Work for us

We're always looking to strengthen our teams. As part of Tes, we use our reach and influence - with both schools and candidates - to make a difference in education recruitment.

We have a genuine desire to ease the burden on schools' staffing issues. We’re ready to help across the country, with branches in Newcastle, Durham, Carlisle, Barrow-in-Furness, Teesside, Huddersfield, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire, Sheffield, Nottingham, Peterborough, Hull and Scunthorpe. 

We're always keen to hear from experienced people in any of the regions we cover. 

Get in touch

Current vacancies 

Job: Recruitment Consultant
Location: Sheffield, S9 4WG
Salary: £18 - £27k (depending on experience) + uncapped commission
Contract: Full-time, permanent 

Vision for Education is looking to appoint a recruitment consultant to join our team in Sheffield, where you will be working with schools across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a proactive and driven individual to join the market leaders in education recruitment in the South Yorkshire/North Derbyshire area, recruiting high-quality teaching and support staff for short and long-term placements and permanent roles.

Joining Vision for Education

  • Excellent salary package with an open-ended bonus system

  • Company/team performance incentives throughout the year.

  • Excellent career progression and professional development opportunities.

  • Regular team events.

  • Friendly, professional and hard-working team environment.

  • Reduced working hours during school holidays.

Typical work activities

Vision for Education is proud to be part of TES Global, which means we can offer an unrivalled service to both schools and teachers.

You will provide a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse and involves:

  • Working with a large client base - many of the schools nationally work exclusively with Vision for Education.

  • Using sales, business development and marketing techniques and networking opportunities to attract business from client schools.

  • Visiting clients to build and develop close working relationships.

  • Developing a good understanding of client schools; what they do and their culture and environment.

  • Advertising vacancies by placing adverts on a variety of job boards and the website (unique in the market place).

  • Using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates, employers and the teaching community.

  • Headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work.

  • Using candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy.

  • Receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client.

  • Requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client.

  • Briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job.

  • Preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of suitable applicants.

  • Organising interviews for candidates as requested by the client.

  • Informing candidates about the results of their interviews.

  • Using our Salesforce system to manage short and long-term bookings.

  • Co-ordinating sponsorship activities for client schools.

The successful candidate will have/be:

  • Excellent communication and sales skills.

  • The ability to grow a desk from the start.

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.

  • An ability to organise their own workload and meet deadlines.

  • Self-motivated and resilient.

  • The ability to act on their own initiative.

  • Possess a professional and ethical approach to business.

  • Be able to forge and maintain relationships over the telephone and face-to-face.

  • Possess a desire to exceed the highest levels of customer service.

  • Operate effectively as part of a fun-loving and motivated team.

How to apply

To apply for the position, please email an up-to-date CV with your contact details to For an informal chat about the role, please call Laura Wilkinson, Branch Manager, on 0114 243 5555.