We are delighted to be partnering with Aston Community Education Trust as its managed service provider of temporary staff.


AWS along with its sister company, CER, have taken full responsibility for managing the recruitment of temporary teaching and non-teaching staff across the Multi-Academy Trust’s 12 academies in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Mansfield and Rotherham.


From sourcing candidates, managing a supply chain of recruitment agencies and engaging with the temporary workforce, AWS and CER recruits and fills temporary vacancy requests for the Multi-Academy Trusts. Roles include Qualified Teachers, Early Career Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Sports Coaches to support roles such as administrators, Caretakers and Cleaners.


This is the 12th managed service AWS has mobilised under Lot Two of the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) framework which provides schools with an open, fair and transparent route when hiring temporary staff.

Chris Carter, Operations Manager at CER, who has mobilised the contract, said:


“We are delighted to be a strategic partner of Aston Community Education Trust to support its temporary staffing requirements.”


“Through moving away from transactional recruitment and forming meaningful, partnership-based relationships with MATs, we’re able to provide full transparency on candidate pay and agency margin, charging our clients less and paying candidates more.”

AWS is at the forefront of the managed service provision for temporary staff in the education recruitment space and is an approved supplier on Lots 1, 2.1 & 2.2 of the Crown Commercial Services temporary education staffing framework.


The organisation was the largest supplier on the framework during its first iteration, delivering 75% of all managed service spend and 25% of total framework spend across the four year agreement period. In 2022, AWS retained its position on the framework for a further four years.


If you would like to speak to our managed service delivery team about your recruitment requirements, please email partnerships@affinityworkforce.com.