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DIRECT Teacher Recruitment Specialists

DIRECT is a boutique education recruitment company based in Co. Kerry, in Southern Ireland.  It was founded in 2014 by Claire Birch, an expert recruiter with a background in teaching and over 15 years' experience in teacher recruitment.  Claire has a proven track record of assisting schools from around the world with their staffing needs.  She considers herself a global citizen, is passionate about travel, culture and the environment and has a desire to leave the world a better place.  Claire lives in Co. Kerry with her husband, two children aged 7 and 8, pet greyhound and snake.  


DIRECT focusses on providing a highly personal, bespoke service to schools, where their requirements are carefully taken into consideration and the utmost is done to provide the most suitable candidates for their vacancies.  We have a robust Recruitment Compliance Process, and all candidates are carefully vetted prior to interview stage.  Teachers are thoughtfully matched to vacancies based on their preferences and the school's requirements.  Our gold standard recruitment services include Interview Events for individual schools and in-person visits to campuses to gain a thorough understanding of our clients' needs.


We enjoy connecting with educators from around the world and take great pride in placing them into good international positions, often several times over the course of their careers.  DIRECT genuinely values its teachers and is committed to supporting them whenever possible.  We get to know teachers and focus on finding the right position for them.  DIRECT provides thorough support with interview preparation, so teachers have the best chance of success in their applications.  We also provide support after they start in their new positions and are always happy to help should any issues arise. 


Since DIRECT was founded, it has been a privilege to watch our business grow and to know that we are making an impact on the global education marketplace, from our office in Co. Kerry.  If you are a school or teacher seeking the services of a quality recruitment company, we would be pleased to hear from you.


Please contact us - 
Co. Kerry, Ireland
  • Contact: Claire Birch, Founder & Managing Director

    +353 87 1008988
  • Office: +353 (0) 667 142477
  • Skype: claireDIRECTnelson
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