The Education Network recruits teachers, teaching assistants, nursery nurse staff and SEN specialists and matches them with schools and colleges looking for staff, be it for supply work for short-term contracts or long term, permanent roles.
The investment in new premises within Victoria House on Albert Road is the fourth Education Network office to open in the region and 14th nationally.
Julie Skipp, Manager of The Education Network’s new Middlesbrough office with Lewis Price, Regional manager for The Education Network.
The new Middlesbrough office demonstrates the rapid growth of the business since launching its Newcastle office in 2011, followed by an office in Durham in 2013 and one in Northumberland which opened its doors in June this year.
In four short years The Education Network has seen its turnover rise from £600k to a projected turnover of £11.5m in 2015. The business employs 33 experienced education professionals to help schools get the best possible teachers.
Company director, Kevin Gill, explains: “We are proud to be able to increase the level of service and support we provide to our clients in the south of the region”.
“The Middlesbrough office will offer a round the clock service 365 days a year as we understand the best teachers are at work during office hours. By investing in our Middlesbrough office we can ensure that we work to meet the demands of our clients and continually network and recruit to source the highest calibre of candidate”.
“We fully understand the challenges and difficulties facing schools today and are continuously researching and developing new tools and methods that will help reduce our clients’ resourcing spend whilst keeping quality high. Every office is staffed with experienced educational professionals, ex teachers and former head teachers who are passionate in the pursuit of supporting teachers across the country to deliver outstanding education opportunities to young people.”
The Middlesbrough investment has also led to the appointment of Julie Skipp, a highly experienced education recruitment consultant from Thornaby, with a full-time remit to manage the new office with support from Lewis Price, regional manager for The Education Network based in the Durham Office.
Julie said: “The Education Network has an enviable reputation for outstanding client service within the sector and I’m very honoured to be joining the North East team to head-up the Middlesbrough office”.
“The company is unique in the industry by placing education ahead of profit with a genuine commitment to help raise the standards of education by working closely with specialist education training providers to add value and additional career support to clients through free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities.
“I’m looking forward to the future and 100% committed to developing our service on Teesside, growing our partnership networks and ensuring clients receive the highest level of service of possible.”