Meet the Cardiff Team

Academics have been helping qualified Primary Teachers find suitable teaching jobs throughout the UK for over 15 years. From our Cardiff office, we work directly with Primary schools in Cardiff, The Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly, Newport, Monmouthshire and we’re confident that we can help you find your perfect teaching job, whether that’s a permanent teaching post, a long term contract, or even day to day supply teaching work.

All our Primary Teacher jobs in Cardiff would suit fully qualified, enthusiastic Primary Teachers who have great teaching practice and really enjoy making a difference to young people. You will need excellent literacy and numeracy skills, and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with adults and children. Our schools welcome applications from right across the Primary Key Stages including EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 class teachers. Sound curriculum knowledge is essential, plus a “can do” approach and a good sense of humour.

We also work with support staff, so if you’re looking for a Teaching Assistant job in Cardiff or the Vale of Glamorgan, either on day to day supply or long term, get in touch with Sam and the team.

Sam Houldsworth Sam Houldsworth

Sam has recently joined Academics and is looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead. Sam spent 3 years in education recruitment as a Primary consultant, looking after all Primary Schools in the South Wales region. Whilst he thoroughly enjoyed building the team, he is now looking forward to managing our Cardiff office and developing a strong team of consultants who will deliver high customer service to schools. In his spare time Sam enjoys sports, especially football, where he coaches Pontypridd Town FC (seniors and U18 teams) and supporting Manchester United. He also enjoy playing tennis, squash and golf and will always end up watching the rugby when he gets the chance... and living in Wales means you have little choice anyway.

Rhiannon Williams Rhiannon Williams

Rhiannon is a Primary Consultant in the Academics Cardiff Office who started with Academics in 2015. She had previously worked in the Education sector for over 6 years as a Teaching Assistant in schools in Cardiff and also Brighton. Rhiannon has extensive knowledge in primary teacher recruitment and has already built strong relationships with many Cardiff schools due to her professional and friendly personality. In her spare time she loves to holiday, wine & dine whilst spending time with her boyfriend and best friends.

Alistair Cooke Alistair Cooke

Applicant Testimonials

Having worked in Spain for 4 years the time came to move closer to home. Deciding where to move to was the hard part but finding the right agency, from doing research was by far the easier choice. ...
I found out about Academics through my university email. After I responded to their email the very next day I received  a phone call and was on my way to making the necessary arrangements for my ...
As soon as I walked through the door, I felt a warm, friendly but professional service was coming my way! I was given great advice and was asked lots of questions to get to know me better (as a ...
The staff at Academics are just simply fantastic. My consultant really took the pressure off of finding a job and made the process positive and actually rather fun. Regular contact and phone calls ...
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