Working in partnership with Tes

We are proud to work in partnership with Tes, a leading digital education company that has been supporting educators for over 100 years.

Work at Smart Teachers

We are continually looking for exceptional staff to join our team. If you’re exceedingly hardworking, confident and creative in what you do, and a natural people-person, chances are you’ll fit right in. Tell us a little bit about yourself and perhaps we’ll discover a you-shaped space we never knew existed.

Smart Teachers and Tes

As part of Tes, we are the world’s largest community of teachers, dedicated to supporting, inspiring and connecting educators everywhere. Our mission is to help teachers and schools succeed, and to enable great teaching by helping educators find the tools and technology they need to excel.

Get inspired

We love our teachers and support staff and are in awe of all the amazing work they do. The Golden Smartie award recognises outstanding teaching staff for their dedication, professionalism and work on behalf of Smart Teachers. Read about some of our most recent winners or nominate a Smartie here.

Our Team

Annaliese McPharlin
Staff description:

Manager of Smart Teachers Australia

Annaliese has been with Smart Teachers for 10 years and counting! Working within a number of roles in the company, she has worked in almost all our offices including London, Sydney and Melbourne. After completing a business degree, Annaliese is now an ambassador for the company, heading up Smart's Australian operation and helping to take the company from strength to strength through her passion and pride for Smart's vision and ethos.

Marguerite Mooney
Staff description:

Marguerite has been with Smart Teachers from the very beginning, over 12 years and has witnessed the company grow and flourish. Her 8 years’ teaching Drama, History and Film and Television in Australia have given her valuable insights into the challenges of finding the right candidate for her schools and understanding the school’s culture. A couple of years in arts administration and IT honed her project and event management skills and her ability to efficiently respond to any situation. Marguerite is currently training new consultants at Smart Teachers to juggle the demands of a lively recruitment desk. While settled in London for the last 8 years, at Christmas she still indulges in the Australian Christmas tradition of making Rum Balls to mixed reviews from her Smart colleagues. She has recently found Aussies at Tes who will appreciate and indulge in this Christmas tradition!

Melissa Worman
Staff description:

Melissa first joined Smart Teachers in 2014 as Marketing Manager, before stepping into operations in 2017. As Head of Operations, Melissa oversees the London-based compliance, resourcing, marketing and administrative teams, whilst working closely with Smart Australia to promote the company’s continued international growth. Melissa plays a pivotal role in fortifying Smart’s partnership with sister agencies Vision for Education and ABC Teachers, and other operations across the Tes family. With a Bachelor of Fine Art from QUT, and a strong background in communications and project management, Melissa leads the team with creativity and conviction; a passionate ambassador for the Smart brand.

Thanks for all your help and support, Smart Teachers. I wasn't expecting to have a position in the UK this quickly! I will book my flights this week and start getting myself organised - it all suddenly seems quite real!

Teacher, UK

The service that I received from Smart Teachers was outstanding. My UK consultant was in constant contact, kept me continuously updated, and made the entire process really easy. Having spoken to other recruitment agencies, the level of service and dedication I got from Smart Teachers was miles ahead.

Jake McIntosh
Australian teacher relocating to UK

Using Smart Teachers was one of the best and most helpful decisions I made when I approached the move from Australia to the UK. Their consultants are full of knowledge and have made the process a smooth and easy one. I am extremely grateful for the hard work and passion they have shown when trying to place me. I am thrilled with the position I have been offered and can’t wait to work with the school.

Thomas Pyle
Secondary Teacher