Sub Seeker is now LIVE!

LoudSpeakerSub Seeker, the new short-term substitute teacher service, developed in a joint collaboration between IPPN and NAPD, launched at 10.00am on Thursday 12 December, at which time TextaSub and SubTeacher were withdrawn.

Please take note of the information provided here to ensure you can continue to search for substitute teachers without undue delay or difficulty.

Click here to view a demo of how schools will use the service 

Click here to view FAQs on how to use the service


IPPN and NAPD have been working very hard behind the scenes over the last number of months developing a comprehensive short-term substitute teacher service, providing the latest features in an easy-to-use format. We have consulted with end users, with the Teaching Council, management bodies, the Department of Education & Skills and other stakeholders to identify many new and exciting features. This new service is called Sub Seeker and it will be available for primary and post-primary schools through

Already have an Job Advertiser’s Account?
If your school already has an account on, you are almost ready for the new service. You will need to log in and ensure that the person who searches for subs is set up with a user profile. If not, there are a few easy steps to follow to get them set up. Click here for more information.

If your users are set up, you are one step closer to accessing the new service.

If your school has advertised a post on, your account will be automatically registered for Sub Seeker and will need to do no more.

Don’t have an Job Advertiser’s Account?
To avail of the new Sub Seeker service, you will need to register your school with Click here for more information. Once your account has been registered and activated, you will then be ready to register for Sub Seeker. 


  • Immediate sub vacancies over the next 7 days
  • Automatic registration for schools that have advertised on
  • Free service to all DES schools – primary & post-primary
  • Optimised for all devices - smartphone, laptop, PC, tablet 
  • Validation of Teaching Council Registration Number
  • View profile of available subs – availability, experience & qualifications
  • Send offers and receive responses via the portal – emails created automatically. 


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