Recruitment and retention

Guidance and support for headteachers on how to recruit high-quality teaching staff and retain the best teachers.

We help and support schools to recruit and retain high-quality and well-trained staff.

Essex Schools Jobs website

Schools can advertise and manage job vacancies through our Essex Schools Jobs website.

This service is free for maintained schools while other schools need to pay an annual subscription at the following rates:

  • Essex primary and special academies - £336
  • out-of-county primary schools and academies - £525
  • Essex secondary academies - £462
  • out-of-county secondary schools and academies - £588

To find out more about our subscription service email

Our headteacher recruitment administration service costs £1,135. To find out more email

Guidance and support

For our own and DfE's guidance and support on recruitment and retention strategy, use the following online information and downloads: