Zen Educate

We're on a mission to save schools money and pay supply teachers more with an efficient online marketplace

Founded 2017
16-50 employees
  • Education
  • Human Resources & Careers
  • Headquarters address

    The opportunity

    UK schools spend well over £2bn per year on covering short-term absences with supply teachers. The current model is exclusively reliant on agencies that charge massive commissions and are extremely inefficient (everything is paper and phone-call based). We are consolidating this analogue, fragmented, and inefficient marketplace onto a digital platform. Think Uber for supply teachers. In the process, we'll put hundreds of millions of pounds back in the education system and have a huge positive impact on teachers and schools.

    We're backed by high-profile investors (including senior education figures) and led by startup veterans behind two of London's most prominent tech companies.

    Evening Standard — 18th April 2018:
    Zen Educate raise £2 million

    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.

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

    We like people who are comfortable:

    • picking up, owning and deploying new features from scratch
    • helping us improve our ways of working
    • investigating and tackling new challenges

    Hiring process

    Our interview process begins with an introductory call to help you better understand the opportunity, give us a glimpse into your interests and motivations, and help you decide if Zen Educate is the right place for your next step to learn, grow and be happy.

    Next, you'll speak with one of our Engineers so you can share your skills.

    Lastly, you'll be invited onsite to meet with the company founders and the rest of the team. This will give you the full picture of life at the company and help us understand what you'll bring to the team and where you shine.

    Come and be part of the journey!

    Tech stack

    React, Ruby on Rails, Heroku, RSpec, Redis


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    Pension plan

    Health and wellness

    On-site fitness center

    Vacation and time off

    We're a very seasonal business so we also do shorter August hours to make the most of the Summer.
    Paid time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development


    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Bike parking
    Snacks and beverages
    Zen Educate - You too will get a blue hoodie, and water bottle, and... :)
    Zen Educate - There's a gym, showers and bike parking in the building (not this one :)
    Zen Educate - We work closely together. Literally sometimes.
    Zen Educate - Comfortable and convenient office
    Zen Educate - Company Photo
    Zen Educate - Company Photo