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Managed services in education

Your recruitment managed by experts

To adapt to public sector funding pressures, schools and local authorities have been looking for more cost effective and practical solutions for their recruitment needs. Through our managed service solution, we take responsibility for managing the entire recruitment process on your behalf - winning back time and savings for your school

​What is a managed service?

Partnering strategically with a managed service provideradds value beyond simply filling vacancies. A managed service is a truly end to end service, managing all your recruitment needs and the wider supply chain of 2nd tier suppliers. 

​The benefits of a managed service

  • One route to supply
  • Improved control of agency spend
  • Enhanced quality of candidates
  • Management of the supply chain
  • Pre-agreed service level agreements
  • Increased visibility of recruitment activity

Why choose Reed Education as your managed service provider?

  • Industry expertise - We are the UK’s #1 recruiter and have 20 years’ experience in education recruitment. Our consultants are local specialists, working in partnership with thousands of schools and local authorities across EYFS, primary, secondary, SEN and further education. 
  • Access to quality candidates - We have a supply chain of over 350 proven suppliers and a database of almost one million education professionals, including an extensive network of overseas trained teachers. This ensures that we deliver the best possible talent and help combat the UK teacher shortage. 
  • A simplified supply chain - We will work with your current suppliers to simplify the process and provide you with one route to supply.
  • Real time reporting - We provide transparency throughout the entire recruitment process, and access to real-time management information through our bespoke technology platform that is tailored to your school or academy trust.
  • Market leading screening and compliance  All of our screening is completed by Reed Screening, one of the UK’s largest pre-employment screening providers, and the only provider to co-operate with the Home Office. You can be confident that all compliance processes meet regulatory standards. 

We are delighted to work with REED as our managed service provider. The solution they proposed reflected our requirements and accurately identified the service best suited to our needs. REED have consistently anticipated and fulfilled our recruitment needs throughout the county to the highest standards HR Business Projects Manager, Multi Academy Trust, Hampshire

What are public sector frameworks?​

Public sector frameworks have been introduced to simplify the process of procuring a managed service. These frameworks are goverened by a public sector body and to ensure suppliers provide consistent standards. Through these frameworks, schools trusts and local authorities can find a list of approved managed service providers. Choosing a supplier that has been awarded a place on a framework ensure you recieve the highest standards of service. It can also save you time, as it means that you don’t need to go to a full public tender. Reed Education are proud to be named on the key public sector frameworks in education.

  • CCS/DfE - Crown Commercial Service (sponsored by the Department for Education)
  • MStar3 – Managed Services for temporary agency resources
  • YPO - Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
  • ESPO - Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation 
  • CPC - Crescent Purchasing Consortium
  • NPS National Procurement Service (Wales)

We offer a free and unbiased consultation to provide support on the frameworks and advise you on the best route to market for your school. To find out more contact us today