Deputy Director of MIS and Planning
Our client is a northern-based City-Region FE College who was seeking to strengthen its MIS and Planning function with two strategic investment posts.
We used our extensive experience to search and find a Deputy Director of MIS and Planning and a specialist Data Analyst. Our search work took as beyond the traditional FE sector organisations, producing strong candidate fields from education, regulated industries, local government and utilities. The Credo personality profiling assessment, available from Tests Direct, was used to assess shortlisted candidates for the Deputy Director position and this provided valuable insight into the candidate selection process. We worked with the Client to tailor the selection process so that it could explore in more detail the strengths and development opportunities of candidates in addition to their professional behaviours. All candidates received constructive feedback from the selection process, which included a debrief on their personality profiling. This increased their self-awareness and supported their personal development as they continued to take their next career steps.
Throughout the recruitment, selection and on-boarding process, our consultants remained in regular contact with both client and candidates. They ensured that positive profiling of the Client’s brand was maintained throughout the recruitment process and that transition support was available to the appointees.
Wickland Westcott have adopted the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search Firms which, amongst other things, sets a minimum expectation level for gender diversity for each search assignment.