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Executive Search Service

The PIE Exec Search is an executive search consultancy with unrivalled knowledge and experience of the international education industry.

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We have unrivalled knowledge of the international education industry and extensive headhunting experience working with education partners around the globe to help them with their mid-to senior level hiring needs.

We are renowned for our unique, global network of professionals working across the industry and
our ability to find just the right candidate for each role we take on.

Why The PIE Exec Search?

We run the entire recruitment process for our clients, in full consultation throughout, providing them with quality, accurate and comprehensive information. We work as an exclusive partner for all roles and are happy to include internal or other referred candidates as part of our process.

We Understand International Education

The PIE Exec Search works exclusively in the international education industry and across the globe. Our database is deep and we benefit from a knowledge of and networking within international education that generalist education recruiters cannot match.

We Know Our Candidates

We understand international education candidates’ competencies, what drives them, as well as the experiences that are aligned to roles in the industry.

Diversity & Inclusion

We recognise the importance of improving the level of diversity and inclusion within organisations and in our industry. We help our global clients access and attract diverse talent pools and match with company cultures that embrace inclusion to create a collaborative workforce.


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The PIE Exec Search Approach

01. Media Reach

We benefit from our wide media reach via, which has reached over 5 million people. We now regularly have more than 400K unique visitors to our website each month.

02. Reputation

We have gained a reputation as experts in the international education industry. We can help build diverse teams in different countries and recruit in complex regions. Candidates come to us because they know we can provide them with the best options in the market.

03. Advertising

We utilise local job boards if required, with the added value for our clients free of advertising on our own, successful jobs board, The PIE Jobs.

04. Headhunting

For all roles we run an extensive search campaign using our vast industry network to approach candidates directly. We are able to access high calibre individuals who are not actively seeking a new position, but who could be interested in learning about a career opportunity.

05. Social Media

We have over 65K followers across our social media channels. This reach enables our consultants to connect to a large number of candidates across the sectors we recruit for.

06. Market Knowledge

The extensive market knowledge our consultants have is invaluable when sourcing candidates. They have in-depth knowledge of candidate availability and movement within the market, and the skill sets required for success.

07. Timeframe

The estimated timeline to deliver a final shortlist for a specified brief is 4-6 weeks.

08. Guarantee

An important guarantee of the quality of our work is that if we fail to make an appointment after the first shortlist is presented, which is very rare, we will carry out a repeat of the search at no additional charge.

09. Psychometric Testing

Hire with confidence – an increasingly common feature of a hiring process is the use of psychometric testing to help give a better all-round evaluation of a candidate’s suitability and hiring potential. Ensuring the right fit for both a role and the team/company culture will go a long way to reducing ‘bad hires’ and the resulting costs to your business. Psychometric tests are commonly used to support an informed hiring decision, but are not the answer in isolation. We can advise on psychometric test options and how tests can be integrated into an interview process via our trusted third party partner, Thomas International.



What Our Partners & Candidates Say

Meet the Team

Amy Baker
Hadil El-Agami
Global Account Director
Damla Erciyes-Baker
Account Manager
Andi dela Cruz
Research Associate


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