Find the right leader for your school

With our tailored service, smartExecutive

Find the right leader for your school


smartExecutive provides an expert consultation service, designed to help you attract and appoint educational leaders who suit the individual needs of your school.

Our team includes former school principal and school board member Tim Waley, as well as experienced education consultants, who are former teachers. We understand the unique challenges of finding passionate educational leaders that will be a long-term asset to your school community.

Our comprehensive service supports schools and board members at every step of the way from attraction through to selection and appointment. We take the hard work out of finding a senior leader who's the right fit for your school and present you with candidates that fit your schools’ values and ethos.  

Supporting you to reach and appoint quality leaders by:

  • Attracting talented candidates with recruitment advertising to our community of over 194,100* registered leaders across the globe
  • Creating job descriptions and key selection criteria that fit your school’s vision and requirements
  • Collecting all required candidate vetting checks including qualifications, references and child protection checks
  • Providing transparent candidate insights with short and long lists of qualified candidates to ensure candidate transparency
  • Supporting your panel with decision making by providing a thorough candidate profile, running psychometric tests and involvement in the panel interview if desired

        *Correct June 2020.

With smartExecutive, we were able to get a principal who perfectly suits the school’s stage of development and is able to take the school further.

Tara Taylor
School council president
Inner Sydney Montessori School

The personal advice I received through smartExecutive had a big impact in the decision I made.

Alan Pike
Dean of staffing and administration
Blackheath and Thornburgh College
Tim Waley

Executive recruitment consultancy from experienced school leaders

Tim Waley(Bed; MBA), Executive Consultant

Tim has more than 30 years of experience as a principal in Australia, the Middle East and Asia. He has served as president of Independent Schools Tasmania, as an ISCA board member, an AHISA member and in a variety of capacities on state education bodies in Tasmania. Tim’s high degree of leadership experience from Australia and overseas helps schools find leaders who are able to empower their staff and improve the lives of children through education.

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