Our core values drive our approach and the quality of our service

Our Values


Dixon Walter have worked in the Higher Education sector for over thirty years and we are driven to provide services that meets the needs and aspirations of the full range of institutions. Our approaches are designed to mirror the values of the organisations we work for and we are committed to matching the ethics and values associated in the delivery of exceptional teaching and learning, research and development.


We work with people at all levels and understand the importance of contact at a human level. Our aim is to build meaningful business relationships but based on the requirements of individuals. We will collaborate and work in partnership at all times without pre-judgement and valuing the contributions of others.


Although we have deep understanding of the Higher Education sector, we do not assume we have all the answers nor are our services 'off-the-shelf'. Our objective is to work closely with our clients in order to really understand their requirements and specific issues that are relevant to them. We operate a 'no surprises' policy and will regularly communicate our findings and progress throughout all recruitment exercises. In consultancy we will advise, but we will also listen so that we continually review our service to ensure it continues to meet changing needs.


We place great emphasis on the quality of our service and will continually review our approach to ensure we keep pace with the latest thinking and techniques in search and selection best practice. Rigorous project management methodologies are applied in each and every assignment to make sure detail focus and quality is not compromised and we will regularly review results and the customer experience to maintain quality standards.

Open minded

Each recruitment exercise is a new and unique opportunity and we will never assume when recommending recruitment strategy. We pay close attention to the requirements of each assignment and will make recommendations that are inclusive and designed to identify talent wherever it is based.


Recruitment, like life is never straightforward and our services are designed to be flexible to account for all the variations that can occur when making senior and critical appointments. Our processes are designed to allow flexibility so that we can adapt our approach to suit any changes to requirements and recruitment market conditions


We are committed to operating and behaving in a way that is consistent with the values of our clients and using our resources responsibly in the long-term in a sustainable manner.


We never take things at face value and will always seek to challenge preconceptions and established ways of working to focus our attention on the best recruitment solutions.