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Search & Select

Attracting and selecting exceptional talent is Telfer Partners core business. At Telfer Partners, whenever we take on a search assignment, we make a commitment to be fully available to our clients, to be honest and explicit in our review of the market and, no matter how challenging the assignment, to deliver the results we have promised.

At Telfer Partners, the first thing we do is to work with the client to prepare a comprehensive brief to ensure a full understanding of the competences, attributes and cultural fit required to successfully fill that specific role.  We also work with many of our clients to develop job descriptions and compelling propositions ensuring we have the necessary information to sell your opportunity accurately. Then, together with our research team, we identify potential candidates.

The best person for a post is seldom actively seeking a career move.  This is why we use our extensive informal and formal networks, as well as in-depth market research to identify the best performers in the market and to proactively ‘headhunt’ in order to ensure that our clients reach the very best talent in the industry, not simply the best of those actively seeking a new role or promoting their own CV’s.  We work tirelessly to continually develop an extensive global network of the most talented individuals across the Education, Learning and Research sectors.  When we work on an assignment, we utilise this exclusive network to ensure that our clients have access to the highest calibre individuals capable of transforming organisations.

Such top quality research is the backbone of our executive search and our dedicated research team is well networked and well trained, leaving no stone unturned and providing support to our clients to identify the very best potential candidates.

Following an initial selection, candidates are carefully reviewed and appraised before we present a candidate shortlist and make our specific recommendations, explaining each candidate’s suitability for appointment, identifying key strengths and potential weaknesses.

Our service does not stop once you have made your selection.  At the offer stage we will act as ‘honest broker’ to ensure that the needs and concerns of both the client and the candidate are represented and met.  And once the successful candidate starts with you, we continue to assist, providing informal feedback at regular intervals and supporting their full integration into your company.

For more details on the services we provide on a ‘search and select’ basis, please contact us at or on +44 (0)1223 632510.

‘Emma was very diligent and attentive during my job search. She provided an excellent level of service and was always on hand to answer questions about the recruitment process. I would thoroughly recommend her services to anyone looking to secure a role in the higher education and learning space.’


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