Supply Desk

7.8 out of 10
138 Ratings

About Supply Desk

Supply Desk have been operating since 2002 when we launched the first agency management recruitment services within education, for school groups in the UK. This was delivered in partnership with the London Borough of Harrow in 2002. The service was ground-breaking for the time and within the first 2 years, savings of over £1 million were made across the authority, and teacher retention rates improved by 70%. We’re proud of our history as innovators in Education and our vision to be recognised as such is reflected in the many ways we try to help schools find the right staff. We now have over 14 years of experience and our focus today is still on a fair price and a ‘never-compromise’ attitude to quality. To help schools raise standards we know we need to find the best talent and then create the right match.  We do this by getting to know each individual school, their staff, their pupils and culture before recommending the right candidate.

Contact Supply Desk

Sir Wilfred Newton House
Second Floor, Thorncliffe House
Chapeltown
Sheffield
S35 2PH
UK

Supply Desk Ratings and Reviews

7.8

Overall Rating

7.8 out of 10
based on 138 Ratings

Amount of work

7.7

Rate of pay

7.3

Quality of schools

7.7

Personability

8.3

Honesty

8.1

Overall Service

7.9

9.3 out of 10 Sophie Methuen-Turner · Reviewed on
I get lots of supply work from Supply desk. I am a drama teacher, however I am willing to do day to day cover, and I will travel. It's a two way thing- if you teach a popular subject, and flatly refuse to travel, obviously you'll go for long periods without work. However, there is work available if you will compromise. I always am treated very nicely and fairly, and the staff there always sound as if they know who I am. I also am sent to schools that are suited to my needs - I don't feel dumped into a school, I feel there is a selection process.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.3 out of 10 Elaine Rogers · Reviewed on
I have not worked for Supply Desk for very long but my overall experience of the agency is very positive. They have a good team of friendly,professional staff who are committed to their work. I hope to get regular work in September but at the moment I am happy to have the flexibility that the job offers. I have recommended them to other teachers.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.4 out of 10 Albena Kalaydzhieva · Reviewed on
The Brighton/Hove Branch of Supply Desk has done very good work for me. Being an overseas qualified teacher it was extremely difficult for me to find my way into teaching in UK due to the lack of UK experience. After registering with Supply Desk they started finding day-to-day supply positions for me. I am happy with Brighton/Hove Branch because they are not discriminating people, show fair attitude to everyone, regardless place of origin. Now I really can start looking forward for some longer-term teaching position from September. Supply Desk have inspired me to believe that will be possible. Thank you.
Amount of work7
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 N · Reviewed on
As I only want part time, this agency have been able to give me day or half day or a regular basis. I have also started doing 1:1 tutoring which is good.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.4 out of 10 Ruth Fowler · Reviewed on
Joined the agency in Dec 2015 and have found them v good . Easy registration process and good communication
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability9
Honesty10
Overall Service9
6.3 out of 10 kevin cooper · Reviewed on
Have not had enough students to teach, and rates of pay are under what I can achieve elsewhere. On the positive side, the people are very friendly and helpful. The schools I have taught in for Supply Desk Brighton were very helpful.
Amount of work6
Rate of pay4
Quality of schools7
Personability7
Honesty8
Overall Service6
9.4 out of 10 Chris COLE · Reviewed on
I've been with Supply Desk for 5 Years since semi-retiring and because of that, my needs can often be different from many others and more demanding. Against this backdrop their service has been excellent. Despite regular 'competitive' offers I am still with them Chris Cole Ex-Faculty Head
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
7.9 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
It was a slow start when first joining the agency, but now I have some work most weeks. The staff are always polite and friendly. They often ring in advance so I am able to plan the week ahead. I have built up a good rapport with all the staff at the Sheffield office and I know they have my best interests at heart.
Amount of work5
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty8
Overall Service8
8.9 out of 10 Liffy · Reviewed on
I'm registered with the Brighton branch and I think that this agency knows me well, finds me plenty of work,and always has my back. The staff are friendly and professional,always listen to me, know their schools well, and I think do work hard for me. They have been my sole agency for 3 years now, and I've no plans to go anywhere else.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools7
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
7.7 out of 10 Kylie · Reviewed on
Supply Desk Brighton & Hove have been good to work for. I have had excellent feedback from schools so am therefore requested regularly and this is then passed on by the Supply Desk team. My agent is fairly good at communication but i do believe an online calendar and correspondents via email would help with this matter. AS Brighton and Hove are extremely expensive parts of the country to live and commute to work in, it would be great to see wages reflect that a little better than they currently do. I also really do not like having to be paid through an umbrella system. In all they are friendly and supportive when needed and it has mostly been a pleasure working through Supply Desk.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools8
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service6
9.1 out of 10 Ryan Foster · Reviewed on
The service at Supply Desk in Brighton is simply wonderful. Very proficient in helping you find the right schools. I have been in 3 schools with them on a Long Term basis and out of them, two were fantastic, with the other one a typical London school with challenging problems. Highly recommend this agency to prospective candidates.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools8
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
8.6 out of 10 RB · Reviewed on
I work with the Brighton branch and they are always very proactive and personable - a good team to work with!
Amount of work9
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools7
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
8.4 out of 10 Cathy · Reviewed on
A good agency for supply work. Staff are very helpful and friendly. They have been working hard to find suitable work assignments for me, considering I just started working with them. Will definitely recommend.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools8
Personability9
Honesty7
Overall Service9
9.0 out of 10 Kirsty Bolton · Reviewed on
I got flown over (free) from Western Australia to take up a teaching job (long term contract) which was awesome as having recently graduated I had been unable to find a permanent teaching job in Perth. The ladies who looked after me were incredibly helpful with all my questions before I left, and helped me work out the right place for me to live in England (I did NOT want London!). They helped me get settled when I moved across and I'm really enjoying my role here, will definitely look for another role with Supply Desk when my contract ends at the end of this term.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
9.0 out of 10 DH · Reviewed on
Supply Desk has been an excellent agency for long term placements. They have secured a good pay rate from the start of each position and are always friendly and helpful.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
8.0 out of 10 Dave · Reviewed on
Always seem OK and enough work comes along. The staff are friendly and personable and for Agency working the standards are fine. tHEY APPEAR TO HAVE GOOD CONTACTS IN THE FIELD.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools8
Personability8
Honesty8
Overall Service8
9.6 out of 10 Sophie · Reviewed on
I have worked for Supply desk for over a year now, and have never found myself without work. I have even been fortunate enough to turn work down. The Brighton Team are very friendly and accommodating, and have really supported me to find a place that was right for me, rather than just dump me anywhere! The schools I have worked in while with Supply desk have given me such a broad experience and I have enjoyed experiencing what else is out there. I have also found that if I have had any problems, Oli and Niki have been able to support me just like a union would. They are very good listeners! Oli and Niki have also supported me with finding a full time permanent post for the next school year. The thing I like about supply desk, is that they know their staff and schools very well. They would often phone me and say "we have the perfect place for you for 6 weeks" and I could often ask an opinion of what they thought of a potential school and they would be honest, which I have found really beneficial to my job hunt. I am sad to be ending my time with Supply Desk, but would not hesitate to go back to them in the future if I needed to.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.1 out of 10 Caroline Machin · Reviewed on
I have worked with Supply Desk Sussex for many years and have always been happy with the placements offered in West Sussex schools. The staff are both personable and professional and they do their best to offer me work which matches my skills. I teach German, French and Spanish.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service8
8.6 out of 10 Odette Fitzgerald · Reviewed on
I only want part time work. I have felt no need to use another agency in Brighton. Oli and Niki are lovely and we all work very well together. They are both as good as gold.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay5
Quality of schools10
Personability9
Honesty8
Overall Service9
8.7 out of 10 Lena Urquhart · Reviewed on
I have been impressed with the consistently good service I've received from Supply Desk over the last 9 years. I've found them to be flexible and responsive and they have taken great care taken to find placements that best suit my skills set. Most importantly I've received intelligent, courteous, honest and absolutely immediate responses to every question I've ever had, both from the Brighton office and the salaries department.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools8
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
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