Smart Leaders was founded on three years of research and developed with an expert panel of 25 Principals from leading schools across Australia. We work with a deep understanding of what assistance schools require to make successful executive leadership appointments. We offer a range of customisable services that can secure your school with the best educational talent available.

Our offering

Attract, select and appoint high quality school leaders

Ask us about our Smart Managed Service and smartSearch Service to find out what recruitment solutions will best suit the needs of your school

  • Smart Leaders has a growing network of over 5,000 Australian Principals, Deputies and school leaders who are actively seeking new opportunities
  • Powered by Tes, we can also access a further 44,000 highly qualified educators through the world’s largest English-speaking education community
  • To date, we have helped over 170 schools secure dynamic leaders who have gone on to achieve great success for students, staff and whole education communities

Engage a Smart Advisor

Our Smart Advisors are Australian School Principals and School Board members from across the country. You can receive additional support from them for –

  • Creating job descriptions and person specifications that are appropriate for your school’s vision and requirements
  • Creation of application processes, including the creation of key selection criteria
  • Guided timelines of your recruitment process
  • Sit in on the interview panel to aid the decision process
  • Shared expertise for handover, inductions and training

Learn More

Our Smart Managed Service and smartSearch options provide you with two varying levels of service, so we can utilise the most effective strategies in appointing a strong leadership candidate for you

  • The Smart Managed service allows you to engage in an exclusive and tailored service that will promote your school to the largest education community
  • The smartSearch service is perfect for confidential vacancies and can be used in conjunction with your own recruitment processes      
  • Contact a Smart Leaders consultant today to discuss your requirements and discover more about how you can appoint an influential and dynamic school leader

Our people

Zoe Cobon
Staff description:

Zoe Cobon

Zoe joined the Smart Teachers team in 2015 and currently works as an Executive Recruitment Consultant from the Brisbane office. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama and a Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education from the Queensland University of Technology. Zoe’s strong people skills and knowledge of the Australian education landscape bring great benefit to both candidates and schools.

Emma Brackenridge
Staff description:

Emma Brackenridge

Emma has worked in London as a teacher for several years and now joins us in Sydney as an Executive Recruitment Consultant. She holds a BA (Hons) and PGCE from the University of Nottingham and Kingston University. With first-hand knowledge of independent school classroom environments, Emma understands how high-quality teaching and leadership can build positive school communities.