Jade Risley has a BA Honours degree in Early Childhood Studies combined with English Literature. She worked voluntarily as a teaching assistant while studying at University and was planning on becoming a teacher when she was approached to become an education recruiter. She has progressed her career within education recruitment in Kent, rising to become a Senior Recruitment Consultant before joining Kent Teaching Solutions. Jade loves building successful long-term relationships with clients and creating win-win situations for schools and teachers: “I love it when you have been through the whole process with someone, from an initial interview through to placing them in a school, and everyone is happy.”
Marc has over ten years’ experience in the education recruitment sector, including being a branch manager for a national agency. With a broad skill-set within the industry, Marc applies the same level of commitment to quality whether he is providing short-term supply or placing a head of department in a permanent position. Marc has an extensive knowledge of the Special Educational Needs sector and the associated challenges of finding the right candidates; he is often called upon to provide consultancy in this field: “I love the double responsibility of working within education recruitment: of being responsible in contributing to the candidates’ happiness, but also being responsible for finding teachers and teaching assistants who can make a real difference to the lives of the pupils.”
After spending many years in recruitment and most recently running the entire recruitment operation for a large National Energy savings company, I have decided to put my skill set to good use in the education sector and help quality people find their dream jobs both on a permanent and temporary basis.
My passion for this move comes from my wife being a primary school teacher herself, and hearing of hard working teachers unable to find work.
Working with people who between them have decades of experience in this sector and my passion to help, we have I believe, the best team in the South East, if not the industry itself.
You are not just Another candidate to us, or another school that needs a vacancy filling. You are all individuals with individual specific needs and our aim is to fulfil them in the most honest, professional and efficient manner.
Katy is highly motivated and driven to ensure the best support at all times.
Extremely organised and with a wealth of experience in a customer service role, Katy really does go the extra mile to deliver the best provision to all her teachers, teaching assistants and clients.
Katy chose a career in education recruitment as she finds great satisfaction in helping people find their dream job. With this in mind she always does everything she can to guide candidates as smoothly and thoroughly through the recruitment process as possible.
A keen runner and charity worker (most recently working with Friends Against Scams), Katy always displays this energy, passion and care to everything she does at work.
Parris oversees the SEN desk here at Kent Teaching Solutions and comes from a primary education background, focusing on SEN interventions in the class room. This work has equipped Parris with a strong inside understanding of the skills and attributes required for the perfect candidate to work in such a challenging but rewarding role.
Before joining Kent Teaching Solutions Parris worked as a Client Account Manager for a recruitment company in London, striving to give the best working relationship for both clients and candidates. Keen to create strong relationships with schools and staff, Parris decided to combine her experience in the field of education recruitment.
Parris has completed numerous overseas charity work, including working in Calais with help refugees, building in Ghana with Thrive Africa and worked as an English teacher in Cambodia for Hope School.
I have 38 years Sales Management experience at a senior level with a proven track record for growing and developing Companies. My area of expertise is Leadership in Sales, Recruitment, Training and Marketing. I specialise in growing the sales and marketing structure within an organisation.