We provide teachers and teaching assistants to cover on a daily, short-term and long term temporary basis for Primary Schools, SEN Schools, Nurseries and Children’s Centres. Salford Supply Desk focus on working specifically within the Primary sector.
You can contact us and talk directly with our friendly staff on:
0161 743 3720
Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will respond as soon as possible!
Our service is available 7 days a week, weekends and holidays and after school hours. We are here to serve you no matter what the time. In short, we are a local service you can trust.
Our office is open from 7.00am until 7.00pm Monday to Friday. A monitored answering machine is available at all other times so that your needs are dealt with no matter what time you call.
To teach in the UK you will need to have QTS and have a B.Ed degree / a degree with PGCE or equivalent. Teaching assistants need to have a Level 3, 2 or 1 NVQ qualification or equivalent, or have had a minimum of 3 months recent experience within a primary classroom.
The time it takes from sending your application form to working your first day mainly depends on references and DBS checks. If both checks complete swiftly, we can get you out working the same week due to our efficient yet extremely thorough registration process. Our compliance team complete several other registration checks while we request a DBS and references.
Your interview should take no longer than 45 minutes. You need to provide 2 suitable references and have a current DBS on the update service (which Salford Supply Desk can process for you if you do not hold a valid DBS) before you can work for Salford Supply Desk . Once we have obtained suitable references and completed your vetting procedure, you would be in a position to work for us.
Yes. All our staff are thoroughly vetted and need to have an enhanced DBS on the update service before being placed in a School or Nursery Centre. We can process a DBS for you and the procedure is simple, safe and secure.
Yes! Keep in contact with us! Let us know your availability. It’s always advisable to call us at the end of each week to let us know your availability for the following week. The bottom line is schools tend to ask for staff who have done a good job for them. If you are professional and do a good job, this will increase your chances of regular work.
We work majorly with Primary Schools in all areas of Salford and Bury, as well as the surrounding areas. We endeavour to keep your travelling to a minimum!
We will always endeavour to give you as much notice as possible but the nature of supply means that often bookings are often at short notice. We strive to fulfil any requests you may have, so if you require advanced notice then we will tailor any bookings we offer towards your preferences.
If we have to apply for a new DBS Disclosure, this can take anything from 1 day to a month. The sooner you provide your documents so we can apply for a new DBS (if applicable) and the sooner you are able to provide your references, the quicker we will be able to apply for them and in turn get you cleared for work.
If you have lived abroad in the last 5 years for a period of time longer than 6 months or have arrived from overseas, you must have an overseas police check. We are unable to apply for overseas police checks on your behalf so you will need a letter from the police in the country in which you have been residing confirming your record.
Still not found the answer you are looking for?
Contact us on 0161 743 3720
and talk directly with our friendly staff.