For the Education sector
The recruitment process can involve as many as 5 people or organisations to recruit just one person into a School or an Academy. HR Administrators, Recruitment Companies, Hiring Managers, Third Party Pre-Employment Screening Companies, Training providers all contribute to the process to hiring an employee and having them ready to start their first day.
This can provide lots of opportunity for potential non-compliance of the Safer Recruitment Process. Failure to meet safer recruitment standards will directly impact Ofsted ratings and more importantly, fail to ensure a safe environment for pupils and employees.
Optimal PBS have extensive experience working with the education sector which gives us solid knowledge of the requirements of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (KCSIE) and the expectations of OFSTED.
As part of our end to end HR service offering, Optimal can provide a full recruitment service to the Education sector. We have a team of Recruitment Consultants who specialise in Education and who can find the best candidates for your roles.
Our end to end service includes:
Full management of the recruitment process from end to end:
- Advertising all roles
- shortlisting and interviewing candidates ourselves prior to submission of their CV to the relevant person in your organisation.
- Supporting the interview process by providing an experienced HR professional to sit on the interview panel.
- Sending our Contracts of Employment and managing all correspondence
- Undertaking all pre-employment screening checks, including enhanced DBS checks, identity checks, qualification checks and obtaining references
- Managing all mandatory training prior to the employee starting in their role
This service significantly reduces the opportunity for error as there are less people in multiple organisations engaging in the process. We follow strict processes to ensure all the necessary paperwork, checks and training are fully completed before an employee starts in the organisation.
For more information on how we can support your recruitment, please call us on 01422 897152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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