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Oxford Royale

Founded by two brothers, William and George Humphreys, The Oxford Royale Academy is a top destination for ambitious, talented young people. Attracted by a long-standing reputation for high-quality education, every year, they are given the rare opportunity to experience life as a student in the best universities in the UK.

A long-standing partnership

Harriet Leach, HR and Recruitment Lead

The brief

Oxford Royale needed to fill an urgent position for an HR and Recruitment lead after receiving notice of the previous post holder’s intention to step down. As a result, they were searching for an exceptional candidate to take the reins. The successful applicant would be responsible for managing and hiring a dedicated and passionate team of academic and pastoral staff, whose high-quality calibre would deliver a 100 per cent satisfaction rate from students. With a reputation built on unrivalled standards of teaching, this was an incredibly important role which would be critical to the business.

The outcome

The chosen candidate, Harriet Leach, impressed from the start. After beginning her career in a local Oxfordshire marketing agency as a standalone HR advisor, Harriet took time out to travel around Australia and New Zealand. While abroad, she accepted an HR Coordinator position on a fixed-term contract at an environmental consultancy.

Feedback from the client

"Allen Associates have a long-standing partnership with Oxford Royale that pre-dates my role with the company. The reason it works so well is that we share the same values. They pride themselves on providing the best experience possible, and although we’re operating in a different sector, we also want to be the best in the market."

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