"I worked with Michael Page Finance to recruit two deputy finance directors at Queen Mary University, in two separate recruitments, having worked with Michael Page successfully in my previous roles.
I was delighted with the outcome; a strong shortlist was provided in each case and we made high quality appointments. Michael Page Finance was a good source of advice; proactive and challenging in discussing the right attitude and experience for us and was smart in sourcing a balance of candidates from within and outside our sector.
Their organisation of the process was excellent and I was kept well informed on the candidates with good assessments of their organisation fit. I would highly recommend them to colleagues and of course will work with them in the future."
John Unsworth, Finance Director, Queen Mary’s University
“We used Michael Page Finance to identify an individual to support the faculty accountant on a temporary basis while the faculty conducted a search for a new faculty finance manager.
The speed of response was very good, with good communication levels. We chose two of the six candidates to shortlist and interview, but all candidates were relevant to our requirements.
The aftercare has been good, particularly the flexibility of the successful candidate and Michael Page Finance in changing the start date due to an illness in the faculty. We have also had regular communication during and after the appointment process to check that we and the successful candidate are happy with the arrangement. I personally have found Michael Page Finance to be very helpful, courteous and knowledgeable throughout the whole process, and I would welcome dealing with them in the future when required.”
Faculty Accountant, University of Leeds
“Candidates put forward by Michael Page Finance are always well-matched to my spec, and I don't have time wasted with perfunctory 'offerings'. They always keep in touch with me after making a placement, which is done with the minimum of fuss.”
Financial Controller, University of York
“I have found Michael Page Finance to be meticulous in assessing the client’s needs and in my case, my strong preference for only being presented with candidates that meet my quality threshold. In other words, the establishment of a trusted and productive working relationship between us.”
Mr Tara Singh Bhogal, Head of CC Finance, NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre (NIHR CRN CC)
“We had a vacancy following a restructure and were looking for a specific candidate to help embed the new HR Services model. The key to commencing this search was for Michael Page Human Resources to spend time with ourselves to understand the process we had just gone through, next steps and the operational priorities. This enabled Michael Page Human Resources to carefully select a small pool of suitable candidates, from which we have been able to appoint.”
Michelle Bebbington, HR Manager, University of Manchester
To find out how we can help your education sector recruitment process, please contact James Campion, director.
T: 020 7269 2282
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