Headline's first branch, St Albans, opened in 1995 by an ex-Headteacher and a school governor to supply local primary schools. Over the years St Albans have expanded and now cover multiple sectors of education. The St Albans office itself is situated in the town centre, so it's nice and easy to get to by public transport or from any town centre car park.
Mel originally trained as a teacher and holds a Bed Honours in Education Studies from the University of Hertfordshire. As part of her university degree she completed several teaching placements in local Hertfordshire schools. She first joined Headline as an Education Consultant back in 2007 and hasn’t looked back since! She now heads up the St Albans branch, still supporting local schools but from a slightly different perspective.
Senior Education Consultant
Maria has over 25 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, covering education as well as other sectors. She joined Headline in 2010 where she progressed to be the senior consultant for St Albans, with a particular focus on supporting the local primary schools. Alongside her work at Headline she is also a safe space mentor for children aged between eleven and nineteen in Hertfordshire.
Early Years Consultant
Before coming to Headline Steven trained as a plumber and had worked in retail. He joined the St Albans team in 2014 as a consultant, was trained up in all things education, and now manages the ever-growing Early Years desk.
Tess joined Headline in 2017, after a career working as a data analyst and database administrator for large corporate companies. She now looks after compliance admin, payroll admin etc for the St Albans office, and is enjoying being part of a much smaller friendlier team!
Having been in primary education for over 30 years, Mel joined Headline in 2001 after being headhunted from his post as Headteacher. During his time with Headline, he progressed from being a Consultant, Director and Managing Director. He formally retired from his full time position in 2014 and to date continues working with Headline on a part-time basis.