Hi, I am Pete,
I began my career in education recruitment 10 years ago and instantly found the career I was looking for. For ten years I’ve enjoyed the highs and lows that come in this industry but hearing the joy in a candidate’s voice when you let them know they have been offered their dream job is something that remains ever present. Having a career that means you work with different people every day and add real value to their professional life and development is a privileged position to be in and one I have never taken lightly.
After five years working with an industry leader I decided to take the skills and knowledge I had acquired to join a new company and build a team from the ground up; focusing on a new market of non-classroom based staff. After speaking with many schools and candidates it became apparent that school staff who worked in administration, finance, HR, premises had not been receiving the same level of focus and dedication to their careers from education recruitment companies as teachers and teaching assistants had been receiving. After 5 years of continued success my support department had become the industry leader for schools and candidates in London. Our clients now had specialist consultants who really could find the perfect school business manager, receptionist or caretaker for their school and candidates now had a viable option to the larger national brands with dedicated consultants, who actually understood their job roles, knew how to secure them the salary they should be on, and to create opportunities for continued career development in education.
After 5 incredible years I had decided it was time to take on a new challenge, I knew I didn’t want to go into a large corporate company where candidates often are just seen as a number and the service to clients can be lacking. I had known of GSL after coming across them many times in the sector and approached them about joining. It was a pleasure to find a business that lives and breathes the same ethos as my own and was beginning the exciting process of taking our boutique agency values across the country to give candidates and schools a true alternative to the norms they have been accustomed to.