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Thank you for all your support, advice and professionalism through out the long and complex process of our Head’s appointment. Having helped us appoint first time round it was unfortunate, due to personal circumstances, that our new Head had to subsequently withdraw post appointment. We were truly grateful for your service guarantee, which meant we incurred no further costs in appointing her replacement. Your unfailing support and advice at all times was greatly appreciated.

 

Nicholas van As, Chair of Personnel Committee - Coulsdon CE Primary School

Having previously struggled to recruit two Headteachers - for both a Primary and a Secondary school - Emmaus came to the rescue. Their expert advice and deep understanding of recruiting Headship positions in Catholic schools is invaluable, and I have no hesitation in recommending their knowhow and their values.

<em>Fr David Gibbons, Chair of Governors & Parish Priest, Archdiocese of Southwark</em>

Fr David Gibbons, Chair of Governors & Parish Priest, Archdiocese of Southwark

We are delighted with the appointment we made and I have reported to the whole community that we could not have been more thorough in the search or more rigorous in the selection process. Thank you Emmaus Leadership.

Jacqui Feely, Chair at All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield
Marjorie Bannister, Chair - St Michael's Catholic College, London

We have been working with Emmaus Leadership on a number of hard to fill leadership vacancies across the Diocese. All of our dealings have been extremely professional and the feedback from schools has been very positive. It has been somewhat refreshing to deal with a recruitment company that have a good understanding of the Catholic sector, the workings of a Diocese and the requirements of Foundation Governors in appointing senior leaders to our schools. Our experience of Emmaus Leadership has been very positive and I fully recommend their services.

Bridget Prentice, Chair of Governors - Trinity School, Lewisham

We came across Emmaus by accident after our own attempts to recruit a Headteacher failed.

From the beginning we were impressed by their enthusiastic approach. Liam and his team designed an excellent advertisement, and exploited our own material to produce an attractive applicant pack. This produced several qualified applicants. We asked them to supervise the whole recruitment process. We could not have carried this out to a similar standard by ourselves. We found an outstanding candidate. We would not hesitate to engage them again to find a suitable candidate for a leadership position. The terms of engagement represented excellent value.

Michael Tennant - Chairman of the Board, St Edward's School

Emmaus brings a level of professionalism, seen in other industry sectors, to church schools’ recruitment.

<em>Bishop Nick Baines - Anglican Bishop of Leeds</em>

The Rt Rev Nick Baines - Anglican Bishop of Leeds
The Rt Rev Keith Sinclair - Anglican Bishop of Birkenhead

Emmaus were instrumental in persuading me to apply for the post of Headteacher. I had seen the school advertising in the past but nothing inspired me to get in touch. Once Emmaus advertised I felt intrigued and keen to learn more about the school. I was supported throughout the whole process, which was a very personal and positive experience. I would highly recommend Emmaus to any school thinking of recruiting, and candidates considering registering. If my new school had not used Emmaus I probably wouldn’t have applied.

<em>Hannah Walters, Headteacher, Platt CE Primary School - Kent</em>

Hannah Walters, Headteacher, Platt CE Primary School - Kent

We tried going it alone to find a CEO for our MAT but had only 2 applicants who didn't meet our requirements. 
 
We approached Emmaus and from the start their professionalism was reassuring. They explained the different options and detailed processes behind their service and we felt the best option for us was their full service with Interview Support. We weren’t disappointed. From their creation of a professional candidate pack, through to their expert interview support, we were thoroughly impressed.
 
I am convinced that their proactive approach, combined with their extensive and varied marketing initiatives, is the reason we attracted such a wide level of interest and inquiries about the position, not only from people in the local area and the UK, but also from those looking to return from overseas.
 
If you are having problems filling senior posts in your school, or you are embarking on leadership recruitment for the first time, I strongly recommend you talk to Liam and his team.

Barry Leyland, Chair - Blessed Edward Bamber Catholic Multi Academy Trust