The LCJ Group are a ‘one-stop shop’ for the education industry’s recruitment needs, taking the headache out of locating specialists, obtaining documentation and managing timesheets for our clients. We deliver “Whole School” staffing and are proud to already be partnered with several Schools in London, Surrey and Essex.


Stratford City, London. Chelmsford, Essex

Recruitment Solutions

Our team will save your time, the stress of looking for an employee, as we can dedicate our entire time to the search perfect candidate.

Rely on LCJ as a focused partner and we will guarantee to find a timely answer to your request. Our team find out and note each candidate’s ability and personality, and match workers to the company that will best suit their needs and skills. Our rates are extremely competitive as we keeps our overheads at a minimum.

We are the recruitment solution that make sense.


ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office

We commit to act responsibly and with the highest integrity with all our clients & candidates. Our ethical code of conduct is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998, and any data you disclose to us will be processed in accordance with the Act.


When you make the decision to appoint an independent agent to recruit your workforce, you expect them to understand your requirements and provide you with the best quality candidates that are out there; offering a high level of customer service and advising you on relevant legislation.

The recruitment and Employment confederation (REC) is your assurance that you are working with an agency that holds high standards in recruitment and can have the confidence that we:

  • Can provide you with advice & guidance on all the relevant legislation
  • Make a commitment to you to deliver a high quality service, understanding your business needs
  • Have a robust training policy so all of our staff will deliver the highest standards
  • Always demonstrate professionalism and adhere to best practice in recruitment
  • Have excellent customer service and equal opportunity policies and implement them.


Maura Armstrong

With twenty-two years of experience, Maura knows a thing or two about Recruitment.

As Managing Director of The LCJ Group and Chair of Governors in a Special School, she is at the helm of a great team who she is happy to introduce to you below.

Recruitment at heart is about people and making connections and this is one of Maura’s strengths.

Lauren Maginn

Lauren is our go to gal for all things finance. She looks after all the accounts. She makes sure our candidates are looked after and paid promptly!

Megan Garcia

Megan takes care of resourcing and compliance. She does a wonderful job making sure that all our candidates’ paperwork is up to scratch before they step foot into any role.


Keith Odeje

Keith heads up the Early Years Division and is always happy to talk to our excellent nursery colleagues. He’s here to help.

He’s ably supported by Taylor and together they make a great team.

At LCJ Group we pride ourselves in listening to the requirements of both our candidates and clients to make sure we match the right person to the right job.

Early Years education is the foundation step for our children and so we believe in enlisting passionate individuals for each role. We’re always here to help.

Ashley Fairfax

Ashley is the Team Lead Consultant for the Secondary Division and knows that cover manager’s in busy schools want to be able to rely on an agency to provide good teachers at quick notice.

Ade, the cover manager at one of our client secondary schools had this to say,

“I have got to know the staff very well. They are always helpful and I have never been let down…. In a busy school like ours, we have to be able to deal with agencies that can be relied on and able to supply us with teaching staff at very short notice. LCJ has always been able to do this. I would strongly recommend any cover manager in any school to use LCJ”

This is exactly what we want to hear from our clients, but equally, we are open to suggestions for improvement. If you think there is something we could be doing better then let us know.


Mikaela Tomic

Mikaela is the  Senior Consultant at LCJ Group for SEN.

Her role requires a level of specialist understanding of the needs of each individual school and the type of staff they require.

SEN teaching is highly specialised and requires many skill sets.

We are excited to be partnered with a number of special schools and MATS located in London, Essex and Surrey


Connor Maginn

Taylor Harris

I have been privileged to work in the Construction sector for nine years. This has given me the experience in liaising with both Site management professionals and agency consultants.

This in turn, has armed me with the experience to deliver a first class service to my clients and ensure the candidates The LCJ Group work with, are treated fairly and paid well.

Working in construction as a labourer and a professional for both agencies and as a sub-contractor, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge in the industry. Being able to work for agencies and work directly with contractors, I have seen how both work and seen what is needed for both sides to run well.

I am now using that experience to bring workers and contractors together to help build the future.