Worldteachers - About Us

About Us


Worldteachers Recruitment Limited is a UK registered company founded by our owner and CEO Roddy Hammond in 2010. Worldteachers is widely recognised as a leading global player in education recruitment. We have placed over 1000 teachers from UK, Ireland, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Western and Eastern Europe, South East Asia and India.

Worldteachers has formed a joint venture with the award winning founders and owners of a UK and India based PG Paper Group, to work more closely with the Indian teacher market. This is a unique partnership of two companies who put a major emphasis on providing excellent customer service with innovative solutions to benefit all parties.

Worldteachers does not charge any fees to teachers or other job seekers. Our excellent comprehensive service for teachers is FREE. You really do not need to go anywhere else. Please do recommend Worldteachers to other teachers of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. We are always looking for more qualified candidates who love teaching and would like to live in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or one of the other Emirates in UAE.

Roddy Hammond

Roddy Hammond

CEO & Founder

Founded Worldteachers Recruitment Limited in 2009 – now one of the longest established specialist international education recruitment agencies. This is Roddy’s 30th year working in the recruitment industry. He is CEO and is responsible for strategy and business development, supporting and directing the team in areas of marketing and recruitment processes.

Jackie Hammond

Jackie Hammond

Co-Founder

Jackie is CIPD qualified and manages the post interview process which is invaluable to the teachers and schools in ensuring they complete the necessary processes to help with their offers, contracts, references, checks and legalisation through to mobilisation. She is an invaluable support to the teachers and their future employers. Jackie was a co-founder of the business and is in her 10th year of working closely with the schools and teachers on behalf of the Worldteachers team.

Poonam Gupta

Poonam Gupta OBE

Joint Managing Director

Poonam Gupta was born in Delhi, India. She is a Scottish-Indian entrepreneur who moved to Scotland in 2002. Poonam is the CEO of PG Paper Company Limited, and brings her business acumen and wealth of international business experience to support Worldteachers’ international business development strategy.

Puneet Gupta

Puneet Gupta

Joint Managing Director

Puneet is joint founder and Chief Operating Officer of PG Paper Company Ltd, an award-winning import-export company, trading in over 52 countries. In the recent past the portfolio of businesses has expanded, and now includes a technology company, dental practices, restaurants as well as commercial and residential properties. Puneet is also heavily involved with several national and international charities.

Ciara Palmer

Ciara Palmer

Divisional Manager

Ciara joined Worldteachers in 2016 and is a Divisional Manager overseeing major campaigns and supporting the consultants. Ciara worked as an English teacher in international schools and prior to joining Worldteachers was HR & Quality Manager for a group of Language Schools in Ireland.

Isabelle Murray

Isabelle Murray

Marketing Manager

Isabelle helps deliver Worldteachers’ international marketing and communications strategy, to promote our specialised and bespoke service to teachers around the globe.

Emma Kerr

Emma Kerr

Recruitment Specialist

Emma joined Worldteachers in March 2014 and has been responsible for supporting major recruitment campaigns for overseas government. She is a specialist in handling one off positions for Maths and Science teachers in international schools in over 30 different countries

Linda Hughes

Linda Hughes

Recruitment Specialist

Linda is one of the longer serving team members, having started with Worldteachers in May 2013. She deals with Primary and Nursery positions and manages exclusive preferred supplier accounts with schools in the Middle East. She has worked with schools in many other countries, placing teachers in a variety of international schools.

Rob Morphet

Rob Morphet

Recruitment Specialist

Rob has been working with the Worldteachers team for over 5 years while at University and qualifying as a Primary School Teacher. He joined on a full time basis in 2018 and is responsible for dealing with specialist positions in Secondary and High Schools, helping schools and teachers throughout each stage of the recruitment process.

Bonnie Hammond

Bonnie Hammond

Marketing Intern

Bonnie has been working as a Marketing Intern while studying her marketing degree at the University of Edinburgh. She supports the team of consultants in a variety of aspects of the recruitment process.

Govinda Khasria

Govinda Khasria

Head of Research

Govinda is our Head of Research; working closely with the entire team to oversee the delivery of high-quality research, processes and the performance management of our international team.

Holly Stinson

Holly Stinson

Marketing Exec

Holly has responsibility for Worldteachers social media output, from authoring content, to engagement, and also the demographic and geographic targeting across all platforms to support all Worldteachers’ recruitment campaigns.