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Education and Skills

Parkhouse Bell has been providing recruitment and consultancy services to the UK’s education sector since 2006 and has supported 2,000 people to secure a new role. We have built relationships and networks with private, public and third sector providers of educational services across the UK, Middle East and Australia.

We have recruited staff onto a range of government funded education programmes as far back as Train to Gain. Today we recruit staff to support delivery across the full range of Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funded government programmes.

Our Executive Search division has filled roles including (but not limited to):

  • CEO
  • Principal
  • Heads of Faculty
  • Chief Finance Officer/Finance Director
  • Sales and Commercial Director
  • Director of Apprenticeship Board appointments

We recently placed Mark Dawe as the new CEO for the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP).

A small selection of our other senior appointments include, the  CEO of HertsVec College consortium for Saudi Arabia; the COO of Ixion Holdings Ltd; the Finance Director and Commercial Director of Babington Business College; the Sales Director (interim) of Birmingham Metropolitan College; the UK Head of Business, Employment Training & Skills of Barnardos; the Employer Services Director of learndirect (formerly JHP) and the Director of Apprenticeships of GoTrain.

We are actively working with many Independent Training Providers and Colleges recruiting senior staff in preparation for the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and invest considerable time in staying up to date with developments in the Education and Skills sector.

Our Recruitment Division has filled operations roles including (but not limited to):

  • Trainers
  • Assessors
  • Teachers
  • English Language Teachers
  • Project and Programme Managers
  • Apprenticeship Managers
  • IQA and Quality Managers

Our Educations and Skills clients include:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Arch Apprentices
  • Ashridge Business School
  • Association of Employment and Learning Providers
  • Babington Group
  • Birmingham Metropolitan College
  • Calderdale College
  • InTraining
  • Ixion
  • Kaplan
  • Kensington and Chelsea College
  • Learndirect
  • Newcastle College Group
  • Prospects Group
  • Skills Training
  • Twin Training
  • Westminster Kingsway College

Since 2011, we have been actively recruiting UK based education sector staff to work in the Middle East in a wide range of roles from College Principles to frontline teaching staff.

If you are interested in a role within the Education Services sector then you can search for existing roles through our Vacancy Search function.

If you are an employer looking to for recruitment or consultancy advice in the UK, Australia or the Middle East then please visit our regional pages.

Alternatively to speak with one of our Employment Services Consultants, please contact us directly on 020 7242 4890 or by emailing

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