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At Vision for Education, we're always looking to strengthen our teams and are keen to hear from experienced people in any of the regions we cover. 

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Current vacancies 

Job title: Recruitment Consultant

Location: Northampton

Contract: Permanent

Salary:  £20,000 - £25,000 a year + bonus

Vision for Education is looking to appoint a recruitment consultant to join our team in Northampton where you will be working with schools across Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire. This is a fantastic opportunity for a recruitment consultant to join the market leaders in education recruitment in the Northamptonshire area, recruiting high-quality teaching and support staff for short and long-term placements and permanent roles.

The role

Vision for Education is proud to offer an unrivalled service to both schools and teachers.

You will provide a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse and involves:

· Working with an existing client base - many of the schools work exclusively with  Vision for Education.

· Using sales, business development and marketing techniques and networking opportunities to attract business from client schools.

· Visiting clients to build and develop close working relationships.

· Developing a good understanding of client schools; what they do and their culture and environment.

· Advertising vacancies by placing adverts on a variety of job boards.

· Using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates, employers, and the teaching community.

· Headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work.

· Using candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy.

· Receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews, and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client.

· Requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client.

· Briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary, and benefits of the job.

· Preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of suitable applicants.

· Organising interviews for candidates as requested by the client.

· Informing candidates about the results of their interviews.

· Using our Salesforce system to manage bookings.

· Coordinating sponsorship activities for client schools.

The successful Recruitment Consultant will have/be:

· Excellent communication and sales skills.

· The ability to grow a desk (primary, secondary or SEND) from the start.

· Excellent time management and organisational skills.

· An ability to organise their own workload and meet deadlines.

· Self-motivated and resilient.

· The ability to act on their own initiative.

· Possess a professional and ethical approach to business.

· Be able to forge and maintain relationships over the telephone and face-to-face.

· Possess a desire to exceed the highest levels of customer service.

· Operate effectively as part of a happy, motivated team.

What we offer

· Excellent salary package with an open-ended bonus system.

· Company/team performance incentives throughout the year.

· Excellent career progression and professional development opportunities.

· Regular team events.

· Friendly, professional, and hard-working team environment.

· Reduced working hours during school holidays.

How to apply

To be considered for the role of Recruitment Consultant please email an up-to-date CV and contact details to susi.buttifant@visionforeducation.co.uk, or call Susi on 01604 386800 for an informal chat about the position.

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Job title: Resource Consultant

Location: Bristol 

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 per annum + bonus

Vision for Education is currently looking to appoint an exceptional Resource Consultant to join our team. This is a full-time, permanent position starting as soon as possible at our Bristol office.

Vision for Education are a leading education recruitment agency, who provide temporary and permanent teaching and support staff for primary, secondary and SEND schools across Bristol, BANES, North Somerset and Gloucestershire.

We strive to provide the best possible recruitment solutions to our client schools and deliver the best possible service to our candidate teachers, teaching assistants and support staff.

Duties and responsibilities include:

· Assisting with the creation of job adverts to help attract new candidates.

· Posting job adverts and proactively searching for candidates on targeted job boards and social media.

· Assessing CVs for key candidate skills and abilities.

· Processing applications, booking-in and conducting candidate interviews.

· Completing registration paperwork for successful candidates as well as using our Salesforce system to record and manage your work.

· Assisting with the clearance process, to ensure all candidates are cleared in line with DfE guidelines and all children are safeguarded.

· Ensuring all payroll and other queries are effectively dealt with.

· Supporting other members of the team with identifying candidate availability, filling and confirming school bookings and making sure all timesheets are received on time.

· Ensuring the ethos of Vision for Education is maintained and promoted to candidates and schools.

The successful Resource Consultant must have:

· Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills.

· Proficient in using IT equipment and software.

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

· Be able to forge and maintain relationships over the telephone and face-to-face.

· Ability to organise and manage a busy workload efficiently and effectively.

· The ability to act on their own initiative.

· Experience in the same or similar role would be preferred but is not essential.

What we offer:

· Good salary package plus uncapped bonus.

· Termly company/team performance incentives.

· Regular subsidised social events and annual company celebration event.

· Company pension and benefits scheme.

· Reduced working hours during school holidays.

How to apply

To be considered for the role of Resource Consultant please email an up-to-date CV and contact details to dannielle.ford@visionforeducation.co.uk, or call Dannielle on 0117 248 2600 an informal chat about the position.