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Telfer Partners: A Leading Executive Search and Recruitment Consultancy

Telfer Partners has a dedicated team of experts specialising in the Education, Learning & Research Sectors. Founded in 2014, we have successfully completed over 250 assignments placing candidates in over 60 organisations across the globe.

We collaborate closely with clients and leverage our expertise and global networks to identify the most suitable candidates for your organisation, ensuring you receive the best possible talent which aligns with your business objectives and company culture.

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Meeting Diverse Organisational needs across Multiple Industries

At Telfer Partners, we have the privilege of serving three specific and related industries, each with its unique demands and requirements.

Industry Type of Organisation
Education Universities, Business Schools, Commercial Education Providers, Edtech, Online Programme Management, Publishers (k12, ELT), Public Sector, FE, Exam Boards, Test/Assessment Providers
Learning Corporate eLearning, Platforms, SaaS, Technology
Research Publishers (STM, Open Access, HSS), Libraries, Government Owned, Technology, Society

Our in-depth knowledge of these industries allows us to tailor our recruitment approach to each sector’s unique nuances, ensuring that we find candidates with the right skill-set, expertise, and cultural fit for your organisation. Whether you operate in education, learning, or research, you can trust Telfer Partners to deliver exceptional recruitment solutions that address your specific industry needs.


Comprehensive Solutions for a Wide Range of Roles

With our extensive knowledge and expertise, we offer tailored solutions to help you find the ideal candidate across many roles, whether you’re looking for executive leadership or functional expertise. Here are some examples of the types of roles we regularly work on:

Function Role
Senior Management CEO, CTO, CIO, COO, CRO, CTO, CMO, CPO, CDO, SVP, VP, MD
Sales New Business, Account/Partnership Management, Development, Inside, Training
Customer Relationship Management, Success, Support
Marketing B2B, B2C, Lead Generation, Brand, Online, Digital, Paid Media, Product
Editorial/Publishing/Content Managing, Commissioning, Acquisitions, Peer Review, Ethics/Research Integrity, Development
Production Management, Systems
Programme Design, Management
Operations Management, Procurement
Platform Implementation, Technical Success, Integration
Product Management, Development, Service Engineer, Research
Data Engineering, Architecture, Science, Analyst
Project Implementation, Management, Development
Design Learning, Instructional, User Experience, User Interface, Curriculum/ Programme, Learning Technology
Student Success, Experience, Recruitment, Enrolment

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Telfer Partners, we recognise our pivotal role in helping your organisation cultivate a culture that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). By partnering with us, you can trust that we will support your organisation's DEI goals, to help develop and sustain a truly inclusive, organisational culture where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to thrive.

‘I was introduced to Neil by one of our owners to help locate 2 senior sales executives in the UK. Neil is one of the best partners I have worked with – not just in the recruiting area, but across a wide spectrum of consultants and partners. He internalized our vision and needs very quickly, located ideal candidates through targeted contacts in his network, thoroughly screened and prepped the candidates prior to sending us resumes, and most importantly kept us on task when we were distracted. It was the last part that really set him apart from other recruiters – he had just the right sense of urgency to keep us focused without coming across as being impatient or overly aggressive. I will engage Neil again if I have future openings in the UK. Thanks for a job well done Neil.’

Michael Conner, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Marketing, Safari Books Online

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If you would like to find out more about how we can help you with your recruitment needs, please get in touch on +44 (0)1223 632 510 or email us at and one of our team will be happy to discuss your requirements in detail.


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