Our People

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Debbie Mell

Head of Teaching Force

Debbie brings substantial experience to the team gathered from her background in recruitment, HR, senior management, as well as candidate attraction marketing across all levels of the education and public sectors. Prior to starting at Teaching Force and Protocol in 2015, Debs was headhunted to head up the Vision for Education Nottingham office – all of which has proved invaluable in supporting the Teaching Force team to reach their full potential.

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Edward Mawson

Recruitment Manager, Primary and SEN

Edward first began his career in Education as a Primary Teacher for 7 years and then moved into education recruitment making a total of 12 years in the sector. He likes to spend time getting to know both his clients and candidates to ensure everyone is happy with his service. Edward has an excellent understanding of SEND and regularly delivers training courses for our supply staff, some of which include Behaviour Management and an Introduction to SEND.

Steve Morris

Steve Morris

Recruitment Manager, Secondary

Steven has amassed a total of 10 years working within the education recruitment sector, starting in compliance before progressing to Recruitment Manager. He takes great pride in building and maintaining long lasting relationships with both schools and candidates through listening and understanding the many different factors involved, resulting in matching the right person with the right school.

Lauren Cartledge - Recruitment Consultant - Secondary

Lauren Cartledge

Candidate Attraction Consultant

Lauren began her career in Education as a SEN Teaching Assistant for Teaching Force before moving over to the role of Candidate Attraction Consultant.
She can apply her experience and knowledge learnt in the field when searching for and recruiting candidates, posting social media updates and advertising jobs.
Lauren is bubbly, organised and motivated who is always looking to hunt down great candidates to work for our schools!

Joanne Featherstone

Joanne Featherstone

Recruitment & Compliance Coordinator

Jo started her career in fashion and previously owned her own business before joining the Teaching Force team. Working at the heart of the business, Jo controls all candidate administration and compliance for Teaching Force. Her drive for attention to detail and immaculate organisational skills ensure the Teaching Force engine continues to run smoothly.