Further Education Recruitment
Reed’s further education recruiters provide sector specialists who inspire young adults to achieve.
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We know further education recruitment
We operate five national further education hubs which cover the whole of the UK. Our dedicated FE consultants work in partnership with you to identify and source the best further education professionals across all institutions, including colleges, sixth forms, prisons, leadership roles and training providers. We provide a full suite of recruitment solutions, including temporary, permanent, fixed-term contract, interim and managed services.
Reed’s consultants make it their priority to understand your needs, enabling them to deliver the best possible service and to find your perfect match, allowing you to deliver the best learning experience and outcomes for your learners. You will receive support whenever you require it, with our further education specialists providing an out-of-hours service.
We place quality and safeguarding at the heart of our service. Our entire safeguarding process adheres to ‘Safer Recruitment in Education’ regulations, and we will work with you to understand the specific compliance requirements of your school or setting. We are also an accredited member of APSCo Compliance+, and our stringent checks guarantee that candidates are fully vetted in line with legal requirements.
Lecturer, assessor & leadership recruitment
Our further education specialists have vast experience in working with institutions to secure the best lecturers and assessors, as well as permanent, and interim management, leadership and consultancy positions, including senior further education managers and interim curriculum managers.
We support over 80% of colleges and 300 sixth forms across the UK, giving us the scale to develop a pool of highly-skilled candidates to deploy into any setting. We recruit for all types of further education settings, including in-depth knowledge of training provision and prison education, as well as academic institutions.
With over 60 years’ recruitment experience, Reed knows how to facilitate the perfect match between organisations and professionals, so we will always find candidates with the perfect skills and traits that match your college or place of learning – whether that be a superb lecturer giving your students their best outcomes or a college leader setting a transformational strategic direction.
Learning support & SEND recruitment
Reed works with a vast range of special education needs and disabilities (SEND) departments inside colleges, giving us the experience and expertise to solve your recruitment challenges. We understand that every SEND role is different, so our experts will seek to understand your specific requirements and recommend professionals which fit your specification.
Compliance and vetting are at the heart of everything we do. We offer you complete peace of mind knowing that all safeguarding protocols and checks for SEND and learning support professionals have been adhered to, with our screening and compliance service operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Using our wide recruitment network, we can secure a range of learning support and SEND specialists, including SEND lecturers and tutors, SEND learning support assistants (LSAs) and teaching assistants (TAs), and progress coaches and achievement tutors.
Apprentice & work-based learning recruitment
Our further education experts have a proven track record of finding top professionals to support your apprenticeship and work-based learning programmes.
As the number one UK recruiter, working across 20 sectors, we not only have access to a variety of specialist tutors, but also 12 million industry experts who work in the other industries we recruit for. Our further education team is experienced in supporting these industry specialists who wish to transition to a career in FE.
Our specialists have vast knowledge of sourcing apprenticeship tutors, work placement officers and work placement co-ordinators across the full spectrum of further education institutions.
Prison education recruitment
Reed is an established, specialist provider of prison education staffing. Our long-standing market presence and national reach gives us great depth and breadth when it comes to available candidates, so whether you need specialist subject tutors, education managers or any other prison education roles, we’re there to support you.
Our expertise in the prison education sector has led to us being awarded a national account by a leading prison education provider which covers numerous prisons across the UK. Additionally, we also have a proven track record of running offender learning & skills service (OLASS) contracts ourselves; demonstrating our background in the sector.
Given the sensitive nature of prison education, you want to work with a specialist recruitment team who you can trust. We have considerable expertise in areas of compliance, particularly when it comes to high-level security clearance. You can be assured that when you partner with Reed to find prison education staff, you will be provided with fully vetted and complaint professionals.
Cross-college recruitment & managed services
We are vastly experienced in providing a full suite of recruitment solutions, including managed service programmes (MSPs) and recruitment process outsourcing (RPOs) which cover every single position in your education setting. Our expertise in this area allows us to confidently manage contracts of all sizes and requirements, including individual niche single role recruitment, through to preferred supplier agreements and full managed services.
Reed is proud to be listed on the following key procurement frameworks: YPO, ESPO (Mstar3 and 3S), SUPC and LUPC, the CPC and the CCS.
Our recruitment solutions not only support you in finding the right tutors, lecturers and assessors, but also recruits for a full range of supporting roles across your establishment, such as facilities roles, management information (MI) specialists and data coordinators.
And understand your pain points...
Our vast experience of further education recruitment has taught us the challenge of finding the best professionals for in-demand roles. Therefore, our specialists are consistently growing their network of further education professionals.
We use every available strategy to ensure that you have access to the best available staff. This includes utilising Reed.co.uk, the UK’s number one digital recruitment service, as well as recruitment events, adverts and referrals. Reed’s scale and breadth of expertise also allows us to link locally and nationally with our specialist consultants in other sectors to find industry experts who can transition into further education.
When you work with Reed, you will be supplied with only the best available professionals. All the staff who we recommend are fully vetted and pre-screened, having gone through a rigorous interview process.
We supply previous observations and testimonials wherever possible, and we will continually liaise with you and the professional while they are in their role to ensure that their performance is monitored and supported.
Our further education experts can react quickly to provide any staffing cover. We have a wide talent pool of pre-cleared candidates ready to be deployed when needed, while our existing workforce can also rapidly set availability to pick up extra work by using the JoinedUp app.
Your dedicated Reed consultant will be in constant communication with your organisation, allowing them to pre-empt any recruitment needs which may arise and work proactively to efficiently meet these requirements.
Whenever you encounter disruption, we can tailor our bespoke recruitment services to ensure that you can continue to deliver an excellent learning experience for your students.
Our further education specialists are available to help at any time and will ensure you have the right level of staffing to meet your requirements. We can provide you with academic and non-academic professionals at short notice, helping you to manage any short or long-term disruption.
You may have experienced permanent recruitment processes which are slow, and where positions have needed to be readvertised multiple times. Reed’s bespoke recruitment packages will ensure you avoid this.
Our services are tailored to suit your needs, whether for individual roles or larger permanent recruitment models. We ensure the service we provide fulfils your needs by delivering cost efficiencies and placements first time, every time.
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