10 reasons to consider a move to Leicester for your next teaching role

If you’re a teacher, teaching assistant or cover supervisor and looking for a new challenge in a new location, consider Leicester.
According to national accounting firm PWC’s latest annual index of economic wellbeing, Leicester is one of the best places to live in Britain for key aspects of life such as jobs, health, wages, skills and housing. It placed Leicester in third place nationally when it comes to the most improved city, and ninth overall. It’s also home to the newest office in the PK family and it’s looking for candidates to fill some exiting roles in Leicester’s schools.

Whether you’ve reached a crossroad in your career, are ready for a new challenge or starting a new chapter in your life, consider moving to Leicester. Here are our fascinating facts and reasons why you should consider a move to Leicester:

  1. It’s home to a mélange of cultures, represented by The World Tree, a sculpture dedicated to portraying the roles played by different cultures in the city.
  2. The city also boasts a multitude of sporting clubs, such as Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Leicestershire Tigers Rugby Club and, of course, Leicester City Football Club, supported by non-other than Gary Lineker and who famously presented Match of the Day in his underpants after the club won the 2016 Premier League – despite the 5,000-1 odds!
  3. Leicester is Britain’s first sustainable city. Leicester City Council looks after more than 130 parks and open spaces across the city including Bradgate Park where you can enjoy 850 acres of green space.
  4. Affordable, central, well-connected and cosmopolitan, Leicester is a popular choice for property buyers.
  5. Education is also a major employer, with its internationally-renowned institutions – Leicester University and De Montfort University.
  6. It’s one of the best-connected cities in the UK, Leicester is located at the epicentre of the nation’s road and rail network putting you within easy access of friends, relatives and loved ones.
  7. In 2013, Leicester became internationally renowned as the resting place of Richard III, whose remains were found beneath a car park and were subsequently reinterred in Leicester Cathedral. You’ll now find a dedicated King Richard III visitor centre and walking tours as well as audio trails in Leicester.
  8. Leicester’s National Space Centre boasts six galleries and the UK’s largest domed planetarium. A fascinating day out for families and space enthusiasts, visitors can view space suits, rockets, satellites, meteorites and explore the universe via interactive displays.
  9. Narborough Road, a mile-long stretch of quirky second-hand shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, is officially ‘the most diverse street in England’. It’s home to shopkeepers from 23 countries.
  10. It’s a great place for laughs with Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival – founded by DMU alumnus Geoff Rowe – attracting around 100,000 people annually.Who wouldn’t want to live in Leicester? With many actives and entertainment all within reach of the city, you’ll never be short of something to do.

If you are considering a move to Leicester and are looking to work in a school, PK Education can help you find your next role, whether it’s daily supply or super star candidate.

Pop in and see our friendly Leicester team, just give us a call first on 0116 296 1514 or send an email to leicester@pkeducation.co.uk

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