Our team

The interim management, quality improvement and leadership recruitment team you can trust

As a further education professional you want to be certain you’re talking to a resourcing team that really understands your interim management needs, quality improvement goals and leadership recruitment requirements. With Click, you have all the certainty you’ll ever need.

The Click Team has first-hand knowledge and experience of working in UK further education and skills provision, for a wide range of organisations and in a variety of different roles.  We ourselves have been senior college managers, interim managers, consultants and lecturers – we know the sector.

So you can be confident that we know what it takes to drive quality standards up, to achieve successful inspections and manage the finances of a busy college.  We understand the critical relationship between college curriculum, information systems and finance.  We know how to build on strengths and capitalise on opportunities.

With more than 40 years hands-on experience of the FE sector, the Click team provides you with the interim manager or consultant that we really know will get the job done for you – meeting the objectives by your deadline and within your budget.

Meet the Click Team

Kate Mulleady

Kate Mulleady

Founder and Managing Director

An experienced former senior college manager, Kate has an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by the further education sector. She was Executive Vice Principal at Sutton Coldfield College for 10 years, interim Vice principal and a Governor at Dudley College. Kate founded Click in 2009 and provides clients with decades of expertise in successfully placing high quality interim managers and consultants with all kinds of education and skills providers.

Contact Kate Mulleady:

Email: kate.mulleady@click-cms.co.uk
Mobile: 07966 153 729
Office: 0121 643 8988

Annette Howard

Annette Howard

Click Executive Director

Annette brings clients in-depth knowledge and know-how of UK further education sector resourcing. An experienced former senior college manager, she has also worked as an interim manager, spanning a wide range of different colleges and areas of specialism, including apprenticeship growth, marketing and ESF projects. Before entering the world of further education, Annette worked in marketing and business development in the private sector.

Contact Annette Howard:

Email: annette.howard@click-cms.co.uk
Mobile: 07714 750 173
Office: 0121 643 8988

Karen Dyke

Karen Dyke

Executive Director

Karen has in-depth experience of working in further education. Starting as a lecturer, she moved quickly into management, managing all areas of FE college operations, including construction, the arts and IT. She has also worked as both interim manager and consultant in a range of key roles, from new build project manager to Vice Principal. Karen moved to further education from a career in finance.

Contact Karen Dyke:

Email: karen.dyke@click-cms.co.uk
Mobile: 07900 035 121
Office: 0121 643 8988

Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Executive Director

Beginning his career in the land-based sector, Colin moved into further education first as a teacher and then as a senior manager. He has covered a wide range of curriculum areas including construction, commercial services and teaching learners with additional needs. He has worked with colleges, prisons, independent training providers and local authorities. He has been a senior college manager, on both a permanent and interim basis, working with colleges in London and the South East to develop and manage curriculum, implement quality improvement and deliver staff training. He is also a practicing inspector.

Contact Colin Smith:

Email: colin.smith@click-cms.co.uk
Mobile: 07946 400 759
Office: 0121 643 8988

Mandy Chapman

Mandy Chapman

Operations Manager

Mandy works in our central office administration and finance team, engaged in all aspects of customer service for Click’s further education client base. Prior to joining Click, she worked in a variety of fast-moving small business environments.

Contact Mandy Chapman:

Email: mandy.chapman@click-cms.co.uk
Office: 0121 643 8988

Wendy Preedy

Wendy Preedy

Office Administrator

Wendy is a key member of Click’s central office administration team. She is the main point of contact for our Click Associates and their accommodation needs. She previously worked as PA to a senior partner in a law firm.

Contact Wendy Preedy:

Email: wendy.preedy@click-cms.co.uk
Office: 0121 643 8988

Liz Chorley

Liz Chorley

Office Administrator

Liz is an office administrator within Click’s central office administration team. Her career has spanned a variety of administration roles within Further Education and Higher Education.

Contact Liz Chorley:

Email: liz.chorley@click-cms.co.uk

Office: 0121 643 8988

For an effective and affordable interim management or quality improvement solution, get in touch with Click. We’ll provide the support you need.

0121 643 8988
info@click-cms.co.uk

“Click provides an excellent service tailored to the needs of the organisation. I have been really impressed by the quality of consultants provided by Click to provide targeted support. They have been very knowledgeable, adaptable and flexible around the needs of our organisation. They are able to engage staff and teams in a non-threatening manner to drive improvements. I would therefore unreservedly recommend Click to any other college seeking similar support and services.”
VP Teaching, Learning & Success, Havering College
“The team at Click are always very responsive and keen to determine your exact requirements so that they can quickly start to identify the most appropriate person for your role. It helps immensely that the Click team are all highly experienced FE professionals in their own right, so they really understand what you are trying to achieve. The interims that I have worked with have all been very experienced, very professional and able to hit the ground running – exactly what you need from an interim manager. Once the interim is in post, Click stay in touch to make sure that you are achieving the outcomes intended from the appointment. Crucially, the majority of the Click interims are not looking to work in a temporary role until they find a permanent post; they make their living from interim work. This means that they can very quickly adapt to new projects, and understand the subtle differences between being an interim manager and working in a permanent position. Click interims really do add value to your organisation.”
Assistant Principal, Abingdon & Witney College
“The College used Click last year for interim staff to cover our Management Information Services Manager post at very short notice and during the start of term, our busiest time of year. This also happened also to coincide with an external audit. We found Click very responsive, putting forward a number of impressive CVs which covered a range of specialisms and software. Telephone interviews enabled rapid shortlisting and appointment allowing us to overcome the immediate demands and ensuring we had capacity until such time we could appoint externally. The College rarely uses interim staff but this time was essential. Click not only appreciated our situation but responded accordingly with timely efficiency and professionalism and would be our first port of call under similar circumstances.”
Principal, Truro & Penwith college
“Oxford and Cherwell Valley College has used Click for a range of interim management posts and other support services. The service Click provided was highly professional, efficient and flexible. In a very short period of time they provided us with outstanding members of staff who fitted into the culture and values of our the organisation immediately. They worked tirelessly to ensure services to our students were outstanding. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Principal and Chief Executive, Activate Learning
“Click have provided the college with two well experienced and highly competent interim managers to assist with our medium term capacity issues. We found the service to be of the utmost quality, dependable, consistent and very good value for money. We were especially impressed with the unfailing support given throughout the duration of the posts with Kate’s visits to both the interims and college staff ensuring a smooth and effective service on all sides. We would certainly recommend the services of Click.”
Chief Executive, Burton & South Derbyshire College