We know that the right fit is more than just words on a CV, that's why we pride ourselves on taking all the extra steps to find the right staff for you.

We promise, we deliver. It’s that simple.

Fair Pricing

Honesty and transparency are at the heart of our values here at Dovetail & Slate. With competitive rates across the board and no nasty surprises for our clients, we offer fair and straightforward prices and it’s this that makes us the preferred supplier for over 100 education providers across the UK.

Quality vetting

We aim to flip the head on old fashioned recruitment strategies and stereotypes. In our efforts to do so, we’ve created an industry leading quality management team to screen, vet and train all of our candidates before recommending them to our clients, ensuring only the highest standard of applicant are put forward to our clients.

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Our team have over 12 years educational experience including a former head of STEM for 2 'outstanding rated UK colleges'

Our Sectors

We have a wealth of experience onboard at Dovetail & Slate, with recruiters originating in industry areas such as IT, Sales, Professional Services, Engineering, Construction and more. If there is a role you’re looking to recruit for that doesn’t fall into any of the below categories, we strongly advise you getting in touch regardless, as you’ll likely find there is a professional onboard with the relevant expertise.

Vocational / Business Support / Functional Skills

Plumbing & Gas / Bricklaying / Trowel Trades / Painting and Decorating / Carpentry / Joinery /Multi Trades, Roofing /Built Environment / Building Services / Refrigeration /Utilities / HVAC

Care Work and Social

Adult / Child Care
Learning Support
Mental Health
Behavioural Management
Residential Care / Day care
Clinical Care / Social Work


Maths / English
History / Geography / Law
Chemistry / Physics / Biology
Media / Drama / Performing Arts
Business / Economics


Electrical Installation / Electronics
Automotive / Aeronautical  / Railway
CAD / Weld / Electrical Eng’
Civil Engineering
Welding / Milling / Machining
Residential Care / Day care

Looking to hire outside of Teaching / Lecturing or Assessing?

We understand just how hard it can be to keep the cogs turning in the learning environment, that's why our dedicated support services team can supply the staff wherever and whenever you need them.

Human Resources

IT Management






We accept that we have a responsibility and an obligation to ensure our compliance practices are at an exceptionally high standard and this is what has driven our procedures. Although we already have standard processes, we want to be sure that it works for you, so we tailor our service to your requirements. We want to, ultimately, make using our service easy and simple. All we ask is you tell us your expectations we will do the rest!  Dovetail & Slate give you exactly what you need – the right candidates and outstanding safeguarding processes to keep you, your students and your staff protected.

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0300 1245 780

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