Whenever I’m asked what my favourite part of my job is, I always give the same answer… meeting and speaking with so many different people, from completely opposing walks of life. Listening to their experiences, hearing their stories and learning about their aspirations.
The second favourite thing? In truth, this is not a question I am often asked but, if someone were to enquire, my reply would definitely be: getting to know the communities in which I will be recruiting.
Becoming acquainted with the local people helps me to gain a real insight into the community in which they live and work. It helps me to identify and understand the challenges they face on a daily basis, as well as pinpointing their area’s key strengths, its major employers and any initiatives and schemes that may be in place to help shape its future social and economic growth.
Within education recruitment, this level of local knowledge is especially important. Being able to put together a detailed picture of the community served by a school or organisation, is invaluable when it comes to understanding – and catering for – the differing backgrounds, abilities and needs of the pupils with whom our trainees and job candidates will be working.
Moxi is a specialist education recruitment and training company that’s born out of our responsibility to drive up standards in teaching, one classroom-ready candidate at a time. One of the key reasons why we’re making waves in education, is the fact that we’re made for educators by educators. Our Management Team have all worked in teaching in primary, secondary and alternative education settings. This gives us the inside track as an ethical recruitment organisation, and helps us to home in where a school may have skills gaps, and enables us to tailor our services to suit.
Last week, I was privileged to spend some time on the Wirral, ahead of our partner organisation – EdStart Schools – opening their new site in Wallasey this spring. Getting out and about in the local area, becoming familiar with its landmarks, walking around its commercial centre and places of interest was a fantastic and informative experience for me. As was meeting with so many proud Wirralians.
Learning about an area at this grassroots level, is how I work the best. It allows me to be fully consultative with clients and candidates alike, making recommendations for job opportunities and training based on the exact profile of a community; its needs; its challenges and its strengths.
So if we meet and I ask you lots of questions – whether you’re a client or a candidate – know that it’s with the genuine intention of getting to know you and the area in which I work!
Things to do, places to see!
Following on from the many meetings and conversations I had last week, I’ve now got a list as long as my arm containing all the things I want to experience on the Wirral. From kayaking on the River Dee, to visiting the Ness Botanic Gardens, going seal watching at Hilbre Island and, of course, eating the BEST fish and chips in the North West of England, at West Kirby! Thanks for all the recommendations, everyone!
If you’re looking to get a head start in education as a career, then call me today on 0300 303 4414, email email@example.com or visit our ‘Contact’ page and send us a message. We will always try and support you in the best way we possibly can. Whether that be through new career opportunities, training or CPD!