Overseas Teachers

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Overseas Teachers

From day one, Hourglass has focused on schools and teachers. Our role is to provide teachers with exactly what they need to relocate and thrive in the most exciting teaching opportunities in the UK.

Our specialist recruiters deal with teachers all over the world and we’ve developed an in-depth knowledge of immigration rules and sponsorship applications.

We’re delighted to have developed an enviable reputation for being the best academic recruitment agency to offer a variety of teaching programs in England

Hourglass consultants are happy to review applications from education professionals anywhere in the world. We have successfully found teaching jobs with relocation assistance for teachers who started out in Australia, Barbados, Canada, France, Ghana, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, USA and Zimbabwe.

Hourglass deals with relocation teaching jobs in schools in central London, and right across the south east of England.

Recent opportunities

Types of roles we recruit overseas candidates for:

Long-term supply

Long-term supply provides a level of security without the teacher or the school committing indefinitely.

Permanent roles

The majority of the roles we work on are permanent teaching posts in secondary schools in the south east of England. 

Leadership roles

Ambition comes in all shapes and sizes. For some teachers, it’s all about the subject, but for others, moving up the career ladder means taking on management responsibilities.

Overseas teachers

Our role is to provide teachers with exactly what they need to relocate and thrive in the most exciting teaching opportunities in the UK.

Hear from our teachers

Hourglass Education is the best recruiting agency one can utilize, as the consultants are very organized and helpful. They made the transition to the UK smooth and kept me informed throughout the relocation process. I also got assistance with my visa application to ensure that there are no mistakes. Claire kept me updated with feedback from interviews and job offers. I also received a PowerPoint embedded with useful links to find short-term and long-term accommodation. This means a lot to me as I was able to find somewhere quickly based on my needs. Holly and Claire were able to make the relocation transition easier as a result of their warm personality and professionalism.

If you are ever thinking about relocating, Hourglass is the top tier organisation of choice. 

My agent Claire ensured all I needed was at my fingertips, and my transition from Jamaica was smooth and effortless. All the necessary documents, interviews and places to be were suggested with hassle-free instructions. Thanks to Hourglass for making my transition to the UK a success and smooth one.

Fantastic experience with Ed and Stephanie! Thank you so much for all your help, in making the job application process so quick and easy with everything completed within 4 days from my interview – even with a weekend in between! Highly professional, supportive, encouraging and an amazingly smooth process. You’ve found me the perfectly matched job, I had hoped for and I’m excited to be starting next week. 5 stars!

I am truly grateful for the support that I have received from James and Ed over this past month. James was the first one to take my case, I appreciate him for believing in my potential and treating me with kindness and respect this whole time. I can’t believe that Ed found a suitable role for me in such short time and helped me find a place at a great school in UK. Their actions and advice were always in my best interest.

They were extremely courteous, approachable and informative. I can’t emphasise enough the professionalism they have shown as I moved over to the UK from India.

Hourglass offers an outstanding teacher recruitment service that I cannot recommend highly enough. Their efficient and personalized approach, combined with their extensive network and genuine concern for educators from anywhere in the world, make them a true dream team for both experienced teachers and
those entering the profession.

If you are looking for a teaching position that perfectly aligns with your qualifications and goals, look no further than Hourglass. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Hourglass is the best teaching agency I’ve worked with. They’ve kept me in work, in schools I want to work in, and taken the hassle out of the application rigmarole. The team have taken the time to understand what I’m looking for in a role and are incredibly diligent at finding relevant opportunities. I’m certain they wouldn’t send me to a school unless they really thought I’d get on well there. 

Ed deserves a special mention for his frequent check-ins. He calls when he says he will, and is always knowledgeable and professional in his manner, but not without a sense of humour. It’s really reassuring to know that someone is looking out for me, and Ed’s advice always feels like he’s considering my best interests. I’d recommend hourglass to any teachers looking for work.

Great service – attentive, informed, honest and efficient. Lots of supportive and nurturing advice which differentiates from other companies and makes a huge difference to the recruitment process. Thank you very much Ed!

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Wherever you are in your career, Hourglass is likely to have access to the opportunities which will help you make the next, important step.

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Candidate Support Hub

We’ve gathered our expertise to offer careers advice to help you throughout your job search. There’s everything from CV tips to interview advice, and plenty for overseas candidates preparing to relocate to the UK.