Specialist recruitment across marketing, communications, digital and design

Our expertise

The education sector has been one of the biggest areas of growth for Spotlight since we started in 2008 and we are passionate about helping our clients to empower learning for all. Our team of Consultants work with integrity on behalf of a wide range of education clients who need to hire outstanding talent at all levels across marketing, design, digital and communications.

As a key component of the economy, it is important that education sector continues to develop and we offer cost-effective recruitment solutions to our clients. We take a hands-on approach with education recruitment to build relationships and generate results.

Our extensive experience within education recruitment means the team can offer advice on everything from salary benchmarking to the competitor landscape.  We support our marketing, digital, communications and design candidates at every stage on their recruitment journey through to their next education role.

  • Assessment
  • Educational membership bodies
  • Edtech
  • Higher education
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Training
  • Colleges

Why Spotlight?

Education continues to evolve, different ways are needed to engage students and manage shifts in educational technology. Our team take a hands-on approach in the education industry to build relationships and work closely with clients to onboard the right people. With more than 15 years of recruitment experience, our team of Consultants help our education clients to hire the strongest talent and achieve their commercial objectives.

By using our network of over 100,000 followers on LinkedIn alone, our executive search experience and reputation allows us to attract the most talented candidates from universities to the edtech industry.  We are members of the Recruitment and Employment Federation and are proud to work with organisations of all sizes in the education industry.

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Trusted by our education clients to deliver results

Our Consultants all come from a marketing background and collectively use this expertise to work with a wide range of education clients. Our recruitment ability spans all marketing, digital, communications and design including the following roles across education:

  • Head of Marketing
  • Social Media Manager
  • Digital Designer
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Assistant
  • UX Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Communications Manager
  • Head of Communications
  • PR Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Content Manager
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Ecommerce Manager
  • Website Manager
  • Digital Marketing Director
  • Performance Marketing Manager
  • CRM Manager
  • Email Marketing Manager
  • Insight Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Head of Design

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I)

Spotlight are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and work in partnership with our education clients to ensure they are supported in building an inclusive culture and working environment that focuses on equal opportunities for all. We help our clients identify and address diversity challenges through more inclusive search, and engage with the broadest range of candidates to support diverse talent pools.

We offer support and advice to clients who want to use blind recruitment practices, or learn more about unconscious bias training and are able to offer a range of psychometric testing options to support unbiased assessment of a candidate’s suitability for a role.

Meaningful change takes time and we engage with the broadest range of candidates that will support our education clients’ inclusive recruitment goals.

Impactful recruitment for education

Our goal is to work closely with our education clients, we will help you craft a strong candidate experience to attract and retain the most diverse and inclusive teams.  We work closely with clients to form a partnership, and become an extension of existing HR, talent acquisition or marketing teams to generate results.

Our approach at Spotlight goes beyond the placement, our Consultant team support long-term relationships with clients to ensure that placed candidates can grow with a business. By offering permanent, temporary and interim recruitment options for all of our education clients, we can recruit flexibly at all levels, for all needs.

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Why choose us?

500+ happy clients

Since 2008, Spotlight have placed hundreds of talented candidates with clients in all sectors. We aim to exceed expectations and deliver results that will enhance our clients’ businesses.

100,000+ LinkedIn followers

We have an extensive network of marketing, communications, digital and design talent with 100,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. We are in touch with the right people at the right time.

Recruitment with integrity

Our team are committed to clear communication with both clients and candidates. Our work goes beyond the placement and we believe in transparency and impactful recruitment.

What our clients say

We used Spotlight when hiring a marketing lead for our e-learning business. They represented a good range of talented marketing candidates, understood what we were asking for, and saved us a considerable amount of time. I would highly recommend Spotlight Recruitment to companies who want to hire great marketing and digital candidates.


We recently worked with Spotlight to make a senior appointment to our Leadership Team, following an unsuccessful round of interviews. The team were great to work with, listened carefully to the needs of the business and team and were agile to respond to feedback on candidates. They found us some utterly brilliant candidates and we made a fantastic appointment to our team. Would happily work with them in the future.


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Talk to our specialist team

We'd love to hear from you and the vision you have for your recruitment.

If you would like to discuss marketing, digital, design or communications recruitment for your business or want to find out more about us and our team, you can reach Spotlight at 020 3008 4254 or email us directly at 

Alternatively, visit our contact us page to share job specs and role details or CVs and information on your job search.

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