Specialists in Further Education recruitment

Looking for a helping hand with your recruitment? As specialists in further education, we have years of experience helping colleges like yours recruit fantastic talent for all levels within their organisation.

With a rich history within the further education sector, Protocol have worked with colleges up and down the UK for 25 years – helping them find the staff they need to deliver high-quality learning for their students. From exceptional college teaching staff with the experience and passion to inspire their students; to supportive and understanding learning support staff; business support and operations roles who keep the organisation running smoothly; right up to the senior executives who lead and shape the future of a college: we have experience recruiting right across the board, so we’re the ideal people to support you through the process.

Recruiting at every level

Not only can we support with lecturer recruitment – our wide network of candidates and clients means we can help with assessor, trainer and tutor recruitment, learning support staff, business support and operations roles, interim management and consultancy, and even senior executive posts.

Support to fill even the most difficult roles

Some roles in education are harder to fill than others – but the first step to solving this problem is recognising it. When you work with us to fill your lecturer jobs, you not only benefit from access to our nationwide candidate network – but you’ll reap the rewards of our reputation as specialists in the sector! As well as developing cross-channel campaigns to attract talent from hard to fill areas, like maths, English, construction, and engineering; we work pro-actively to headhunt much-needed talent from industry to fill the skills gap. As part of the education sector, we feel we have a responsibility to enable our clients to continue delivering the quality college teaching their learners deserve – and we will continue to do whatever we can to support this.

Secure and speedy DBS applications

We provide DBS application services to many of our college clients through our sister company, eSafeguarding. Our secure online platform, which submits applications electronically direct to the DBS, ensures students and staff alike can complete their applications at their leisure – and saves HR teams from a lot of the admin burden associated with DBS applications.

Recruitment at every level

From lecturers to back office support and even managers – our dedicated consultants can support you, no matter your recruitment need.

Recent Case Studies

Read about the journey of candidates, clients and staff across Protocol.

Comprehensive recruitment campaign for a new senior leadership team at West Lancashire College

Posted on 26/02/2019

Supporting colleges across the UK to find the best talent

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Recruitment of Chief Executive Officer & Principal at Bishop Burton College

Posted on 26/02/2019

Supporting colleges across the UK to find the best talent

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