Putting people at the centre of all we do

We’re CER – a UK-wide education recruitment agency placing teachers and education professionals in short-term, long-term and permanent roles. Personal and professional, our service begins and ends with people – from the consultants we hire, to the teachers we place, and the close relationships we build with clients.

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Job title Area Job type Location Salary Apply
Sports background… Are you looking to step in to education? CER Education, Primary Teaching, School support, Secondary teaching, SEN, Teaching Assistant Full-Time, Interim, Part-Time, Permanent, Temporary Consett, County Durham, England, Houghton Le Spring, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, Washington £60-£80 per day View >
KS2 Intervention TA CER Education, Primary Teaching, Teaching Assistant Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary Liverpool, Merseyside, N. W. England £280 - £300 per week View >
Primary Teachers – Liverpool / Wirral CER Education, NQT, Primary Teaching Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary Liverpool, Merseyside, N. W. England, Wirral £80-£120 per day View >
Student Teachers qualifying 2019 CER Education, NQT, Primary Teaching Full-Time, Part-Time Merseyside, N. W. England £80-£120 per day View >
Primary Teachers needed in Ormskirk/Aughton CER Education, NQT, Primary Teaching Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary Aughton, Merseyside, North West England, Ormskirk £80-£120 per day View >
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About Us

With offices across England and Wales, and teams specialising in permanent recruitment and long term and emergency supply cover, CER is the go-to education recruitment company.

From early years to further education, SEN to leaders in education, our experienced teams specialise in making sure every school, academy, college, nursery or free school has the temporary and permanent staff it needs to give their students the education they deserve.

Our Divisions/Specialisms


One of the UK’s largest teaching agencies and support staff agencies, we’re ready to place professionals in supply roles at a moment’s notice. We have an out of hours service, and offices across England and Wales that open at 7:15am ready to handle urgent requests.

We hold REC-Audited Education status and adhere to the highest standards of  compliance, giving you confidence that our candidates are fully verified. In addition, we listen to our candidates carefully and work closely with our partner schools so you can be confident in our ability to put the right person, in the right place, at the right time.

We’re always interested in meeting high-quality supply staff, including those who are newly qualified.


With 17 years’ experience working with specialist and alternative education providers, CER has the expertise needed to help young people discover and grow – whatever support they need.

We recruit only the best education professionals and SEND specialists, and always tailor our approach to find the best match for the individual and the school – whether it’s a specialist unit catering for young people with learning disabilities, or a mainstream establishment. In addition to specialist teachers and teaching assistants, we also place learning mentors, behaviour specialists, home tutors, pastoral support staff, sign language support staff, curriculum leaders, SENDCos, heads of centres and departments, and senior leaders.

To see what positions we have available in our Job Search or contact us on 0800 731 6871 to speak to your local CER SEND consultant.

Further Education

CER specialises in providing quality staff to further education colleges, sixth form colleges and post-16 training providers. With 16 years’ experience working in post-16 recruitment, you can rest assured you’ll be in good hands with our further education team – whether you’re a candidate or searching for staff.

We recruit and deploy specialist staff across the spectrum, including lecturers, assessors, learning support staff, personal care workers, SLDD tutors, communication support workers and other support staff.

If you can help young people in further education, or are looking for specialist staff, we’d love to hear from you.

Permanent Recruitment

Whether you’re looking for a job in education, or a school looking to recruit a permanent member of staff, CER can offer you a tailored service to meet your needs. Set up in December 2012, our permanent recruitment team has successfully been matching schools and candidates ever since.

With the combined knowledge, experience and passion of our permanent recruitment team – many of whom have held leadership positions in education – we offer a first-class service to all our schools and candidates, whatever your needs.

Call our team on 020 7202 0031 to see if we can help you.

Leadership Recruitment

Every school needs a capable and inspiring leader and, with our leadership recruitment service, we’ll make sure no school is left without one – and that every leader in education has a place to share their talents.

If you would like to discuss your school’s recruitment requirements or you are an educational professional looking for career advice, find out about our bespoke service by calling the Leadership Recruitment team on 020 7202 0031.

Finance and Professional Recruitment

We help place finance and business professionals across all areas of education. Our team has decade’s worth of accountancy, finance and executive recruitment experience between them, which is why you can expect nothing less than exceptional service from us – whether you’re a candidate or looking to hire.

The positions we specialise and recruit for include finance directors, finance controllers, bursars, school business managers, senior finance managers, senior finance officers, data analysts and HR managers.

Call the Finance and Professional recruitment team on 01622 677 108 to find out more.

Independent School Recruitment

Whether you’re a teacher looking to join an independent school, or an independent school looking for high-calibre teachers, at CER we can offer you a bespoke, professional and reliable recruitment service.

To find out more, please call 020 7202 0031.

Special Needs Consultancy

Special needs schools have different requirements to the mainstream. We’ve discussed and listened carefully to the needs of various schools, leadership teams, teachers and school support staff, and coupled this insight with our in-house expertise to create a bespoke special needs consultancy service.

Whether you’re a school or a candidate, we have the experience, insight and nationwide relationships needed to assist with your specific situation – whether that’s interim or permanent recruitment, or the support you need to make a career change.

For a confidential discussion please contact us on 020 7202 0031.


Looking for your first teaching job? As one of the best-established teaching agencies in the UK, CER can help you get on the teaching career ladder. Our team can offer you a range of options to help you build the experience that’ll form the foundation of a successful teaching career. From supply work, to CPD courses, to helping you find a long-term job to complete your induction, you can count on CER to give you the support you need.

Online Learning

CER i-STEP is a series of engaging, up-to-date online courses designed to support induction, refresher and professional training. Interactive and with plenty of relevant case studies to learn from, i-STEP is a time-efficient, cost-effective way of managing compliance and professional training for staff.

Licenses offer unlimited access to the following courses:

  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Health and Safety
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Effective Governance
  • Developing Outstanding Governance

All courses are CPD-certified, written by subject experts and accessible anytime, anywhere from computers, tablets or smartphones.

For further information, please call the i-STEP team on 0800 917 9544.

Careers Advisory Service

CER’s Careers Advisory Service offers a fresh approach to employability, careers education, information, advice and guidance to colleges. With an approach as much about inspiration and aspiration as it is about advice and information, we offer links between industry, employability and education, and create opportunities backed by progression routes in careers sectors.

From work experience to apprenticeships, higher education to employer skills talent selection, it’s our job to ensure positive outcomes are achieved for every student – whatever they decide to do.

To find out more, please contact a member of the Careers Advisory Service today on 0800 028 3033.

Work with us


Over the past 15 years, we’ve worked hard to become a top choice for schools, nurseries, academies and other education establishments to help them meet their staffing needs. We’re dedicated to quality service – and we’d love to have the chance to prove ourselves.

Why you should send us your brief

  • Offices across England and Wales
  • Huge database of quality candidates
  • Complete confidentiality
  • Permanent and temporary recruitment options
  • Electronic timesheets for speedy approval
  • All staff are rigorously vetted


We have over 15 years’ experience placing education professionals in establishments across the UK. We can help you find flexible, rewarding work that meets your particular needs. Don’t believe us? Give us a chance and see.

Why you should send us your CV

  • It’ll be stored in a secure location
  • We’ll never distribute your CV to a third party outside of Affinity Workforce Ltd
  • Applications and registrations will be dealt with in strict confidence