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.

REC gold accreditation

Smart Teachers was awarded the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) gold standard in education recruitment. The accreditation covers compliance as well as the REC Code of Professional Practice. REC Audited Education ensures the relevant checks are carried out when recruiting teachers and support staff. The audit goes way beyond just compliance, requiring agencies to demonstrate that they operate best practice in areas such as customer service, staff development, diversity and client management. The accolade enables schools to be confident that we are an accredited supplier, independently verified, putting standards at the centre of our business.

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

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!

Tyson Wood
Staff description:

National Manager – Smart Teachers and Tes Australia

A founding member from back in 2005, Tyson’s vision for excellence has established strong company roots. Today Smart Teachers represents hundreds and thousands of teachers; and services the recruitment needs of Catholic and Independent schools across the country. With years of teaching, recruitment and business experience to draw from, Tyson manages the innovation and development of the Smart Teachers brand, operations and people across Australia. Smart’s most recent development is its newfound partnership with Tes. Bringing the world’s largest digital education community to educators across Australia, Tyson believes that together, both Smart Teachers and Tes can ensure that there is a great teacher for every child.

From the moment I contacted Smart, they assisted me in creating a great looking CV and really got to know my aspirations as a teacher. They organised all interview details and made sure I felt prepared, providing me details on the school and lots of encouragement. A big thanks to the team, the process has been seamless and I felt I was in good hands the whole way through.

Bridget Cowin
Teacher, Australia

I have nothing but praise and gratitude for all at Smart Teachers. In my move from America to Australia they had already collected all of my details, taken my interests and done a Skype interview all whilst I was still in the states. Although I dealt mainly with one agent, all of the staff that contacted me and helped me are super friendly. Due to family commitments I had to change which Australian state I was coming to and they very efficiently sent my information to their other office and hooked me up with a new contact. The team at Smart Teachers always considered the type of role I was looking for and kept regular contact by email and phone calls to check in with me and make sure they were still on track with my desires. They were very understanding of my particular circumstances and I now consider my particular agent a friend. I would recommend Smart Teachers to any teacher looking for a teaching position.

David Barker
Teacher, Australia

I recently returned to Australia after living and teaching in London in 2017. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing experience I got to have thanks to Smart Teachers.

Every time I rang there was always someone friendly and willing to help. Most of all, my consultant Darrel. From day one setting up all my papers and preparing me for interviews whilst still in Australia, I felt at ease and he made the whole transition to London so smooth. I can’t thank him enough for his all his time, patience and understanding throughout my year away, nothing was too much.

I learnt so much from my teaching experience in London schools and can’t wait to apply into my teaching practice now I’m back in Australia. I just wanted to thank all of you at Smart for providing me with such a valuable life long experience. I will be recommending Smart to others.

Aussie teacher in London

My experience with Smart can be summarised in two words: STRESS FREE! Within a day of sending them my application they had already sent my details to two different schools. Shortly after my consultant Kimberley had organised me an interview and just two days after that I landed a great job at the school I wanted. Smart really took the stress out of finding a job and I was able to focus on completing my uni work with peace of mind.  Brisabne

Nareeka Flavel
English & Drama Teacher, Brisbane

My relationship with Smart Teachers is outstanding. They are always very quick on follow up and communication. Smart Teachers have always provided excellent communication, quality customer service and a good range of candidates for positions.

Head of Teaching and Learning
Independent School on Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Smart is a great agency and will go above and beyond to help you find the staff you need. Everyone here has been impressed with not only the quality of the teachers we have been able to recruit, but also the professionalism with which we are consistently treated. They always let us know if there is even a minor issue we need to be aware of and deal with any problems efficiently. I would also comment that their fees, in comparison to some other agencies, are considerably lower!

Burnt Mill Academy

Smart Teachers have proven themselves to be an exemplary recruitment service, providing a personalised service that delivers high quality teaching staff to match the needs of our school. In recent years we have come to depend on Smart to source daily supply cover, long term placements as well as permanent appointments. Their reliability and level of service has outshone their competitors.

Mayespark Primary School

Thank you for all of your help over the past 15 months. I appreciate everything that you've done for me making my transition from New Zealand to the UK go so smoothly. I will not hesitate to recommend any of my friends and colleagues looking for teaching work.

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