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The opportunity


UK schools spend over £1.3bn per year on covering short term absences with supply teachers. The current model is exclusively reliant on agencies that charge a massive commission and are terribly inefficient — everything is paper and phone-call based.

We are consolidating this analogue, fragmented, and inefficient marketplace onto a digital platform. In the process we’ll pull hundreds of millions of waste out of the education system and have a huge positive impact on teachers and schools.

We are well-funded by high-profile investors, have had significant early traction, and are led by start-up veterans behind two of London’s most prominent tech companies.

Your chance to make a difference

This is your chance to join a tech startup on the ground floor. As an early employee you will play a significant role in the development of the company and have the opportunity for rapid career progression and learning.

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What we are looking for

  • Experience with Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Javascript, HTML, and CSS
  • Experience with ReactJS and good understanding of APIs is a plus
  • Experience using memory-data stores such as Redis and background workers such as Sidekiq
  • Strong bias to test-driven development & automation as well as experience with Git or other similar version control systems
  • Knowledge of deploying to and managing cloud environments like Heroku is a plus
  • Top performer that wants to be part of a high-performing, motivated team
  • Growth mindset — dedicated to growing your skills as a professional
  • Passion for companies that have a positive social impact and the education sector

What's in it for you?

  • Work that you want to talk about
  • Competitive salary
  • Ownership in the company
  • 25 days of holiday
  • Convenient Central London office with perks like fresh fruit, yoga classes, bike parking, showers and an on-site gym and café
  • Fun-loving, tight-knit team solving a problem that makes a difference

How to apply

Email a CV and 1 paragraph on why you would be a great fit to jobs@zeneducate.com

Already read The opportunity above? Read on.

What we are looking for

  • Top performer that wants to be part of a high-performing, motivated team
  • Growth mindset – dedicated to improving your skills as a professional
  • Passion for building great products and companies that have a positive social impact
  • Strong bias to action

What you'll be doing

  • Shape the product roadmap for key projects
  • Run an agile delivery team with both design and engineering to deliver high-quality projects
  • Conduct open-ended customer research with both teachers and schools to inform what we should build
  • Run user tests with prototypes and the live service to find areas for improvement and refine designs
  • Work with internal stakeholders to gather and define requirements
  • Define and report on key metrics for projects
  • Communicate the product roadmap with the internal team and to our customers working with marketing
  • Get your hands dirty. Like any true start-up, no two weeks will be the same and a general interest in ‘mucking in’ and just getting the job done is crucial

What's in it for you?

  • Work that you want to talk about
  • Competitive salary
  • Ownership in the company
  • 25 days of holiday
  • Convenient Central London office with perks like fresh fruit, yoga classes, bike parking, showers and an on-site gym and café
  • Fun-loving, tight-knit team solving a problem that makes a difference

Ideal experience

  • Prior experience leading product teams or building products or businesses
  • Strong qualitative customer research skills
  • Strong analytical and technical skills in data collection and analysis
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, agile product delivery
  • Bonus points: design or coding experience

How to apply

Email a CV and 1 paragraph on why you would be a great fit to jobs@zeneducate.com

Already read The opportunity above? Read on.

What we are looking for

  • Top performer that wants to be part of a high-performing, motivated team
  • Proven track record of hitting sales targets
  • Confident in developing outbound pipeline and handling objections
  • Growth mindset — dedicated to growing your skills as a professional
  • Passion for companies that have a positive social impact and the education sector
  • Strong bias to action

What you will be doing

  • Own the relationship with key customers including retention, expansion and new business
  • Lead school leaders through successful recruitment processes using a consultative approach
  • Call schools and build pipeline
  • Work collaboratively with the sales, operations and the technology team to continuously improve efficiency in delivering value to schools.
  • Get your hands dirty. Like any true start-up, no two weeks will be the same and a general interest in mucking in and just getting the job done is crucial

What's in it for you?

  • Work that you want to talk about
  • Competitive salary
  • Ownership in the company
  • 25 days of holiday
  • Convenient Central London office
  • Fun-loving, tight-knit team solving a problem that makes a difference

How to apply

Email a CV and 1 paragraph on why you would be a great fit to jobs@zeneducate.com

Already read The opportunity above? Read on.

What we are looking for

  • Top performer that wants to be part of a high-performing, motivated team
  • Proven track record of hitting sales targets
  • Confident in developing outbound pipeline and handling objections
  • Growth mindset — dedicated to growing your skills as a professional
  • Passion for companies that have a positive social impact and the education sector
  • Strong bias to action

What you will be doing

  • Own the relationship with key customers including retention, expansion and new business
  • Lead school leaders through successful recruitment processes using a consultative approach
  • Call schools and build pipeline by marketing relevant candidates
  • Recruit talented candidates and ensure a good experience for them by matching their skills to schools’ requirements
  • Handle objections and secure placements for candidates and schools
  • Maintain constructive relationships with candidates and schools to ensure retention and repeat business
  • Work collaboratively with the sales, operations and the technology team to continuously improve efficiency in delivering value to schools.
  • Get your hands dirty. Like any true start-up, no two weeks will be the same and a general interest in mucking in and just getting the job done is crucial

What's in it for you?

  • Work that you want to talk about
  • Competitive salary
  • Ownership in the company
  • 25 days of holiday
  • Convenient Central London office
  • Fun-loving, tight-knit team solving a problem that makes a difference

How to apply

Email a CV and 1 paragraph on why you would be a great fit to oren@zeneducate.com

Already read The opportunity above? Read on.

What we are looking for

  • Top performer that wants to be part of a high-performing, motivated team
  • Confident in phone communication and handling objections
  • Growth mindset — dedicated to growing your skills as a professional
  • Passion for companies that have a positive social impact and the education sector
  • Strong bias to action

What you would be doing

  • Recruit talented candidates and ensure a good experience for them by matching their skills to schools’ requirements
  • Answer questions, handle objections and educate candidates about how supply teaching works with Zen Educate
  • Maintain constructive relationships with candidates to ensure candidate satisfaction and retention
  • Use a variety of online tools to interview and vet individual candidates and continuously improve the vetting process
  • Work collaboratively with the sales, operations and the technology team to continuously improve efficiency in delivering value to schools
  • Get your hands dirty. Like any true start-up, no two weeks will be the same and a general interest in ‘mucking in’ and just getting the job done is crucial

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Ownership in the company
  • 25 days of holiday
  • Convenient Central London office
  • Fun-loving, tight-knit team solving a problem that makes a difference

How to apply

Email a CV and 1 paragraph on why you would be a great fit to oren@zeneducate.com

You need to be eligible to work in the UK without a visa. Unfortunately, we're not able to sponsor work visas.


For agencies

We aim to hire our people through direct sourcing methods. When we do need help we partner with a small group of agencies who have signed our terms and conditions, therefore we do not accept speculative CVs and will not be liable to agency fees.

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Office address: Unit 3.41 Canterbury Court, 1–3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE
Registered Office 9th Floor, 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN
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