Our work on your behalf
Subsequent to your interview, your consultant will inform other Hourglass consultants of the strengths of your application and your individual needs to enable each consultant to submit your details to a large number of schools with appropriate vacancies in a variety of locations.
As soon as a school communicates their interest in your details, we will inform you fully of the school and vacancy information and arrange an interview if you wish to proceed with the application; we will give you as much support with this process as you require.
If your interview is successful and the school offer a position which you want to accept, this appointment might be on long term temporary (supply) basis paid through Hourglass or a fixed term/permanent contract, employed direct by the school (see Types of Work).
Types of work:
Long term position
Schools always require extended temporary appointments on a supply basis, due to a variety of reasons such as: maternity cover, long term illness of a teacher, unfilled vacancies etc. This type of appointment might last from 1 term, to one year and beyond, giving you the security of a long term post. In a temporary position, you would be paid via Hourglass and you would be able to benefit from our competitive rates of pay and the tax advantages of working through one of our partner umbrella companies.
Permanent or fixed term position on a school contract
Schools can experience difficulty making successful permanent appointments through the placement of adverts in the increasingly ineffective newspaper advertisements. Hourglass assists schools with making permanent teaching appointments. If you accept a permanent teaching position facilitated by Hourglass, you will be employed directly by the school and paid by them on a monthly basis, benefitting from full statutory employment rights.
Moving from a temporary to a permanent position
Whilst working in a short term or long term post many of our teachers are given the opportunity to switch to a permanent contract. Many schools use the temporary placement as an opportunity to trial the teacher for a permanent position. Likewise many of our teachers prefer to be in a position where they can work in a school for a period of time prior to deciding if they wish to commit to a permanent contract.
If you specify that you are looking for a short/long term position that could become permanent then we will match you to positions which offer this opportunity.
Thus both you and the school will have the opportunity to have a long hard look at each other before making the all-important decision to transfer to a permanent position.
The majority of our overseas trained teachers elect to come to the UK on one year fixed term supply contracts in posts that could become permanent.