Focused on Higher Education

From challenge to positive change

Since higher education is our focus, we have a deep understanding of the sector’s challenges and opportunities — such as heightened competition, performance and quality indicators, home and international recruitment, widening access, equality & inclusion and Brexit. We understand the importance of finding outstanding candidates with the skills, experience and enthusiasm needed to tackle these challenges and opportunities head-on in order to deliver lasting positive change.

We know who’s who, and where

We invariably deliver on even the most challenging appointments, and can act very quickly when time is of the essence. Although we always start each search campaign from scratch, never relying on candidates from past projects, we continually track where the best people are:

  • for new and emerging subject areas, Professional Services and Students’ Union positions
  • geographically (we’ve identified and placed talent from across 3 continents)
  • beyond higher-education, since we’ll seek out impressive talent from the commercial sector

Wide range of recruitment services

Our services range from end-to-end search & selection to support with only certain phases of the recruitment process. Whatever you ask us to do, our approach is always meticulous and exhaustive, backed up by regular feedback, efficient administration and a transparent approach. And we work hard to ensure that every stage of the recruitment process points towards success.

“I was very happy with my interactions. I have had engagement with a variety of search companies in the past (both as an applicant and a client) and Dixon Walter provided the best service I have ever received.” (Candidate feedback, 2023)


A refreshingly different approach

At Dixon Walter, we’ve worked hard to develop a process and an approach which works, and which mitigates the administrative burden for our clients. Find out more about our fresh approach.