Philip Ayling - Managing Director
Jack Ribbons - Regional Director
Andrew Robinson - Senior Consultant
Croydon, Lambeth and Sutton
Ben Reeves - Senior Consultant
Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest
Emilie Pecheur - Managing Consultant
Barnet, Camden and Islington
Matthew Stanley - Senior Consultant
Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Newham
Richard Rawlings - Senior Consultant
Brent, Harrow and Westminster
Tom Stoten - Managing Consultant
Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich
Eoghan Caldwell - Senior Consultant
Hillingdon, Ealing, Hounslow
Alexandra Morton - Consultant
Hackney, Haringey and Enfield
Charlotte Jeffs - Compliance Officer
Kerry Hanrahan - Compliance Officer
Rochelle Christie - Compliance Officer
Molly Hynes - Receptionist
Luke Bacciochi - Regional Director
Hayley Miller - Head of Compliance
David Baker - Senior Consultant
Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton
Eamon Malin - Consultant
North Coventry and North Warwickshire
Neil Poole - Senior Consultant
Patrick Jones - Senior Consultant
Solihull and South Birmingham
Mia Jones - Candidate Liaison Manager
John Cobb - Regional Director
Dartford, Gravesend, Maidstone and Medway
Karl Blake - Senior Consultant
Canterbury, Shepway, Swale and Thanet
Megan Brown - Compliance Officer
Sharon Hockley - Regional Director
Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk
Matt Burgum - Managing Consultant
Ciara Beazley - Recruitment Consultant
Charlie Demmel - Recruitment Consultant
Cheryl Walford - Compliance Officer
Michal Chajtowicz - Consultant
South London, South West London and Surrey
Rainy Old - Consultant
North London, North West London, West London and Hertfordshire
Richard Pentecost - Candidate Liaison Team Manager
Joshua Dorr - University Liaison Consultant
Zoe Argyrou - Candidate Liaison Consultant
Rebecca Constant - Candidate Liaison Consultant
Georgia Collett - Candidate Liaison Consultant
Amber Claydon - Candidate Liaison Consultant
Nadia Whittaker - Operations Manager
Shriya Patel - Learning and Development Coordinator
Philip Ayling – Managing Director
Philip lived in Greece for two years teaching windsurfing before returning to sing backing vocals on the single ‘The Last Film’ by the band Kissing the Pink (#19 1983). His father made him cool at 13 by taking him to see Johnny Cash live. A life following live music as a passion is the result, often accompanied by one or more of his four children. A love of Portugal, craft beer and I am Kloot give a clue to his perfect evening.
Jack Ribbons – Regional Director
Jack comes from a family of Educators, with 10 family members currently working in schools. Jack decided not enter the classroom but take a different route into education and work with schools on their recruitment and retention issues. Having worked at other education organisations for 10 years Jack joined Edustaff in August 2016. Jack loves sport (watching more than playing these days) and music, although he can never remember the name of songs!
Andrew Robinson – Senior Consultant
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.
Ben Reeves – Senior Consultant
Ben has recently progressed to Edustaff, having joined with over two years experience working within education recruitment. Previous to this Ben worked at Stansted Airport for eight years in a multitude of customer facing operational roles. Ben grew up in Essex and now lives in Waltham Forest; he has an excellent understanding of East London and a genuine passion for helping people.
Emilie Pecheur – Managing Consultant
Emilie has recently joined the Edustaff team with eight years’ experience in education. Having started her career within mainstream education then going on to manage a SEN team working across South London, Emilie is now looking forward to working with Edustaff’s London Team. You will hear Emilie talk a lot about her pet cat who is the love, but also the bane, of her life. She has a small obsession with owls having fallen in love with the mechanical owl ‘Bobo’ from the film ‘Clash of the Titans’ as a child, and an evening including red wine and anything sci-fi is Emilie’s idea of heaven!
Matthew Stanley – Senior Consultant
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
Tom Stoten – Managing Consultant
Coming from a diverse background that included work in retail, security and direct sales, Tom has been able to call on a multitude of personal and professional experiences which has suited him perfectly for the high-intensity world of recruitment consultancy! A keen sportsman, Tom has played semi-professional football in North London and was a member of the all-conquering Saracens RFU Youth set-up. Tom progressed to EduStaff in November 2015 following a highly successful 2 years elsewhere in recruitment, and is looking to establish himself as one of the leading lights in the South East London recruitment scene.
Eoghan Caldwell – Senior Consultant
Eoghan joined EduStaff in May 2017, having worked within the Education Recruitment industry for 3 years prior. Having graduated with a Masters in Forensic Investigation, he decided to move to London and take up an Educational Recruitment position. Eoghan has a real passion for providing the highest caliber of Teachers and Graduates to a school to make a positive difference to children in London! He loves to volunteer in schools to aid in creating the best possible School/Teacher match as he appreciates how stressful the recruitment process can be for schools and applicant alike. Eoghan has a keen interest in Hurling, Football and Rugby!
Alexandra Morton – 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
Charlotte Jeffs – Compliance Officer
Having just recently joined the Edustaff team all the way from Essex, Charlotte brings 3 years worth of compliance experience from a medical recruitment sector with her. Charlotte is keen to learn a lot about the Education industry and will not stop until she knows absolutely everything! You will often hear Charlotte complain about eating healthy but she is always found with her hand in a crisp or chocolate wrapper. Whoops!
Kerry Hanrahan – Compliance Officer
Prior to joining EduStaff, Kerry lived in Michigan for six months working as an arts and crafts director. Her love for being creative is reflected in the planning of her wedding; Kerry has designed and printed her own wedding tea towels! A big fan of anime, Kerry has attended a few comic cons and joins EduStaff with over 2 years of compliance expertise.
Rochelle Christie – Compliance Officer
After completing 3 years at a medical recruitment agency doing compliance, Rochelle opted for a huge change, so she decided to join the amazing Edustaff doing compliance for teachers. Rochelle loves the colour pink, holidays and recently wanted some responsibilities so decided to buy a pet hamster and named HIM Princess. ? Overall smiley and happy to help when she can.
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 Director
Luke has been in recruitment for 12 years, 10 of which have been serving the Education industry. Alongside being the Regional Director of the West Midlands branch, Luke is also a qualified computer programmer (MCSD Solutions Developer). His interests include Palaeontology and computer gaming, naturally.
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.
David Baker – Senior Consultant
David joined EduStaff in January 2015 having spent 10 years in the recruitment industry. David is known within the Birmingham office as ‘The Voice’ due to his participation in BBC’s 2002 show ‘Fame Academy’ where he enjoyed some success in the initial rounds of auditions but unfortunately didn’t progress through to the finals….Better luck next time Dave!
Eamon Malin – Consultant
Eamon has 5/6 years in recruitment, mainly within permanent contracts. Recently married and father to Mr. Pugsley the world's greatest pug. He plays Sunday league football and still lives in hope of being spotted and fast tracked to glory however too many chicken wings may have put paid to that dream. He loves chicken wings!!!!
Neil Poole – Senior Consultant
Neil has been in education recruitment for almost 10 years. After running a successful supply desk in the East Midlands for 7 years he made the decision to go and ‘live the dream’ and travel the world. 541 days, 29 countries, 4 continents and endless tales later he made his way back to Dear Old Blighty to start his new adventure at EduStaff. He maintains his greatest achievement in life is shaking Danny Minogue’s hand at the radio One Roadshow in Bournemouth as 13 year old Milky Bar Kid lookalike.
Patrick Jones – Senior Consultant
Patrick is a graduate of Hotel and Catering Management, a course undertaken in Manchester where he then discovered his love for dance music. His kinship with hospitality has been reflected in his practice as a Senior Consultant, Patrick prides himself on going above and beyond for both candidates and clients. When he isn’t spending time with his wife and kids, Patrick enjoys pondering the meaning of life in the shed at the back of his garden or planning his next firework display as a budding pyrotechnic.
Mia Jones – Candidate Liaison Manager
Mia has worked in the compliance sector for several years and more recently supporting people with disabilities back into work. She has now found her way back to compliance as she missed DBS’s and references too much to stay away. Mia has a love for all things Disney and in a previous life is sure she was Ariel. Having had a very small cameo on Big Brothers Big Mouth, Mia is still awaiting the call from Hollywood.
John Cobb – Regional Director
A graduate from De Montfort University in Business Studies and former pupil of Dartford Grammar School, John has spent the majority of his career as a qualified financial consultant. After a brief spell in Milan, John retrained as a recruitment consultant and is now the Director of the Kent and Sussex region. John is a keen sports enthusiast and coaches Youth Rugby at Tonbridge and Juddians RFC. He is married with two children.
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!
Sharon Hockley – Regional Director
Sharon has over 11 years recruitment experience with the past 5 years spent servicing the Education market across East Anglia. Sharon’s candidates and clients say she is a hard-working, honest Education Consultant and this has led to her success so far. Having grown up and educated in Suffolk and worked within offices in Norfolk and Essex she is very familiar with the area's diversity and geographic which is a huge advantage for the region! When she’s not in the office Sharon enjoys being creative via the means of sewing and baking. She has also learned the skill of DIY following the recent and continued renovation of her house.
Matt Burgum – Managing Consultant
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!
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!
Charlie Demmel – Recruitment Consultant
Charlie joined the EduStaff East Anglia team as a Recruitment Consultant. His two years experience in recruitment has been spent in Education so he is very familiar with the sector! Charlie is determined to develop his career as an education recruitment specialist. Outside of the working environment, Charlie is a big football fan and regularly attends West Ham United football matches! It’s fair to say that Charlie is also a very big Marvel and Disney fan, having
watched the majority of the films several times!
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.
Michal Chajtowicz – Consultant
Michal joined EduStaff in August 2016 having previously worked for 9 years' in sales and sales management within the Health & Fitness industry. Although he is new to recruitment, his past experience and huge success will stand him in good stead. Outside of work he is a devoted father to a little boy named Frankie and big sports and fitness fanatic!
Rainy Old – Consultant
Originally from New Zealand, Rainy joins EduStaff SEN after enjoying a demanding 15-year career within social work, adoption and front line child protection for a number of London Boroughs. Although new to the recruitment industry, Rainy’s desire to recruit combined with her empathy towards a Special Education will make her a valuable addition to the team. In her free time, Rainy is an accomplished cook and loves nothing more than cooking for friends and is also an avid traveler.
Richard Pentecost – Candidate Liaison Team Manager
Richard joined EduStaff in February 2016, having worked within the Education Recruitment industry for a year prior. Having completed his Primary PGCE at Canterbury Christchurch University and worked in both Primary and Special Needs Schools as an LSA, Richard is passionate about education and the impact it has on shaping future communities. Richard prides himself on working with only the highest calibre teachers in a professional and personable manner, an ethos that he shares with the entire Edustaff team. Richard has a keen interest in football, boxing and cricket and is your typical Man Utd fan – from Essex!!
Joshua Dorr – University Liaison Consultant
After graduating in History from the University of Nottingham in 2011, Josh pursued his passion for education and has been inspired by the sector ever since he started working with Edustaff. Having witnessed first-hand the excellent opportunities a career in education can provide, Josh now utilises every ounce of his enthusiasm in engaging with students as a University Liaison Consultant. Whether it be providing careers advice sessions to students completing their PGCE, or explaining the various teacher training routes available to undergraduates, you will be able to find Josh on a university campus near you.
Zoe Argyrou – Candidate Liaison Consultant
Prior to joining EduStaff Zoe was a Teaching Assistant for 3 years in EYFS. Zoe is a Marketing graduate from Middlesex University and is also a graduate from the 1st Edustaff Academy! Zoe is now part of the candidate generation team. Zoe enjoys Netflix marathons and loves a shopping trip!
Rebecca Constant – Candidate Liaison Consultant
Rebecca has always been passionate about Education and knew this was the area she wanted to work. She started off working in the charity sector before finding her place at EduStaff. Rebecca is a graduate from the 1st EduStaff academy is excited to now be working as part of the candidate generation team. Rebecca loves a good glass of wine, spending time with family and friends and loves a good sing-song! She has a secret skill of being able to whistle and hum at the same time… strange!
Georgia Collett – Candidate Liaison Consultant
Georgia joined EduStaff in July 2017 having recently graduated from King’s College London. Having had a great educational experience herself, Georgia has always been passionate about the importance of brilliant education. Although Georgia would much prefer to be on a lifelong holiday drinking cocktails in the sun, she is loving working as part of the candidate generation team in Kent!
Amber Claydon – Candidate Liaison 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!
Nadia Whittaker – Operations Manager
Nadia has had a successful career in recruitment for over 13 years. Joining EduStaff in March 2013 as a Compliance Officer, her organisational ability and professionalism saw her progress into the role of Operations Manager. Originally from South Africa, Nadia loves what most Saffas do – a good braai (Afrikaans for BBQ), good hearty food and socialising with friends.
Shriya Patel – Learning and Development Coordinator
Shriya joined EduStaff in November 2016 as an intern and has progressed into the role of Learning and Development Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of the University of Hertfordshire, where she was also a student ambassador. In her spare time, Shriya enjoys shopping, meeting her friends and loves nothing more than a glass of wine!