Jaimie founded JDS Recruitment in 2016, alongside Dean, with the drive and determination to create a leading organisation dedicated to providing high-quality education staff to schools across London. With over 15 years of experience in the recruitment industry, Jaimie has a long-standing reputation for excellence in leadership, strategic planning, and innovative thinking. During the last 7 years, Jaimie has developed a specialist knowledge of supporting both special needs schools and alternative provisions. This has enabled him to provide the very best education professionals to every client. Outside of work, Jaimie enjoys spending quality time with his wife and 2 children. He also has a passion for football and can often be found supporting his team, West Ham United. Connect with Jaimie on LinkedIn
Alongside Jaimie, Dean has founded, established, and continued to grow JDS Recruitment since 2016. With over 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry and over 10 years solely servicing the Education Sector, Dean has an abundance of knowledge and skills that allow him to confidently deliver and supply the very best professional staff to his clients. Dean has supported Primary, Secondary, SEN Schools and Alternative Provisions across London and the Home Counties, and now focuses on schools in Essex, with a particular emphasis on the Harlow area. This area is close to his heart as both of his children attend schools in this area. When he’s not working, Dean likes to stay busy spending time with his family and Cavapoo – Waffle, supporting West Ham United, and traveling to experience different cultures. Connect with Dean on LinkedIn
Education Team Leader
Danielle is the Education Team Leader who joined JDS Recruitment in 2018 and has 5 years of experience working in Education Recruitment. Danielle specialises in Recruiting Primary, Secondary, and SEN staff to Schools in Southeast London, as well as supplying tutors to Local Authorities. Danielle focuses on finding talented teachers and support staff while providing support and advice throughout the recruitment process. She takes pride in her work and has a transparent and honest approach to clients and candidates. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, and shopping! Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn
Principle Recruitment Consultant
Natalie is an experienced Principle Consultant at JDS Recruitment, with a wealth of expertise in the education sector. Specialising in Primary, Secondary, SEN Schools and Tutoring in North London, Natalie has a proven track record of successfully matching talented educators with exceptional opportunities. Driven by a passion for helping individuals achieve their full potential, Natalie has developed an extensive network of contacts and a deep understanding of the North London education landscape. When she’s not busy making connections, Natalie enjoys indulging in her hobbies of makeup and shopping. She also cherishes spending quality time with her family. Connect with Natalie on Linkedin
SEN Recruitment Consultant
Geoff is an SEN Recruitment Consultant with over 15 years of experience teaching and coaching in both mainstream and SEN education. Geoff’s wealth of experience in the education sector has made him a valuable member of the JDS Recruitment team. Geoff’s primary focus is on SEN recruitment, where he works diligently to match specialised staff with learners who have complex needs. He believes that providing this key service is vital in the ever-growing SEN sector, where the support of the right staff can make all the difference in a learner’s education journey. Outside of his busy schedule at JDS Recruitment, Geoff also finds time to be a Player Manager for two adult teams. He manages a Semi-Professional team in East London, which has a worldwide following. Connect with Geoff on LinkedIn
Senior Primary Recruitment Consultant
Stephen is a Senior Primary Recruitment Consultant at JDS Recruitment. With over 5 years of experience supporting schools across East London, Stephen is dedicated to helping our schools and candidates find the ideal match. As a passionate and committed Recruitment Consultant, he has built a reputation for being knowledgeable, reliable, and professional in all aspects of our Recruitment Process. Outside of the office, Stephen enjoys experiencing new cultures through traveling, trying new cuisines, and learning new languages. Connect with Stephen on LinkedIn
Primary Recruitment Consultant
Arron is a Primary Recruitment Consultant at JDS Recruitment, covering East London and Essex. With over 6 years of experience serving the public sector through recruitment, Arron has established himself as a respected and trusted recruiter, known for his ability to match top talent with the right opportunities. Arron brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, ensuring that each recruitment process is handled with the utmost care and professionalism. Outside of work, Arron can be found playing golf, gaming, or watching Netflix. Connect with Arron on LinkedIn
Executive Education Consultant
Camelia is an Executive Education Consultant at JDS Recruitment, who brings with her over 10 years’ experience specifically within the Education recruitment industry. Camelia joined the team in November 2023 and covers schools and SEND provisions within the East London areas. She is very passionate and dedicated about the SEND recruiting industry and goes above and beyond to fulfil her clients’ staffing needs. Camelia promotes client service delivery and takes pride in providing a world class service. She enjoys socialising, listening to music, gym, travelling and spending quality time with her family and friends alongside a few cocktails!
Hannah Lovett is an accomplished Resourcing Manager at JDS Recruitment, with an impressive 6 and a half years of valuable experience within Education Recruitment. Hannah excels in managing trainee recruitment consultants and recourcers. Before entering the field of Education Recruitment, Hannah managed Private Day Nurseries, backed by a BA Hons in Early Childhood Education Studies, her experience and qualifications allow her to find the best talent in the education sector. Beyond work, she takes pride in being a dedicated and loving Mummy to her little boy Louie.
Meet Lilly Woodward, a Recruitment Resourcer at JDS Recruitment. Lilly joined our team in April 2023 with a clear goal in mind – to become a recruitment consultant with our company. She has a unique background, having previously studied fashion marketing in London. However, she is now determined to expand her knowledge in the education sector and make a positive impact on the lives of students and teachers. Outside of work, Lilly enjoys spending time with friends and family, loves going to the gym, and has a passion for online shopping. Lilly’s bubbly personality and easy-going nature make her a joy to work with. At JDS Recruitment, we are delighted to have Lilly as part of our team. Her positive attitude, determination, and unique background make her an asset to our company. We have no doubt that she will achieve her goal of becoming a recruitment consultant and excel in her career with us.
Jake is a Recruitment Resourcer who joined us in April 2023 with a long-term goal of becoming a consultant in the education industry. He has quickly made a positive impact on our team with his infectious confidence and ability to interact with new people. Jake’s main role at JDS Recruitment is to resource the best candidates for our clients. Outside of work, he is a market trader and trades at car boot sales on weekends. Jake is a devoted West Ham fan and enjoys going to watch them play. He also likes to keep fit and can often be found at the gym with his friends or playing 5 a side football. At JDS Recruitment, we are delighted to have Jake as part of our team. With his dedication to his role and natural ability to interact with people, we know that he has a bright future ahead of him in the recruitment industry.
Payroll & Compliance Manager
Carrie is the Payroll & Compliance Manager at JDS Recruitment; her role includes processing weekly payroll, as well as dealing with any payroll queries, and issuing invoices. As the company’s first hire, Carrie is a part of the foundations at JDS. As the company has grown, so has Carrie’s role, she now manages the compliance and finance department and is well-loved by her team. She is known for her attention to detail, professionalism, and commitment to providing exceptional service to both clients and employees. Outside of work, Carrie loves being a mum to her 3 girls and King Charles Spaniel – Ariel! Connect with Carrie on LinkedIn
Luccia Plamer, our Compliance Apprentice joined the JDS team in October 2023, with extensive experience for her age in customer service and working alongside children she is keen to work within JDS and aid the compliance team with vetting and clearing staff in a timely and effective manner. Luccia enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping and travelling the world.
Introducing Milly, our dedicated Compliance Officer at JDS Recruitment! With a wealth of experience spanning over 3 years, Milly is an expert professional in the fields of medical and educational compliance. Armed with a drama degree, she brings a unique perspective to her role, combining her attention to detail with her creative flair. Beyond her compliance expertise, she holds an impressive background in sales and recruitment, as well as being involved in fundraising and government schemes. Outside of the office, Milly is an avid camper and knows how to unwind in her favourite shows on Netflix. Milly’s versatile background, combined with her commitment to upholding the highest standards of compliance, make her an invaluable asset to the JDS Recruitment team. Connect with Milly on LinkedIn
Senior Compliance & Finance Officer
Jennifer is a Senior & Finance Compliance Officer at JDS Recruitment. Over the course of her nearly 7 years in the field, she has worked across various sectors, consistently ensuring both candidate and client compliance. In addition to her work, Jennifer is an avid reader, enjoys spending quality with her family and has a love for action films. Above all, Jennifer is always happy to lend a helping hand. Her commitment to her work, combined with her warm and approachable personality, make her an invaluable asset to the JDS Recruitment team. Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn