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Leading education recruitment consultancy in Nottingham, Hull, and Leeds

Here to support you


Are you looking for the ideal candidate? Are you looking for your next role within the education sector? Our dedicated consultants are here to help!

Our core beliefs are centred around trust, honesty and transparency – this is embedded in our daily practice and drives our collective approach to recruitment.

We supply and recruit teaching and support staff in Nottingham, Hull, Leeds, and surrounding areas.

We recruit for teaching and support roles, including:

  • Teacher
  • Learning Support
  • Pastoral


  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Admin / Back Office 


  • Caretaker / Site Manager
  • Cleaner / Premises Staff
  • Lunch Time Supervisor / Catering


Recruitment support for schools & academies


We understand how challenging it is for school business leaders to recruit alongside other demands and pressures.

At SAAF, we specialise in selecting the best teaching and support professionals. We recruit for day-to-day cover, short- and long-term supply and permanent positions.

Whether you need a teacher, school support staff or senior leadership – we're here to help.

Our goal is simple:

  • Matching you with the ideal candidates
  • No-nonsense pricing
  • No temp-to-perm fee
  • Risk-free recruitment
  • And most importantly - ensuring the best possible education for the next generation

Robust vetting and interview process

Compliant with the 'keeping children safe in education' guidance

Contact us at any time

Ensures quality and value for money

12 week qualification period - with the option to employ the staff member permanently with no additional fee to pay

We're transparent with our costs. Taking a consultative approach to recruitment. Cutting out the sales jargon.

No-nonsense invoicing and payments

If you reach our minimum spend threshold


Maintained Schools




Needs Schools

Pupil Referral

Customer loyalty programme

Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and that’s why we want to reward them for their loyalty.  Find out more about our customer referral scheme, supply & recruitment service discount and multi-day consultancy discount.

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Teaching & Support Staff

Teacher & Support Staff Registration

Finding your ideal role can be frustrating. At SAAF, we’re here offload the stress.

We work with you to achieve your aspirations – and use this as our driving force to match you to suitable roles.


At SAAF, we want to improve the education landscape and believe that school staff have the biggest influence on this change.

We recruit for many teaching and supporting roles - from caretakers to senior leaders.

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your teaching career, or looking for temporary placement, we can match you to the right school.

We have your goals in mind – always.

We're always transparent to ensure our candidates are paid fairly

We offer professional development opportunities including support and guidance around Basic Awareness of Child Protection and Safeguarding, Effective Behaviour Management Approaches and more

Benefit from fantastic rewards from our friend referral scheme - get up to £150 when you refer a friend

We support a range of educational settings – including schools, pupil referral units (PRU), special education needs (SEN), alternative provision (AP) and higher education (HE)

Our consultants are here for you round-the-clock

We’ve built strong relationships with our extensive portfolio of clients - giving you more choice when it comes to finding your next role

See our current live roles

See our live roles

Refer a Friend

Are you a candidate working with SAAF? Do you want to receive up to £150?  You’ve come to the right place!

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Teaching Resources

From years of experience, we're here to support you every step of the way

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Take the next step

Find your next role

Send us your CV using our dropbox. A member of our team will be in touch to discuss.

Our branches


SAAF Education Office
Unit 12 Churchill Park



SAAF Education Office
Danish Buildings
High Street



SAAF Education Office
Avenue HQ
East Parade


Cover all bases – with our Payroll and Finance services


Strategy. Planning. Growth. We can support you with everything from day-to-day transactions to financial planning.

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Easy paydays. Guaranteed accuracy. Stress-free onboarding. Find out more about our Payroll, Pensions and HR Administration bureau today.

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Calling all schools! Find out more about our supply service


We understand how challenging it is for school business leaders to recruit along with other demands and pressures.

Contact us to find out more about how we can support you.

Our goal is simple:

  • Matching you with the ideal candidates
  • No-nonsense pricing
  • No temp-to-perm fee
  • Risk-free recruitment
  • And most importantly - ensuring the best possible education for the next generation

We have worked with SAAF for over 2 years, and they have yet to let us down. Our consultant has been fantastic throughout this time and has been open and honest about every aspect of our interactions, always going the extra mile to support us. I would recommend their services to anybody without hesitation

Acting Deputy Head, Primary School, Hull

Their level of knowledge and expertise is what we needed

CEO, Trust, Long Eaton

Prompt, efficient and friendly. Listens to our requirements and tries to match them appropriately unlike some other agencies who send absolutely anyone! Our consultant is available all the time which is useful if we need to organise cover out of hours.

School Business Manager, Primary School, Beverley

Friendly and reliable. Very professional.

Admin Officer, Primary School, Hull

In partnership with

Association of Business Leaders in Education
IRIS - Accredited Support and Training Partner
Institute of School Business Leadership - Approved Partner
ICS Funding Services
Crescent Purchasing Consortium - Framework Supplier

Some of our clients