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Find the perfect teacher for your school

Our mission is to help you recruit the right teacher for your school. We take the time to understand your needs – who the perfect candidate for the role is – so we’re confident the teachers recommended will make a difference to your school. 

Our smartMatch Recruitment Team work hard to find you a selection of high-quality teachers, at half the price of a typical recruitment agency*, and you’ll only pay if you appoint the teacher we introduce to you. If you have an Excel Recruitment Subscription, smartMatch for English, maths and science roles are included in the cost of the subscription.

Our new smartMatch Direct product (exclusively for international schools) allows you to reach suitable candidates yourself at the touch of a button and provides you with a more proactive approach to your recruitment.

Introducing smartMatch Direct (exclusively for international schools)

Recruiting the right teacher for international schools can be stressful and time-consuming. With smartMatch Direct we can help you reach suitable candidates yourself at the touch of a button.
How it works:

Activate smartMatch Direct from the applications section of your advert in Tes Portal. Then complete the visa requirements and candidate specification so that we can match the information to suitable teachers who are looking for their dream role. You’ll then be able to email these teachers to promote your role and encourage them to apply. 

More than 310,000

talented teachers have let us know they're interested in hearing about new job opportunities

The smartMatch Recruitment Team vs smartMatch Direct?

  • Both of our smartMatch products reach the 60% of teachers who aren't actively looking for a new job, but could be tempted to change roles.
  • The smartMatch Recruitment Team can pair your job advert with these teachers and promote your role and school to candidates by phone to encourage applications. All applications are entered into your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) on Tes Portal so you can easily track and manage applicants throughout the recruitment process.
  • smartMatch Direct takes the visa requirements and the candidate specification for your role and matches to suitable teachers that are looking for their dream role. You can then email these teachers to promote your role and encourage them to apply.

Why use the smartMatch Recruitment Team?

Meet Julia, a teacher who with the help of the smartMatch Recruitment Team managed to find her dream teaching job! 

*Recruiting a teacher through a recruitment agency is typically charged at between 15-20% of the teacher’s salary. “Pwc Feeling the Squeeze” 2016