meet your blackpool team.

We’re proud of our team at Randstad. With over 85 years' collective experience, each member of our team brings different skills and expertise to the table.

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rachael boaler

branch manager (lancashire)

Rachael is the senior business manager / account manager for Randstad’s BESS Division and the Lancashire Education business as a whole. Rachael originates from Blackpool herself as does her family. She is primarily focused on developing relationships within schools and colleges in and around Blackpool. Rachael has 13 years of experience across Education recruitment, account management and sales. She has a HND in Travel and Tourism from UCLAN. In her spare time, Rachael enjoys travelling and raising her 15 year old daughter.

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effie sharp

senior primary consultant (lancashire)

Effie is a senior primary consultant for Randstad Education / BESS across Blackpool, the Fylde Coast and Lancaster. Effie originates from Blackpool herself as does her family. She is primarily focused on developing relationships within Primary schools recruiting for teachers, TAs and 1:1 support roles. Effie has 3 years of experience across recruitment, account management and sales. She has a bachelor’s degree in English Language, Literacy and Communication from Manchester University. Effie mentors students from the local college through the Career Ready programme. In March 2017 she was awarded the North West Mentor of the Year. In her spare time, Effie enjoys keeping active and going on walks with her pet dog.

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leanne kessell

business development manager (lancashire) 

Leanne is a business development manager for Blackpool and across Lancashire for Randstad and BESS’s Business and Technical Support in Schools division. She is primarily focused on developing relationships within schools, nurseries and FE Colleges​ around Blackpool and Lancashire. Leanne recruits for SIMS trained administrators, finance ​officers, exams/data officers, school business managers, subject technicians and site supervisors, both on a temporary or permanent basis. Leanne has 1​2 years of experience across education ​​and finance recruitment​ and account management. She has a bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Performing Arts from UCLAN. In her spare time, Leanne enjoys spending time with her family​ and mostly entertaining and having fun with her 2 year old daughter, Isobel.​

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alex byrne

team manager and secondary consultant (lancashire)

Alex is team manager for secondary and also a secondary consultant across Blackpool and Lancashire for Randstad Education and BESS. He is primarily focused on developing relationships within FE colleges and secondary schools around Blackpool and West Lancashire, whilst recruiting secondary teachers for permanent, interim and day to day cover. Alex has 9 years of experience across recruitment, account management and sales. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and Drama from Liverpool. In his spare time, Alex enjoys sport and spending time with family.

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matthew ball

senior mainstream consultant in TA, nursery and 1:1 support (lancashire)

Matthew supports nurseries and mainstream secondary schools across Lancashire, working closely with senior leadership, SENCOs, inclusion and behavioural staff. The roles that Matthew recruits for include HLTAs, teaching assistants, EAL support, numeracy & literacy intervention, learning mentors, behaviour support and nursery practitioners. Matthew has 6 years of experience across education and social care. He has a masters degree in Sports Science from Edge Hill University. In his spare time he enjoys playing rugby and spending time with his family.

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karl lucas

senior SEND consultant in TA, nursery and 1:1 support (lancashire)

Karl supports nurseries and mainstream secondary schools across Blackpool and West Lancashire for BESS. Karl works closely with senior leadership, SENCOs, inclusion and behavioural staff. The roles that Karl recruits for include HLTAs, teaching assistants, EAL support, numeracy & literacy intervention, learning mentors, and behaviour support and nursery practitioners. Karl has 3 years of experience across education. Karl used to be a fireman and went on to work in schools as a sports coach before moving into recruitment. In his spare time he enjoys cycling and spending time with his family.

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