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        Welcome to your education recruitment and career hub

        Creating a resilient, inclusive and effective education system across schools, further and higher education, largely depends on recruiting the right professionals. We pride ourselves on contributing to maintaining the highest standards, reputation and efficiency of education institutions through our tailored recruitment services. Let’s face it, education has had to overcome significant hurdles, from budget and government funding constraints, regulatory changes and the impact of the pandemic, to digital transformation and staff shortages – to name a few.

        It pays to partner with a recruitment agency that is knowledgeable in the sector’s nuances and has the track record and network to deliver the right education professionals, first time. That’s what we do – source and secure experienced education professionals, at all levels, across finance, housing & property services, IT & digital, legal & governance, procurement and housing & property.

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        We ensure your institution’s financial health is in expert hands, because we deliver those finance experts, empowering you with the financial expertise. From comprehensive and independent schools and academies to renowned universities, financial management is the foundation of delivering education excellence, managing resources and planning for sustainable growth.

        Typical roles we recruit:

        CFO
        Finance Director
        Financial Controller
        Management Accountant
        Finance Business Partner

        From facilities management and health and safety regulations to strategic planning, we’re connected with the housing and property services professionals with the track record to ensure that educational property meet the highest standards, creating an environment where learning thrives.

        Typical roles we recruit

        Director of Property
        Head of Property
        Head of Asset Management
        Mechanical & Electrical Manager
        Estate & Facilities Manager
        Capital Works Project Manager
        Compliance Manager
        Building Surveyor
        Repairs Manager
        Fire Safety Manager

        We’re connected with, and deliver, the IT and digital professionals experienced in implementing the robust IT infrastructures, that are required to support the increased demand for innovative and seamless digital experiences within education.

        Typical roles we recruit

        IT leadership roles including CTO, CIO, CISO
        Security, AI & Data professionals
        DevOps / Infrastructure Engineer
        Data /Solutions/ Enterprise Architect
        Programme and Project Management
        Software Developer
        Business Analyst

        By partnering with us, you will access and secure the legal and governance professionals equipped to support your organisation operate transparently and ethically. Achieve impeccable legal and governance standards and overcome the complexities of compliance and legislation.

        Typical roles we recruit:

        General counsel
        Senior Lawyer
        Solicitor
        Senior Case officer
        Legal Advisor
        Head of Governance

        At all levels across permanent and interim, we deliver effective and experienced procurement professionals with a track record of managing the scale and diversity of operations within education institutions, to directly impact the financial health of your organisation.

        Typical roles we recruit:

        Director / Head of Procurement
        Procurement Manager
        Specialist sustainability professionals
        Category Manager
        Contract Manager
        Procurement Officer / Analyst

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        Permanent Recruitment

        Every successful organisation lies in its workforce. Identify and secure the right people who are skilled and aligned to your organisation’s people needs, culture and vision. Experience seamless hiring processes, reduced time and effort, cost efficiencies and increased retention – all contributing to your long-term success.

        Investing in our permanent hiring solutions means investing in the future of your organisation.

        Interim Recruitment

        We recognise that organisations require agility, adaptability, and quick recruitment solutions to address and overcome ever-evolving challenges within the charities, not-for-profit and public sectors. Leverage our interim and temporary recruitment services, designed to engage and attract exactly the talent you need, when you need it.

        Whether you’re transforming, managing projects with specialist requirements or filling recent talent gaps, we’ll deliver interim talent for immediate value.

        Executive Search

        The right leadership has a profound impact on an organisation’s trajectory. That’s why our executive search services are laser-focused on introducing and connecting you with the experienced industry experts who have already navigated the unchartered territories ahead.

        Leverage our expansive network, industry insights and rigorous evaluation methods to secure the transformative leadership you need to transform your public sector, charity or not-for-profit organisation.

        Managed Service

        Access to the best talent while optimising costs and improving productivity. Our managed services drive your recruitment and streamlines your costs and operations to achieve growth through a comprehensive workforce strategy of talent acquisition and management.

        Across the recruitment lifecycle, we take care of all of it – from sourcing and onboarding to performance monitoring and continuous improvement.

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        University College London – Head of Financial Strategy

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        Beth Young

        Beth Young

        Business Director (Charities, Housing & Education)

        Finance

        Beth Young

        Business Director (Charities, Housing & Education)

         

        A history graduate, Beth joined Allen Lane in 2007 after previously running an interim finance division of a large UK recruitment firm.

        Beth is responsible for our Not for Profit, Housing and Education recruitment division and is hugely passionate about the charity sector in particular in which she has recruited peerlessly during her AL career.

        Beth used to play the classical guitar until an addiction to having long nails won out! She has an intense fear of heights after being stuck at the top of a rollercoaster ride for over an hour with only billowing smoke and Mambo Number 5 playing on repeat for company! Beth is selfless with her time and a systems guru and has helped implement 3 CRM’s at Allen Lane!

        Bryony Thomas

        Bryony Thomas

        Business Manager

        Finance

        Bryony Thomas

        Business Manager

         

        Bryony joined Allen Lane in 2015 having previously spent 6 years in Milan working predominantly as a Brand Consultant within the fashion world. A UCL graduate and former AL “Performer of the Year”, Bryony specialises in the permanent, senior and executive recruitment of senior finance professionals within the Charity and Arts sectors.

        Amongst Bryony’s claims to fame are over 8,000 friends on social networks, some of whom she actually knows, as well as being the only female guest at Paris Hilton’s private party in Milan. She is incredibly hard-working, optimistic by nature and loves spending her spare time with her husband, daughter and dog Rocco!

        Chris Maddison

        Chris Maddison

        Business Manager (Education and Housing)

        Finance

        Chris Maddison

        Business Manager (Education and Housing)

         

        Chris studied Politics at the University of Sussex and entered recruitment in 2005, at Venn Group and then Boston Hale before joining Allen Lane in June 2021. Chris heads up our interim Education finance recruitment team and specialises in mid to senior interim appointments within educational institutions.

        Chris spends his weekends and spare time with his partner and daughter and is a passionate Watford FC fan and has been a season ticket holder since 1990. When not at Vicarage Road, Chris can be found listening to Oasis and Stereophonics whilst cooking some of his favourite dishes.

        Ed Stroud

        Ed Stroud

        Business Director (Permanent IT & Central Government, Housing & Property, Legal & Governance)

        IT & Digital

        Ed Stroud

        Business Director (Permanent IT & Central Government, Housing & Property, Legal & Governance)

         

        Originally from Windsor, Ed studied Human Geography at Cardiff University before starting his career in recruitment (recruiting and managing significant teams) at Morgan Hunt, where he spent 9 years before joining Allen Lane in 2019. Ed leads our permanent IT, Legal & Governance, and Property & Housing practices; and personally specialises in permanent and executive IT recruitment across the Public Sector as well as being the brains behind many of our bids and tenders.

        Ed is a keen runner and completed the London Marathon in 3 hours, 28 minutes as well as raising over £2,000 for charity and finished in 3:28. An even keener traveller, he has so far travelled to 38 countries, highlights of which include Sri Lanka and a road trip up the West Coast of the US.

        Iain Slinn

        Iain Slinn

        Senior Consultant

        Finance

        Iain Slinn

        Senior Consultant

         

        Born in Bolton, Lancashire (not Greater Manchester!), Iain graduated from Manchester Metropolitan university with a 2.1 MSc degree in Biomedical science in 2019 and decided to put that degree to use in recruitment at Hays, where he stayed for 3 years before joining Allen Lane in 2023.

        Iain recruits finance professionals into Charities, Education and Housing organisations.

        Iain is a big fan of outdoor sports, and is always trying to branch out into new things. He is hoping to continue adventuring with hiking and skiing across the globe and tick off things off his ever growing bucket list.

        Kieran Williams

        Kieran Williams

        Head of Public Sector Property Recruitment

        Housing & Property Services

        Kieran Williams

        Head of Public Sector Property Recruitment

         

        Kieran graduated from the University of Essex with a 2.1 in Accounting and Finance, with the intention of having a high-flying corporate finance career before recruitment came calling (after a stint as a Vintage Wine Broker which we’re secretly more interested in). Since 2015, Kieran has been recruiting housing and property management professionals across the Public Sector – his remit at Allen Lane – as we challenge him with building the UK’s #1 Property Recruitment practice.

        Kieran is an F1 Enthusiast, albeit his dream of being an F1 driver has not quite materialised. He is a keen traveller & explorer and has been to over 30 different countries. Not all 5 star though, he enjoys wild camping, hiking and mountain climbing.

        Niraj Thakkar

        Niraj Thakkar

        Head of Legal & Governance Recruitment

        Legal & Governance

        Niraj Thakkar

        Head of Legal & Governance Recruitment

         

        Niraj is from West London and has lived there all of his life. Shortly after finishing secondary school Niraj started his recruitment career at Morgan Hunt where he spent just under 5 years building a growing a public sector Legal and Governance team. At Allen Lane, his remit is to not only recruit permanent legal & governance professionals across the Public Sector, but to lead and build an outstanding L&G practice to complement our other service areas.

        Niraj is passionate about aviation and travelling. He is currently working towards his private pilot’s license and managed to fly a plane by himself at 16. He likes to travel as much as possible and is aiming to have completed 35% of the world in by 2028. In his spare time, he enjoys watching football and socialising with friends and family.

        Pujan Thakrar

        Pujan Thakrar

        Senior Consultant

        IT & Digital

        Pujan Thakrar

        Senior Consultant

         

        Pujan studied Politics at the University of Nottingham before starting (via a stint in compliance) in IT recruitment within the public sector in 2010. After a ‘brief stint’ in Financial Services recruitment (5 years), she has returned home to what she knows best joining Allen Lane in 2023 as a specialist, permanent IT recruiter across the Public and Not for Profit Sectors.

        Pujan enjoys watching football, supporting Liverpool and is a theatre enthusiast enjoying anything from small independent productions to big musicals. Pujan is a keen singer and dancer and AWFUL at both but adamant to show the world you don’t have to be good at what you enjoy!

        Ridhi Vaid

        Ridhi Vaid

        Senior Consultant

        Legal & Governance

        Ridhi Vaid

        Senior Consultant

         

        Ridhi initially joined Allen Lane to deliver talent for the Interim and Permanent IT teams before joining the growing Legal & Governance practice as a 360 Interim Recruiter in 2023.

        Ridhi is from good old Streatham but moved to the states at the tender age of 15, returning in 2022 when Allen Lane came calling. Living in both the UK and US for so long makes for a pretty awkward accent. Most days she’s English and some days she’s American, depending on the weather. In her free time, she loves to travel, hike, explore new restaurants and try her hand at pottery.

        Simon Winter

        Simon Winter

        Business Manager

        Finance

        Simon Winter

        Business Manager

         

        Another ex-Morgan Hunter with significant experience, our 2022 “performer of the year” has several years’ experience recruiting accountants across the Public Sectors and beyond. Initially all things “education finance”, he has increasingly become a vital cog in our interim local government finance machine.

        Simon is proudly the only person in Morgan Hunt’s 25 year history to win their prestigious George Miller award twice (an award voted for by colleagues to recognise company values in practice). He has a morbid fear of birds (pigeons in particular!) after being attacked by a neighbour’s chicken as a child.

        Suzanne Brighton

        Suzanne Brighton

        Senior Consultant

        Procurement

        Suzanne Brighton

        Senior Consultant

         

        Suzanne has been specialising in senior level interim and permanent recruitment across the public and not-for-profit sector since 2017, recruiting across all senior levels (up to CEO) predominantly within Local Government. Suzanne is responsible for interim and permanent procurement recruitment across the UK.

        Suzanne’s favourite hobbies are tennis, bottomless brunches and watching soaps (every night). Outside of these, you will most likely find her being pulled around the countryside by her uncontrollable puppy or at the karaoke bar, emptying the place…

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