Meet the team

Lisa Thorp

I have had an interest in teaching and education since a young age. At university I studied Early Years Education and while, during my course, I realised that teaching was not for me I knew I wanted to work in the education field. After graduation I applied to work as a consultant for an Education Supply Agency, and for five years I managed a successful education agency business within Birmingham.

In 2009 I wanted to develop my career and wanted to understand the compliance and legislation that sits around recruitment further, therefore I moved from Education to Healthcare and joined Pulse. During the seven years I have been at Pulse I have worked as a Compliance Advisor, Compliance Manager and now a Business Process Manager.

Working with the Education Department and ensuring that they met all statutory/regulatory requirements by having the correct safeguarding processes in place has been a great opportunity for me as it has enabled me to combine my passion for education and my extensive knowledge of safer recruitment.

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Samantha Griggs

Samantha joined Pulse in 2014, with 20 years’ experience in public sector recruitment and a focus on SEN, she still enjoys hearing from candidates how their work at Pulse has been instrumental in their career path.

Samantha and her team help candidates get a greater variety of work and flexibility, ensuring job satisfaction and work life balance. They provide a personalised service for clients providing high quality, vetted classroom based staff for both long term and short term cover often at short notice.

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Andrew Jones

I’ve been passionate about education since taking on a mentoring position in a school as a teenager. When I graduated from university, I moved into a role teaching struggling students supplementary education courses at an after school centre. After moving to the UK from California 6 years ago, I’ve been deeply involved in helping the public sector deliver exemplary services by facilitating hires tailored for their needs.

I’m excited to marry those two ambitions and help schools across the country ensure students receive an outstanding education from passionate teachers.

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