Will the next step in your career journey take you to the East Midlands?

Could you see yourself teaching in the rich, rural landscape of the East Midlands? The historic market towns, villages and thriving multicultural cities have deep roots in the past. In your free time, there are castles, houses and museums to explore.

Teaching in the East Midlands

Living in the East Midlands

Living in the East Midlands

Tempted by a move to East Midlands? You’re not the only one – teachers seem to love it there. Their happiness is reflected in the amount of schools reporting a vacancy or temporarily filled post, which is 3.7% lower than the national average. The excellent rail and road links to London provide this area with strong employment while maintaining a typically lower cost of living than in the south.

Data taken from UK House Price Index 2018 and ABC Finance.

"People in the Midlands are very down to earth and it’s a real mix of cultures too - Leicester is one of the most diverse cities in England and has a real range of teaching opportunities." Thomas James, English teacher

Things to do

In the East Midlands, Nottingham is home to Sherwood Forest, famed for its beauty as well the English Folklore hero Robin Hood. Why not go climbing and hiking in the Peak District, see the famous Cathedral in Lincoln, or wander around in England’s second biggest city, Birmingham. The East Midlands is a place steeped in art, history, and culture. See one of Britain’s architectural jewels, Lincoln Cathedral, or visit the hometown of William Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon. You can also see the inspirations for one of his most beloved plays, the battlefields and tomb of Richard III in Leicestershire. It’s not all history though, with the Peak District, cosmopolitan Birmingham, and the traditional seaside resort of Skegness there’s plenty going on.