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Smart Teachers are continually looking for exceptional recruitment consultants and administrators to join our offices in London, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. If you’re exceedingly hardworking, confident and creative in what you do, and a natural people-person, chances are you’ll fit right in.

Keen to join the team? Send in your CV and tell us a little bit about yourself. 

Current vacancies

Job role: Trainee Recruitment Consultant
Location: Finsbury, London
Salary: £25,000 per annum + uncapped commission
Contract: Full time, permanent

Smart Teachers recruit and supply teachers and support staff for temporary and permanent positions in primary, secondary and SEND schools. We have branches in England and Australia and are part of the world-renowned digital education company Tes Global. We are incredibly proud of our reputation as a leading education recruitment company, both in the UK and overseas. Due to planned expansion, we are looking to recruit several motivated and driven Trainee Recruitment Consultants to join Smart Teachers' lively office in the Moorgate/Liverpool Street area of London.

At Smart Teachers, we like to invest in our staff and are pleased to offer a comprehensive training package to the successful Trainee Recruitment Consultants. During your first six months, you will be closely supported by mentors from our senior leadership team & your branch, and will actively participate in regular training in branch or at our Head Office which will be organised by our in-house Training Manager.

Our structured Trainee Recruitment Consultant scheme will provide you with all the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience you need to become a successful Recruitment Consultant with Smart Teachers.

The Trainee Recruitment Consultant scheme will cover all aspects of your role including:

  • An in-depth introduction to education, to help you develop a good knowledge and understanding of the sector.
  • Candidate attraction tools and creative advert and CV writing.
  • Job board and CRM systems training.
  • Pre-screening, shortlisting and interview techniques.
  • Safeguarding policies and clearance procedures.
  • Effective candidate and client management and retention strategies.
  • Securing and conducting business development calls and meetings with schools.
  • Organising and attending candidate recruitment and client development events.

The successful candidate

To secure a place on our highly competitive Trainee Recruitment Consultant scheme, you will:

  • Have completed a foundation or bachelor’s degree. We also welcome applications from experienced education practitioners and qualified teachers with PGCE, QTS or QTLS.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be proficient in using IT equipment and software.
  • Have the ability to organise your own workload, meet deadlines and use your initiative.
  • Be self-motivated, hardworking and have the enthusiasm to learn.
  • Possess a professional and ethical approach to business.
  • Have the ability to create and maintain relationships over the telephone and face-to face.
  • Possess a desire to exceed the highest levels of customer service.

What we offer

Successful Trainee Recruitment Consultants will benefit from:

  • £25,000 per annum basic salary + uncapped bonus scheme.
  • Termly competition incentives.
  • Company pension and benefits scheme.
  • Regular subsidised social events and annual company celebration event.
  • Genuine career development and progression opportunities.

Hours of work

During school term time: 7am - 4pm / 9am - 6pm on a rotating pattern (Mon - Fri).
Reduced hours during school holidays.

How to apply

You can apply for the role of Trainee Recruitment Consultant via this website. Please make sure you provide us with an up to date CV including your full employment and education history, as well as contact details so we can get in touch with you. If you would like to find out more about the Trainee Recruitment Consultant position, please call Marguerite Mooney, our Training and Retention Manager on 07896 950 569 for a confidential chat.

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Job role: Divisional SEND Manager 
Location: Finsbury, London  
Salary: Generous, negotiable + bonus
Contract: Full-time, permanent contract 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Divisional Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Manager at leading education recruitment agency Smart Teachers in London, part of the Tes supply group.

This billing manager role requires a person with passion and determination to fully realise our plans to be the go-to agency for SEND supply staff and permanent recruitment in London and the Home Counties.

Leading from the front, the successful candidate will take responsibility for managing a team of three SEND Recruitment Consultants and a Resource Consultant.

Here at Smart Teachers, we pride ourselves on providing a quality and ethical recruitment service to both candidates and schools. The Divisional SEND Manager will possess a matching professional and ethical attitude to business and, with the support of the senior management team, take the already existing business to the next level.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an excellent understanding of the SEND sector.
  • Possess a strategic aptitude with the initiative, drive and commitment to develop existing business relationships and seek new opportunities.
  • Motivate and lead a growing SEND team.
  • Have the ability to create and maintain relationships over the phone and face-face.
  • Be prepared to volunteer in client SEND schools to gain further insight.
  • Drive the company CPD provision forward, including face-to-face training such as Team-Teach, as well as the online suite of courses.

What we offer: 

  • The autonomy to grow the team and business the way you know how, without strict company KPIs being enforced by the senior leadership team.
  • A place on the Tes supply group’s SEND leadership team and a voice on the overall direction of the company SEND strategy.
  • Generous, negotiable salary + bonus scheme.
  • Termly company/team performance incentives. 
  • Regular subsidised social events and annual company celebration event. 
  • Company pension and benefits scheme. 
  • Reduced working hours during the school holidays. 

How to apply 

Please email an up to date CV and salary expectations to will.washington@visionforeducation.co.uk. For more information about the role or a confidential discussion, please contact Will Washington, Director of SEND, on 07436 264 207.

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Job role: Recruitment Consultant (Primary Division)
Location: Finsbury, London 
Salary: £22,500 - £27,500 (dependent on experience) + uncapped bonus
Contract: Full-time, permanent  

Smart Teachers is looking to appoint a Recruitment Consultant to join our team in the Moorgate/Liverpool Street area, where you will be working with primary schools across London and the Home Counties.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a recruitment consultant to join a market leader in education recruitment, recruiting and supplying high-quality teaching and support staff for short and long-term placements and permanent roles.

Smart Teachers is proud to be part of Tes Global, which means we can offer an unrivalled service to schools, teachers and support staff.

Duties and responsibilities

You will provide a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse and involves:

  • Working with a large client base - many of our schools work exclusively with Smart Teachers.
  • Using sales, business development and marketing techniques and networking opportunities to attract and retain business from client schools.
  • Visiting clients to build and develop close working relationships.
  • Developing a good understanding of client schools; what they do and their culture and environment.
  • Advertising vacancies by placing adverts on a variety of job boards and tes.com (unique in the marketplace).
  • Using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates, employers and the teaching community.
  • Headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work.
  • Using candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy.
  • Receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client.
  • Requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client.
  • Briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job.
  • Preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of suitable applicants.
  • Organising interviews and trial days for candidates as requested by the client.
  • Informing candidates about the results of their interviews.
  • Using our Salesforce system to manage short and long-term bookings.
  • Co-ordinating sponsorship and engagement activities for client schools.

The successful candidate 

Will have/be:

  • Excellent communication, presentation and sales skills.
  • Ability to grow a warm primary desk.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Proficient in using IT equipment and software.
  • Ability to organise your own workload, meet deadlines and use your initiative.
  • Self-motivated and resilient.
  • A professional and ethical approach to business.
  • Ability to forge and maintain relationships over the telephone and face-to-face.
  • Desire to exceed the highest levels of customer service.

What we offer:

  • Good salary package plus uncapped bonus.
  • Termly company/team performance incentives. 
  • Career progression and professional development opportunities.
  • Regular subsidised social events and annual company celebration event. 
  • Company pension and benefits scheme. 
  • Reduced working hours during school holidays. 

Working pattern: 

  • During term time:  7am – 4pm / 9am - 6pm on a rotating shift pattern
  • Reduced hours during the school holidays

How to apply Please email an up to date CV including your employment and education history and salary expectations to davie.the@smartteachers.co.uk. For more information about the role or a confidential discussion, please contact Davie Thé, Primary Divisional Manager, on 020 7065 7513.

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Job role: Clearance Resourcer 
Location: Finsbury, London  
Salary: £20k - £24k + bonus
Contract: Full-time, permanent contract 

Smart Teachers is currently looking to appoint an exceptional Clearance Resourcer to join our London office in Finsbury. This is a full-time, permanent position starting as soon as possible. 

Smart Teachers is a leading education recruitment agency, who provide temporary and permanent teaching and support staff for primary, secondary and SEND schools across London and the Home Counties. 

As part of Tes Global, one of the largest educational organisations in the world, we strive to provide the best possible recruitment solutions to our client schools and deliver the best possible service to our candidate teachers, teaching assistants and support staff. 

Duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Vetting candidates to ensure they meet the requirements of Smart Teachers' recruitment and safeguarding policies, which are in line with Department for Education and REC guidelines
  • Ensuring candidates complete all online registration forms before they attend an interview and briefing them on what documentation they need to bring. 
  • Meeting and greeting candidates to conduct face-to-face interviews/registrations, ensuring that all interview forms are correctly completed and relevant documentation collected. 
  • Verifying and uploading all required documentation to the Smart Teachers’ CRM and ensuring accurate data entry.
  • Conducting regular reference request follow-ups and actively calling referees to help speed up clearance. 
  • Maintaining regular contact with candidates during the clearance period and ensuring a high level of customer care.
  • Working actively to clear candidates' files within a set target timeframe.

The successful candidate

Must have:

  • Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills. 
  • Proficient in using IT equipment and software. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Attention to detail is the level of care, accuracy and thoroughness applied to reviewing and inputting data.
  • Be able to forge and maintain relationships over the telephone and face-to-face. 
  • Ability to organise and manage a busy workload efficiently and effectively. 
  • The ability to act on their own initiative. 
  • Experience in the same or similar role would be preferential but not essential. 

Working pattern: 

  • During term time:  9am – 6pm
  • Reduced hours during the school holidays

What we offer: 

  • Good salary package.
  • Termly company/team performance incentives. 
  • Regular subsidised social events and annual company celebration event. 
  • Company pension and benefits scheme. 
  • Reduced working hours during school holidays. 

How to apply 

Please email an up to date CV including your employment and education history to andrew.ridley@smartteachers.co.uk. For more information about the role or a confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Ridley, Candidate Manager, on 020 7065 7513.