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Selection Officer - Quality Assurance

Teach First


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Teach First as a Selection Officer and play a vital role in shaping the future of education by selecting the best candidates to inspire young minds.


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East Midlands (Nottingham); East of England (Norwich); London; North East (Newcastle Upon Tyne); North West (Manchester); South Coast (Bournemouth); South East (Kent); South West (Bristol); West Midlands (Birmingham); Yorkshire & The Humber - Leeds

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In-person- Nottingham United Kingdom,Norwich United Kingdom,London United Kingdom

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Teach First is a pioneering organization dedicated to achieving educational equity. Through our programs, we aim to unlock the potential in all children, not just a few, and we're on the lookout for a passionate Selection Officer – Quality Assurance to join our cause. You will be instrumental in assessing and selecting the finest candidates for our Training Programme, contributing to a brighter future for countless students.

  • Assess candidates for the Teach First Training Programme using a competency-based recruitment process.
  • Work within the Selection team to design and implement best practice selection models.
  • Ensure high standards are met and select trainees who will positively impact young people’s lives.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and take ownership of tasks.
  • Solution-focused with a flexible approach to teamwork.
  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Proficiency in managing data systems with excellent attention to detail.
  • Analytical and objective decision-making with the confidence to express reasoned opinions.
  • A commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Teach First offers competitive benefits including 27 days holiday, pension scheme contribution, life assurance, income protection, private healthcare, and access to a variety of subsidized welfare programs. All successful applicants will undergo a Basic DBS check as part of our commitment to safeguarding. This position is UK-based and requires legal right to work in the UK.

Teach First is committed to building a fair education for all, unlocking the potential in all children – not just some. Our work takes us closer to a better future every day, but we need your help to take on this big challenge.

The role of Selection Officer – Quality Assurance involves assessing candidates for the Teach First Training Programme at application and development centre stage. You will use our rigorous competency based recruitment process. The Selection team design and deliver best practice selection models. We are committed to high standards and select trainees who will make a positive difference to young people’s lives.

We are looking for someone who can manage competing priorities and take ownership, whilst being solution-focused and work flexibly as part of an effective team. Strong communication and relationship-building skills are essential, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with candidates, as well as colleagues, from a range of backgrounds. Excellent attention to detail with experience managing data systems is required, and a commitment to updating systems accurately, ensuring that team deliverables can be effectively monitored and quality assured. You should be analytical and objective with the confidence to speak up and express contrary opinions, providing sound rationale for decisions. A commitment to delivering a positive experience for all and championing equality, diversity and inclusion is also required.

Teach First’s core benefits include 27 days holiday per annum (3 of which must be taken during the holiday shutdown period between Christmas Day and New Year's Day), participation in the pension scheme via Salary Exchange (with an employer contribution of up to 6%), life assurance, income protection and private healthcare. Through our flexible benefits platform access to subsidised dental membership, health screening, discounted gym membership, travel insurance, Give As You Earn and the option to buy annual leave.

All roles require that the successful applicant and Teach First make a joint application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a background check. This role requires a Basic DBS check. Having a criminal conviction will not necessarily exclude you from appointment.

This role is based within the UK. Teach First has a responsibility to ensure that every employee has the legal right to work in the UK. Every employee is required to supply the appropriate documents to prove that they have the right to work in the UK before and where applicable throughout their employment with Teach First.


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