Study time 1 hour

Recruiting the headteacher, chief executive officer or other senior executive leader is one of the most important and difficult tasks a governing board will undertake. Getting it right in a competitive environment requires an awareness of professional recruitment practice This two-unit module provides informed, practical guidance for all stages of what is often a lengthy process requiring significant resources.  Each unit can be studied separately.

Unit 1 Recruiting a senior executive leader: Planning and preparation   

This unit works through the first crucial stages of the process. What sort of leader is needed? What are the legal considerations? What will the timeline for the process be? Who needs to be involved from the school or trust and what external support is needed? What will the cost be? What needs to go into the application pack?  The unit answers all these questions in a practical and helpful way and includes downloadable template documents and further guidance.

Duration: 30 minutes

Unit 2 Recruiting a senior executive leader: conducting the recruitment exercise

This unit focusses on the process from advert to successful appointment. How to best attract the right candidates?   How to select the best candidates for interview? What should the selection day and interview stage include?  How to ensure an ethical and transparent process? The unit answers all of these questions in a practical and helpful way and includes downloadable template documents and further guidance.

Duration: 30 minutes

Our subject matter expertise

The content of this module has been written by our in-house subject matter expert:

Judith Hicks, Head of Inspiring Governance

Judith HicksJudith has worked as an HR professional within the retail & logistics sector for fifteen years, working for Tesco, Pets At Home & Booker. She has held a variety of national roles focusing on recruitment, talent management, performance management, organisation design and learning & development.

She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

 

 

Sneak preview of the module: 

Exploring the role of the senior executive leader module

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