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Meet Your Team

At Mana Education we have dedicated consultants in the office from 7am – 5pm and we are happy to take calls out of office hours so you can be reassured someone is available to help you during a busy working week.

Calum Thomson


About: Calum has been the Co-Owner of Mana Resourcing since 2007. Previously, Calum had worked at Yell as an Account Executive for almost four years.  He is a very hands-on Director, leading the Mana Resourcing team in addition to looking after commercial sales and marketing positions for clients.

Alistair Nottingham


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About: Alistair is Director and Co-owner of Mana Resourcing Ltd, the parent company of Mana Education. His time is spent predominantly with the Education team and looks after finance, marketing, IT and is often found scratching his head trying to find solutions to problems as they occur. He is married with three boys (young men as they like to be called) and two Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Maria Cadwallader

Education Manager

01572 729754


About: Maria is our Head of Education and has over 25 years of recruitment experience, when asked why she does this her immediate response is that she still gets a thrill finding the right staff for the right client.

Claire Lindsay

Compliance Lead

Compliance and safety

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About: Claire joined Mana education in November 2022 and comes from an administrative background within the education sector. Claire is passionate about ensuring students are as safe as possible at School, henceforth Claire takes great pride in ensuring that Mana Teachers are vetted and cleared to the highest standard. Claire enjoys spending time with family, Cockapoo and friends whether that be walking or a catch up over drinks.

Josie Steggles

Primary Consultant

South Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire

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About: Having worked as both a Teacher and an educational recruiter, Josie is a well experienced and knowledgeable consultant who likes to offer a personable and empathetic approach to her work. Josie has worked within education for the past 8 years and is from the local area. Josie likes to travel and keep fit when she can, her favourite sport is Netball. 

Solomiia Vitola

Secondary Consultant

South Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire

01733 852592
07595 280432


About: Solomiia has joined Mana with a varied background of recruitment and also charity work, a quick thinker and learner with positive attitude and good organisational, planning and problem-solving skills. Solomiia is originally from the Ukraine but has now settled in the UK with her Husband and son.  Solomiia is a keen skier and is very sporty, she loves to be active.

Emilie Miller
Primary Consultant


About: Emilie joined Mana in April 2024 having worked within education recruitment previously. Her knowledge and experience means she is passionate about her schools and her candidates. She comes from a family of teachers and she enjoys spending time with her family in Cyprus and her two German Shepherds. 

Viktoriya O'Mahoney

Secondary Consultant


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About: Viktoriya joined Mana in April 2024 having has consultancy experience and property management. A real people person with a commercial and customer focused attitude. In her spare time she is an avid baker, loves spending time with her family and their 2 cats. She loves to travel. 

Michele Dal Col

Primary and Secondary Consultant


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About: Michele joined Mana in December 2023 after working in the Recruitment sector for many years. He is a very open and responsive person, who is always available to listen. He was born in South Africa, Johannesburg and has great pride in his Springbok rugby team. He has a keen interest in F1 and makes a point of doing simulated races throughout the year. His cocker spaniel is his closest friend that always keeps him on his toes!”

Ginny Gill

Primary Consultant

About: Ginny  joined Mana in January 2023 with a variety of experience in people management, his warm approach, experience and quick thinking s vital to his role. Ginny likes to keep active and is an avid rock climber, enjoys swimming and loves to eat. 

Andrew Townsin

Non-teaching - IT, Business Managers, Bursar, Facilities, Admin

About: Andrew is a vastly experienced consultant who began his recruitment career in 2000. Specialising in servicing technical industries. Andrew is committed to understanding the clients and their requirements providing them with a full array of staff from Director to shop floor level. He is a self confessed luddite but his honest approach and phobia for letting people down means he continues to be successful and passionate. 

Cherie Beack

About: Joined the Mana team with experience in varied recruitment sectors and has a background in hospitality management, Cherie is originally from South Africa and has settled in the UK, bringing her love of rugby with her and is a massive supporter of the Springboks.

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