JSA is an education specialist; we payroll thousands of teachers every week, be they part-time, supply or on long term placement.  As a long term partner to some of the fastest-growing education agencies in the UK, the team at JSA works with consultants, teachers and teaching assistants to help place great people in the most rewarding of roles. We know that the classroom environment can be a challenging place to work which is why we’re always here to help, especially for our umbrella employees who are new to the profession or working in the UK for the first time.

Many of our teachers come from abroad and we understand their unique circumstances and the challenges faced by education agencies who recruit from overseas to address the growing shortage of trained teachers in the UK, for example:

  • Finding somewhere to live
  • Opening a bank account
  • Understanding the UK curriculum
  • Working with children for whom English is an additional language

The education sector is highly regulated and compliance is paramount. At JSA compliance is a core discipline and we have a deep understanding of the exacting standards expected of any agency working in the sector, both in terms of keeping children safe and providing suitably qualified staff that have been fully vetted. We also know that the job of a teacher can be an extremely demanding one, so when things do go wrong in the classroom, as sometimes they do, we work in partnership with the agency to provide the support and guidance that the teacher needs.

JSA is proud to be a specialist in this sector and the employer of choice for thousands of teaching professionals.

How it works:

Your teacher will become an employee of JSA and we will invoice you (the agency) for all the hours they work. When you pay JSA, we take responsibility for all PAYE tax and National Insurance contributions and pay the teacher directly. JSA will also make sure the teacher is auto enrolled into our workplace pension scheme and we pay holiday pay on all hours worked which means no liability for backdated claims.

Importantly, and subject to certain conditions being met, the teacher may claim legitimate business expenses incurred whilst working on assignment.  Submitting an expense claim to JSA is simple and hassle-free via our state of the art portal and our customer service team is widely recognised as the best in the business, having gained the government’s accreditation in Customer Service Excellence.

What’s more, our office is open from 8am to 8pm during the week and 9am to 12pm on Saturdays to ensure we are here when your teachers need us most.

Finally, we offer a range of employee benefits, including retail discounts through our competitive employee benefits platform.

Benefits with JSA:

  • Fully secure state of the art portal reducing paperwork
  • Capped percentage margin retained
  • Weekly, two weekly or monthly payments
  • Full insurances provided, including:
    • Employer’s Liability
    • Public Liability
    • Professional Indemnity
  • Automated SMS and email to confirm net pay each payday
  • 24/7 access to payslips via the portal with full breakdown of all payments
  • Personal accident insurance may also be provided*
  • Office is open from 8am to 8pm weekdays and 9am to 12pm on Saturday

*terms and conditions apply – contact us for more information