Specialist recruitment agency appoints new consultant

A Yorkshire-based specialist recruitment agency has taken on a new member of staff to help meet growing demand for its services.

Provide Education has appointed Laura Brown from Huddersfield as its new recruitment consultant.

Laura, who studied law at university, will be bringing her knowledge of employment law and the recruitment sector to the business as she assists with the recruitment of supply teachers to work in schools across Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

She previously worked for Page Personnel, a recruitment consultancy specialising in finance and, before that, held a senior position at Phones4U.

Director of Provide Education Barry Simmons said: “It’s great to have Laura on board to help us recruit new teaching staff. 

“We service around 500 schools in the Yorkshire and East Midlands region and it’s important that we have enough supply staff available to meet the constant demand.

“We need someone who is able to headhunt and source the high calibre of candidate needed to fit a range of job vacancies.”

Provide Education is an education recruitment agency which offers a 24-hour rapid response service to help schools fill supply and permanent job vacancies.

Laura joins a staff of 18 and will be based in Brighouse, at the company’s newly expanded office in Thornhill Brigg Mills.

“Provide Education is an amazing company to work with,” said Laura. “I’m learning all the time and it’s a real breath of fresh air.” 

The company has more than 2,000 teachers, teaching assistants, cover supervisors, nursery nurses and school support staff on its books.

It has seen year-on-year business growth since it was established in 2007 and has doubled its turnover and staff numbers within the last three years.

When she’s not working Laura is a keen fundraiser and has taken part in the ‘Tough Mudder’ – ten miles of mud, obstacles and fun – to raise money for Candlelighters, childhood cancer charity and the NSPCC.  She also recently volunteered to take part in a recent charity boxing event as part of her personal fitness training regime.

Laura Brown

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