Education Sector

Optimal are an end to end HR Outsourcing Company specialising in providing high quality HR support to Academies and Multi-Academy Trusts across the Yorkshire & Lancashire region. We provide both strategic and operational support helping your organisation to be as effective as possible.

Grant Funded Support

High quality HR support to Academies and MATS

Whilst the quality of teaching is essential in Academies & MAT’s, equally important is good management and the management of employees. MAT’s can bring high employment risks if the due diligence and subsequent integration programmes are rushed and ill-considered and if engagement with staff transferring into Trusts isn’t well-planned, it can take years to overcome.

Budget constraints continue to be a challenge across all of the Education sector and the creation of a Multi Academy Trust can bring opportunities to centralise business support functions, delivering better services with more qualified resource for less cost overall. The level of centralisation of HR Services should be determined through a strategic review of how it is currently being delivered in each Academy to ensure the right model is implemented for each MAT.

Whether you need us to support your Academy or Trust by managing your entire HR function for you, or you need support on a project or initiative, then we have the expertise to help. We also provide full Recruitment Services as well as bespoke E-Learning platforms for your organisation.

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Our team have significant experience of supporting our clients with all of their requirements

Melanie Stead

Managing Director

Helen Murphy

Operations Director

Jonathan White

HR Projects Manager

Victoria McNally

HR Business Partner

Joanna Baker

HR Consultant

Sharna McWilliam

Recruitment Consultant

Saniya Mahmood

HR Advisor

Sophie Holmes

HR Administrator

Eris Kiernan

HR Administrator