People Search

People Search


Executive search (informally headhunting) is a specialized recruitment service used to source candidates for senior, executive or other highly specialised positions inorganizations. The method usually involves commissioning a third-party organization, typically an executive search firm but possibly a standalone consultant, to research the availability of suitable candidates working for competitors or related businesses. Having identified possible recruits that match the client’s requirements, the executive search firm may act as an intermediary to investigate whether the individual might be interested in moving to a new employer and also carry out initial screening of the candidate, negotiations on remuneration, and the employment contract.

An end-to-end solution for attracting, selecting and appointing your new leader.

Our search and selection service includes complete creation and management of the recruitment process. With Adelaide Vanrey LLP you are in very safe hands. An outline is given below.


Before any recruitment is undertaken, it is important that you fully understand and articulate the context of your school or organisation and the type of leader you need, specifically so that we can understand the type of leader we need to find for you. We’ll work closely with you as part of our initial brief to help you do this.


Informative and attractive marketing materials are essential in order to engage and inspire candidates to apply for the post. We will write, design and create the candidate pack and advert, to fully reflect the opportunities of the role, and then we ensure they are placed in the most relevant media for maximum exposure. Please click here for examples.


Rather than relying solely on advertising, there are many more successful ways to source and attract the best candidates. A search is globally recognised as the best process to do this. We use market-leading methodology to conduct global searches, identifying the best candidates and promoting your leadership opportunity to them. In addition to our database of candidates, we conduct fresh research and use our extensive network of contacts to find you the best candidates. We regularly extend our searches beyond the education sector, into commercial and other sectors, to identify the right talent for the post.


A crucial aspect of running a successful recruitment process is communicating regularly with candidates, responding to their enquiries and keeping them informed about the process. We recognise that you may not have the time or resources to do this, and so we make it our commitment to do this in an efficient, professional and timely manner.


Once applications have been received, there is then the task of selecting the right candidate. We are fully involved in the interview process and are able to offer, through our experience, a very broad range of techniques to interview and assess candidates. There are numerous ways to identify and compare skills, experience, competencies and personal qualities. We will talk you through these to ensure that the most appropriate methods are selected for the context of your organisation and the role. We’ll also organise and manage the interviews and assessment days for you, so there is very little administration for you to do, allowing you to focus on the important task of getting to know the candidates.


To help ensure that you secure the best candidate for the job, we give full support in making and negotiating the job offer. All candidates, whether successful or not in their application, appreciate being communicated with an outcome, and we will ensure that this is done and that professional feedback is offered.


As we state in Our Aim, we recognise the importance of great leadership, so we will never recommend the appointment of someone who is less than the very best for your school or organisation.
If we do not find you the right person by the end of the initial process, we will continue the search until we do.