About Hourglass - why choose us as your overseas recruitment consultancy?

Why choose us?

We know that many agencies recruit international teachers to work in UK schools, but very few have experience like ours – gained over the last 20 years – or the tried and tested methodologies that we have developed to deal with the intricacies of the relocation process. This includes an in-depth knowledge of the UK immigration system, as well as a full support and acclimatisation package.

We don't believe that ‘one size fits all’. Our first priority is to get to know you and your needs and preferences. This is the only way we can help you to find the perfect position in a school that suits you. Similarly, the support we offer as you plan to relocate will be tailored to your own requirements – we know that this is the best way to ensure you experience a seamless relocation.

Who will I be dealing with?

We are a close-knit, values-led team. Each one of us is committed to the quality of the service we offer to our candidates and schools.

The team

Recruiting the best teaching talent from around the world is a real passion for Hourglass director,  Rachel Hand, and overseas coordinator, Claire Murphy. They are the driving force of overseas recruitment at Hourglass and will be your first point of call.

Our consultants

Headed up by James Letven, the consultants work tirelessly to support the education of young people in England.  They have a unique understanding of their schools and the candidates they promote to them.  They will discuss the opportunities open to you in detail. 

Put a face to the name! Meet the team.

What do other teachers say?

We love getting feedback from our teachers. Whether they give us full marks, or are less positive, it’s always useful. Apart from anything else, their views tell us what we’re doing well, and what we need to work on.

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Will I be charged for the Hourglass service?

There is no cost to you for our service.  Our aim is simple, we want to establish an on-going positive and professional relationship with you.

We have assisted many teachers find their first teaching position, and to settle comfortably into life in the UK. More importantly, we keep in touch, and when you’re ready to consider moving on, whether to experience another school, or to progress your career, we’ll be here to advise and to help make it happen.