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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.

Lily Macleod

Compliance Administrator

Compliance and safety

01572 729758


About: Lily joined Mana education in 2021 and comes from an administrative background. Lily is passionate about ensuring students are as safe as possible at School, henceforth Lily takes great pride in ensuring that Mana Teachers are vetted and cleared to the highest standard. 

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.

Andrew Townsin

Non-teaching Roles

Administration, IT, Finance, Caretakers and Business Managers

01572 729757


About:  Andrew is a vastly experienced consultant who began his Recruitment career in 2000. Specialising in servicing technical industries (engineering, manufacturing, construction, IT, electronics, electrical, oil & gas, OEM’s, etc.) Andrew has also helped our schools recruit administrators, caretakers and business managers.

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.

Maja Zielinska

Secondary Consultant


01536 381300 / 07921 396079


About: Having worked within education as a teaching assistant for a number of years, Maja has a fantastic understanding of the school setting. Maja likes to offer a personable and honest approach and is popular for her warm personality and kindness. 

Josie Steggles

Primary Consultant

South Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire

01572 729752 / 07714 745712

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. 

Olivia Allen

Secondary Consultant


01733 852592 / 07595 280432


About: Having enjoyed working within the SEN and care sector for a lengthy period, Olivia joined the team in 2022 and has enjoyed building relationships with staff and schools alike. Olivia is passionate about placing the right person in the right place and she takes pride in providing her clients with the best candidates available. 

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!