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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.

Alistair Nottingham


Primary and Secondary

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.

Calum Thomson


Primary and Secondary

0800 0 255 144


About: Calum is Director and Co-owner of Mana Resourcing Ltd alongside Alistair since they bought Mana Resourcing back in 2006. He looks after our payroll, runs his own recruitment desk and manages the Mana Resourcing team. Calum is married with a son and daughter and has still found time to take on a puppy! Having hands-on owners of the business gives us the flexibility to adapt to change quickly and efficiently.

Maria Cadwallader

Education Manager

01572 821985


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

Compliance Lead

Compliance and safety

01572 821985


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

Talent Manager

Finding, screening and interviewing teachers

01572 821985


About: Luke is one of our talent managers, 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 socializing with friends.  Luke is also a budding thespian so keep a look out he may be performing at a theatre near you.

Tiffany Cracknell

Talent Manager

Finding, screening and interviewing teachers

01572 821985


About: Tiffany has been with Mana Education since January 2015 and is now a member of the resourcing team.  Tiffany absolutely loves hearing about each teacher's passion and drive for teaching.  She is a self-proclaimed travel addict and spends most of her spare time planning her next trip or scoping out where the best roast is (current leader - Kings Head in Stamford!)

Demetrious Eliseou

Leicester Branch Manager

Secondary, Primary and SEN

01162 505459


About: Demetrious has been in Education recruitment for some time now and as the Leicester Branch Manager he is truly leading by example.  Schools can rely on him to match the right teacher to the right school and teachers know they are gong to be looked after in the correct way.


Lincolnshire Branch Manager

Secondary, Primary and SEN

01522 898259


About: We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is capable of growing and developing a team to cover Lincolnshire (North of Grantham and Boston). You will be based from our Lincoln Office in the heart of Lincoln's teaching university, Bishop Grosseteste University. For salary and further information contact Maria Cadwallader on 0800 0 255 144 for a confidential chat or email maria@manaeducation.co.uk.

Emily Talbot

Secondary Consultant

Secondary - South Lincs, Peterborough

01775 739290 / 01733 286199


About: Emily comes from a background of organisation and logistics having previously worked in the events sector. This means that she brings to Mana all the skills needed to be a fantastic Consultant; she can multi-task and is never phased when her schools call with numerous bookings. Outside of work Emily is mum to Harrison, aged two and so is kept very busy being a mother and all-round entertainer!

Jodi Freeman

Cambridgeshire Consultant

Primary - South Lincs, Peterborough

01733 286199


About: Jodi is so passionate about her schools and her teachers, she is always first in the office and is like a whirling dervish answering the phones, leaving no stone unturned in filling the day to day needs of the South Lincolnshire and Peterborough Primary Schools.  Like all working Mums Jodi takes full advantage of the Mana flexible working to ensure that she gets the right work life balance, talking to teachers and making Peppa Pig cakes with her little girl 

Andrea Philpott

Secondary Consultant

Northamptonshire and Rutland

01604 549410


About: Andrea has a fantastic reputation running the Northamptonshire and Rutland secondary desk for Mana; the hard work and focus that she puts into her role has earned her the respect with both teachers and schools alike.  She truly deserves a glass of wine at the end of the week !

Kelly Dickins

Secondary Consultant


0116 250 5459


About: Kelly has been in Education recruitment for 4 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.