JSS Search


JSS Search

Established in 2016 by the founders of Investigo, JSS Search was created with the vision that recruitment could be delivered with innovation, transparency and inclusivity underpinned by a team of experts who would all have a shared interest in the consultancy’s success. From our early days, we have already grown to become an established supplier across many sectors and professional areas, increasingly relied upon by our clients to deliver consistently outstanding executive search campaigns. Recruiting for the education sector has been a key part of our work, and we enjoy long-standing relationships with many public sector bodies.

Our ethos is to offer an honest, straight forward approach, giving our customers up to date market insight and advice, first class customer service as well as invaluable support and guidance. With locations and experts based across the UK and US, we can provide local, national and international expertise.

Our teams of experts individually have 10 to 25+ years’ experience, including knowledge of specialist markets, locations, professional disciplines and sectors. We have particular expertise in the following areas:

  • IT / IS / DDAT – including sectors such as cybersecurity, data, development, etc
  • Change / Project Management
  • Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Senior academic appointments
  • Executive / Non-Executive / Advisory appointments

We have experience of delivering multiple campaigns (including varying locations, disciplines and levels of seniority) or single appointment recruitment, as well as supporting our clients through discreet services through a recruitment campaign including:

  • Salary benchmarking and compensation reviews
  • Role profiling and job family modelling
  • Creative advertising support
  • Executive search support
  • Sifting / Assessment / Testing
  • Executive onboarding

Our knowledge and expertise in recruiting to the HE sector is extensive; we’ve worked with some of the most well-known universities in the UK as well as highly specialised organisations. We invest significantly in hosting and attending networking events to strengthen our network, including many high profile HE academics and executives. For more information on our track record, including references and case studies, contact our education lead Director; David Cairncross at david.cairncross@jss-search.com or 07342 239 275.

Why JSS?

  • Unrivalled expertise – bringing together talent from across the industry
  • Creativity and innovation – a bespoke and original approach to search
  • Flexible and agile – a dynamic model that can flex timescales and methodology to suit you
  • Strong networks – cultivated and continually developed over time
  • Diversity in practice – our results speak for themselves, we deliver on our diversity commitments

We seek to prove ourselves with every assignment and every interaction – we encourage you to compare our approach to long-standing recruiters, and judge for yourselves!

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