SearchHigher is an executive search organisation that specialises in senior appointments within Higher Education
We are a sister company of the sector leading digital employment business jobs.ac.uk, and share the same ethos of providing best-in-class service, tailored to the needs of Higher Education.
Our journey began following feedback provided by leaders across the sector seeking an alternative to the traditional search firms, with search fees not delivering the value they were seeking. Out of this, SearchHigher was developed to bring about a modern take on the executive search model. We combine the extensive global research you would expect from a search firm with an intelligent use of cutting edge digital resources to identify, attract and secure the best talent for our clients.
Today, SearchHigher has advised some of the most prestigious universities on senior leadership appointments at an institutional and faculty level. We work with institutions globally on individual appointments through to larger scale campaigns to bring in the required skills, experience and qualities needed. SearchHigher has successfully advised on a wide range of appointments across the globe, with posts ranging from Vice-Chancellor through to Heads of Department.
The practice is led by founder and Director Mark Holleran, who has experience of working with clients including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, University of Oxford and Imperial College. Mark is supported by an experienced consulting team, research group and project management team with experience of working within the sector and academic track record. Alongside this is an award winning digital and design team to support in the development of campaign sites, candidate briefing packs and coordinated social media engagement.
SearchHigher has worked with the Centre for Diversity Policy Research & Practice at Oxford Brookes University to ensure that a fair and robust process is in place.
The practice is led by founder and Director Mark Holleran, who has experience of working with clients including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, University of Oxford and Imperial College. Mark is supported by an experienced consulting team.