Dovetail and Slate are one of the fastest growing education based recruitment companies in the UK

Honesty and integrity are at the heart of everything we do, with transparent communication we have candidates and results that speak for themselves.


We work collaboratively to fully understand your brief and your company’s evolving needs. Communicative and inquisitive, our team know the questions to ask and will find the most qualified applicants, appraised in line with your requirements. They will then be put forward to you, saving you the laborious and lengthy task of vetting CVs.


Driving the market forwards, our team of consultants keep a step ahead of the industry to deliver rapid results on demand. Powered by experience, expertise and our personable always-on attitude, we source and attract the most skilled and talented candidates before channelling them into their ideal vacancy.


Offering coverage across the UK, our network of contacts puts a fleet of skilled professionals at our fingertips, ensuring that we are primed to deliver recruitment options the instant you need them.

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Rapid solutions

Education is a fast-paced environment and we understand that rapid staffing solutions are essential to minimise learner disruption. If you’re looking for high calibre candidates for your school, college or training company, our customised recruitment service can deliver results on a tight turnaround. No matter what the role: teacher, lecturer, assessors or support staff, we can provide strong subject specialists and manage the entire process for you.

Personal development is at our core

We pride ourselves on the constant development of our people, by partnering with experienced school and college leaders and seeking out constructive feedback from our clients. Externally, we aim to help shape the way our teachers and lecturers perform. We offer full support both on client side and also with each individual, from initial interview right through to placement completion and beyond.

Quality management

As a full-service education recruiter, based in Bristol and operating across the nation, Dovetail and Slate will arrange thorough and strict vetting for all candidates, ensuring they are legally compliant and ready for work. Aligning with the Department for Education’s process for the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults, our vetting procedure includes List 99, web checks, prohibition searches and the ability to conduct online DBS checks. If there’s anything further required, you only need to ask and we can arrange that too.

At Dovetail and Slate scrupulous background research isn’t just a tick-box exercise. We pride ourselves on a people-first approach and consider the safety of all minors as our number one priority.