Search this site

Director of Talent Acquisition.

Deadline for applications: August 24th

It’s an exciting time to be in Talent Acquisition here at Study Group. We have plans to develop a truly global function that can manage and develop attraction, selection and appointment of candidates across our entire business. We want to maximise our use of social media and other channels to improve our candidate attraction methodologies, and to promote ourselves as an “employer of choice”. We need to develop robust and efficient recruitment systems, and to engage with stakeholders globally in order to develop relationships and offer a first class service focussed on time, cost and quality of hire. And we’re looking for someone to drive this process.

The role can be based at our offices in central Brighton or in Marylebone, London.

So why should I want the job?

It’s an opportunity to work for Study Group, the 2017 Pathway Company of the Year*. We’re a complex, truly global and fast paced organisation, and life here is busy, often challenging, but never dull! You’ll take the lead role in the development of a function that has enormous potential, and is seen as vital to the future success of our business. It’s a chance to really make a mark.

Please note this position will involve some international travel.

*Education Investor Awards 2017

What skills will I need for the job?

You’ll have previously led and developed a Talent Acquisition function in a global environment, managing team members remotely. You’ll have a track record of implementing new systems and methodologies, and improving existing ones. You’ll be exceptional at stakeholder management (to C-level), able to build relationships, and also to challenge stakeholders where necessary. You’ll have at least some experience of executive search.

So what will the job actually involve?

You’ll develop and manage a global team of recruitment specialists. You’ll optimise delivery, identifying appropriate metrics (time to hire/cost, etc.), and ensure opportunities are promoted across multiple channels internally and externally. You’ll provide strategic direction to the recruitment function, remodelling existing activities to improve the recruitment offering, harmonising recruitment across campus and non-campus operations, identify and implement new and improved sourcing methods, and taking responsibility for global candidate tracking and management. You’ll promote Study Group and its brands as an employer of choice, proactively creating an Employee Value Proposition and promoting it internally and externally, develop a first class “candidate journey”, and work with HR and senior colleagues to develop a succession planning and internal development strategy. And much more besides!

About Study Group

Study Group is one of the world’s largest international education and training organisations. Every year over 77,000 students from more than 170 countries choose to study with Study Group. We invest in international students’ futures and enhance their prospects by focusing on the way they learn as well as the qualifications they achieve.

Our ethos is best summed up by the phrase "Students First". The success and well-being of our students is at the heart of everything we do, and it's what drives us to excel.

Organisational Compliance

Study Group processes your information in line with data protection regulations. Please see attached our Candidate Privacy Policy.

How to apply

Please submit your CV to our online jobs board.

Application deadline: Friday August 24th

What does a role at Study Group mean?


We are a unique business within the sector, giving our people a completely different working experience.


We have a large global network and encourage collaboration across the whole business. We work with a number of partners across the network including top tier universities.


We encourage innovation throughout our Centres, ensuring that our students are given an interactive, student centred, and creative, tailor-made learning experience. Our people are given an autonomy within their roles that is rarely seen within the industry.


We believe in continuous professional and personal development, and take pride in offering our staff ample opportunity to achieve their goals. Utilising our large organisational infrastructure, across our different brands, we invite our people to gain valuable experience, and maximise all the exciting tools available to help develop their career.