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Protocol bring in the new year with new promotions and a new senior appointment

Protocol – Leading FE, skills and HE recruitment specialists bring in the new year with promotions and a new senior appointment.

Protocol, the leading full-service recruitment agency in the education, skills and training sector has announced the promotion of Chloe Skillington to Associate Director of Recruitment (Professional) and the appointment of Lee Cope in a newly created role of Associate Director of Recruitment (FE).

Protocol, who operate nationally, announced that due to an ambitious and exciting expansion plan, they have recruited Lee to join their Senior Leadership Team to spearhead the sector’s largest Recruitment Team dedicated to servicing FE Colleges for Temporary Work Assignments and Permanent recruitment. Lee joins Protocol with significant experience as a Curriculum Programme Manager and will advise, support and develop their FE team to improve service levels and increase conversion.

Ian Sackree, Chief Executive commented; “I’m over the moon to have recruited Lee as Associate Recruitment Director (FE). There is no substitute for ‘lived experience’ and Lee’s task is simply to listen and respond to our customers, whilst supporting all Recruiters to gain a greater understanding of what life in an FE College is all about, and how we need to align our services to be the very best recruitment partners we can be. I have worked with Lee for many years in our Reserve Forces and Military capacity and know just how professional he is, bringing the benefits of perhaps the best Leadership training in the world to Protocol colours!

Additionally, Protocol also announced the promotion of Chloe Skillington to Associate Director of Recruitment (Professional). Chloe has years of recruitment and leadership experience, much gained with Protocol.

Ian Sackree added I am delighted to announce the Board’s decision to promote Chloe Skillington to Associate Director of Recruitment (Professional). Anyone who has worked with her will know how infectious her personality is, and what a professional, pragmatic operator she is. Chloe’s portfolio will always include Interim and Management but also embraces three teams that are experiencing such an exciting period of growth, HE, Skills and Training and Professional Support Services.

This news follows the appointment of Vanessa Rhodes in 2021 as Director of HR and Partnerships, demonstrating Protocols impressive growth trajectory and investment in their Senior Leadership team.

If you’re looking for a partner to find the right professional for your team, look no further than Protocol. You can reach Chloe, Lee or any of their specialist teams at [email protected]


About Protocol

Protocol have been the leading recruitment consultancy to the further and higher education, skills and training sector for over 26 years.

Protocol works with further education colleges, universities, training providers, end-point assessment organisations and local authorities across the UK.

Protocol offer a complete recruitment solution, meaning they can recruit for roles at every level of an organisation. From senior leadership through to operations, both temporary and permanent – they find the people that make organisations excel.

Protocol’s portfolio of services includes but is not limited to:

  • Temporary and contract recruitment
  • Permanent staff recruitment
  • Senior executive and management recruitment
  • Interim management recruitment and consultancy
  • Online DBS checks
  • Staff management software
  • Payroll

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