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"The quality of candidate ESP finds us is so much higher than we can find ourselves, both in skillset and fit.
The whole process is better value, much easier and more effective than managing our own recruitment.”
Liz Elam, Principal at Abbey College


Our client, an exciting and innovative, new mixed secondary academy in North London are looking for an experienced Finance Controller to join their team and support the Finance Director in the effective financial management and control service to the Trust in general and academies in particular.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the finance department and will provide sound financial advice to Academy principals, senior leadership team and other colleagues.



Our client, an exciting and innovative, new mixed secondary academy in North London are looking for an experienced Senior Administrator to support the PA to the Head of School and Customer Service Manager, in ensuring customer service and administration is of the highest standard throughout the school.

The successful candidate will lead the Main Reception and Student Service reception staff on a day to day basis in managing the school’s administration workload and will also act as Executive PA to the Trust’s CEO. The school are ideally looking for someone who is incredibly organised, has excellent communication skills and has the ability to work well within a team.



Our client, a prestigious independent school in Blackburn with an enviable reputation of academic excellence are now looking to recruit a Head of Admissions & Marketing who will be an integral member of the team, with responsibility for building strong working relationships across departments within the school including interaction with parents (current and prospective) to promote the school and support recruitment & retention. 

Reporting directly to the Commercial Director and working closely with the Principal, SLT, Head of Departments, Executive Assistant and the Principal’s PA, the key purpose of the role is to develop, innovate, drive and maintain strong, positive and value-added relationships with various stakeholders including the Infant School, Junior School, Senior School and Sixth Form communities.


Our star team

William Townsend

I founded ESP to offer a different kind of recruitment service to the education sector.

Carly Wootton

As Education Business Consultant, I manage our education finance and support service with Corinne.

Nick Sion

I specialise in supplying support staff into independent and maintained schools and academies.

Steve Simms

I support education businesses and managed service providers to find their perfect candidates.

Marysia Okrasa

I support our temporary staff by managing their time-sheets, invoicing and processing payments.

Lewis Hume

I register new candidates and work with them to ensure a role is their best fit and they’re the best candidate.


I head up our Edtech/B2B recruitment practice. Concentrating on Business development and other senior appointments


I work with Nick to provide an excellent recruitment service to our Independent school clients and candidates.

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