Candidate – FAQs
How do I apply for work with you?
To begin this process, you can either message us via our website and one of our experienced consultants will contact you, email or call us. We prefer to have an initial conversation with you so we can start supporting you from the onset and find out about your experiences, skills and qualifications. In our call, we will not be pushy and won’t be offended if you choose not to accept our support.
If you prefer, send us an enquiry via our website or send us an email with an overview of what you are looking for.
What is your interview process?
The interview process, which is for your benefit is to help us to support you in finding the perfect position; understanding you skills, experience and qualifications. Our aim by the time your interview is complete, is for you to feel confident, have job pathways to pursue and ready to begin work.
All interviews are conducted face-to-face to fall in line with ‘Safer Recruitment with Children’ practice; interviews are in depth and cover all compliance for everyone potentially working with children; of course with a coffee 😊
During COVID, interviews are being conducted remotely when in lockdown or face-to-face with full screens and COVID PPE in place.
How will I be interviewing during COVID?
During COVID all office staff are working a mixture at home and in the office to maintain a safe distance; COVID PPE, masks, screens, antibac have been issued to each staff member and all COVID safety measures are in place in all our office buildings.
For interviews face-to-face masks must be worn by everyone, temperatures are checked on arrival for staff and candidates. Screens and antibac are in place and must be used before moving to any area. No transferance from person to person of paperwork will be done; any original documentation will be photo scanned.
During lockdown, all interviews will be conducted remotely via TEAMS. All candidates will receive a meeting request and ask to logon to a device big enough to view documents and have an interview; tablet, laptop or PC. ID must be shown at the start to confirm your identity. (mobile phones are not ideal). Try and logon 15 minutes prior to your interview so any technical issues can be resolved.
Do you need to see originals of my documents?
Yes we need to see originals of all documents. We work with our clients to provide staff that are fully compliant and we work within ‘Safer Recruitment with Children’ practice guidelines.
Either remotely or face-to-face we will view and scan your original documantation.
I am Newly Qualified and never worked via an agent before – can you support me?
Absolutely, we would be more than happy to support NQTs in finding your first position that will suit not only your qualifications but your skills, experience and person fit so your work environment is right for you to be supported and progress in your career. We will work with Headteachers for the feasibility to start your induction year (if it is for a term or longer).
As a Consultant – what do you do?
We value you as an individual, listen, support and work in partnership with you and the prospective school for you to progress in your job role. You come first, from the initial contact via a telephone conversation to discuss your needs to meeting face-to-face to you gaining work. Whatever your situation we will work with you to find a role that perfectly fits all of your criteria. EVERY ADULT MATTERS
If anyone has any speech or hearing problems, we can have email communication to start with.
Do you have work with special needs?
A large proportion of our job roles are to work predominantly with special needs students. We work closely with the LA, Headteachers and SENDCo to understand each child’s needs to find the right skill set of a worker to support each student. If you are passionate to work with special needs we would be very interested to hear from you.
I only want to work part time or temporary – is this possible?
Of course, we have many workers that work part time, giving the work life balance they are looking for. We listen and find the ideal job that meets all of your criteria.
How do you pay?
Everyone is paid via PAYE; monthly and with additional holiday pay.
We do not use umbrella payroll companies.
What locations do you cover?
We work in Kent, Medway, SE London, Essex, Thurrock, Havering, E. London
Are there opportunities for gaining permanent contracts?
Yes most definitely, our aim is find you your deal position. 75% of all recruited candidates go on to gain contracts with our clients, this is our aim for people to progress.
Will I be supported throughout my assignment?
Yes, this is an area we are very passionate about, support initially through to development and support whilst in your continued work is so important to us. We keep in regular contact and like to support your work pathway. We go the extra mile for you: if on a longer term assignment we try to arrange periodic development meetings on site to highlight areas of particular strengths, areas to develop and an opportunity for you talk to us face-to-face with any positive feedback or concerns.
If I leave for a permanent job, but after some time would like to return to you for work, is this a possibility?
Of course we welcome many workers back to us. We would need undertake up-to-date compliance checks incl references for the time you have been away and DBS updates. Depending on the time we may require a further meeting with a member of our team again to pick up the relationship.
How do I recommend someone to your company?
We are always happy for you to pass on our details to fellow colleagues or friends who share the same skills and /or qualifications for the roles we provide. Email, phone or share via our Facebook Page. We will be happy for anyone to call us for an initial conversation about their individual circumstances.
What do I do if I am not happy in an assignment?
This is not the aim of our business model, when we meet for the first stage interview which we carry out on behalf of our client. We discuss in more detail how we will work with you and what you are looking for in your ideal work role. If you are not happy about anything please speak to us to see if we can resolve things before they get too big and make your work a happier place to be. There is always going to be the few that it doesn’t work out for many reasons, please speak to us along the journey and if you need to move on we can support you with a new assignment that hopefully will be right for you.
Do I need to give any notice to leave?
We wouldn’t expect anyone to just walk away without any notice this not professional to the students you are working with. If you would like to leave an assignment, please speak to us first to agree a fair and reasonable notice based on the length and time spent on the assignment