The Spencer Group

9 Greyfriars Road,

t: +44 (0)118 935 9444


Established in 2001, The Spencer Group is rapidly expanding, having doubled its staff and revenues in the last 5 years. It is committed to becoming the global boutique of choice in its specialist markets, commercial education and pharmaceutical technology.  

To this end, we are investing in further significant expansion. Critical to this growth is the appointment of a Principal within our commercial education practice. This key role will be responsible for driving new business and increasing market presence across the commercial education space, as well as nurturing and growing our existing client base. This role is high-profile, market facing and international in nature. The Spencer Group is a highly collegiate, open and supportive environment with in-house research and delivery teams, which creates time for Principals to develop strategic relationships, build their profile and drive effective business development activities.

We are an unusual search boutique in that we are a close knit unit, passionately dedicated to delivering outstanding client outcomes. Everyone in the organisation has the opportunity to shape the strategic development of the businesses. Principals have a clear path for promotion to the SMT and to gain equity and even greater strategic impact. We are looking for an individual with a proven track record of business development either from within search or from a wider recruitment environment. Education experience would be preferred but it is by no means essential. What is key, is proven sales ability, a structured and highly consultative approach and a real passion for delivering outstanding service. Location is not an issue as we can support flexible remote working once an individual is up and running.

Working in education and predominantly within the emerging markets, this role offers the chance to be a major player in this rapidly expanding, dynamic space; one that has such a significant impact on the world.


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