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Leading education recruitment consultancy

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, Sheffield, London, and surrounding areas.

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Our branches


SAAF Education Office
Unit 12 Churchill Park
Nottingham NG4 2HF

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SAAF Education Office
Danish Buildings
High Street
Hull HU1 1PS

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SAAF Education Office
Studio 2 
Cross York Street
Leeds LS2 7BL

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SAAF Education Office
Globe Works
Penistone Road
Sheffield S6 3AE

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SAAF Education Office
UST House
Limehouse Causeway
London E14 8AQ

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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

Our team of knowledgeable consultants specialise in identifying quality candidates, ensuring that only the most qualified individuals are presented to you.


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

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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

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

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

I have worked with and trusted my consultant at SAAF for many years. Unlike some educational consultants, he will never place you in a position that is not right for you or the school. He takes time to get to know all those that he works with and always goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone is successful. If you are considering working on a supply basis, I can wholeheartedly recommend working with SAAF Education Ltd.

Paul, Teacher

My consultant has supported me in gaining experience working in a primary school, which I enjoy thoroughly and is a role I see myself doing in the long run. My Consultant has guided me through the process and the service provided has been excellent - I would recommend to others!

Haleeza, HLTA

Our consultant is transparent and won't try and push candidates on our provision who are not suitable. Very good communication and we are always informed of recruitment status.

Office Manager, Primary School

I like SAAF's supportive process of finding new staff for our admin team, with the intention of taking them on permanently in the future. My consultant knows what we are looking for in staff and has managed to find us quite a few new members of the admin team, who we have either moved to permanent or are in the process of moving. I'm really pleased with the support we're receiving and the supportive working relationship we have built.

Business Leader for Communication and Technology, Trust

Teaching & Support Staff

Teacher & Support Staff Registration

Finding your ideal role can be frustrating. At SAAF, we’re here to 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

Are you looking for a role within the education sector?

Our supply and recruitment team are always looking for teaching and support professionals to match with our extensive portfolio of clients

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

Teaching Resources

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

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.

Cover all bases

Save time, money and resources with our range of cost-effective school business support services

Outsourced School Payroll

Easy paydays. Guaranteed accuracy. Smooth transfers from your old provider. Find out more about our payroll, pensions and HR bureau today!

School & Academy Finance Support

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

HR Advisory for Schools & MATs

Acting as an extension to your team, we offer a compliant, comprehensive and effective service to support the day-to-day and strategic needs of your school. 

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Some of our clients

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