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SearchHigher is an executive search organisation, owned by the University of Warwick, that specialises in senior appointments within Higher Education and Research orientated organisations. This covers roles across Academic and Professional Services. We connect the world’s leading research and teaching institutions with exceptional leaders. We are your first port of call for all your recruitment needs, as an internal provider of executive search solutions.

Based on campus at Warwick, SearchHigher is a sister company of the sector leading job board,, and share the same ethos of providing best-in-class service, tailored to the needs of Higher Education.

SearchHigher can not only offer a more cost effective executive search solution, but can also offer real expertise in the Higher Education sector, with significant specialist recruitment experience within the team.

We have advised some of the most prestigious universities on senior leadership appointments at an institutional and faculty level. We work with institutions globally on individual appointments through to larger scale campaigns to bring in the required skills, experience and qualities needed. SearchHigher has successfully advised on a wide range of appointments across the globe, with posts ranging from Vice-Chancellor through to Heads of Department and niche senior academic roles.

SearchHigher will offer preferential rates for all permanent and fixed term contract roles for our internal customers.

To speak with the SearchHigher team about a vacancy you’d like to advertise, please contact us on with details about the job and an indication of timelines you’re hoping to work to. A member of the team will then be in touch to discuss next steps. For further details of our most recent placements and current roles please see our website.