James Ray Recruitment Staff

What makes us different

Our Experience

James Ray Recruitment was established by education recruitment consultants with over 20 years experience in the sector. As education specialists we understand the stresses and strains on education establishments, so it made sense to offer recruitment solutions for this sector.

Our team have a proven track record of working with Colleges, Schools, Academies and Multi Academy Trusts across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire providing quality teachers and support staff on an adhoc and long term basis. Our permanent placements have been all over the country from Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester, down to London.

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Your Experience

Our candidate engagement hub really sets us apart from other education recruitment businesses, ensuring a smooth candidate journey. Through the hub you can view the progression of your application, upload information, update availability and view current jobs. Keeping you in control at all times.

Head over to our Candidate Area to view latest vacancies, access the hub or upload your cv.

Candidate Area

Our client portal gives you the option to upload your own vacancies and view candidates in real time as they apply for roles.

Head over to our Client Services Page to submit a role or access the portal.

Client Services

Transparency and communication is key to a successful recruitment partnership and we feel these additions really support that ethos.

Our Accreditation

James Ray Recruitment offers immediate access to the top available talent and as an REC accredited member we follow all current legislation and guidelines to ensure our candidates are fully cleared to work with children. Our experienced team carefully match take time to understand your requirements to ensure anyone we place fits in with your school ethos and culture as we understand qualifications are just one part of the puzzle

Once a booking is placed, we will keep you updated regularly and supply a confirmation with relevant candidate information as soon as possible.

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Our Promise

Once you start working with James Ray Recruitment you will be allocated a dedicated consultant who will assist with every aspect of your recruitment needs.

For clients our up to date knowledge of the market and sector ensures you save time and money, finding your most efficient route to placement.

For candidates we will support you through cv writing, interview support and preparation and be there for any concerns you may have throughout any placements.

Permanent Recruitment

As permanent recruitment specialists we have an extensive pool of talented teachers, support staff and senior leaders looking for their next role. Our candidate base covers all areas of the UK with a number of candidates interested in relocating for the right role. And while your requirements might be very specific, we are able to shortlist only those candidates that are fully qualified for the job. What’s more, we manage the entire process for you: from screening and profiling to shortlisting the right candidates and benchmarking the correct salary. We take care of everything, including any administrative hurdles.

With our vast experience within education recruitment we partner with you to thoroughly understand your School, Academy or Multi Academy Trust and any challenges you face to match the traits of the perfect candidate.

We can offer several options for recruiting a permanent member of staff:

Contingency Search

You provide us with your criteria and we shortlist potential candidates. A fee is only paid if you find the right fit.

Retained Search

We work with you under a retainer whereby you pay a fixed amount for us to source a candidate for you. In return for this commitment we invest significant resources into the search: identifying, contacting and shortlisting candidates. A final part of the fee is paid once the candidate accepts the role.


You can choose to outsource your full recruitment process to us. We become an extension of your company getting to know your values and culture to source the right candidates. Service fees apply.

If you have a role you require assistance with, or you would like to discuss how we can support your recruitment needs in general, don't hesitate to get in touch: