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almost 2 years ago by Adam Haggag

Why use an Agency to find Teaching Roles

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With the academic year starting throughout this week, you may be looking to secure your ideal role in a school local to you. Many schools are currently opting to use agencies as a way of sourcing the right candidates for their vacancies, and there are many benefits to using a recruitment agency to find your perfect role.

1.       They are free to register with

By law, Employment agencies should not be charging anyone for work-finding services. Therefore, you will not have to pay a recruitment agency to help you find work.

2.       They provide a tailored job search

Great recruiters spend time getting to know their candidates requirements, including their preferred jobs, locations and future aspirations.

If you have registered with a good consultant who has established a strong relationship with their schools and knows their geographical area, there is a higher chance that they will be able to find a suitable role for you.

3.       Some schools only advertise through recruitment agencies

A lot of schools will have a vacancies page on their website – that however does not mean they are the only roles available within the school. When they need to fill in a vacancy in a timely manner, they will go through a recruitment agency saving them both time and money, leaving the recruitment process to the experts.

4.       Guidance and support from Consultants specialising in Education Recruitment

Good recruitment agencies already know what schools are looking for, which goes beyond what is on the job description. Recruitment Consultants can help ensure your CV looks professional and is structured in a way that appeals to Head Teachers. In the meantime, if you’d like some quick tips on improving your CV and landing your dream job, follow this link.

Consultants who are good at their job will support you with any questions or concerns you may have from the moment you register with the agency, to securing a role as well as post-placement.

5.       Ability to reach more schools in a shorter period of time

We’ve all been there, endlessly searching for a new job. Having to fill out multiple applications and only hearing back from a fraction of the applications– it’s a tough to pill to swallow!

Recruitment agencies have already established relationships with schools, and are able to speak to Hiring Managers on your behalf, as well as send your profile to a large number of schools.

6.       More choice on roles

Whether you know what role you’re looking for or you’re at the beginning of your teaching career and want to keep your options open, recruitment agencies allow you to explore a range of roles by prompting you with career advice and guidance throughout the registration process.

If you are looking for a job in a school for the academic year and are unsure of where to start, give us a call on 0203 771 1138 or take a look at our website for more information.