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We match you with your perfect daily, long-term and permanent roles in London and Manchester, whether you're a Teacher, TA or Cover Supervisor.

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Higher pay

Teachers and TAs earn more by cutting out agency costs

Smarter matching

Find daily and long-term roles at schools near you

putting you in control

Choose when you work by setting your availability

Some of our long-term jobs

Year 1 Class Teacher

Long-term cover for a Year 1 Teacher at a school in South London

Teaching Assistant in Wandsworth

Full-time role for a TA with experience in a UK classroom

Primary School Teacher

This is a part-time role for an enthusiastic, energetic teacher

Maths Teacher in West London

Needed 4 days a week for the rest of the school year

SENTA in Manchester

Part-time 3 days a week roll for a SENTA

Key Stage 1 teacher

You'll be working in a vibrant atmosphere with really helpful staff

Looking for teaching roles?
Here's how it works

Register online

Provide some basic information about yourself

Speak with Zen Educate

We'll set up a meeting to discuss your needs and preferences

Start Working

Once verified, you're ready to be booked by schools

What our customers think

Franz

Zen is a professional, helpful, and organised company who is able to offer appropriate work in a timely manner.

Rachel

Zen really make you feel like you are working with them, not for them, and I would not hesitate to recommend anyone to sign up with them.

Imahn

Through my work with Zen, I have come to really love daily supply and the variety of schools I get to work in.

Set your own schedule

We only contact you when you’re available. You have more control over when you work, managing your calendar for the week, month or whole school year

Are you looking to book teachers at your school?

FAQ

Pay


We work with the umbrella company Key Portfolio for managing payroll. We have found Key to be efficient, helpful and they offer excellent rates in comparison to most umbrella services. If you already work with a different payroll company please let us know when you speak with the team.

All our timesheets are online. No more rushing around to get timesheets signed and scanned before getting paid for your work.

You'll be paid weekly on Fridays for the work you completed the previous week.

General


Zen Educate is a technology platform to connect teachers with schools directly. Agencies are an expensive middleman between schools and teachers. They have to charge high commissions because their booking procedures are largely manual and run on outdated systems. Because we run more of the process online or on your phone, we create an experience that delights schools and teachers at a fraction of the cost.

Start a conversation on chat or email support@zeneducate.com and our friendly team will get back to you shortly.

Signing up


If the online sign up isn’t working as it should for you then you can email your cv and a short description of what you’re looking for to our team at teachwithus@zeneducate.com and we’ll be in touch.

To make sure you’re getting bookings perfect for you, we will invite you to a 30-minute online interview with our team to learn about your experience, preferences and why you’re passionate about working in education. You can do this through any smartphone or computer. If you’d prefer to interview in person at our office just let us know.

Recent regulation changes require us to see your documents for your right to work in the UK in person. This takes no more than 5 minutes dropping by our offices in London or Manchester.

If you're not ready to find another role, or you're just browsing, you're definitely still welcome to sign up. Registering with us and letting us know what you're looking for will help us to get in touch with you about roles you may be interested in!

Generally schools prefer teachers and TAs who are familiar with the UK Curriculum, but this can vary. We'd be happy to speak to you about your experience, and find out if we'd be able to help you find a role.

Vetting


We’ll need evidence of your identity, right to work and teaching qualification. In addition, we’ll need an enhanced DBS certificate and references from two recent previous employers.

Yes. If you need a DBS or your DBS needs updating we can apply for one for you. The cost of a DBS is £52 which we will reimburse once you have worked 5 days through Zen.

Yes! You can sign up now and let us know what work you’re looking for. You can return at any time to finish your profile and start getting bookings.

You can definitely still sign up! Once you've uploaded your CV, we'll be able to look at your experience, and help you figure out who would be best placed to act as your referees.

Roles


We help Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Cover Supervisors find work. We work with all types of schools and help with short-term, long-term and permanent roless.

Many of our long-term roles convert to permanent roles. We make it far easier than a traditional agency for teachers to convert temporary positions into permanent ones.

We work with over 400 schools in London and Manchester.

Generally speaking we have consistently high demand for daily supply teachers in Greater London and Manchester. Teaching assistant work is generally higher for long-term roles rather than daily supply cover.

Yes. We can help with daily supply and long-term jobs in nurseries, primary schools and secondary schools. We don’t typically have jobs in further education or college.

While the majority of our work is for teachers and teaching assistants we do also have work for cover supervisors and invigilators. Explain what you are looking for when you sign up and our team will help you.

We cover all subjects taught in primary and secondary schools - if you're not sure if we can help you with what you're looking for, please give us a call on 020 3870 4632.

If you're looking for teaching or teaching assistant roles, and would also be interested in admin roles, it's worth letting us know. If you're only looking for admin roles, we might not be the place for you as this isn’t what we specialise in.

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