About Us

Justteachers is a leading specialist supplier of teachers, nursery nurses and support staff into schools, colleges and nurseries nationwide. Our continued expansion reflects the high level of service we deliver to our members, our commitment to safeguarding and the support we offer our candidates and clients to ensure they can focus on delivering outstanding education. Our REC gold accreditation means that we provide a risk managed service to both teaching staff and schools.

We have a network of offices across England through which we support schools, colleges and nurseries in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, Coventry and the Midlands, Greater Manchester and the North West, Yorkshire, and Lancashire.

Justteachers is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

We adopt a Safer Recruitment Policy in line with the Department for Education’s ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ to satisfy the Ofsted principle of ‘minimising risk to children, young people and adults by evaluating the effectiveness of schools’ procedures for safeguarding’ – Ofsted Framework for School Inspection. This ensures that our recruitment and selection procedures fulfil responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.


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We wholeheartedly appreciate the support we receive from our partner clients and loyal candidates. The success we celebrate as a company is also due to our hard-working team members, who work collectively and collaboratively to ensure we meet our shared goals and ambitions.

We work hard to create a workplace culture that enables our staff to thrive and ultimately this is reflected in the service they provide to our clients and candidates.

Our staff longevity demonstrates how committed our family members are in creating long-lasting, honest and open relationships with our clients and candidates alike.  We genuinely nurture a ‘family’ culture, with each and every staff member being recognised for the contributions they make. Like any family, we want everyone to be supported and to fulfil their potential throughout their career. We’re extremely proud to have over 10 members of staff with 10 plus years of service and almost 20 staff with 5-10 years.

The majority of our Senior Leaders are working parents who all started their careers as Recruitment Consultants with justteachers, which further demonstrates our commitment to the personal and professional growth of all our staff and the creation of a healthy work / life balance.


Meet The justteachers Leaders

Shelagh Smith

Commercial Director, Head Office

Shelagh joined justteachers in 2007 as Financial Director with her role expanding in 2019 to Commercial Director of the business.

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Caroline Cafferty

Managing Director, Head Office

Caroline started within the business over 18 years ago as a Recruitment Consultant. Now, as MD, she is pivotal to the success within our JT Family.

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Helen Gibbons

Operations Manager, Head Office

Helen has been with justteachers for almost 15 years and supports all offices in the day to day running of the business.

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Louise Bibby

Branch Manager Lincs & Cambs

Louise joined justteachers as a Recruitment Consultant in 2009. She now manages the Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire team of 11

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Amanda Ryder

Branch Manager, West Yorkshire

Amanda has been with the justteachers Family for over 15 years and currently leads the West Yorkshire team.

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Kelly Skinner

Branch Manager, N Yorks & Lancs

Kelly joined justteachers 9 years ago as a Recruitment Consultant with ambitious plans to progress to management. Kelly now leads the N Yorks & Lancashire team.

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Mark Little

Branch Manager, Midlands

Mark re-joined justteachers as the Midlands Branch Manager in August 2021 and now heads up the Primary, Secondary and SEND teams.

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Dawn Cooper

Branch Manager, North West

Like many of our SLT, Dawn joined justteachers as a Recruitment Consultant and now heads up the North West team.

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Jane Embury

Operations Manager

Jane has been with the justteachers Family for over 10 years and currently leads the North West team, as well as managing various operational aspects of the business.

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Jonathan Smith

Branch Manager

Jon joins us with a wealth of education agency experience and now leads our specialist NW SEND team

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Mel Crewe

Marketing Manager

Mel manages the group Marketing team and is based at our head office in Skipton.

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Darach MacDonnchadha

Training Manager

Darach delivers training across all offices, ranging from induction for new starters to team leaders and management training.

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Meet The justteachers Family

Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire Team

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Midlands Team

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West Yorkshire

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Manchester & Warrington

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Centurion Celebrations

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Award Winners

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Skipton North

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