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Hourglass leads the way

Hourglass consultants have been playing a leading role in education recruitment for decades, and regularly partner with schools, multi-academy trusts and local authorities to help them recruit and retain the very best teachers – at all levels.

By working closely with education leaders, and offering expert advice and guidance, we regularly help to weigh up the pros and cons of key career development and strategic hiring decisions.

We have supported hundreds of schools, multi-academy trusts and local authorities, and every placement we’ve ever made shapes our approach to senior leadership roles.

Meet the Team

Why choose Hourglass?

Reputation is everything

Hourglass is proud to utilise its combined experience of over 30 years in education to provide high calibre senior leaders, predominately in London and the home counties

Knowledge and experience

As specialist education recruiters, our consultants are immersed in the lives of their candidates, and the ethos of their client schools. Key members of the team have a background in classroom management and school leadership.

State of the art solutions

Hourglass consultants use our tried and tested search methodology. We approach each search assignment by taking the time to work on our client’s specific requirements, timeframes and strategic objectives.

Ambition comes in all shapes and sizes.

Leadership roles are exciting and challenging, and finding the best candidates for those roles requires a thorough appreciation of the challenges involved. Hourglass has unique market insight, and a comprehensive view of available talent. We’ll search out and select the most suitable candidates and once the heavy lifting is done, your focus can be to choose the best fit.

As a senior-level candidate, balancing the demands of a challenging role, with managing your own career development can be difficult. We’re here to provide an objective assessment of your skills and experience, and work with you to identify a rewarding and successful career pathway – and, of course, to present the opportunities you need to make that happen.

Could this be the next step in your career path?

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Candidate-led approach

Hourglass is proud to take a candidate-led approach. Our consultants like nothing more than working out how people tick. We’ll work hard to understand what you’re looking and your thoughts on work/life balance, culture, values and management style.

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The best possible service

We listen closely to our candidates and share our passion for education, and our commitment to providing the best possible service to support you and your career development. We’ll work hard to match you with the best opportunity for you to develop your career path.

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Stimulating and challenging roles

We’re genuinely excited by our work with senior leaders. These roles are stimulating, challenging and impactful. If you’re ready to move into your next leadership role, the Hourglass team is here to provide an efficient and seamless experience tailored to your own requirements.

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