Minerva Search recruitment agency

We work with clients to develop outstanding teams, cultures and structures, specialising in headhunting, organisational development and leadership services.


With nearly thirty years' combined experience working with large international firms, our partners bring the best of large company disciplines together with a leaner, more flexible approach which enables us to respond to the diversity of need and value consciousness of our clients.


Since founding in 2013, we have worked with over fifty clients, advising on leadership and governance teams and structures, including supporting nearly eighty appointments.


We have grown fast, and are building a quality focus into all of our work, with a commitment to excellence in:


- Understanding our clients

- Supporting diversity and gender equity

- Delivering the strongest possible outputs and shortlists

- Guaranteeing openness and integrity

- Showing respect and care for the people with whom we interact

- Producing high-quality written materials

- Providing attention to detail in all service and administration

- Showing thoughtfulness and judgement

- Being responsive to our clients


We work for clients across a broad range of sectors with specific commitment to and expertise in global development, culture, publishing, education and third sector. Our clients are located all over the world, and our pool of candidates is global.


Our services include headhunting, leadership assessment, governance review, cultural change projects and 360 degree reviews. In recruitment, we advise on both permanent and interim roles.



Current appointments include


Director of Estates, University of Lincoln


Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance and Infrastructure, University of Lincoln


Deputy Vice-Chancellor, People, Services and Operations, University of Lincoln 


Director of International Centre, University of South Wales


Head of Business School, University of South Wales


International Director, University of Portsmouth


Deputy Director, Student Services, Anglia Ruskin University


Dean of Science, University of Portsmouth


Dean of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Portsmouth


Registrar and Secretary, Goldsmiths, University of London


Heads of Department, Lincoln International Business School, University of Lincoln


Director, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts


Recent news:


Governance of HE: Gender balance of university boards - joint research with Wonkhe


Governance of UK universities: what's going on? - joint research with Wonkhe


FBA Futures 2016 Catalogue


Our commitment to Diversity