Market-leading university recruitment

University People, part of the renowned MRG recruitment brand, is a consultancy dedicated to helping higher education institutions to find trusted leaders across professional services.

Professional services are key to the sustainability and success of our higher education institutions and with student expectations and higher education policy moving so quickly, successful institutions increasingly recognise that good professional services can help them to stay ahead of the market. Furthermore, professional services leaders have become increasingly vital in delivering an institution’s strategic aims.

University of Cambridge

Diverse by Design

With a diverse range of clients including members of the Russell Group, research intensive institutions, modern universities and specialist providers we’ve now established ourselves as one of the leading recruitment partners within the sector – thanks to our rigorous methods, integrity, experience and networks of talent.

And our recruitment processes, which are diverse by design, focus on transparency and objectivity – ensuring there are no barriers for entry.

Trinity College, Dublin


“I’ve had the pleasure of working with the Management Recruitment Group both as a candidate and as a recruiter to key University posts. As a candidate, when MRG approached me about a role, I was impressed with the way they didn’t just work through a checklist of skills but actively talked to me about career aspirations and what I enjoyed doing. It’s obvious that they go the extra mile to make a good fit between candidates and company culture.

As a recruiter, MRG are more partners than suppliers, working closely with us to understand how roles would help deliver our strategic goals and gently challenging to think differently about the type of candidate and the recruitment approach.

Their tenacity, enthusiasm and clear focus on what’s important to our business drove laser-focused campaigns which directly resulted in a series of great recruitments which continue to add a huge amount of value to our organisation. “

Ian Connerton, Director of IT Innovation and Programme Delivery at the University of Law

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