Expanding Brighouse recruitment agency moves into larger premises

9 February 2015

An expanding Brighouse-based education recruitment agency has moved into larger premises to accommodate its growing workforce.

Provide Education has moved into newly-converted offices in Thornhill Brigg Mills – the 600 square foot premises are three times larger than their former base at the Coach House on Owler Ings Road.

The company’s move has been prompted by year-on-year business growth which has seen it double staff numbers within the last three years.

Provide Education opened its West Yorkshire branch in Elland in 2011 and moved to Brighouse in 2012, at which point it had three employees. It now employs a team of six, following the appointment of a new recruit this week.

Brighouse office manager Paula Ho said: “We are very excited about moving into attractive new office space. We had certainly out-grown our old office and our new home at Thornhill Brigg Mills gives us room to grow further in the future.”

Provide Education helps teachers and other education staff find supply teaching work and other jobs in hundreds of schools across West Yorkshire.

It currently has nearly a thousand active job candidates on its books including teachers, teaching assistants, cover supervisors, nursery nurses and school support staff. And, it works with hundreds of schools across the region in Calderdale, Kirklees, Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield education authority areas, plus parts of North Yorkshire.

Provide Education’s new recruit Zoe Griffin joins the company as a resourcer and her job will be to attract more teachers and other staff to sign up to the recruitment agency’s books.

Paula, who has worked for Provide Education since 2011, said: “It is great to welcome Zoe on board now. She will play a vital role in sourcing new job candidates to help us handle our growing number of enquiries from schools.

“We have developed a strong team at Provide and grown organically in response to rising demand for our services over the past few years.”

Provide’s new office is based within the Thornhill Brigg Mills building, which was built in 1797. The mill was the scene of industrial drama in 1842 during the Plug Riots. That summer, workers, afraid the introduction of steam power threatened their jobs, marched from town to town removing the plugs from boilers in mills and bringing production to a halt. In recent times the building was used as a textile mill and it was refurbished as an office complex last year.

Provide Education aims to provide an effective two-way service helping schools to fill positions quickly and safely and supporting teachers and other education sector staff to find jobs that suit them perfectly.

Provide’s new West Yorkshire office address is Thornhill Brigg Mills, Thornhill Beck Lane, Brighouse, HD6 4AH, telephone, 01484 722705, e-mail teach@provide-education.co.uk

Provide Education also has offices in Barnsley serving South Yorkshire and Worksop covering the East Midlands. The company employs 17 across its three offices.

Notes to editor

Attached photograph shows Provide Education’s Brighouse team (left-right) Katie Dale, Zoe Griffin, Paula Ho, Nicola France and Liam Perry.

For more information, contact Katie Buckle or Barry Simmons or on 01484 722705 or e-mail directors@provide-education.co.uk To find out more, visit www.provide-education.co.uk

Provide Education is an education recruitment agency which offers a 24-hour rapid response service to help schools in West and South Yorkshire and the East Midlands fill supply and permanent job vacancies. Provide Education works with schools, colleges, children’s centres and nurseries and has teachers, special educational needs specialists, nursery nurses, cover supervisors, teaching assistants, exam invigilators, office administration staff and cleaning staff on its books. Some of Provide Education’s candidates find permanent jobs through their supply teaching experience, whilst others are committed to supply teaching as long-term as a career option.

Provide Education is one of the first agencies in the country to be awarded the highest national accreditation for safeguarding children by the professional body which regulates the UK's recruitment industry, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Additional media contact: Steph Pollard on 01226 766900 or 0776 196 4492 or at steph@capitalbmedia.co.uk

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