Teaching Vacancies is the free, national service for searching and listing teaching jobs. It will help publicly-funded schools save money and attract quality teachers.

Why schools are making it their first choice

Schools spend up to £75 million each year on advertising teaching vacancies.

This is why schools are signing up and making Teaching Vacancies their first choice when listing a teaching job. This allows them to reinvest money back into the classroom – where it counts.

Schools are benefiting

Schools are already seeing the benefit from using the service through saving money and finding the right candidates.

"Through Teaching Vacancies, not only can we find replacement staff but it comes with the added bonus of no commission fees or tireless mounds of paper sifting. Funds that can be channelled back into the teaching and learning of our children."

School Business Manager, Hobbayne Primary School

"For our last vacancy, which was a leadership role, we had significantly more applications and of a really high calibre, something we had not experienced before using just our local site. I am delighted to say that we have made an excellent appointment as a result."

Headteacher, Hospital and Outreach Education, Northants

Get involved

If you haven’t already, click on the link below and register your school for Teaching Vacancies today.

Raise awareness of the service

We are rolling out a national social media, PR and stakeholder engagement programme which will target teachers and help raise awareness of the service.

You can also help spread the word by downloading our promotional posters and displaying them in your school or at your place of work.

Andy Buck on Teaching Vacancies

Andy Buck is passionate about education and fully supports the Teaching Vacancies service – just watch his latest video to find out more.

Andy is a geography teacher by trade, and a headteacher for thirteen years at two schools in East London. He is also the founder of Leadership Matters which aims to improve educational outcomes for pupils by supporting great leadership development. In 2019, he joined The Started Foundation, a charity that provides financial assistance for talented young students in the performing arts. He regularly posts about education to his 22,000+ Twitter followers.

Read a case study

Extended Learning Academy Network (ELAN) has recently swapped to Teaching Vacancies to support their recruitment advertising needs on a national scale.

Extended Learning Academy Network (ELAN) is a Multi-Academy trust which consists of eight schools, with approximately 400 students based at each site. The academy employs around 160 teachers so the need for Teaching Vacancies was clear.

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Michelle Clarke, HR Administrator at ELAN

“Teaching Vacancies was a really obvious choice for us. It’s an official service provided by the Department for Education which means you know you can trust it, and best of all its completely free! The experience I’ve had with other job recruitment services is that typically they cost the school a lot of money and you never know the quality of the applicants they’re going to find – that ELAN we’re only looking to employ high quality teachers.  I was also surprised by how straight-forward the service was to use, once you get you’re log-in your ready to go.”

The academy signed up to Teaching Vacancies in February 2019 after they received an email announcing that the service would be piloting in their area. Since joining the service, they’ve advertised around 10 roles ranging from Early Years teaching roles to STEM subject teachers. 

Michelle continues, “We aim to spare costs where we can when recruiting for new teachers, including using social media, our school website and now the Teaching Vacancies service. This has provided another vital avenue of support for recruitment. Moreover, the service has helped us to expand our pool of applicants by showing our job advertisements to a national audience. This is really key for our schools, as previously we have been limited to applicants within only a very close distance to our schools. We really look forward to reaping the further benefits of Teaching Vacancies and the future appointments that will be made using the site.”

Spread the word

We want more schools and teachers to start using the service and we need your help to make this happen.

Email teaching.vacancies@education.gov.uk to find out more about:


  • becoming a Teaching Vacancies champion to help us spread the word
  • helping to improve the service by taking part in our user research sessions.