Looking for your next teaching or teaching assistant role? Look no further. We specialise and succeed in finding teachers, TAs and nursery nurses work in schools and nurseries local to them across Birmingham, the West Midlands and Staffordshire.
We won't pass you from pillar to post. All of those who register with us are assigned a dedicated consultant to support them through the registration process, job search and beyond. We know our partner schools and the areas we work in inside-out so can match you with a setting that best suits your skills and personality.
During our 12 years in education recruitment, we have built longstanding and mutually beneficial relationships with local schools that enable us to give you access to exclusive jobs that you won't hear about anywhere else. So, you get first dibs on the very best jobs that local nurseries and schools have to offer.
All of those who register with us are given the opportunity to take part in both free and discounted training to enhance their skills and CVs. Some of the training that we currently offer includes emergency paediatric first aid, first aid for mental health and Team Teach Training.
Our team will be by your side every step of the way to ensure that your experience with us is stress-free. We are just a phone call or email away and will do our utmost to answer any questions you might have. In addition we have a number of online resources available on our website to support you with your job search, interview and what do do when you get the role.
All of our teaching staff are paid in line with the Department for Education's teacher's pay scale so, you won't be losing out by working for an agency. Furthermore, our in-house finance team work hard to ensure that you are not only paid correctly each week but that you are also paid on time.
Registering with us gives you invites to exclusive virtual and in-person events throughout the year. These events give you the opportunity to not just learn but to also network with other teaching and non-teaching professionals.
In order for us to find you work in a school near you, you'll need to register with us. This is a 5 step process which follows APSCo Compliance+ guidelines and requires you to successfully complete our all of necessary compliance checks. Below we have outlined each of the steps so you know what to expect.
Your Smile journey will start with a phone call where we’ll ask you about the type of work you’re looking for and your experience working with children. We'll also take the time to tell you about opportunities currently available in our schools and nurseries. During this call, we'll conduct pre-interview safeguarding checks. Providing this goes well, you'll be invited to an online video interview at a day and time that suits you.
We'll send you an email confirmining your interview date, time and link to Microsoft Teams. It will also contain a list of original documents that you will need for the interview - you can see them all here. You will then receive a second email inviting you to begin our online compliance process. This typically takes around 20 minutes to complete. It’s really important you complete this in order to move on with the process. To find out more about the registration process, take a look at our 'what to expect' blog.
You will then meet with our team for a video interview. During the online interview, you'll meet with your consultant who will verify all your original documents.
We use our interviews as an opportunity to get to know you better - to find out about your experience, skills, what you like and don’t and how far you are willing to travel for work. This helps us to find the best school for you.
Following your interview, we will then collect your references, DBS, and some other items to ensure that we have everything we need to make you compliant. If there is anything, we're missing you may be required to meet with us again, either through video call or face-to-face. For more information about what happens after your interview take a look at our blog.
You are now complaint and able to work in any of our schools, nurseries or residential settings (dependent on experience) across the West and East Midlands! From this point on your consultant will be in touch regularly to offer you vacancies that we have available. However, in the meantime do feel free to browse our jobs and see if anything catches you eye. You can also sign up for job alerts here.
Know a teacher? Refer them to us and we'll give you £200 after they have worked 20 days with us to say thank you!
We’ve been working in recruitment for a long time (over 10 years to be precise) and we have some great stories to share about the teachers and other school staff that we’ve helped over the years.