A Successful Year of Collaboration

“The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) has been working with the DixonWalter partnership for several years now, to aid the recruitment of senior colleagues across the university.  These have always resulted in a positive outcome for the university, with high calibre candidates being appointed in every case.

The person centred approach that DixonWalter take is refreshing in an industry that can often be accused of rolling out the same old lists from previously unplaced candidates.  Having worked closely with the partners to help them understand the vision for the university, the leadership intentions and the types of candidates UWS is seeking, we have found DixonWalter more than capable of unearthing outstanding candidate pools from which to create a long list, refine to a short list and subsequently bring together a competitive, diverse and extremely capable final interview pool.

Throughout every recruitment process where we have worked with DixonWalter, they have been responsive, ever present and worked with the candidates to ensure the fit was right, long before getting to the stage of interview.  The care and attention they give to the candidate brief we have specified has been exemplary.  Their vast experience in recruitment has also been useful in preparing candidate briefs and in stimulating thinking for other alternative approaches to structure, content and delivery of core institutional objectives that impact on role descriptions and candidate abilities. 

During the interview processes the team has always been directly on hand to advise and guide the candidates and to advocate where necessary if the candidate has been unable to profile themselves adequately.  In summary, DixonWalter have enabled UWS to recruit outstanding new colleagues in a range of areas from Executive level, academic leadership and professional services”.

Quote provided by Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice Chancellor, The University of the West of Scotland, 12th December 2016

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Sarah Walker

Higher Education

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With exam season now well underway, May has also seen a number of significant appointments across the Higher Education sector.

Take a look at these latest movements in our summary of the month.

Congratulations and best wishes to all those embarking on new opportunities!

Higher Education

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With the upcoming exam period fast approaching, it’s a busy time of year throughout the Higher Education sector.

Take a look at who’s moving in in our summary of the month’s most notable appointments.

Congratulations and best wishes to all those embarking on new opportunities!

Higher Education

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London Metropolitan University has appointed Chloe Milano as its first Executive Director of People. Chloe will join the University on Monday 9 May 2022.

Dixon Walter are delighted to have worked closely with LMU colleagues in supporting this key appointment and wish both Chloe and the university well in delivering their exciting people agenda.