New Directions Education Wirral and Cheshire Branch is located in the Ellesmere Port in the North West. Based in Portside House which overlooks the Canal and Boat Museum, the team are dedicated to offering recruitment and training solutions for the education community.
As well as providing a professional recruitment service, New Directions also offers a wide range of training courses to support our clients and candidates continuous professional development.
The Wirral office recruits for primary, secondary, additional learning needs (ALN) schools, FE colleges and nurseries from short-term cover to long-term supply. By working closely with schools they provide the right solution the first time.
New Directions is a member of the education division of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and an umbrella body of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – formerly the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).
In 2014 our business became was awarded REC audited education status. REC Audited Education enables schools and education providers to be confident that they are using an accredited supplier, who puts high standards at the centre of their business.
We cover the following areas: Wirral, Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire East, Halton and Warrington LEA areas.
We recruit for the following positions: Cover Supervisor, Secondary Teachers (all subjects), Primary Teachers– Foundation, Key Stage 1 (KS1), Key Stage 2 (KS2), Nursery Nurses, Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Caretakers, Cleaners, Lunch Time Supervisors, Administration posts, Business Managers, Science Technicians, ICT Technicians, Exam Invigilators, Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), Student Teachers. Additional Learning Needs (ALN) staff including Teaching Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Teachers.
Sam Pilling – Branch Manager
As the Manager of the Wirral office it gives me great pleasure to be based in the heart of the Wirral and Cheshire communities. My team of Recruitment Consultants are committed and dedicated to providing our local schools and candidates with a professional and friendly service, to ensure we match you with the right candidate or job. Together we bring over 10 years of experience of working and formulating relationships within the local and surrounding areas.
Our Latest Testimonial
I heard about New Directions during my training year (2014/2015). I hadn’t managed to successfully secure a full time post for September, and wanted to ensure that I had regular work whilst job hunting, so I started researching/asking colleagues at my placement schools about supply agencies they would recommend. New Directions was suggested consistently with very high recommendations. It was extremely easy to register. I simply sent an email to my local New Directions office expressing my interest in joining New Directions Education, stating my experience and circumstances and attaching a CV. They contacted me the same day to discuss my application and confirm an interview date ready for a September start. I met my Account Manager who interviewed me, she was very helpful and friendly, guiding me through the process to ensure swift induction ready for a September start. I have had a fantastic experience working with New Directions so far and would definitely recommend them to others! The opportunity to try new positions that I otherwise would not have had experience of has been the highlight for me so far. I have had regular work and been placed in roles that both match and stretch my ability allowing me to progress and extend my experience as an NQT. When a post is offered, I am given all the relevant facts allowing me to make an informed decision as to whether to take the position. My confidence in meeting new challenges i.e. new schools, new children, and new strategies for learning (the list goes on) has grown significantly thanks to my Account Manager - Jen (Wirral Office)! I can’t thank her enough! My Account Manager has been brilliant to work with and is a pleasure to speak to on the phone. She is always so understanding and does her utmost to ensure that I am always in suitable work that allows me to grow into the role of a KS1 and 2 teacher, and always has my best interests at heart! More recently she has secured me a fixed term position at one of the schools she placed me at. My initial supply days there were secured based upon my skill set and experience and the school recognised my ability to fulfil their need for a fixed term position. She negotiated on my behalf to ensure the placement would allow me to grow as a teacher as well as fulfil the requirements of the role. Without having had the chance to experience this school via her and New Directions relationship as suppliers, this fantastic opportunity would not have been open to me. The three words I would use to sum up New Directions would be welcoming, supportive and professional.
Testimonial from Katherine, A Newly Qualified Teacher from Wirral