We don’t want you to get caught out by any unexpected surprises. To make you fully aware of what to expect when you register with us, we’ve outlined the whole process below.
From your first contact with one of our specialist consultants you should receive a speedy and helpful response. We’ll advise you on how we can help you find work, whether it be temporary or permanent, in a variety of settings within the education and childcare industry.
Recruiting for positions that deal with vulnerable groups such as children does mean we need to see some documentation:
We take time to ensure that we understand what your work requirements are so we can match you to your perfect position or temporary assignment. If you are interested in temporary work we like to run through some of our important work policies such as Safeguarding, Health & Safety, Equal Opportunities and Recruitment of Ex-Offenders. At the same time as this, we’ll explain your Contract of Service and very importantly, how you are paid. This can all be done quickly and efficiently if we arrange an appointment for you to meet us in our offices in Portchester. This stage of the process takes approximately 30-40 minutes.
Once your registration interview is complete we will load your details onto our bespoke database. If you are looking for permanent work only, we will take up references for you. One of our consultants will immediately start searching for opportunities and arranging you interviews that suit your unique requirements.
If you are looking for temporary work we will take up references and a DBS Enhanced Disclosure or complete a Status Check if you are registered with the DBS Update Service. This stage can take approximately 2 weeks (depending on
how quickly the DBS Disclosure and references are returned). Once we have satisfactorily completed these pre-employment checks and you are cleared to work, we are obliged to ensure that you are fit to teach. You’ll occasionally be solely responsible for groups of children and young people, so we need to check that you won’t pose a Health and Safety risk to yourself, the children or the young people in your care. We do this by asking you to complete a short Medical Fitness Declaration prior to your first booking.
Being fully registered on our database for temporary or permanent positions means that we can contact you at any time with offers of work. We work closely with Local Authority Schools, Academies, Early Years Centres, Nurseries and Pre-Scools in Hampshire (including Portsmouth & Southampton). Their staffing needs vary throughout the year, and we have both permanent and fixed term vacancies coming in regularly from these types of settings so we can arrange numerous interviews for you. We are extremely busy with both long term and short-term temporary work, so no matter what your availability is, we should be able to offer you the kind or work you want and need. You will have access to your own individual secure webpage, which will contain details of all temporary assignments you accept from us. It will also include all pay records, supply guides for each school you are booked at, and there is also an online diary system allowing you to mark your availability for work (to stop us calling you at 7am for emergency bookings if you want a day off)! You can find out more information about the positions we recruit for here, and our contact information here.
We value feedback from our candidates and our schools and will share this where possible in order to ensure we give an excellent service to all of our customers. We have hundreds of satisfied customers and all of our specialist and experienced consultants have a passion for helping people find work and whom each have a large client base. If you’d like to start the move into the wonderful world of education, then please do send us your CV today.