Overcoming Staff Shortages with Innovative Solutions

The ongoing recruitment crisis in education is a critical issue. Recent data from the Department for Education (DfE) highlighted an alarming trend: teacher supply is “spiralling out of control.” The gravity of the situation was further emphasised by head teachers speaking to the Independent, describing the teacher shortage as “dangerous.”

In this fiercely competitive landscape, traditional recruitment strategies fall short. We’re exploring an underutilised resource in education recruitment: Facebook. Discover how your school or trust can tap into a vast audience at a fraction of the usual cost.

Leveraging Facebook for Recruitment: A Guide for Schools

Facebook: A Social Media Giant

Since its inception in 2004, Facebook has dominated social networking, maintaining its relevance despite emerging platforms like TikTok. As of the third quarter of 2022, Facebook boasts nearly 3 billion monthly active users, making it the world’s most extensive social app. The UK’s Facebook user base alone stands at approximately 44.84 million – about 66% of the country’s population. This extensive reach presents an invaluable opportunity for schools to maximise their recruitment efforts.

The Role of Organic Social Posts in Education Recruitment

Maximising Exposure with Zero Cost

Organic posts are the essence of Facebook. They’re free, easy to create, and reach your page’s followers directly. By regularly posting engaging content, schools can effectively build a positive reputation and showcase their vibrant environments and opportunities. On the other hand, infrequent posting results in lost opportunities to highlight the school’s strengths and achievements.

Enhancing Education Recruitment with Paid Social Posts

Amplifying Your Message Beyond Followers

Beyond organic content, paid advertisements on Facebook can significantly extend your reach. For a modest fee, schools can target specific demographics, vastly increasing visibility and engagement. For instance, John Madejski Academy’s experience with Eduprise is a testament to this. With just £25, we reached over 3,700 parents in a week, achieving a click-through rate of 1.90% — well above the education sector’s average.

Capitalising on Facebook for Effective Education Recruitment

Transforming Recruitment Strategies with Social Media

Facebook’s potential in recruitment is undeniable. It offers schools an opportunity to reach the ideal candidates effectively and efficiently. Need assistance with Facebook Ads or crafting engaging content? Our team at Eduprise is ready to support your school’s recruitment journey through Facebook’s powerful platform.

Your Next Steps in Facebook Recruitment

Ready to leverage Facebook for your recruitment needs? Contact us at Eduprise for expert guidance in navigating Facebook Ads, creating compelling content, and engaging visual imagery to enhance your recruitment campaigns. Let’s unlock your school’s potential together!


By utilising Facebook’s extensive network, schools can revolutionise their recruitment process, reaching the right candidates more effectively than ever before. For tailored support in optimising your Facebook recruitment strategy, reach out to us at Eduprise. Let’s transform your recruitment journey!