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Zen: A different way to work in education

Chloe & Grace, Talent Partners at Zen Educate
1 Oct 2023
5 min read
Zen: A different way to work in education

Are you passionate about education and looking for an exciting career outside of teaching? There’s a strong alternative in working for Zen Educate directly!

Zen is an exciting Education Technology startup working across the UK and the US – and we’re growing at such a fast pace that there’s never been a better time to join the team!

Zen team group photo

What do we do?

We’ve built an app which helps teachers and Teaching Assistants find well-suited work in schools quicker and with less hassle – all while being paid more than with traditional agencies.

Meanwhile, schools spend over £2bn a year on agency staff, with £600m of that going straight into the pockets of recruitment agencies. That’s why we’ve built an alternative.

Unlike agencies, Zen Educate uses cutting-edge tech and automation to remove the need for an expensive middleman. This means schools can find the best-suited staff and pay less, while teachers and Teaching Assistants find the work they want quicker and get paid more in the process.

But working in schools isn't the only way you can find an exciting career with Zen Educate!

Come and work at Zen HQ!

With roles all over the UK, working at Zen Educate is an opportunity to explore your passion for education in a completely different setting. It’s a hugely rewarding, inclusive place to work which values transferable skills.

This essentially means that anyone can apply, and we truly value the power of different skills and backgrounds of our employees. You don’t have to have the exact ‘right experience' or 'correct qualifications'.

As we continue growing, new vacancies like Sales Development Representative (SDR), Account Manager, UX Designer, Product Manager and lots of others become available very often.

For anyone starting out in their career, Zen Educate can also help launch you into an exciting social impact business and we regularly invest in personal and professional development which makes this a great place for sales professionals to learn, grow and evolve.

Zen team at summer social 2022

What do Zen employees say?

Don’t just take our word for it!

Let’s look at what our employees have to say about working for Zen…

Tho, Marketing Manager – “An incredible team that values my ideas”

“Zen has been a career game-changer for me. When I first joined I was unsure about my career direction, but Zen provided the opportunity to transition from a resourcing role to a marketing role, and has enabled me to rediscover my passion for marketing. Working with an incredible team that values my ideas and actively embraces them to deliver impressive results is a bonus! What's even more rewarding is knowing that the work I do contributes to helping teachers and Teaching Assistants find meaningful employment, making my journey at Zen truly fulfilling."

Beth, Account Manager – “It is such a rewarding job to work with schools and candidates”

"I began working for Zen in March 2022. In the beginning, I was the recruiter for all of Manchester and in charge of bringing in candidates for roles. I have since progressed into an account management role where I work with schools in Stockport and Tameside. It is such a rewarding job to work with schools and candidates and see the money we save them!"

Are Zen currently hiring?

Because of our fast growth, we're always hiring! Currently, we're on the lookout for people to work in these roles:

Zen Educate is transforming how schools find great teachers.

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