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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 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

Could we afford it? My belief, as Chair was that we couldn’t afford not to. Our pupils deserved and needed strong school leaders to be found and drawn to apply. Our success was down to using Emmaus and definitely money well spent.

Carry Lynott - Chair of Governors, Our Lady and St Brendan&#39;s Catholic Primary School, Bradford

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

I have no hesitation in commending Emmaus to any school that is seeking to appoint a Christian Headteacher. In particular, Emmaus’ ability to promote the school, assess the ethos of the school and communicate this within the networks of those who might be considered as possible candidates was invaluable.

Clive Purser, Chair of Governors, St Andrew's CE High School for Boys, Worthing

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

I have personal experience of the quality of service Emmaus provides, when I successfully applied for a Headship position through them. I always felt I could call up, get the ‘inside take’ on the school and ask any questions in complete confidence. The support and expert advice I received made the application process far less daunting and I would thoroughly recommend Emmaus to any Church School looking to appoint a key Leadership position.

<em>Dan Pickard, Headteacher, The Bishop’s CE Primary School - Thetford</em>

Dan Pickard, Headteacher, The Bishop’s CE Primary School - Thetford

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&#39;s School

I approached Emmaus following our own unsuccessful attempts to recruit Deputy DDEs for both the Dioceses of Leicester and Derby. It was soon apparent that Emmaus understood the intricacies of a Diocesan Board of Education and the distinctive nature of Church Schools. Although we had clear ideas of the sort of applicants we were looking for, it was beneficial to work with Emmaus as they went well beyond our own established networks, approaching and having conversations with individuals who perhaps might not initially think they ‘fit the mould’. Broadening their search parameters to reach out to candidates and have discreet conversations with them, meant we were fortunate to be able to consider a far greater number of candidates of high calibre, leading to first time appointments in both cases. I highly recommend Emmaus Leadership! 

Canon Carolyn Lewis, Director of Education - Diocese of Leicester and Diocese of Derby