Our consultants possess a wealth of recruitment experience for education interim management roles and have inside knowledge on the changes and challenges facing the education sector. 

We work closely with our executive search practice to provide a comprehensive interim service in education management and children’s sectors, including higher and further education institutions, educational charities, awarding bodies, local authorities, the Department for Education and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, as well as independent schools, training providers, learned societies and institutes. 

As well as Board/Executive appointments, our education practice can support with roles at Head of Department and Middle Management level. The demands of this market are varied ranging from the provision of  business managers to curriculum specialists and includes the full range of corporate roles as well as programme and project managers from capital build and PFI work to change management specialists. 

Finding candidates to complement this sector and to work in a variety of high profile roles to drive forward the education agenda is our paramount task.

Odgers Interim Education is able to assist with almost any management and senior level appointment including:


  • Vocational and training skills bodies
  • Welfare to work providers
  • Awarding bodies
  • Further education colleges
  • Universities and world-class centres of educational excellence
  • Technical or vocational institutions
  • Liberal arts colleges State and Independent Schools (including Academies) 


  • Business schools
  • Government departments, including what are now DfE and BIS
  • Schools and business partnerships
  • Independent and NFP Educational service providers
  • Sector Regulatory Bodies

Odgers Interim Education has assisted organisations in finding the right interim manager to spearhead major projects and initiatives in the following cases:


  • Interim CIO
  • Interim Director Capital Projects, Schools
  • Interim Director of National Services
  • Interim Equalities & Diversity
  • Interim Finance Director
  • Interim Group Finance Director
  • Interim Head of Infrastructure
  • Interim Human Resources Director
  • Interim Integration Director
  • Interim PVC
  • Interim Registrar
  • Interim School Improvement Director
  • Interim School Improvement Manager
  • Interim Vice Principal
  • Interim Head of Planning
  • Interim Senior HR Business Partner – Faculty of Life Science, Medicine and Neuroscience
  • Interim Data Protection Manager
  • Interim Communications Change Manager
  • Interim Director of Faculty Administration
  • Interim Head of Student Support
  • Interim Curriculum Redesign Project Manager
  • Interim SITS Programme Manager


  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • City University
  • Cumbria University
  • Fashion Retail Academy
  • Greenwich University
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • National Union of Teachers
  • Newcastle College Group
  • Shaw Trust
  • Thurrock Council
  • University Bournemouth
  • University London Business School
  • Young Epilespy

"I assigned Rebecca Brandwood to source an individual on an interim basis to lead on the safeguarding strategy for the Trust and put new systems in place following a policy and training review. 

From the initial interaction with Rebecca it was clear to me that she values client relationships highly and she operates with the highest levels of integrity. We are delighted with the outcome and I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Rebecca to other organisations who are looking for high quality interim support."

Suzanne Banks, Director of Nursing – Sherwood Forest Hospital NHS Trust


For all enquiries regarding education interim management recruitment please contact:

Sarah Shaw


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Odgers Interim Birmingham office

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Narinder Uppal


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Odgers Interim Leeds office

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Rebecca Brandwood


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Odgers Interim Birmingham office

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