At DIRECT, we only deal with DIRECT school contracts. Our teachers always work directly for their schools and are paid directly by them – no daily rates of pay, agency contract or fine print.
When a teacher relocates to the UK, DIRECT provides full assistance with finding accommodation as well as setting up bank accounts and a National Insurance number. Teachers who accept a job at a private international school will receive a relocation package directly from their new school.
We want you to have the best chance of success at interview. We will help you to prepare by giving you guidelines, sample questions and a pre-interview coaching session from one of the qualified teachers on our team.
DIRECT recruits for the UK, mainland EU, North Africa, Middle East, South and Central America, Caribbean and Asia. If we don’t have a school in your specific location of choice, we will endeavour to find one.
DIRECT is very selective in terms of the schools we recruit for. 90% of our UK schools are rated ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ by Ofsted. As a policy we do not recruit for ‘Inadequate’ schools. We carefully vet our private international schools.
When you register with DIRECT, we find out through a detailed registration call where you want to work and what your preferences and requirements are. We also cater for teachers with families and those who wish to move with friends.
Teachers deal with one DIRECT consultant, from time of their registration to the point where they accept a job. We believe relationships are key and it is this one-on-one approach that puts our teachers at ease and make their time with DIRECT enjoyable.
We have established relationships with our schools. We always enable our new teachers to network with teachers who have previously started work at a school, ahead of their move.
DIRECT recruits for Early Years, Primary and Secondary schools all over England.
We only deal with DIRECT school contracts. Our teachers work directly for their schools – no agency contracts or daily rates of pay.
Ofsted: 90% of our schools are rated ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Good’ and as policy, we do not recruit for ‘Inadequate’ schools.
There is huge demand across all subject areas with the greatest demand being seen for Maths, Physics, Chemistry and ICT teachers.
Applicants should be qualified teachers and have excellent spoken English. Teachers who are not from the EU will need to obtain a Visa/right to work in the UK – DIRECT will advise on this.
DIRECT covers interview expenses for EU applicants, where possible. For overseas candidates, we cover the price of a one-way flight to the UK.
Start Dates: September and January are the busiest hiring periods. However, there are openings throughout the academic year too.
DIRECT recruits for schools in the Middle East, mainland EU, North Africa, South and Central America, Caribbean and Asia.
Curriculum: UK, US, Canadian, Australian or International Baccalaureate.
Applicants should be fully qualified and most schools look for teachers with a minimum of 2 years’ post-qualification experience, although there are some exceptions. Applicants should also be native English speakers although sometimes being fluent will suffice.
Salaries vary, school-to-school and country-to-country although they are usually very competitive and often tax-free. Most schools offer other benefits which can include accommodation, free flights, medical insurance and a range of other perks.
Most interviews take place via Skype.
Step 1: Register online or email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: You will be called by one of the DIRECT team to discuss your availability and preferences.
Step 3: Your details will be added to our up to date list of available teachers, which means we are actively looking for an opportunity for you.
Step 4: You will be updated on suitable jobs as they arise by emailed Job Alerts.
Step 5: We will also keep in touch by phone, email or text.
Step 6: With your consent, we will submit your CV to a suitable school.
Step 7: All going well, you will be called for interview and we will help you to prepare with interview guidelines, sample questions and a pre-interview coaching session.
Step 8: If you wish to accept a job, DIRECT will be happy to advise you on your contract and help with relocation.