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Product Designer

Zen Educate


Posted 2 weeks ago

Join a trailblazing EdTech startup and make a lasting impact in education with Zen


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£50000 - £65000

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Hybrid: London

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary

Zen is at the forefront of transforming education by directly connecting schools with top teaching talent, bypassing costly recruitment agencies. Since our inception in 2017, we've saved schools over £10m and are now in a phase of dynamic growth after securing a landmark $37mil in Series B funding. Joining Zen means becoming part of a mission-driven team that's dedicated to professional development and making a significant social impact.

Role Summary

  • Integral role in shaping and driving the product function within a fast-growing startup.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to transform the recruitment experience in education.
  • Conduct customer research to ensure product-market fit.
  • Create designs, prototypes, and wireframes, and work closely with engineers to bring them to life.

Role Requirements

  • A proven track record of exceptional performance and a growth mindset.
  • Passion for creating products with a positive societal influence.
  • Strong initiative and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • UX/UI design experience with proficiency in Figma and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Knowledge of HTML/CSS and Sketch is advantageous.
  • Ability to communicate design concepts clearly.

What's in it for you?

  • A competitive salary with company ownership stakes.
  • 25 days of holiday plus a range of perks, including health insurance, life insurance, and wellness initiatives.
  • Central London office with an array of facilities to support a healthy work-life balance.
  • Joining a diverse and inclusive team where your unique contributions are valued.

Location: London (Oval), incl. flex, United Kingdom

Type: Full-time must be London-based

Salary: £50,000- £65,000

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 have recently raised our Series B funding of $37mil, the largest round in European EdTech this year. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and be part of a high growth start-up that is expanding rapidly in the UK and US markets!

We’re passionate about professional development, and we’ll work to maximise your personal and career growth.

Looking to make a difference?

You’ll be joining Zen in a key position. Product is at the heart of how we deliver for schools and teachers and you’ll play a key role in building and running our product function to make sure we are creating the right thing and doing it right. We’re still young and you’ll play a significant role in the development of the company and team.

The product delivery team is a crucial part of how Zen will help both transform the supply and recruitment experience for schools and generate the savings the education system needs. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to apply themselves for a great cause and with great responsibility and autonomy to shape the product for years to come.

What we are looking for

- Top performer that wants to be part of a high-performing, motivated team

- Growth mindset – dedicated to improving your skills as a professional 

- Passion for building great products and companies that have a positive social impact 

- Strong bias to action

- Excellent people skills for working with both our customers and teams at Zen

What you’ll be doing

Working on both our core platform at Zen Educate & Zen Locum as well as our additional software services, you will be:

- Working in a multidisciplinary delivery team

- Conducting Customer Research

- Making designs, prototyping and wireframing

- Working with and building design systems

- Working closely with developers and product managers to test designs and see them to production as intended

Ideal experience

- UX/UI design experience including wire-framing, building high-fidelity mock-ups, and applying design thinking to solve business problems

- Experience with Figma and Adobe Creative Suite

- Some knowledge of HTML/CSS, Sketch is a plus

- Prior experience designing and building products

- Strong communication skills, comfortable walking through designs to the team and the company

- History of creating products with strong user experience and high-quality design

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 

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.



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