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Recruitment Advisor (Ark Teacher Training)

Reports to: Senior Recruitment Manager for ATT
Location: Currently operating hybrid working in our West London office
Contract: Permanent
Pattern: Full Time (standard hours 9am – 5.30pm)
Closing date: 24/05/2024 at 10am
1st round interviews (virtual): w/c 27/05/2024
2nd round interviews (in person): w/c 03/06/2024
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 (depending on experience)

About the role:

We are delighted to announce an exceptional opportunity for a dedicated individual to join our team.  This role presents an exciting prospect to assume a pivotal position within our established team, contributing significantly to our continued support of the Ark Network schools and trainee teacher recruitment.

In this role, you will be responsible for the full recruitment process, bringing high quality trainee teachers into Ark schools in North London. You will be responsible for attracting candidates to apply, and then guide them through the recruitment process. You will need to build and maintain excellent relationships with both candidates and Ark school colleagues.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Cultivate relationships with target universities and community organisations to access their pool of potential candidates
  • Deliver captivating presentations to groups of potential candidates to encourage applications
  • Build rapport and connection with candidates to ensure that they have a positive experience of Ark recruitment and chose Ark as their preferred training provider
  • Actively manage candidates over the telephone and via email to ensure maximum conversion of applicants to offers
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with HRBPs, Regional Directors & school Principals to ensure that their recruitment needs are understood and fulfilled effectively

Key Requirements:

  • Knowledge of account management skills, recruitment, OR education – all three are not required if you can demonstrate the ability to learn quickly
  • Possesses excellent communication skills and demonstrate sound judgment
  • Hard-working, detail-orientated, systematic, and organised
  • Strong IT skills and in particular knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience of Salesforce would be beneficial
  • Committed and generous team worker, to whom going above and beyond expectations for their colleagues is second nature

View the full job description and person specification here.

About Ark

We’re an international charity, transforming lives through education. We exist to give every young person, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life. In the UK, we’re a network of 39 schools, educating around 30,000 pupils in areas where we can make the biggest difference and we’re recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country. We want to change the lives of children everywhere, not just in our own schools. So, we create and incubate Ventures designed not only to help pupils in Ark schools, but also to improve education systems.

You’ll be joining a group of like-minded, ambitious individuals who work collaboratively and are all committed to our core mission, that every child has the potential to succeed. Having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, we are shaping our goals for the next 20 and there has never been a more exciting time to join us.

About Ark Teacher Training

Launched in 2013, Ark Teacher Training is a programme for committed graduates and career changers who aim to become great teachers. Trainees spend one year in an Ark school – becoming a qualified teacher while learning on the job. With the support of an inspirational group of tutors, coaches and educational experts, the trainees have all the tools they need to perfect their craft.


  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising with each year of service up to 30 days after 3-years’ service. This entitlement is pro rata for part time employees. This entitlement excludes bank holidays
  • Full office closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Hybrid working, with currently two days a week in our state-of-the-art office in West London working alongside colleagues
  • Regular social events, monthly free breakfast, and daily fruit
  • A flexible approach to working with understanding and consideration for work life balance and personal commitments
  • As an Ark employee, you will have the opportunity to be part of the TPT (The Pension Trust) scheme, our workplace pension scheme where we make an 11% contribution; you are not required to contribute towards this scheme unless you choose to. Depending on your role you may also be entitled to LGPS which is a defined benefit scheme where you contribute a percentage based on how much you earn (as do we) in exchange for a guaranteed amount in your pension pot every year
  • Access to high-quality professional learning throughout your career, offering both face-to-face sessions and a bespoke online learning platform
  • Access to Ark Rewards scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers, interest-free loans available for season tickets or a bike, gym discounts offering up to 40% off your local gym and free eye tests

How to Apply:

Apply with a CV and cover letter on our online recruitment portal. Applications to be submitted by Friday 24th May 2024 at 10am but please note: we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.

View the vacancy and apply

Applicants deemed suitable will be invited to our 5-minute pre-recorded screening video, before shortlisting to first round interviews. This step is intended to enrich application and show case experience.

This ATS application form should take no longer 20 minutes to complete. At any time, you can pause, save, and log back in. If you have any difficulty with meeting the deadline for application or want to speak to someone about the location, please contact

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link. 

We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

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