For the past 18 years, the Leicester Education office has been providing teaching and support professionals to over 500 schools, nurseries and local authorities in the Leicestershire area. We focus on finding and recruiting the very best mainstream and special needs teaching and support professionals for the primary, secondary and special educational needs schools we work with. If you have the experience and passion for this vital and rewarding work, contact us today about the local vacancies available now.
Jennie Trevor – Senior Consultant
Jennie has worked in the recruitment industry for 8 years starting
her recruitment career as a catering consultant after a successful
career as a hospitality manager taking her from her home town of Wrexham
in North Wales via Yorkshire and Manchester ending up in the Midlands.
Jennie put her valuable knowledge in hospitality to good use to set up
and grow a successful catering desk being able to relate to the
challenges her clients faced. When it can time for a new challenge
Jennie moved into educational recruitment and has spent the last 3 years
successfully matching teachers into schools in the Leicester
marketplace joining Randstad Education 2 years ago as a senior
consultant working on the primary school team and has successfully
become a trusted advisor to her schools.
Jennie is a keen environmentalist and as she lives locally to the
country park. She enjoys long walks in the countryside and this is where
you will find her at most weekends.
Marie Weedon - Senior Managing Consultant
Marie has always been passionate about recruitment and worked in the
industry for over 10 years starting her career within a large high
street agency specialising in industrial recruitment. Recognising a
demand for highly skilled engineering personnel within the
Leicestershire market she developed a successful engineering desk of
which she was recognised and recommended as being the best recruiter in
the market. From this Marie moved into commercial perms role and through
sourcing of national accounts and independent clientele was able to
gain valuable experience, insight and industry knowledge on another side
Having started with Randstad (formerly Select) in January 2008 as a
special needs consultant Marie is the longest serving staff member
within the Leicester branch and through successfully placing thousands
of education professionals into work and has developed her own career to
senior consultant and recently senior managing consultant.
Marie enjoys world travel and to in order will try to visit a new
country every holiday to immerse herself into different cultures.
Randstad Education in Leicester was formerly known as Select
Education and originally founded in 1993. Originally based on Granby
Street the office relocated to picturesque surrounding of New Walk in
2007. The branch provides a specialist education based staffing solution
for over 470 primary, secondary and special needs settings within two
local authorities, Leicester and Leicestershire.
Our consultants are always striving for perfection providing a good
to know you recruitment experience and through a comprehensive
individually tailored interview process and simultaneous promotion of
all interests to ensure the right match is made the first time every
time for our candidates and clients alike.
Catering for day-to-day, short term, fixed term and permanent
placements for fully qualified teachers, NQT’s, lecturers, tutors,
instructors, cover supervisors, teaching assistants, learning support
assistants, mentors, nursery nurses, nursery assistants and support
staff. The Leicester office is a successful branch with experienced,
professional, specialist consultants on hand 365 days of the year. The
easily accessible, city centre based office is open from 7am to 6pm with
a 24 hour on call service available to Candidates and Clients. If you
have the experience and the commitment to join the UK's number one
education recruiter then one of our consultants would be happy to talk
to you about current vacancies.
Working in the Community
Working in the community walks hand in hand with being an ideal
recruitment partner for our schools. The Leicester team have been very
lucky to have been invited into schools to deliver achievement awards
and attend assemblies and fetes. We regularly hold competitions for our
schools at key points in the year including Easter, Christmas, Halloween
and bonfire night with prize awarding ceremonies thereafter. We have
also been involved in sponsorship of large events such as sports days
and trips and consider all of these things a very important part of our
Our consultants attend NQT fairs and deliver valuable advice on
seeking employment through delivery of CV workshops, open days,
networking events training courses, interview preparation and full
Randstad as a company have also recently teamed up with a charity
called BEAT to deliver self-esteem, body confidence workshops within
secondary schools across the UK to KS3 pupils. As the UK’s leading
education specialist we are at the forefront of all market and
legislative changes and as such we are able to provide consultation on
all of these changes for our schools in individually tailored meetings
and seminars. Within the changing landscape of education we are always
working hard to support our schools and thrive on innovative and
creative ways to do this.
"Through Randstad Education, I have worked almost every day during
school term time for the past three years. In that period, I have taught
in dozens of schools throughout Leicestershire and have had a positive
experience in each and every one of them.
The consultants at Randstad always brief their teachers
comprehensively before a school visit is undertaken, and also provide
valuable and encouraging feedback to supply staff during or after a
spell of work.
The company's staff are totally professional and helpful towards
their teachers, and understand and respect the sometimes difficult job
we have to do. Consultants are also cheerful and friendly when they
contact us, knowing that we enjoy our work and are glad to hear from
I have had a great relationship with Randstad Education since joining
in 2010. They have placed me in many wonderful schools since that time
and I am looking forward to another school year working on their
Patrick - Secondary/primary teacher
"I have worked as a supply teacher for Randstad Education for 16
years in that time I have been very happy in my work. The agency has
found me regular work so that I have earned enough to raise my family of
three children. I have had the right mix of long and short term
assignments to suit my needs. The service has always been helpful and
professional, providing me with the right information so that I am
prepared for each day’s work.
The consultants are always friendly and efficient matching my skills
with the work opportunities available. They endeavour to place me in the
schools I do well in and the schools that frequently request me. By
placing me in a small number of schools, along with all the practical
things that come from knowing a school, I have been able to develop a
good professional relationship with the staff, pupils and parents."
Lance - Primary Teacher
“I have been employed by Randstad Education for the last fifteen
years and during this time Randstad has been very helpful with me in
giving me lots of work in and around Leicestershire.
All the consultants are very professional, considerate and friendly
to approach and they have consistently listened to my requirements and
matched me to work accordingly.
I have been very happy with the service Randstad provides to me and
would recommend all my friends and colleagues to work for and with
Randstad Education who excel in satisfying the needs of employees.
I will continue giving my best services to Randstad Education.”
Tasneem - Nursery Nurse/teaching assistant/learning support assistant
"I joined Randstad Education nearly 4 years ago as supply work suited me due to family commitments.
Randstad introduced me to various types of schools including special
needs and this is where I have now been successful in gaining a
Randstad provides various training courses in different areas but in
particular ‘Team Teach Training’ which has been very beneficial to me.
Marie my consultant has always been very professional and if ever there was query she has resolved this immediately.
I am very happy that I was part of Randstad Education and if I ever
wish to return to supply in the future Randstad Education would be my
first choice. I also would not hesitate to recommend to others."
Minakshi - Learning support assistant
"I have been working for Randstad Education and its predecessor
Select Education for the past eighteen years. During this time I have
been extremely satisfied with the service provided and with the
professionalism of the staff. My consultants have always been helpful in
enabling me to find the right job, and have matched me perfectly with
the assignments I have wanted.
I have always found the staff to be friendly, pleasant and they have
excelled in providing support and guidance in all aspects of my supply
teaching. I very much enjoy working for Randstad, and I am happy to
continue with what I regard and recommend as the No1 teaching agency.”
Steve - Primary Teacher