Jonathan Sammons - Executive Director
Andrew Robinson - Regional Manager
Croydon, Lambeth and Sutton
Matthew Stanley - Regional Manager
Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Newham
Richard Rawlings - Senior Consultant
Brent, Harrow and Westminster
Alexandra Morton - Senior Consultant
Hackney, Haringey and Enfield
Sumaya Ahmed - Consultant
Shinica Kintu - Education Consultant
Lewisham and Southwark
Christie Fedelmesi - Compliance Manager
Rebecca McCarthy - Compliance Officer
Molly Hynes - Receptionist
Luke Bacciochi - Regional Manager
Lauren Gibbons - Recruitment Consultant
Birmingham and Solihull
Hayley Miller - Head of Compliance
Karl Blake - Senior Consultant
Canterbury, Shepway, Swale and Thanet
Megan Brown - Compliance Officer
Matt Burgum - Regional Manager
Angelo Sansiviero - Senior Consultant
Epping Forest, Harlow, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Uttlesford
Ciara Beazley - Recruitment Consultant
Amber Claydon - Recruitment Consultant
Lauren Cook-Abbott - Candidate Liaison Consultant
Cheryl Walford - Compliance Officer
Jonathan Sammons – Executive Director
Originally from Auckland, New Zealand Jonathan is a founding member of the Edustaff Group. Proudly helping to build an organisation that has a positive impact on improving pupil outcomes Jonathan has had a front row seat over the last 9 years watching Edustaff challenge the status quo within the education recruitment sector and in doing so grow from strength to strength. A passionate advocate for all things servant leadership Jonathan believes that forging long lasting relationships allows for greater impact and delivering a service which not only meets but exceeds a client’s expectations is the key to success. In his 3rd year of being a vegetarian (he tried vegan but likes cheese, chocolate ..... and ice-cream a little too much!) Jonathan is also a keen traveller who holds both PADI open water and advanced open water certificates and enjoys nothing more than diving his holidays away in the sun!
Andrew Robinson – Regional Manager
Andrew has worked in education for almost 10 years. In his initial career, Andrew supported pupils from some of the most deprived areas in the country, in both primary and secondary schools. The experience and knowledge he gained in these posts have provided him with an invaluable insight into modern education and a belief that providing the right staff to schools has an immeasurable impact on the lives of many pupils. Now in his 4th year as a Senior Consultant at EduStaff, Andrew aims to continue to offer all of the candidates and schools he works with the true benefit of his understanding, knowledge and consideration.
Matthew Stanley – Regional Manager
Matthew joined EduStaff in January of 2016 bringing over two years’ experience within the education recruitment sector. Matthew bases his approach on quality of service to clients and candidates alike, combining his determination and personable nature to ensure that the needs of both are always met. In his time outside of work, Matthew likes to socialise with friends and tweak his skiing skills at his nearest indoor snow centre.
Richard Rawlings – Senior Consultant
Alexandra Morton – Senior Consultant
*To the tune of Fresh Prince of Bel Air*
Now this is a story all about how, my life got flipped, turned upside down, I’d like to take a minute just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I became a consultant at Edustaff West Midlands…
In Solihull, born and raised, Manchester’s where I spent my uni days,
Chillin out, maxin relaxing all cool,
Just back from travelling Asia, ready to make some placements in schools
Sumaya Ahmed – Consultant
This is my story,
Just like In Balamory,
Growing up from a tiny seed,
Exploring the world was my need,
I Grew up some more,
Falling in love, with all things food,
Always bringing a smile to my inquisitive mood,
Sharing food is one of my passions,
But not like some trending fashions,
Olio is my chosen cause,
Zero food waste just because,
Teaching was my profession,
Helping aspiring others is what I do,
Now you know who is who,
Reach out now, so I can get to know you
Shinica Kintu – Education Consultant
Shinica joined Edustaff in February 2019 as a Candidate Consultant and quickly progressed onto an exciting role as an Education Consultant. One of her greatest achievements is graduating with a first class degree in Counselling, which set her up for a career within Education which she was always set on! Shinica loves food, family and fashion! In the next few years, she wants to travel to as many countries as possible, eat at as many tasty restaurants as possible and support as many schools, teachers and graduates in Lewisham and Southwark as possible!”
Christie Fedelmesi – Compliance Manager
Christie joins Edustaff with over 5 years of Compliance experience from both education and finance sectors. Christie loves spending time at her family farm with the different animals and enjoys a good board game with a glass (or bottle) of wine!
Rebecca McCarthy – Compliance Officer
Rebecca joined Edustaff in September 2018, bringing with her 5 years of Education and Early Years compliance, as well as 1 year of Finance compliance experience. Rebecca spends her free time relaxing at home in Essex and visiting her family in Yorkshire and Spain!
Molly Hynes – Receptionist
All the way from Essex, Molly joined Edustaff in May 2017. Molly brings a year and a half worth of compliance experience from the financial sector with her. Molly enjoys nothing more than a Jager Bomb and a trip to Ibiza. She also loves spending time with her beautiful cat Indie-pops.
Luke Bacciochi – Regional Manager
Luke has been in recruitment for 12 years, 10 of which have been serving the Education industry. Alongside being the Regional Manager of the West Midlands branch, Luke is also a qualified computer programmer (MCSD Solutions Developer). His interests include Palaeontology and computer gaming, naturally.
Lauren Gibbons – Recruitment Consultant
Lauren has recently joined the EduStaff Midlands team, coming straight from the depths of a primary school classroom. Having successfully completed a PGCE and gone on to be a Year 6 teacher for 3 years, she knows the ins and outs of school life and is now bringing this experience and knowledge to her role as a Recruitment Consultant. Out of work, Lauren enjoys going to Pilates and Barre classes– something has to balance out her love of food!
Hayley Miller – Head of Compliance
Hayley joined EduStaff in October 2012, coming from a background of compliance which she has always shown a great passion for; proven by her progression from Compliance Officer to Head of Policy and Procedure for the whole EduStaff group. As much as Hayley has a passion for her job she also likes to enjoy life, whether that be going out with friends for dinner, weekends away and holidays. Hayley holds a great interest for sea life and as a child wanted to be a Marine Biologist.
Karl Blake – Senior Consultant
Karl joined EduStaff in March 2015 with 18 months of recruitment experience behind him. Prior to recruitment, Karl has experienced success as a competitive card game player, allowing him to travel around the world and has even appeared on the reality TV show `GEEKS`. In his spare time he enjoys playing poker, competitive TCGs and learning new languages. Currently studying Polish and Russian.
Megan Brown – Compliance Officer
Having recently joined the Edustaff Team in Kent, Megan brings over 7 years worth of compliance experience from working as a compliance manager within the healthcare recruitment sector. Megan loves a holiday and to relax in the sun with a cocktail. She also has a passion for Animals and volunteers at a local Animal Rescue Centre in her spare time!
Matt Burgum – Regional Manager
Matt joined EduStaff to help develop the expanding East Anglia region. He brings with him six years of recruitment experience, four of which have been within education recruitment. Matt prides himself on his honest and hard-working approach which allows him to establish excellent relationships with the teachers and schools he works alongside. Away from work, Matt will often be found either in the gym, watching football or listening to Lionel Richie’s greatest hits!
Angelo Sansiviero – Senior Consultant
Angelo joined EduStaff to support schools across North Essex as the East Anglia team has expanded. He brings six years of education recruitment experience and is dedicated to building long-lasting relationships with schools and candidates based on an understanding that everybody and every school is individual with singular motivations and requirements. When he’s not helping to shape the future of education, you can find Angelo buried in a good book, watching a good movie, or attempting to convince people that retro role playing games are cool now.
Ciara Beazley – Recruitment Consultant
Having recently joined EduStaff Ciara brings 1 years recruitment experience gained specialising in temporary recruitment into Local Government. Ciara prides herself on her work ethic and relationship building skills and credits this with her success in her first year in recruitment. Away from work Ciara is a Harry Potter super-fan, building a collection including an Elder wand, Gryffindor cloak and Time turner on her travels!
Amber Claydon – Recruitment Consultant
Amber recently joined Edustaff as the Candidate Consultant for Essex. Graduating from the University of Chichester with a 2:1 in Dance, Amber went on to work for 2 years as a dancer overseas; working for Disney in Paris and then for hotels in Egypt. Once returning, Amber became an instructor of dance and took on the role of Cover Supervisor across secondary schools in Essex. Amber is passionate about education and promoting creative subjects within it. The best thing about working at Disneyland Paris was being able to go on all the rides during her lunch break!
Lauren Cook-Abbott – Candidate Liaison Consultant
Lauren joined Edustaff in September 2018 as a Candidate Liaison Consultant after spending 6 years in retail. Lauren has always been passionate about Education and is excited to build relationships with candidates and clients who are also as passionate about the Education sector. Lauren loves the sun, holidaying and the occasional G&T with her friends and family!
Cheryl Walford – Compliance Officer
Cheryl joined the compliance team in January 2014, prior to her roles Education compliance she worked for 6 years as an administrator in a residential home. In her spare time Cheryl likes to socialise with her friends, play badminton and enjoys cooking. Cheryl used to love a box set but thinks she may have watched everything that’s has ever been invented.