using our knowledge and experience we can ensure that you are fully compliant and that your new appointment starts swiftly.

Our services include:

  • Bespoke offer letters and contracts
  • Rejection letters
  • Induction programs
  • Comprehensive training course
  • Referral to an independent Education Improvement Advisor


Recruiting a Headteacher is arguably the most important task a governing body will undertake. A well planned and structured recruitment and selection process offers the best chance of recruiting the right person for your Headteacher role. To complement our Prepare, Recruit, Appoint leadership recruitment service, Preparing Governors for Headship Recruitment is an informative and interactive webinar offering valuable insights on the headship process.

The webinar includes advice and guidance on the following key elements of the process:

  • Designing the role – job descriptions and person specifications
  • Effective shortlisting
  • An introduction to selection and Assessment Centres
  • Robust interviewing
  • Induction

This webinar is available on request to suit your needs, please contact us to arrange your session.