Theorise is solely dedicated to supplying high-quality NMPH support staff to colleges and universities across the United Kingdom. We provide a range of different support roles to colleges and universities including Study Skills Tutors (for dyslexia, dyspraxia, and other specific learning difficulties) and Mental Health Mentors, as well as in-class Support Workers, Note-Takers, Proof-Readers, and Examination Support staff. Theorise Ltd is recognised for the excellent quality of service we provide not only to our clients but also to our candidates, and we’ve built this reputation through a tailored approach that meets each of our Clients’ individual needs. While Theorise continues to grow we still offer a personalised, professional, yet informal approach with a focus on meeting the needs of all our clients and the students with whom we work.
In the 2021-22 academic year, and despite the ongoing challenges posed by Covid-19, Theorise worked with just under 1,700 students, with support being provided to students studying at the University of Aberdeen, the Academy of Music, Destiny College Glasgow, University of Dundee, Edinburgh College, University of Edinburgh, Forth Valley College, Heriot-Watt University, the Highland Theological College, Inverness College UHI, Lews Castle College UHI, Moray College UHI, Napier University, New College Lanarkshire, Open University, Orkney College UHI, Perth College UHI, Queen Margaret University, Riverside Music College, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Sabhal Mor Ostaig UHI, SAMS UHI, Scottish Borders College, Scottish Rural College (Aberdeen Edinburgh, Glasgow and Oatridge), St. Andrews University, Strathclyde University and West Lothian College.
Theorise is fully aware that you have a choice, but with our focus and determination to give both our clients and their students a positive experience we hope to be your first choice.
Further education can be a daunting prospect for any student but perhaps more so for those who need additional support, for whatever reason, and we are committed to ensuring they are afforded appropriate support from a suitably qualified and trusted support worker who can assist in their academic progression.
We recognise that sourcing “best fit” candidates can be challenging but we are confident Theorise has the experience and know-how to deliver a solution for all student’s specific needs. Theorise has a proven track record of delivering excellent candidates for a range of roles, whether it is one person or volume recruitment, and we are entirely confident in our ability to meet your requirements.
Theorise consider it critical to our success in education that we retain our support workers to ensure students have consistency throughout their studies. Ideally, a support worker assigned to a student in the first year of their course will continue to work with the same student until the completion of their studies. Theorise firmly believe that consistency is key for students and that having the same support worker can assist in their academic progression through the creation of a strong and trustworthy working relationship.
Unlike many companies operating in this field, Theorise Ltd also have credibility and accountability in the field of recruitment, which we believe makes us stand out from other providers. We continuously strive to improve and uphold our reputation as a professional and high-quality recruitment business through our status as a:
· Corporate Member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
· Member of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
This ensures we commit to the highest standards of being a compliant and productive recruitment business and ensures we can be trusted to provide an honest and reliable service.
Theorise Ltd are also a registered supplier to Student Finance England and Wales, which ensures our support staff are qualified to the highest possible standards.
Theorise believe our expertise and experience distinguish us from other agencies operating in the education sector, and our recruitment process is clear, thorough, and bespoke in order to ensure we attract the highest quality applicants to fill our positions.
Process of organising support
1. Initially we will be contacted directly by the college, university, or student regarding the student's contact information, course title, year of study, and funding information including their authority, type of support, and number of hours available for support. At this stage, if support is for any form of in-class assistance we would be notified of the student's timetable.
2. Theorise will search our current database of available candidates, and should we have someone available immediately that meets our criteria to work this student then we would assign this member of our support team to the student. An assignment form would be provided to this candidate and the student would be contacted by Theorise directly confirming who has been allocated to work with them. Should we not have someone available to work with this student, we would commence our recruitment process.
3. The role would be advertised on our website as well as on several suitable job boards. The Theorise recruitment team will then undertake a thorough review of the applicants’ CVs and covering letter and shortlist the applicants who we feel are best suited for the role.
4. The Theorise recruitment team will carry out an initial telephone screening with the candidate to discuss the role in more depth and briefly discuss their experience within the education sector. Applicants who impress at this stage will be invited to interview.
5. Theorise interview the shortlisted candidates using a thorough process detailing the candidate’s employment history, education, and qualifications relevant to the role. Theorise will ensure we have valid documentation and the necessary PVG checks that are up-to-date for their eligibility to work in the UK and to work with students.
6. Theorise will offer a contract for services to the best candidate, and upon receipt of their paperwork we will notify the college or university of our new support-team member and allocate them to work with the student(s) for whom they were recruited.
If you wish to know more about using our services as a student or as a college and university please click the below.
The below Theorise Education Services PDFs give a summarised insight on the above which can be useful to pass on to any college, university, or student who may be interested in our services.
Our Guidance and Job Descriptions offer a detailed view of the roles we provide and our expectations of those who are engaged in work through Theorise.