Latest vacancies for early career teachers



If you are an early career teacher (ECT) looking for your first teaching job, we are here to help. We work with Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) across the UK and have opportunities in primary, secondary, and special needs schools. Our teaching roles are flexible and are designed to suit your preferences and skills. All ECTs are welcome to apply to our teacher vacancies. Click here to explore our latest teaching roles or get in touch with us today.

Nurture Teacher

Castleford, West Yorkshire

£155 - £220 per day

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Corby, Northamptonshire

£120 - £200 per day

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Primary Teacher

Northampton, Northamptonshire

£120 - £200 per day

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Primary Teacher


£120 - £200 per day

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant – Level 3


£100 - £125 per day

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Class Teacher

Martock, Somerset

£153 - £242 per day

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Class Teacher


£145 - £242 per day

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Class Teacher

Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire

£150 - £242 per day

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Cover Supervisor

Castleford, West Yorkshire

£110 - £130 per day

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Supply Teacher (Primary)


£150 - £242 per day + Guaranteed Work Scheme*

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Job opportunities for early career teachers



If you are in the early stages of your teaching career, Affinity Workforce can offer some amazing roles and training programmes in order to help you take those first steps into education. We have opportunities across primary, secondary and SEN environments for newly qualified teachers (NQTs).


Taking on supply work in your first years of training will give you the chance to experience a wider variety of schools and teaching environments, allowing you to expand your knowledge and feel confident in your new teaching role.


We are always looking ahead to the new school year and are currently recruiting NTQs and ECTs across all sectors and STEM disciplines. If you are looking for flexible work, Affinity Workforce can help you get started with the application process straight away.


Learn about your options as an ECT

Get in touch with our ECT specialist team



Are you looking for a job as an early career teacher? Here at Affinity Workforce, we have a team dedicated to finding your ideal ECT position in an area that suits you. Our team of recruitment experts are here to guide and support you every step of the way.


You can check out our latest teaching vacancies here. If you can’t find the role you’re looking for, contact our ECT specialist team via the contact details below.


If you are an early career teacher looking to get started in education, contact us via email on ect@affinityworkforce.com. You can also get in touch with our team by clicking here.

Career advice for early career teachers



Starting your teaching career is an exciting journey, filled with opportunities for growth and development. At Affinity Workforce, we understand the unique challenges that ECTs may face. To support you every step of the way, we have curated a collection of career advice articles tailored specifically for ECTs. Our articles cover a range of topics designed to help you succeed, including classroom management tips, lesson planning strategies, professional development opportunities, and much more. Explore the articles below and equip yourself with the tools and advice to make a positive impact in your teaching career. Click here to view more career advice resources.

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Applying for Your First Teaching Job


As a recent graduateapplying for your first teaching job marks a significant step in your career. Are you stuck on how to start the search for your next teaching position? Well, here are some tips help you land your first job in education.


Lesson Planning Tips for Early Career Teachers


As an early career teacher (ECT), diving into lesson planning might feel like navigating uncharted waters. Even for experienced teachers, lesson planning can be a stressful area. We have gathered advice and resources to help you plan your lessons.


Maintaining a Work-Life Balance: Tips for New Teachers


As a new teacher, figuring out how to achieve a healthy work-life balance can be a struggle. However, finding a balance can help teachers build a happy career in education. Read our top tips on how to look after your well-being as an ECT.


Navigating Your Career Options as an ECT


While the usual route for early career teachers (ECTs) involves completing induction and transitioning into mainstream education, there are other equally rewarding paths to consider once qualifying. Discover your career options as an ECT.


How to Ace Your ECT Interview



Your first early career teacher (ECT) interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but we are here to guide you through the process to make sure you’re confident for the big day. Learn more about how to prepare and common questions you may be asked.

CV Writing Tips for ECTs



Embarking on your journey as an early career teacher (ECT) is exciting but can also be a challenging venture. Read our article for CV writing tips that will help you stand out among other candidates and land your first teaching job.


Why join Affinity as an ECT?

Training opportunities with Affinity Academy



We’re thrilled to introduce you to Affinity Academy – our dedicated hub for learning and development. It’s designed to inspire our candidates, helping them excel in their roles and beyond.


Our training portfolio has been thoughtfully curated to meet the needs of our early career teachers. All ECTs have access to comprehensive training modules such as Safeguarding Refresher Training, SEND, Primary National Curriculum, Behaviour Toolkits and many more.


The sessions are run by Emma Ford, an experienced educational leader in the education sector.


Learn more about Affinity Academy

Affinity Extra



We give all our candidates access to Affinity Extra – our online discount and cashback platform. There’s hundreds of discounts and cashback offers on high street stores, supermarkets, restaurants, cinemas and attractions for you to access! 


As well as discounts and cashback offers candidates also have access to wellbeing resources and free eye tests. Click here to learn more about Affinity Extra.


Candidates can log into their Affinity Extra account below:


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Hear from our early career teachers


I have been working with Affinity Workforce since February. I moved from another agency because I wasn’t enjoying it anymore, and do cover work here and there at the schools and whenever they need me. AWS has offered me loads of days and have so many days available, so it’s been great.




– Gabby, Early Career Teacher

I couldn’t recommend Affinity Workforce highly enough. From the first phone call I was treated like a person and the recruitment team were aware and understanding of my background and current position. I have been provided constant opportunities in over 20 schools across Merseyside meeting fantastic people, feeling welcome wherever I have been.


– Josh, Early Career Teacher

I am a supply primary teacher and have been been with Affinity Workforce for around a year and a half. The staff are lovely flexible and reliable. 








-Bethany, Early Career Teacher

I’ve had no problems while working with Affinity Workforce. It has given me the choice and opportunity to change jobs quickly if needed. If you don’t like the place you’re working you can always arrange to start working somewhere else. Although I only did this once, it is good to have the option.




– Nick, Early Career Teacher

I would recommend others to join CER because they are a very established agency. They have a lot of teaching roles available and they listen to any issues that you may have. You never skip a day of work, which is amazing and they have always been very professional.




-Kay, Early Career Teacher

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