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Central Team

Graham Simms
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Working for Education World since 2008, I am now proud to hold the role of managing director with what has established itself as a well-respected brand in education recruitment. Our fantastic team of consultants and back office support share my principals of long-lasting relationships with partner schools, offering a genuine value added, bespoke solution for all their recruitment needs. It has been fantastic to watch Education World grow over the years both within the North East and now throughout South Yorkshire and East Midlands and I am excited to continue our vision: ‘To be the fastest growing and most respected education recruitment partner in England by improving education provision for every child, every day!’

 

Ian Thompson
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I have been working in Finance roles since 1998 and for Juhler Group companies since 2013 and have over 10 years experience with processing weekly temporary workers payroll. I enjoy a spreadsheet more than what would be considered normal.

Sarah Dalziel
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Hi I'm Sarah, the Head of People and Culture at Education World. I'm responsible for human resources and organisational development. My role involves leading initiatives that foster an inclusive, high-performing workplace. I am dedicated to creating an environment built on trust, transparency, and continuous development, ensuring that every team member feels valued and empowered. 

Katie Briggs
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I have 8 years’ experience in customer services and administration across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, utilities and education. I joined Education World in February 2019 as the sole compliance officer and as the company grew became the Compliance Manager responsible for the oversight of our stringent compliance procedures and a team of compliance officers. In 2023, I made the move into systems, IT and data.

Lana Wood
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I joined Education World in September 2019 as Compliance Officer, working on the clearance of our Teachers, TAs and Support Staff. I began my career in recruitment in the industrial and commercial sector while obtaining my Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration. After completing my apprenticeship in 2017, I moved into education recruitment where I started working in compliance.

When I came to Education World, we had just opened our South Yorkshire office, and I have watched our company grow from strength to strength since. It’s a real privilege to be part of such a dedicated and hardworking team, committed to finding the right partnerships for our staff and schools. 

In 2024, I was thrilled to be promoted to Compliance Team Leader, recognising my dedication and contributions to ensuring compliance and streamlining processes within our organisation.

Jodie Devaney
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I Joined Education World in 2020 as a senior compliance and resourcing officer responsible for overseeing all compliance and safeguarding procedures for our Sheffield branch. I have over ten years of experience in compliance and a sound knowledge of the requirements of responsible recruitment within the education sector as laid out by the REC and DfE, including the Duty to refer (Disclosure and Barring Service), safeguarding awareness/NSPCC child protection, and GDPR awareness. 

Joseph Coulson
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Hi, I'm Joe, your friendly Compliance & Resourcing Officer, and self-proclaimed Office Comedian. My journey into compliance began unexpectedly after working as a sound engineer & Stage technician in the theatre industry. Putting people first is my priority, and I thrive on helping candidates find their dream roles while ensuring children's safety. At Education World, we not only provide employment opportunities but also build human connections. Balancing seriousness with a touch of humour, I like to make compliance a positive and enjoyable experience. So, whether you need help with your compliance or a good laugh, don’t hesitate to get in touch, I've got you covered.

Michelle Hendry
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Originally from a business travel customer service background, I joined EW in Jan 2022 and made the move into Finance. Since joining the team, I have enjoyed learning all aspects of Finance and working with a great group of people. I can assist with timesheets, invoices, and payroll enquires.

Unit 8
Bankside
The Watermark
Gateshead
NE11 9SY