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Supply in Manchester and/or Trafford

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by rubeechooseday, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Can anyone recommend good supply agencies in the Manchester/Trafford Area. Ideally I would like to find full-time employment in a primary school in the Trafford Area. I know Trafford MBC do not have a pool. All and any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. Can anyone recommend good supply agencies in the Manchester/Trafford Area. Ideally I would like to find full-time employment in a primary school in the Trafford Area. I know Trafford MBC do not have a pool. All and any advice would be most appreciated. Thank you.
     
  3. phatsals

    phatsals Senior commenter

  4. thanks for your response. Stopgap has stopped.
     
  5. historygrump

    historygrump Star commenter Forum guide

    You have all the big agencies like Hays (who are tight with the pay rate), but I would suggest for example
    1. The Education Specialist
    2. New Directions (they are quite new, meant to be well established in Wales, but have now set up a office in Manchester)
    3. Randstad (they are quite good for primary, but can be hardwork if your face does not fit)
    4. Vision for Education
    But to be truthful there are that many agencies, you can pick and choose, and remember all agencies can bull sh*t you and then give you now't, so do not restrict yourself to a single or a couple of agencies.
     
  6. thank you for your invaluable feedback especially about Hays. Will I have to pay a fee to every agency that I register with as I believe it can cost £70 plus to register and for CRB check etc which seems incredibly steep. thank you
     
  7. historygrump

    historygrump Star commenter Forum guide

    it depends upon the agency, if you pay the £44 to the agency for the CRB, so that they will process the form, then more often it is transferable to other agencies and any other agency just checks that the CRB is up to date with the original agency. If the agency pays then it is often restricted to the agency that paid for the CRB and they sometimes take the cost out of your first days work. More often and not, it depends on the agencies attitude and internal policies on CRB's.
    I cannot remember any agency asking me to pay a registration fee and if they did, my second word will be 'off', because they make their money from getting you work and charging the school a fee for their pleasure of your company. It is a disgrace for any agency to even suggest that idea.
     
  8. I believe that it is illegal for any employment business or agency to charge a reistration fee to a job seeker See The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003
     

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