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New Recruitment Framework Places Announced in Education Sector


Affinity Workforce has successfully been awarded a place onto the prestigious new Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Supply Teacher Framework.

This landmark award for Affinity Workforce covers the provision of Managed Recruitment Services for Supply Teachers and support staff to the education sector, via Lot 2 of the Framework. Associated companies Monarch Education and CER were also successful in Lot 1 of the Framework (Approved Supplier), which covers the agency provision of Supply Teachers and support staff.

The framework has been designed to introduce consistent standards for safeguarding and employment checks for supply teachers, while ensuring schools get the best possible value from recruiters.

Nicola McQueen, CEO at Affinity Workforce, said,

“We already have a proven track record of more than 25 years working with schools and Multi Academy Trusts to recruit great teachers. We are delighted to continue to build on this track record, and to leverage our considerable experience in delivering value-added recruitment solutions within other sectors.

“Winning a place on the Framework is an opportunity for us to demonstrate our innovative approach to managing an end-to-end recruitment process. In addition, the investment we have made in developing our new app, (Affinity Hub) specifically for the education sector, will enable us to deliver a highly personalised, effective and efficient recruitment service to our customers and candidates.

“We’re immensely proud that we will be able to support schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts to meet the growing challenge of attracting and retaining high-quality staff, freeing up their valuable time to focus on the important business of providing their pupils with a first-class education.”

The CCS and Department for Education are currently promoting the benefits of the Framework to schools through an intensive communications and marketing programme.


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