Senior Management Recruitment

Recruitment Service/Headhunting

ESS has many tens of thousands of direct contacts within the training and education sector many of them senior directors and managers.

If you are a training provider looking to recruit that right person to take your business forward or are an employer looking to bring someone into your business who can set up an in house training department then you’ve come to the right place.

ESS understands that attracting the right senior managers who are also inspirational leaders to your organisation is absolutely vital to ensuring your ongoing growth and success.

ESS offers you a service which will attract, interview and screen potential senior recruits to your organisation.

Headhunting recruitment is more accurate than common recruitment methodologies as it is able to focus on candidates who are often already proven high performers within the market sector you are operating in.

We will work with you to identify exactly what talents you are looking for within the required role and will discuss potential targets with you.

Short listed candidates will be invited to attend an assessment day where they will undergo a series of rigorous tests ensuring that the best candidate is recruited to the senior post.

Our rigorous step-by-step recruitment process ensures that at each stage candidates are evaluated so that you get the best possible candidate fit with your organisation.

  • Step 1 Advertising your vacancy
  • Step 2 Filtering of candidates CVs
  • Step 3 Selection Telephone Screening
  • Step 4 Interview Process
  • Step 5 Evaluation and final selection

Also Available

  • Psychometric Testing and Assessment Centre Testing can also be undertaken where required.

Please contact us at for a confidential discussion of your senior management recruitments and how we can help you.

Please contact us on 01977 705203 or Get In Touch using the online form if you wish to receive further information.


Excellent to deal with. Would not hesitate to recommend to others looking for support.
John Moulton JM Recruitment Education & Training
Stuart has a vast knowledge and is able to think outside of the box. This has helped my company to secure places on funding portals that without his help would have been a mountain to climb. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Lorna Carter-Blake MD at DA Training and Consultancy
Stuart and his team at ESS have been excellent throughout the process of securing our own direct funding contracts. Their knowledge of funding streams and support throughout the process has been vital in helping us gain approval. Stuart took the time to fully understand the business and was pro-active in finding funding streams that would help the business grow. I would highly recommend Stuart and his team if you are looking for support and guidance on funding and applications.
Will Koller Director - Skills College UK
Stuart is one very educated and experienced consultant in the training and development sector. I am a client of Stuart and will be so for many years. His understanding of the funding landscape and the operational requirements of both established training providers and new start ups is exceptional. Credit to his year of experience. Stuart took the time to get to know me personally and my requirements and knew where to direct me by getting to know "me". Thank you Stuart, looking forward to working with you more in the future.
Paul Dunn The Gym Group
I am pleased to endorse the services of ESS Assist and Steve Dobson​ in particular. I have been very impressed with the service they provide. They go the extra mile and have excellent communication skills. Steve is extremely knowledgeable and has applied his 20+ years of public procurement to our advantage enabling Manatec to receive DWP training requests daily. I have no hesitation in recommending their service.
Roger Dixon MD of Manatec
We had tried to access unemployed funding for many months for our learners. Thanks to Steve Dobson and ESS we were delighted to access funding from the DWP. ESS and Steve come highly recommended.
Shakeel Desai MD of Get Set Academy
We were delighted with ESS. They successfully undertook the application and then they expertly assisted us to get a number of contracts from the DWP which has helped our organisation immensely. I just wish I’d have known about this funding sooner.
Kathryn Northly MD of Approach Training Safely
We were delighted with Ian Peacock the ESS M&A team. They advised us through the whole process and brought to the table a wealth of personal knowledge and experience resulting in a successful sale.
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