Candidate Why Choose Us | Smart Teachers

Dedicated support throughout your journey

Most of the team at Smart Teachers have either worked in schools or within education recruitment for many years, so we know the daily challenges that you face. That’s why with our friendly consultants, application guidance and in-depth job search, we’ll be supporting you every step of the way.

Your dedicated consultant

You'll get a friendly, dedicated consultant who will take the time to focus on you and what you do best. Our consultants also build close working relationships with the schools we place our teachers and support staff in, to understand what makes them special - that way we can expertly match you with the right school.


Our registration process

We're here to support and guide you through the application process to make your life easier - whether that's by helping you fine-tune your CV or by answering a question about a school, nothing is too big or too small. We'll take you through it step-by-step.


Jobs to suit you best

If you know what you are looking for, our in-depth job search is here to help you - designed so you can simply and easily find your perfect job. Tell us what you are looking for and we’ll match you up to a role which fits you.

Find your perfect job

Why choose us?

We’ve been in business since 2005, so we have the experience and industry knowledge to know what you need to thrive.
Over 4,700 client schools & colleges

With over 4,729 client schools and colleges and 473 preferred supplier agreements, across the group, we’ve got plenty of work for you

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A dedicated consultant

You’ll get a dedicated consultant who’ll listen and find you the roles you want

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Great pay

Enjoy great rates of pay and our guaranteed pay scheme for eligible supply staff

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Generous referral scheme

Our generous referral scheme rewards you for recommending us

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Free CPD training & events

Attend free CPD training and events to fulfil your career goals

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Training & events to support you
Try a CPD training course to gain new skills, or come along to a social event to grow your network with colleagues and schools. However you want to develop, we're here to help you be the best you can be
Specialist advice with our ECT pool
Get dedicated CV and interview advice plus help to secure your first teaching role, specifically for early careers teachers (ECTs)

Balance & flexibility

With us, finding the right balance doesn’t have to be difficult.

With short-term contracts and daily supply work that offers variety, long-term and permanent roles to get stuck into, or executive/leadership roles to develop your career, we've got options to give you whatever balance and flexibility you want.

Plus, if you want to work with specific schools, years groups or in a particular role, or if there are certain days and times you want to work, our friendly consultants will listen and find a role that works for you.

  • Temporary work

  • Permanent jobs

  • Executive roles

What you need to thrive

Great pay

We offer some of the best rates of pay of any education recruitment agency and you’ll be paid weekly by our in-house payroll team using PAYE. No umbrella company, no hidden charges, just getting paid on time!

Peace of mind

When you work on supply for us, you may be eligible for our Guaranteed Pay Scheme, which gives you the added security that you’ll be paid whether we find you work or not.


We are AWR (Agency Worker Regulations) compliant and this ensures you receive the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.

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We’re passionate about making a difference in education & want to work with like-minded teachers, TAs, cover supervisors & other support staff. If that sounds like you - apply to register with us today