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The CLS Interim Management team is dedicated to the provision of outstanding interim managers and experienced consultants that specialise in the FE sector. We are committed to providing high quality, affordable interim solutions for our clients. Our interims have the capacity to make an immediate impact.

Over the last 12 months, our interim team have successfully supported a growing number of colleges with a wide range of requirements, from short term consultancy and project work, to long term interim management positions.


“David at CLS provided us with a brilliant interim manager. He does everything and more that I’ve needed and wanted him to do. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as a manager to other colleges.”

Kit Davies - Director of Curriculum Development, Barnet & Southgate College

“I cannot speak highly enough about the prompt, responsive service provided by CLS. We were looking to fill a Director vacancy quickly with someone who could hit the ground running at a busy time in the year. David was able to identify a number of candidates who had expertise in this area and we arranged informal interviews. All of the candidates that we spoke to were very capable, but we opted for someone with more local knowledge who was coming to the end of another assignment. Although the assignment was only intended for a short period, things worked out so well that we eventually negotiated a permanent contract. We would certainly consider using CLS again and have remained in touch regarding other roles.”

Steve Logan - Principal, Knowsley Community College
























The right skills, the right fit, first time.

Our highly experienced team will hand-pick candidates from a continuously growing pool of outstanding interim managers and consultants. All of our interims and consultants are interviewed and checked before starting an assignment. We recognise the importance of providing high quality individuals who can hit the ground running; helping your college in the pursuit of excellence.

We offer a personalised, consultative service and strive to deliver high quality, affordable interim solutions. As a result, we understand your college and its unique requirements, so can provide an interim manager that is the best fit for you.



“I’d like to say how well the arrangement has worked for me and the college. Your service has always been faultless: always courteous, friendly and efficient. Many thanks.”


Jim Bennett - Principal, Coleg Gwent










If you are interested in becoming an interim manager, please click here to download an application pack.


If you are a college that would like to enquire about this service, please contact the team via the details below:


South of England and London: Mair Price on 0115 977 5519 or


Rest of the UK: David Beynon on 0115 911 1268 or

David Beynon

Head of Interim Management
and Consultancy Solutions

David Beynon


David has worked in the FE sector for over 10 years. A former Regional Manager with Protocol, David has significantly grown the CLS interim business over the last 12 months since joining as the Head of Interim Management and Consultancy Solutions.


"The post–16 sector is such a diverse area and no two clients are the same - they may face similar challenges but will require always different solutions. My experience enables CLS to provide efficient and effective solutions with highly capable interims. We are now working with more and more interims and collaborating with more colleges than ever in the FE sector."



Mair Price

Senior Consultant











Mair is the newest member of CLS, having joined the team in November 2013.


Due to an increase in demand for our Interim Management and Consultancy Service, Mair will work alongside David Beynon to deliver interim solutions to colleges based primarily in the South of England and London.


Mair has worked in recruitment for over 4 years and is a welcome addition to the CLS team.




Lucy Charlesworth

Leadership Services Administrator











Lucy has been working for CLS since July 2013. She is completing an apprenticeship and is working towards her NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration.


Lucy provides primary support for the Senior Executive and Middle Management Recruitment services, as well as the Interim Management service.