Reading Head Office: 0118 984 2413
Oxford Branch: 0186 523 8045
Surrey Branch: 0148 332 3041

Bringing wellbeing to education recruitment

Meet The Team

 

Vicky Snee

Commercial Director

Andrew Cooper

Recruitment Director

Jo Syckelmoore

Development Manager

 

Jamie Pilling

Specialist Primary Manager

Paul Sheldon

Specialist Primary Consultant

Candice Nicholl

Compliance Manager

 

James Miller

Digital Marketing Executive

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Rachel Brown

Learning and Development Manager

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James Nyssen

Operations Director

vicky-snee

 

Vicky Snee

Commercial Director

Hello! I'm Vicky and I'm the Commercial Director or Always Flourishing.

I have spent over 15 years working in recruitment in both the Commercial and Education sectors, the last 10 of these has been spent in Senior Leadership roles. During my time as a Senior Leader in Recruitment, I have managed hugely diverse teams of people and built business units from scratch across a wide spectrum of Sectors. The one value that has underpinned my career is my firm belief that it is our responsibility to bring professionalism and integrity to this increasingly imperative cog in the wheel of the working life.

As one of the Directors of Always Flourishing, we set up the business with the aim of 'Bringing Wellbeing to Education Recruitment' For me, this reflects our understanding of the massively important role of the teaching profession are something that I am incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about. As I am a mother of 5 children, with vastly different Educational Needs, I have seen first-hand the impact of poor retention but also of quality, confident teaching to educational outcomes. It is my overriding belief that we can support such positive outcomes with our high quality and consultative approach.

vicky@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 984 2413

andrew-cooper

 

Andrew Cooper

Recruitment Director

Hi, I'm Andy and I oversee the daily running of Always Flourishing. Having supported schools and teaching staff across Thames Valley for over a decade I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best people in education while offering my guidance and advice for various staffing requirements.

I have been part of the Always Flourishing team since the start and have been instrumental in the setup and continual growth of the company. I consider myself extremely lucky to be part of such a forward-thinking organisation where I can share my passion for education recruitment with like-minded colleagues.

andrew@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 9842413

joanne

 

Joanne Syckelmoore

Development Manager

I have spent 12 years working within Education Recruitment including being Recruitment Director at Eteach. I have worked with teachers and Schools across much of the South of England, largely focussed on the Surrey area whilst looking after a team covering a geographic spread from Devon to West Sussex. Having spent these years learning about the many challenges that face schools and their staff on a daily basis, I have a solid understanding of what an 'excellent' teacher looks like for many different types of School.

In addition, I have also helped schools find their next leaders by headhunting suitable relevant potential applicants and mentoring both the Head Teachers and Governors through what can be a very daunting process. My role at Always Flourishing is centred on developing the Surrey and East Berkshire area for the business, putting in place an excellent team to continue this focus.

In tandem, I am establishing a leadership recruitment offering for candidates and schools that breaks the mould of currently available services.

joanne@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 984 2413

Surrey: 01483 323041

jamie-piling

 

Jamie Pilling

Specialist Primary and SEND Manager

I am the Specialist Primary consultant for West Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire.

I have worked in education recruitment for over 4 years, starting my career in Central London, specifically in the Borough of Westminster.

I am extremely proud to say I have built some lasting relationships with many different schools and candidates alike, having sourced roles for teachers, teaching assistants, nursery nurses, intervention teachers, tutors, EAL teaching assistants, learning support assistants, learning mentors and specific SEN teaching assistants.

I have always had an immense passion for education and am so pleased my job allows me to make a difference by directly supporting schools and students.

jamie@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 984 2413

Oxford: 01865 238045

paul-sheldon

 

Paul Sheldon

Specialist Primary Consultant

Hi there, I’m Paul and I’m the Specialist Primary Consultant for East Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Surrey. I’m thrilled to be part of the Always Flourishing team and I’m excited to be supporting fantastic schools and brilliant educators.

Having spent the majority of my working life in a business development environment, I love getting to know an array of different people and forming close working relationships with them.

From my humble beginnings starting out in a call centre to becoming an account manager, I always strive to put the needs of those who I am working with as a priority to achieve the best result for everyone.

Should you need to get in touch with me, I’m always up for a discussion and on hand to help you with any enquiry you may have.

paulsheldon@alwaysflourishing.com

0118 984 2413

candice

 

Candice Nicholl

Compliance Manager

My name is Candice and I am the Compliance Manager for the business. My role in the company involves ensuring all candidates out working are compliant with the regulations set by the Department of Education as well as The Recruitment & Employment Confederation. I take great pride in guaranteeing that our candidates are appropriately vetted so we can showcase them to our schools with the highest degree of confidence.

Previously, I started off as a legal secretary and over time advanced to becoming a department manager overseeing a team focused on efficiency and accuracy. After this role, I was department head for one of the largest Bridging Finance houses in Johannesburg, South Africa where I managed multi-million Rand accounts and ensured both commercial and personal applications were correctly vetted and approved. In addition to this, I then headed the division of compliance management, risk management and fraud prevention.

I devote my time out of the office to raising my two children and fundraising for the charity Ependy Angels which aims to spread awareness of Ependymoma (a childhood cancer).

candice@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 9842413

james-miller

 

James Miller

Digital Marketing Executive

Hi, I'm James and I work as the Digital Marketing Executive for Always Flourishing. I've been lucky enough to have been part of the company since the first year of operation and throughout the time spent as part of the Always Flourishing team, I've seen so many fantastic changes!

As the Digital Marketing Executive, I'm responsible for our social media activity, our website presence, the content we upload and our candidate acquisition channels. In addition to this, I actively support each individual team member with any bespoke marketing materials and initiatives to aid them in their goal to support schools by offering them, exceptional candidates.

With a Level 3 and Level 4 Diploma in Digital Marketing, as well as obtaining a series of industry recognised qualifications, I'm always looking to grow and develop my skill set to ensure that I remain fully up to date with the latest marketing trends as well as being fully able to implement them.

jamesmiller@alwaysflourishing.com

0118 984 2413

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James Nyssen

Operations Director

I am a recruitment entrepreneur with 15 years' experience working across a number of sectors. Most recently, I was the CEO and Founder of Clinical Professionals Ltd which is a specialist Pharmaceutical recruitment business that was sold to CPL Resources PLC in 2015. As a founding member of the Always Flourishing team, I look after our Finance and Marketing departments with an interest in supporting school improvement.

james@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 9842413