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Why our innovative platform is perfectly suited for hiring in education


We have tens of thousands of pre-vetted, board-ready leaders on our platform who have told us they are interested in exploring opportunities in education. This candidate-led approach ensures educational institutions are able to tap into the very best global talent that is of the highest calibre.

Engaged candidates

For education appointments it is more important than ever that leaders are values and mission aligned with that organisation. The Nurole platform allows our members to surface their passions resulting in perfect matches that traditional headhunters would never find.


The “tap on the shoulder approach” to traditional search is broken and full of subconscious bias. Nurole levels the playing field by casting the net wider, allowing our members to put themselves forward for roles or recommend others. The result is unparalleled quality and cognitively diverse candidate fields.


Nurole’s technology-driven approach is far more cost effective than traditional search and delivers better outcomes and greater transparency.

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Bettering boards

A selection of success stories from the world of education

St Paul's Girls' School
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St Paul’s Girls’ School is one of the country’s leading independent secondary day schools for girls aged 11-18 and is a lively academic community with excellent facilities for all subjects. St Paul’s Girls’ School sought two Governors to assist with the effective management of safeguarding and compliance in the school.

Through Nurole they appointed Geeta Khehar (a Senior Fellow at SOAS) and Lisa Barclay (COO of Social Finance Ltd).

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"These two strong appointments to the board of Governors will be invaluable in helping to ensure excellent governance at St Paul’s Girls’ School over the coming years. The first-rate support of the Nurole platform which enabled us to unearth these two individuals has been exceptional."

Tim Palmer, Chairman of Governors , St Paul's Girls' School

The University of Surrey
External Member of Council
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The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. In recent years, Surrey has established itself as a top university in major national university league table rankings. They sought to appoint External Members (Trustees) to advise and facilitate the work of its governing body. Through Nurole they appointed Pam Powell and Elliot Antrobus-Holder.

Pam, former Vice President at Unilever Inc, is an experienced NED, Investor and Advisor to an app-based health tech start-up. After former roles as a Governor at RGS Guildford and Board Member and Deputy Committee Chair of Curriculum at Guildford College, she wanted to expand her pro-bono portfolio to engage and contribute locally. Elliot is the Vice President and Global Head of Digital, Data & Analytics at GSK and has previously led the digital, data and analytics teams for HSBC, Barclays and TU. This was Elliot's first board role.

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"We were impressed with the breadth and quality of the candidates who were attracted and with the ease of the process. Most importantly we have found two new Council Members. We will certainly consider using Nurole for future recruitment campaigns."

Lise Richards, Head of Governance Services, University of Surrey

Gresham College
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Gresham College (est. 1597) an independently funded educational institution, sought to appoint a Chair who would work closely with the Academic Board, Senior Management and sponsors to ensure that it continues to provide free, university-level public lectures of the highest standard. The successful candidate needed to have Board-level experience, ideally be an expert in digital/technology and have Livery company experience.

In less than a month, Nurole surfaced Loyd Grossman. Best known for MasterChef and pasta sauces, Loyd is also known for his multiple philanthropic board roles. He brought a strong track record of supporting liveries through his involvement with the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars as a Middle Warden, an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Glaziers, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters.

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"For board level hiring, Nurole really is different from other more traditional methods that we’ve used in the past. From collection and compiling of applications to the helpful and patient assistance from the Nurole team, the whole process was conducted in the most efficient and straightforward manner. In addition, Nurole connected us with a hugely diverse range of high calibre candidates. "

Clare Loughlin-Chow, Academic Registrar and Company Secretary , Gresham College

Hackney New School Academy Trust
Non-Executive Director / Trustee
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The Hackney New School Academy Trust (“HNS”) was founded in 2013 and comprises a primary and a secondary academy. Both schools within the trust have a music specialism - every pupil learns an instrument and the music curriculum is a central part of the school day. The primary school has established a partnership with the Royal Academy of Music in order to deliver the music curriculum.

The trust sought two individuals with experience of strategic leadership and governance at senior management level. Through the Nurole platform, Alexander Crossman, Headteacher / Trustee at The Charter Schools Educational Trust, and Teresa Beach, Chief Operating Officer / Managing Director at JLT Group, were both appointed to the HNS Academy Trust board.

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"We were very impressed by the quality of the candidates who applied for our NED role through Nurole, so much so that we appointed two of the Nurole applicants. We’re looking forward to having them both on the board and seeing the positive impact they will undoubtedly have on the Academy Trust."

Andreas Wesemann, Co-Founder & Chairman, Hackney New School Academy Trust

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