Barnsley-based specialist recruitment agency Provide Education has appointed a new consultant as demand for its services continues to rise.
Paula Van Bloor has joined as a trainee recruitment consultant and will work with schools and job candidates across South Yorkshire.
Paula initially approached Provide Education for help in finding a teaching post – but after attending a candidate interview, decided to apply to become part of their head office team instead.
She has nine years of experience in education working as a further education teacher at a college in Oldham, and her most recent post was with a private training company in Liverpool.
Paula, who lives in Batley, said: “When I met Provide and heard about the chance to join them as a recruitment consultant in the education sector I felt it was too good an opportunity to miss. I’m really enjoying being part of the team and getting to know all the schools and candidates we work with.”
Provide Education has its head office in Barugh Green, Barnsley and three other branch offices in West Yorkshire and the East Midlands. It opened a new branch office in Teesside in August, and has recently expanded its services into Greater Manchester too.
Established for ten years, the organisation now has over 3000 teachers on its books and works with a continually increasing number of schools. It employs 23 staff across the four offices.
Katie Buckle, director of Provide Education, said: “Paula has joined us at a very busy time, and we’re delighted to have her on board as we move further into the new academic year. It’s been a great 2016 so far, with lots of new schools and job candidates signing up for our services, and our strong team of staff is key to our current and future success.”
Provide Education operates a rapid response 24/7 service for schools and children’s centres, providing emergency same-day cover, as well as planned supply services.