Is Axcis the best agency to work for? If you’re a special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) teacher or member of support staff, we believe that the answer is a resounding YES! Here are 5 reasons why.
1 – Competitive rates of pay
We believe in offering the best rates of pay we can at Axcis. Credit Flickr
We want to offer our teachers and support staff the best rates of pay we possibly can. And although we are limited by what we can charge schools, we always try to keep our margins as low as possible. Doing this allows us to negotiate the most competitive daily rates for the people who work for us. This, in turn, means that our staff stay in their jobs for longer and schools get greater stability for their students when they hire an Axcis contractor. That has to be a good thing all round!
2 – Training and Development Opportunities
One of the things we have worked hard to develop at Axcis is our CPD offerings to our candidates. Although there is no legal requirement for us to offer this, and it can cost us a lot of time and money to set up training events for our candidates, we feel that it is another factor which helps us to stand out from the crowd. We currently offer a range of different courses, from Team Teach and Autism Awareness, to Behaviour Management and Moving and Handling, among others. We feel that candidates working through an agency should have professional development options open to them just as permanent school staff do.
3 – Consultants who care
Agencies are essentially people selling people to people – so it’s an industry which relies almost completely on relationships. With this in mind, at Axcis we recruit only consultants who we feel can offer a service which is second to none. It’s not just about sales skills, it’s about understanding the industry, being an excellent listener and being able to pay close attention to the needs of candidates and clients and respond accordingly. Many Axcis staff are ex-teachers or support staff who understand the sector they are recruiting for – and schools repeatedly tell us that this makes all the difference. We are NOT interested in pressure-sales techniques or being creative with the truth in order to convince candidates to take a job which isn’t suitable for them – it’s about clarity, understanding and honesty because this is the key to strong long-term relationships. We also understand that we are ultimately supporting some of the most vulnerable children in our society with the staff we hire – and we take that responsibility extremely seriously.
4- Great Feedback
It’s all very well listening to us blowing our own trumpet, but the real proof of a good supply agency is the feedback received from candidates and clients. For example, here are some of the comments we have been given on Facebook, which we believe helps to show just how great our service is:
"Love working for Axcis, very supportive and helpful consultants. Training courses available with them aswell."
"If you are in any way involved in SEN, either as a parent, teacher, carer, assistant or someone who wants to better understand their own condition, the information on the Axcis Education page is gold."
"An excellent agency to work with compared to all the other agencies I signed up with. I would highly recommend Axcis ! Thank you Martin K /London office / and the team for making my time working there both enjoyable and fulfilling. Thank you so much."
"Brilliant agency, so reliable and the consultants are so helpful and professional."
"Highly organised and methodical in approach. Guaranteed job satisfaction."
5 – Charitable partnerships
We are immensely proud of our partnerships with charities and partner organisations. As the largest individual corporate sponsor of the National Autistic Society, we put our money where our mouth is! Sure, we could have still advertised that we are partners with the NAS with a much lower sponsorship package, but it’s not just about looking good – we believe that our funding is making a real difference to those whose lives are touched by autism, and we are extremely proud of the support we give. Not only that, but Axcis also sponsors nasen, the UK’s leading organisation supporting those who work with or care for children and young people with special and additional educational needs and disabilities. We are also affiliated with the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and continue to seek further opportunities to expand our support to the SEND sector.
Are you looking for SEND staff or work?
If you're looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?