Candidate Sales Executive

Teacher Success /
Teacher Success & Operations (TSO) /
Location: London (Oval), United Kingdom
Type: Full-time

About us:
Zen is revolutionising education. Schools spend over £2bn a year on agency staff, and £600m of that goes straight into the pockets of recruitment agencies. That’s why we’ve built an alternative. 
Our online platform gives schools instant access to hundreds of profiles of fully vetted teachers and support staff. Since launching in 2017, we’ve saved schools over £10m – money that goes straight back into school budgets and increases teachers’ pay.

The opportunity:
This is your chance to join a tech startup in hypergrowth. We’re passionate about professional development, and we’ll work to maximise your personal and career growth.

We're looking for enthusiastic, mission-driven people who fit our values and are passionate about what we do. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't exactly match the job description.

Our Ideal Candidate 🙋
- Passion for companies that have a positive social impact and the education sector
- Growth Mindset - Adaptable and excited by the prospect of moving fast 🚀
- ‘Can do’ attitude, bias for action and wants to be part of a growing motivated team.
· You love to take ownership and want to grow with us! 🙌
·  Having experience and/or strong knowledge of the education sector is a big plus

Helpful to have but not essential💥
- Interest in and the desire to work as part of an operations team
- Interest in or experience in sales
- Strong knowledge of the UK education sector. Formal qualifications / experience in teaching is a huge plus🧠

What will you be doing? 🤔
- Contribute to the success of the team, including increasing the number of new candidates on the platform
- Help ensure the smooth running of daily operations in the business including maintaining liquidity of candidates available for cover as well as ensuring fulfillment of any short term bookings
- Carry out the necessary onboarding processes and assessment for teachers and teaching assistants📚
- Interact with candidates in a friendly and helpful manner and maintain positive relationships to keep them on board with us and create a great candidate experience ☀️
- Increase the number of talented candidates on our platform and help place them in roles by matching their skills to the schools’ requirements
- Organised with vetting processes and ensure all right to work checks are completed
- Work collaboratively across the business with the sales and technology teams to help improve efficiency

What's in it for you?

- Work that you want to talk about
- Competitive salary
- Ownership in the company
- 25 days of holiday
- 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
- 1-1 coaching
- Life Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Electric Car Scheme 
- Cycle to Work Scheme 

If you have any questions please reach out to

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Diversity and Inclusion
At Zen, we strive to build a culture of equity and inclusion, where everyone is respected, valued and appreciated for their unique traits, experiences and perspectives. We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive and equitable environment where our team can thrive, regardless of age, ethnicity, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, disability, religion or beliefs. We value our differences and believe that practices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion help us create a fairer, more compassionate environment for all. 

We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds and different experiences and perspectives — just like the staff who teach through Zen and the children at the schools we work with. We believe in hiring the best people from the widest pool and creating an inclusive culture where people’s voices are heard and all our team can look forward to coming to work. 

We are committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of our community and promoting an equitable and inclusive environment for all. We seek out diverse opinions, beliefs, and experiences because they collectively make us stronger; we’ve had former teachers, pilots, fundraisers, engineers, lawyers, marketers, social media experts and more join our team.