CEO comment: schools don’t need to spend this much on recruitment – proactively drives down school costs

  • Single-cost annual licences for unlimited job board advertising could save schools millions
  • 96% of licence holders renew annually

Our end of year figures from show that 96% of our licence holders have renewed their contracts with us.  We have demonstrably saved many organisations half of their annual recruitment spend and we are determined to offer genuine value for all schools. Staffing schools with quality teachers should not be expensive. If all of the schools in the UK signed up to our annual single-cost licence for their recruitment advertising, we could save the education industry millions.

Button Find out more the UK’s teacher-led education recruitment specialists, it has remained a responsibility of Eteach’s to drive down the cost of schools’ recruitment advertising during 2016-2017 school year, which we have done. We are committed to continue to help schools chip away at their £3bn budget shortfall. has always pledged to offer fair and sustainable advertising licence prices to schools for all staff vacancies including leadership roles.

Currently, schools in the UK spend at least £250 million annually on recruitment agencies. The licence includes advertising for leadership roles – whereas our competitors charge hefty additional fees.

The effect is cumulative too – the more schools advertise online, the more teachers register online and the easier it is for recruiting schools to find and attract the teachers they need without resorting to headhunting agency fees and expensive print advertising. carried 65,000 jobs in 2016, the highest across all education job boards.

We empower schools to adopt a recruitment approach which is sustainably low cost: we provide them with School Recruiter technology to build a school talent pool; we teach schools how to market the school brand for year-round candidate attraction and offer expert strategies to improve time and cost efficiencies.  This need not cost the earth.

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Paul Howells, CEO, Eteach and FEjobs
Paul Howells has more than 25 years experience in education, with the last 15 years spent revolutionising education recruitment.  Paul started his working life as a PE teacher in London and soon became involved in career education and work experience.  He started the first London supply teacher agency in 1990: LHR Education became one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK, focusing on international teacher recruitment.

In 2001, Paul launched the visionary which has evolved into a world leading portal of school recruitment innovation, followed by in 2004 which has become a market leading job board for further education institutions across the UK.  Today Paul’s websites, Eteach and FEjobs have become synonymous with teacher-centric, value-driven, ground-breaking and proactive recruitment methods. Paul has a wealth of knowledge and experience of education recruitment and using effective online strategies to reduce spend and save time.

For more information see and  For media comment from Paul, contact Katie Newell, Content Manager & Press Officer at Eteach Group (ETUKC) on 01276 674159 or

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