Education recruitment

Sourcing multiple roles for Queen Mary’s case study


The background

Queen Mary’s has developed its financial function in light of recent economic changes in the sector. Over the last two years, the organisation has adopted a business partnering model with academic departments; looking at the commercial viability of new ventures whilst facilitating the direction of academics. The organisation assessed and developed processes and procedures to ensure the quality of financial reporting is first class, and as a result required six interim roles to help embed the new strategy.

The roles

  • IT finance manager
  • Income recognition analyst
  • Business partners x 3
  • Finance manager (medical school)

The solution

Finding commercial candidates with an ability to build relationships, implement change and operate within the parameters of a public sector environment within a defined budget was a challenge. We overcame this by searching our extensive database as well as headhunting for commercial candidates who had university or public sector experience. We interviewed every possible candidate to be able to evaluate whether they would fit in to the Queen Mary University of London environment; this then formed the basis of our shortlist.

The outcome

  • All the roles were recruited both on time and in or under budget
  • The candidates successfully embedded the new system
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