“Offering specialist and permanent recruitment solutions to the learning disabilities sector; whilst providing positive outcomes and changing lives for the better”

Our Values

At Positive Futures Recruitment we strive each day to work in a way that represents and promotes our guiding principles and values. We genuinely mean it when we say we C.A.R.E

Collaborative – Working in partnership

Adaptable – Adjusting to your needs

Responsive – Acting quickly & positively

Effective – We produce results

We care about the lives and outcomes of our candidates, clients and most importantly, their service users and students.

Our Vision
To be the leading provider in the UK of permanent recruitment solutions to the learning disability care and education sector, whilst promoting balance and wellbeing.

Our Purpose
To improve the quality of peoples lives and enable a positive and rewarding environment where people are inspired to make a difference.

We are

Positive Futures

Recruitment

We specialise in providing candidates & clients with permanent recruitment support specifically within Learning Disability services including Specialist Education and Social care settings. Everything we do is with the students/service users at heart, as this is something which is very personal and important to us.

We cover the whole of the UK and all positions

Learning Disabilities is our specialty! So you can be sure if you’re seeking a role within this sector then we can help!

WHO WE WORK WITH

Positive Futures work solely with Learning disability services and provisions.

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Children & Adult Residential
  • Supported Living
  • Community services
  • Charitable and non profit
ROLES WE RECRUIT

We provide recruitment services for all positions within Learning Disability Care and Education:

  • Support and Entry level roles
  • Team Leader and Management
  • Deputy & Registered managers
  • Clinical and Qualified Therapists
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Qualified Teachers
  • Assistant Head and Head teachers
  • Estates staff and management
  • Administration
  • Finance

Our Team

Recruitment and Talent Specialist - Children’s Services and Education

Margo Leftly

Having worked within health and social care recruitment for over 15 years and within roles from business support to being on the board of directors, I am now delighted to be representing and leading Positive Futures.

Having worked within health and social care recruitment for over 15 years and within roles from business support to being on the board of directors, I am now delighted to be representing and leading Positive Futures. Throughout my career, there has been no better feeling than the satisfaction of being able to support my clients and candidates and truly seeing the difference it made to the lives of their service users and students. I therefore made it my aim to strive towards this every day and as a result Positive Futures was born. I believe that people who are truly passionate about the work they do deserve to have a position they love and an organisation who shares their visions and values. In addition to this, organisations deserve to have employees who put their service users and students at the heart of everything they do – creating Positive Futures all round. I am responsible for our Children’s Services and Education department covering recruitment across the UK and I spend the time to get to know every organisation and candidate I work with in order to make the perfect match.
Recruitment & Talent Specialist - Adult Services

Susan Helman

I am experienced within the recruitment industry, specialising in Health and Social Care, as well as being a parent with over 30 years’ experience of bringing up a daughter with severe learning disabilities.

I am experienced within the recruitment industry, specialising in Health and Social Care, as well as being a parent with over 30 years’ experience of bringing up a daughter with severe learning disabilities. This personal exposure has given me a broad understanding as to the importance in finding the right level of support from health & social care professionals, and who are also really committed to supporting those individuals in our society who are vulnerable. This first-hand experience enables me to identify professionals who are going to be deeply committed to their role, and who will really appreciate the meaning of personalisation and safeguarding when supporting service users. I work with my colleague Margo Leftly, founder of Positive Futures Recruitment, and between us we strongly believe that if you are working within a job which you love, you won’t have to work a day in your life.
Finance Director

Diane Aloia

Diane joined Positive Futures on day one and is a big part of who we are! Managing all finance functions, Diane also supports the onboarding process ensuring that everyone has a smooth journey into their new role.

Diane joined Positive Futures on day one and is a big part of who we are! Managing all finance functions, Diane also supports the onboarding process ensuring that everyone has a smooth journey into their new role. Through several years’ experience within business management, administration, and finance she brings a wealth of knowledge and is at the heart of everything we do. Diane offers our clients and candidates an exceptional level of support from the day they say yes to the job to the first day in their new role and beyond.
Recruitment & Talent Specialist - Support roles within Social Care & Education

Rachel McCullough

With a background in hospitality and health and social care recruitment as well as experience working one to one with children with additional needs I also have a bachelors degree, and a diploma in childcare, development and education.

With a background in hospitality and health and social care recruitment as well as experience working one to one with children with additional needs I also have a bachelors degree, and a diploma in childcare, development and education. I’m so excited to be part of the Positive Futures team and working within the role of specialist recruitment consultant as I know how important is it for people to have the right person caring for them. I am so passionate about matching clients to their dream role and supporting them all the way from submitting their CV to getting their job offer and beyond. I feel that everyone deserves to love their job and feel proud of what they do, and I am so grateful I get to be part of that journey.

Why Choose Us?

Rather than tell you why you should work with Positive Futures, we thought we would let our clients and candidates do the talking…

Having worked closely with Margo and Susan on an array of roles for our organisation, they have been exceptional and always strived to exceed our expectations wherever possible. Consistently sourcing us candidates for care and education roles, Margo and Susan have always delivered great customer service, quality candidates and assistance at every turn- we are thrilled with their efforts and the outstanding service they have provided us.

AnnieRecruitment Coordinator – Children and Adults Services UK Wide

As an employer that manages over 500 starters a year it’s key that your suppliers work effectively with you and for you.
Whilst large corporate agencies may have the manpower, purchasing power and commercial presence; we’ve yet to have a supplier that works harder or more efficiently for us than Positive Futures. Last year they were our most successful supplier by quite some distance and this year is looking exactly the same.

StephenResourcing Manager – National Children and Adults Services

We have found Margo and Positive Futures Recruitment attentive to our specific recruitment needs and committed to sourcing excellent candidates. They worked quickly, efficiently and with no fuss. The company have really contributed to the success of our service delivery in the past 18 months. We’d recommend them to anyone in the sector.

DavidSEMH Children’s Homes – Central and East of England

Margo is by far the most dedicated and professional recruitment professional I have ever dealt with. Margo is tenacious in pursuing the perfect candidate yet friendly, very approachable and a consummate professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending Margo and her organisation and for this reason, Margo and her team are our go to agency for recruitment

MikeChildren’s Complex Care provider

My experience with Margo was great, from beginning to end. The application process was smooth, Margo was very efficient in keeping me updated with 'what happens next'. Margo was very approachable, and her manner put me at ease when speaking about the job on the phone and preparing for the interview. I'm very grateful for Margo's help in finding me my current job.

DaryllSEN Teacher – Specialist Education

I have to say from start to finish I had a really positive experience working with Positive Futures recruitment. All of the telephone interactions I had were not only very encouraging and supportive but also gave the right amount of information regarding what to expect at interview, what to expect of the job role itself, and how to prepare for interview. It was particularly helpful that you kept in contact on the run up to interview, taking time to do interview practice with candidates was invaluable. I think the most important factor for me was your demeanour, very friendly , positive , and a supportive calming influence. Sometimes it’s not what you say it’s how you deliver it and I was very grateful to have such a lovely person at the end of the phone when I was so nervous . I have nothing but praise for positive futures recruitment and would highly recommend them.

XanthiaAdult Learning Disabilities Support Worker

Thanks Positive Futures Recruitment! Honestly I am really loving the job even more than I could've ever expected and I can’t thank Susan enough - in particularly, for your enthusiastic support thoughout the interview process, I don’t believe I would’ve done so well at my interview without your help and guidance! I am very glad I applied on a whim and feel very grateful for this job I now have, I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it and everything I am now learning everyday. Thank you again!

ChloeYoung Adult Support Worker

So grateful to Susan and Positive Futures Recruitment. Thank you so much for everything that you've done. I wouldn't have got the job without all of your efforts. So thank you for supporting me in my journey and believing in me, it was just the confidence boost I needed. I'm looking forward to a new chapter.

GeorginaAdult Learning Disabilities – Youth Worker

Margo is a genuine professional who puts the needs of her clients first, and takes great care to ensure those with skills connect with those who need those skills. She treats each person she places as an individual. When she contacted me, she had taken the time to read my CV and didn't try to simply fit me into an unsuitable post: few recruiters take this much care. She is personable, listens, and is insightful.

BethannNurse Advanced Teaching and Education

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