My agency – First for Education is part of Operam Education Group, a network of education recruitment agencies that cover the North and the Midlands. First for Education has been actively meeting and exceeding the needs of our workers and clients for over a decade, having developed very close working relationships with schools in the West Midlands region.
We offer a dedicated recruitment service tailored to fit our candidates specifically, making the experience as simple and effortless as possible. We provide highly supportive, committed and hardworking consultants who will endeavour to find assignments suited to your specific needs as well as a wealth of education experience to provide you with industry knowledge, career advice and CV assistance.
We get to know our supply staff and have regular returners who trust us to listen to their needs because we offer a supported process that treats everyone with respect, professionalism and foster a mutual understanding of good communication to keep each other updated; you are our most valuable asset and you can be assured of the best care and attention possible.
We are always looking to recruit teachers, teaching assistants, cover supervisors, learning support assistants and invigilators along with other roles in the education sector. We offer career advice, guidance and training to all our supply staff depending on their needs.
Our pledge is a commitment of service to all our candidates, formed on the basis of what is important to them, it’s an evolving promise which adapts to the changing needs of our candidates.
We will offer you a friendly, supportive, professional service and do our best to offer you appropriate assignments according to your needs.
We will consider your long-term as well as your short-term needs and offer you advice on your career as we get to know you and are a regular user of our service.
We will select you based on your knowledge, skills, attitude and experience; we do not disadvantage anyone on the grounds of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age or nationality. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment.
We will only contact you at appropriate times according to your preferences. We are available for you to contact us with any issues, needs, or for support; a key strength of our service to you. We will keep you updated about opportunities and give you constructive feedback where appropriate.
We will give you as much notice as possible for potential assignments so that you have time to prepare. If you have signed up for emergency cover, we will contact you as early as possible from 6.30am onwards for an assignment that day.
We will let you know what year group you will be working with in advance when taking a primary teaching assignment.
We will ensure you will get paid via your bank account on the agreed day (a week in arrears), providing you have checked your timesheet for accuracy.