How to find teaching jobs and how i-teachers can help

07/02/2022 | All

If you’re considering a career in teaching or looking for a fresh teaching role – you’ve come to the right place! Have a read of our blog below with our top tips on how to find teaching jobs and find out how we can help you!

How to find teaching jobs

Whether looking for your first teaching post as an NQT or looking for a fresh opportunity in a different location, your job hunt doesn’t need to be as complicated or stressful as it may seem.

Think about your preferences

It’s important that before you even begin to find a teaching job, you identify your preferences and what you really desire from your role. This will allow you to more narrowly focus on finding the perfect role for you and swiftly make the right decisions catering to your needs. 

Think about your preferences on:

  • Location – Considering the location of a school is highly important, particularly during your first year as an NQT as avoiding a long commute is favourable. Consider transport links in the area and the length of the commute during peak hours. 
  • Type and size of school – Based on your personal goals, it is important to think about the type and size of school you would like to teach in. For example, would your skill set be better suited to students in an SEN specialist school?
  • Year group and key stage – Consider whether you have preferences associated with year groups and key stages. Many Primary Schools will advertise roles based on the year group whereas Secondary Schools will cater for a wider range of ages.

Specific vacancies advertised by the school

Individual schools and multi-academy trusts often recruit directly through their own advertisements and selection processes. Advertisements for teaching posts usually begin in January and the peak time for applying is typically between February and June. Each school will have their own unique application/job finding process.

Finding these job advertisements can be confusing, so here are a few websites useful for finding teaching jobs:


A significantly increasing number of teaching applications are now handled by agencies, including permanent teaching roles. Registration with an agency usually involves submitting an application form or CV followed by a phone call or meeting with a recruitment agent.  Agencies often focus on cover/supply roles but are becoming more involved with permanent, long-term roles.

How i-teachers can help you find teaching jobs

Here at i-teachers, we are an education recruitment consultancy focusing on providing long term and permanent jobs in Primary, Secondary and SEN schools across the UK. 

So, how can i-teachers help you to find a teaching job?:

  • Our friendly and experienced education consultants are dedicated to perfectly matching our candidates to schools suited to their skills set and personal goals. 
  • We work with NQTs and experienced teachers across the UK, as well as graduates looking for teaching assistant roles prior to teacher training. 
  • For our job seekers we provide an approachable, responsible and easy to work with team of professionals, all driving towards finding the perfect role and ideal solution for the future. 

What makes us unique:

  • Caring and experienced team of education consultants (check out our 5* TrustPilot reviews to see for yourself!). 
  • We won’t rest until we have found you the perfect role in the ideal school.
  • We are education experts, and offer industry leading, specialist advice. 
  • We work nationally, so we are ideal if you want to relocate. 
  • Our consultants are with you every step of the way, helping you to make the best decisions for your career before, during and after your placement. 

Get in touch with one of our dedicated consultants to find out more on how to find teaching jobs, or have a look through some of our current vacancies!