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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.

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.

Charlene Anderson

Head of Compliance

Compliance and safety

01572 729758


About: Charlene joined Mana Education in January 2016 and what an impact she has made ! As our Compliance Lead, it is Charlene's role to keep schools, teachers and Mana Education safe.  With 10 years experience in this field Charlene is tenacious when it comes to getting things right.  Charlene is not just about work, she also has a love of singing and is part of Rock Choir, this fits in well with her allotment where, come rain or shine, she is found singing and growing her own veggies.

Luke Boydon-Jones

Head of Education Recruitment and Communications

Resourcing, Recruiting, Interviewing

01572 729756


About: Luke is our head of education recruitment, he finds teachers who are not happy where they are and registers them with Mana - the home of happy teachers.  In his spare time Luke enjoys playing and watching sports and socialising with friends.  Luke is also a budding thespian so keep a look out he may be performing at a theatre near you.

Jemma Jones

Non-teaching Roles

Administration, IT, Finance, Caretakers and Business Managers

01572 729757


About:  Jemma Jones (who many of you will be familiar with) managed the teaching side of Mana Education for four years has recently returned to the business and is now working in our commercial department.  Using her education background, Jemma is now offering schools recruitment help in permanent, temporary and contract non-teaching roles.

Josie Steggles

Primary Consultant

Primary - South Lincs, Peterborough

01733 286199 / 01775 828156


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. 

Michelle Elsom

Secondary Consultant

Secondary - South Lincs, Peterborough

01733 852592 / 01780 429310


About: Michelle is an experienced recruiter with a wealth of knowledge that she can bring to schools, a solution driven professional Michelle is the perfect consultant to assist with teacher recruitment and all the challenges that go with this service.

Kelly Dickens

Secondary Consultant


0116 250 5429  

About: Kelly has been in Education recruitment for over 5 years and is the Senior Consultant for all Secondary schools in Leicestershire. She has a great all round knowledge of what a school is looking for with previous experience recruiting within the healthcare industry. Kelly can recruit for every aspect of school staffing. You really are in good hands with Kelly working in partnership with you.

Kane Jones

Secondary Consultant


01536 381300 / 07921 396079


About: Kane has worked within recruitment since 2011 and educational recruitment as of 2014. Kane has experience working closely with Primary, Secondary and SEN Schools within London and thus has a varied level of experience across educational recruitment as a whole. Kane likes to work with energy and enthusiasm and has a personable approach to his work. 

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


0800 0 255 144


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.

Team Education!