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Staff shortages are one less thing to worry about when you work with Vida Education. Whether you need urgent cover or long-term support, we find you the right people at the right time.
Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children is at the heart of any education establishment. Doing that requires having the right people in place – whether it’s leaders, teachers, support staff, administrators or caretakers.
At Vida Education, we take time to understand how you operate and then help you fill the gaps in your team whenever they arise.
Whether you need emergency supply staff, have planned leave to cover in the future or are looking for long-term or permanent employees, we can help.
Roles we recruit for include:
Administration and support Staff
Special Education Needs Teachers
Learning Support Mentors
Every candidate is completely vetted before any placement, and we will ensure they have ID and DBS certification with them when they arrive. When you work with us regularly, we can also create supply staff handbooks giving specific details about your school, such as a map of the layout and fire evacuation procedures.
APSCo Compliance+ accredited
Safeguarding and compliance are of paramount importance, and we’re proud to have been awarded the APSCo Compliance+ accreditation for education recruitment. Only a handful of supply agencies in the UK have achieved this accreditation, which is recognised by the DfE and covers two areas: candidate safeguarding and competency. This award means we demonstrate best practice and go above and beyond minimum requirements.
Why choose a compliance+ accredited recruitment agency?
- Demonstrates safeguarding which goes beyond statutory requirements
- Ensures competency and suitability of every candidate placed
- Recognised as a certified standard by the CCS/DfE
When you work with a compliance+ accredited agency, you can have complete confidence that every candidate is qualified, competent and suitable. In addition, every candidate that registers with Vida Education is required to complete a two-hour OFSTED accredited course in safeguarding, child protection and prevention.
- Face to face Interview
- CV check
- Proof of Right to Work in the UK
- Signed Disqualification by Association Declaration
- References covering 5 years
- ID check (passport, driving licence, original birth certificate)
- Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check & Update Service Check
- Child Barring Checks/List 99 Check
- Overseas Police Check (if applicable)
- Qualifications check
- Two proofs of address (utility bill, bank statement)
- NCTL Check for Teachers
- Signed Rehabilitation of Offenders Declaration
- Medical checks
What to expect from Vida Education
- Dedicated consultant available from 7am until 9pm
- Timely responses to all bookings
- Vetting information and ID sent before a candidate’s arrival
- Check-in call to ensure the staff member has arrived punctually
- Feedback call at the end of the day to ensure the quality of service
- All complaints dealt with immediately
- Access to a full CV database for your area
- Confirm timesheets online
What to expect from candidates:
Fully qualified and trained.
Completed OFSTED accredited course in safeguarding.
Arrive in good time.
Will have appropriate ID on arrival.
Flexible and willing to take on extra tasks as required.
Act in a professional manner.
"We have used Vida for some years now because the service they offer is outstanding. They took the time to get to know our school and its context, which has meant the staff they send us fit in perfectly. I can’t recommend them highly enough – professional, committed to providing a good service and every bit the “personal employment partner” they advertise to be." Principle, High School, Preston
"Vida Education is superb to work with, their staff respond quickly going above and beyond to help. DBS information and invoicing is always ‘spot on’ and Cover supplied deliver a professional service." Office Manager, High School, Blackpool
"Vida’s team offer our school great daily support. They are responsive, thorough and extremely efficient with personable staff. Vida are my first point of contact when requiring additional assistance, always reliable and deliver first class communication. An excellent service all the way." Office Manager, High School, Preston
"It has been a pleasure working with such a supportive team who have taken the time to get to know our school and worked with us so diligently to find the best staff at a moment’s notice, whether it is for day to day supply or long term cover." Cover Manager, High School, Blackpool
"We have used Vida Education for our teaching supply cover for several years and would highly recommend their top quality service. We have always found them to be very professional, responding to our needs, sometimes at very short notice.Vida consultants are always available and listen and respond to the requirements of our school to ensure they find the right person for the right class.The staff they have provided us with have been excellent. They display a very good attitude to work, fit in well with our current staff and most importantly, are excellent with the children. We have been very pleased with the service they provide and would wholly recommend them to other schools looking to cover both long term and short term absences." School Business Manager, Primary School, Blackpool
"You were recommended to me by other HTs who appreciated your integrity and fairness." Head Teacher, Primary School, Preston
I always find Vida to be extremely helpful. They listen carefully to our requirements and send us candidates who not only match our brief but also our school context. Very helpful. HR Manager
“Professional friendly staff that deal with all requests efficiently and quickly. First class customer service.” Head Teacher