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What We Do

The best solutions for your education setting

At Futures, we have access to managers, senior leaders and interim consultants, who can solve your challenges and help transform your setting.

Thanks to our single-minded focus on education – and our exceptional understanding of the challenges you face – we empower you to appoint the right people to deliver success.

Interim or permanent, our solutions will help you create the best learning environment, even in the most challenging of circumstances.


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Why Choose Us?

Improving outcomes, rapidly

We pride ourselves on getting to the heart of your requirement, fast. We’ll take time to understand the situation and challenges faced, and work closely with you to get your recruitment right.

If you’re looking for a consultant or interim manager, we have a trusted pool of professionals who can react to time-critical situations. Our enviable interim database, with nationwide coverage, enables us to match them against your requirements in a time-critical and responsive manner.

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If you’re looking for longer-term stability in your team, our proactive permanent head hunting service will identify the people who are your best fit, without delay.

Read about our permanent leadership recruitment

About Us

The education specialists

Trading for over 25 years, Futures has built a reputation for its professional approach to providing recruitment solutions at all levels.

Our friendly team focus solely on placing leaders in the education sector. We bring our skills, knowledge and understanding to every project, delivering a tailored solution on every occasion.

Delivering successful results for a wide range of clients, we’ve become a respected and trusted brand across Schools and Local Authorities. Most of our work arises either from repeat business or recommendations from satisfied customers, building on our reputation for delivering a high standard of service and an honest and professional approach.

Meet the team

Siân and her team are a proactive agency; they keep in touch and update you on personnel available. Siân knows our business and the pressures we face; she offers a flexible and highly professional service to support us. She is tenacious in finding the right person and yet challenges us to think again and think differently about how needs can be met.

North West Local Authority
Assistant Director Learning & Attainment

Our Education Recruitment Services

Here at Futures, we work with a large, nationwide pool of senior leaders, managers and interim consultants. With such a large number of potential candidates in our network, no one is better placed than Futures to deliver you a quick and efficient recruitment solution to your challenges in the education sector.

The Futures Education team is dedicated to providing the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to guide you to the best candidates for your role. Having worked with schools and local authorities across the country, we’ve managed to build a reputation for consistently and reliably matching jobs in the education sector with the ideal candidates. Now, most of our work comes from repeat business and word of mouth recommendations.

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Our job is to match fill the gaps in your school or other education centre with the very best candidates available. We support you to employ senior leaders and management that can challenge and transform your education setting. Whether you need an interim position filling with an experienced professional ready to make an immediate positive impact, or you need to fill a permanent position for long term stability, Futures can help you secure the right people for you.

At Futures, we strive to create long lasting relationships with our clients. As we see it, the better we understand your particular needs, the more accurately we can recommend the best candidates. When it comes to the education sector, having the right people to lead transformation and change is crucial – we’re here to help you with just that.

Interim & Consultancy

We specialise in providing high quality and impactful interim leadership to help transform your organisation for the better. The unexpected is always just around the corner – and in the education sector, you can’t afford to have your progress halted by a sudden resignation, illness or other unforeseen absence.

Our interim management and leadership recruitment will help you navigate through difficult periods, achieve the best results possible for your project, and bring expert experience and skill to your organisation.

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If you need an interim position filling, the chances are that you need it filling quickly. At Futures, our pool of SLT and local authority interim management and leaders are fully vetted. This means that they’re ready and prepared to fit seamlessly into your organisation. In time critical situations, this is essential. If you’re preparing for a school inspection or are tasked with quickly turning around a school in need of improvement, then you need to be able to have a positive impact quickly. Our interim leaders are perfect for these kinds of tasks.

Our interim managers and leaders are available either for set periods of time, or for specific project delivery. We’ve worked with schools and local authorities across the country, delivering interim management for the education sector. With more than 750 clients and over 350 Futures interims on placements each year, we’re known for providing some of the UK’s best interim management recruitment solutions.

Our team takes the time to get to know each interim personally, getting a comprehensive idea of their strengths, personality and expertise. This is one of the reasons that we can quickly match the perfect candidate with the right projects and interim roles.

Permanent Leadership Recruitment

Sometimes you’re not just looking for a short term placement – somebody to make an immediate impact and help you steer the ship through a difficult or transformative period. Instead, you might be looking to secure a candidate for a permanent leadership role. Many of our clients in the education sector use our recruitment services to locate and employ long term leadership to bring stability to their teams.

When searching for permanent leadership recruitment, appointing someone who fits all your criteria, has the right personality, and is enthusiastic to work for you isn’t necessarily easy. You need someone with all your required skills, expertise and experience. You also need them to fit your working environment ethos and attitudes, while being ambitious and excited to work with you in the long term.

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Attracting your ideal candidates through advertising can be laborious, long, and not particularly fruitful. Not only is this method of recruitment costly, but you’ll also struggle to find the widest audience possible. And this can mean that you miss out on the best candidates. Here at Futures, we have a network of candidates who can travel from all across the UK for a job position.

We offer permanent recruitment solutions tailored specifically to you. We’ll thoroughly discuss all your needs and requirements so that we have the clearest picture possible. This allows us to take your employment opportunity to all the most suitable permanent candidates. We use our experience, contacts and advertising power to get you in front of the ideal audience. Then, we’ll present you with a proposal that meets your needs and budget which covers briefings, advertising, search and offer management.

Multi Academy Trusts

We also work with multi academy trusts here at Futures. Whether you’re a newer MAT still in the process of developing, or you’re a more established MAT, we can help provide you with the right education recruitment solutions. From permanent long term recruitment, to interim leaders capable of making an instant impact – Futures are here to help. We can provide the education recruitment to drive your network of schools towards better success.

Candidates

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging role in an education setting? At Futures, we recruit for senior leadership roles in schools, academies and local authorities across the UK.  Whether you’re looking for interim or permanent work, we can help you to discover a fantastic opportunity.

We have a network of senior specialists dedicated towards providing experienced interim leadership in the education sector. With over 350 interims on placement each year, we’re experts in interim leadership here at Futures. In this way, we help to empower education organisations to overcome challenges and meet their goals.

As an experienced interim, there are plenty of opportunities to use your skills while making a difference as a candidate. You’ll offer your experience, flexibility and expertise, and in return you’ll get the freedom, independence, and financial benefit of working as an interim leader. You get to earn, learn and make a difference at the same time.

Our Process

Our process for matching the ideal candidates with job roles in the education sector is what we think makes us so consistent and accurate with our placements.

First, a school, local authority or academy gets in touch with Futures Education when they’re in need of senior staff. This usually happens when the education organisation can’t appoint their own staff and are either preparing for the future or in a particularly challenging or transformative period.

Then, we’ll sit you down for a comprehensive discussion about their needs and requirements. We’ll put together a detailed brief for the position you’re looking to fill. This will help us to more accurately identify your ideal candidates.

At this point, we’ll search through our national pool of candidates to find you the best people for your role. Our candidates are often willing to travel across the UK for a position in the education sector. We’ll then complete all compliance checks, including background checks and references.

Now, your candidate is ready to be placed in your school, local authority, academy or other education setting.

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Contact Us

Do you need to fill a leadership role in the education sector? We work with both clients and candidates to match talented individuals with positions in schools, academies and local authorities throughout the UK. Please get in touch with us today to discover how Futures can help guide you to the solution for your education recruitment. Our team of specialist consultants are on hand to help – we can’t wait to hear from you!

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