Zen Educate

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We've built a platform connecting schools directly with supply teachers saving on expensive agency fees. Schools pay less, teachers earn more and the experience is a whole lot better to boot

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Our mission is to change the world of education recruitment. Schools spend over £2bn a year on agency staff, with over £600m per year of that spent on fees that go straight to the recruitment agencies. So far, we've saved UK schools over £3m in supply teaching recruitment costs, and that number grows every day, meaning the funding can be put back into education within the schools.

Using our online platform, schools have access to hundreds of profiles of fully vetted teachers and support staff, who they can book at a click of a button. Think Uber for teachers.

We are well-funded by high-profile investors and are led by start-up veterans behind two of London's most prominent tech companies.


We're looking for people looking to take their skills to the next level by joining a growing, talented product delivery team in an agile environment.

We like people who want to pick up, own and deploy new features from scratch, help us improve our ways of working, and tackle new challenges

We have a Ruby on Rails backend and a React front-end and apps that use React Native.

Hiring process

Our hiring process can be completed within a week or two depending on your availability for calls. These are the primary steps.

1. Phone screen with hiring manager

2. Tech test – 1–3 hours

3. Video call with senior developer

4. Video calls: 1 meeting a few members of the team you'll be working with + 1 with cofounder, usually the CEO

Positions 1

Greater London, United Kingdom
Hiring manager
Chloe Williams


We have great perks!

25 days of holiday + Summer hours during the school Summer holidays, a convenient Central London office with good stuff like fresh fruit, yoga classes, bike parking, showers and an on-site gym and café

Learn and expand your skills

We have lots of challenges and a small team to take them on. That means if we need to learn a new technology to solve a problem, then that's what we'll do.

Work that you want to talk about

We're on a mission to save schools money and pay teachers more. Every time a teacher goes to work with us we save the education system about £30 of tax-payer money in agency fees. We have a dashboard showing that value as it ticks up and up.

Share in the company’s success

Every employee receives stock options.

Your work immediately gets into the hands of our customers

Working at a company at our stage gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and have a significant impact in the company's success at a much faster pace than at a larger company. There's less tweaking and maintaining and more building and testing new features as we scale. Here your work will make a difference.

A team to learn from and have fun with

We're building a tight-knight team of super-smart, ambitious, and fun-loving people working on a high-impact mission. You only get a finite set of career changes — here this one will count.

Hiring Team