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6 reasons why you should you use an agency!

  • Publish Date: Posted over 3 years ago
  • Author: Leah Baker

We can understand that working with an agency seems like an extra added effort. You have extra people you need to communicate with, and the option is there to apply for a role directly. But what is it that makes it worthwhile? The communication? The knowledge? What about the relationships with schools, access to more roles, access to EXCLUSIVE roles, the benefits of working supply… The reasons are endless, and, in this blog, we are going to discuss a few of the reasons why it is beneficial working with an agency, and more importantly, why it is beneficial working with us here at Dunbar Education.

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Did you know?

Did you know there is HUGE 32,113 schools in the UK? A good amount of these schools will work closely with an agency to find the right candidate.

The Department for Education expects to have school pupils raise by nearly 20% by 2025 with 47,000 secondary school teachers needed by 2024.

Say what?!

That’s a lot of numbers and A LOT of teachers.

Being a teacher brings a huge amount of opportunity, there’s always going to be schools and there’s always going to be teachers needed to teach the thousands of children born every year. There will never be a shortage of teaching jobs available – the world is your oyster!

But how are you going to stand out?

Where do you start?

How are you going to secure the roles that everyone wants?

That’s where an agency can come in handy so you can be seen and where Dunbar can help!


This is key when looking for a new role.

You know how it is working within education, there is so much to think about alongside teaching. Well that person recruiting for that new role you have your eye on is going to be talking to lots of people, constantly. They are going to be busy and could miss your email/phone call/ contact.

How are you going to catch them at a convenient time?

Dunbar Education work with hundreds of schools across the country. We have been building relationships with schools for years, taking the time to get to know the staff in these busy positions, so we can communicate so you don’t have to.

Not only that, a skilled Dunbar consultant will take the time to get to know you as a candidate. They will offer careers advice and speak you through what options are right for you. (Making us, the right agency for you.)

The right recruiter will be able to offer you varied options and build that relationship to be someone you trust. Luckily, Dunbar is proud to say that our consultants care about that level service and aim to provide that for you every time.

Dunbar Education works with Primary and Secondary schools, offer supply and day2day roles, SEN roles and work with SEN/special settings. We also offer opportunities and work with teachers that are arriving from abroad.

We do not only work with Teachers. Dunbar work with Teaching Assistants and Support Staff, Senior Leadership and roles that require specialist knowledge.

We have a lot to offer!

From building those relationships, Dunbar will be able to provide you a faster way to support you in finding your next role.

We get lots of new jobs in daily. You could register with us in the morning and have a job by the end of the day! With so many teachers out there looking for their next role, get ahead of the rest and save yourself some precious time.

Specialist knowledge

When choosing a recruitment agency, it is always best to complete some research. There are hundreds of recruitment agencies around and although this is ideal when you are job hunting, it is so important to work alongside someone with the correct industry knowledge.

Recruitment companies that are dedicated in working within the Education sector will have a broader network of settings and schools, giving more opportunities to offer and they will also have more understanding in everything in the world of Education.

This allows better advice with industry tips and the information that is relevant to you.

Dunbar Education specialises in all things schools and education and can provide you with all new regulations that may impact this sector.

Our consultants are given the relevant training, with the aim to ensure you do not feel like another number.

We are family made agency and although we are forever growing and expanding, our friendly and personal service will not change.


After our consultants have successfully found you your next role, it does not stop there. Dunbar consultants care about you personally and that ongoing service will still be provided once you have found your new position.

If you have any questions or need further advice, your consultant will be happy to answer. If you are working as a supply and would like us to speak to your current school about an issue, we want to ensure you are comfortable and enjoying your role so we are happy to help.

As said previously, we pride ourselves on our communication. Whether that is with our service to you or with our schools, we will always aim to keep you up to date and drop in to catch up.


The Dunbar team care about GDPR and we have a strong and strategic vetting process to ensure children and you are safe within education.

We focus on safeguarding and ensure you are fully compliant before placing you in a role. We can provide you with up to date information and deal with some of the tedious applications for you.

We can organise your DBS check and what to do.


Through working with Dunbar, we can offer you lots of benefits by registering with us.

If you refer a friend, we can provide £250 in cash or shopping vouchers AND there’s hundreds of discounts and healthcare if you sign up to the Umbrella company that we work closely with.

That is all on top of exclusive roles that only Dunbar are working on.

Join in

Why not join us and join in the Dunbar family? We are more than just an agency.

We have a wide range of vacancies for teachers and teaching staff of all levels and we work all across the UK.

These are just a few reasons why you should work with a recruitment agency, but get in touchtoday to find out for yourself why you should work with Dunbar.