Now Teach

Reports to: Careers Change Lead

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Remote (with regular scheduled days in London expected as “normal business”)

Hours: Flexible – full time, part time and job share applications encouraged

Salary: £25-30k depending on experience and qualifications (+11% employer pension contribution)

About Now Teach

Our long-term vision is a world where children benefit because talented people, who’ve already had successful careers, become teachers, and bring their skills and experiences to the schools that need them most. We support Now Teachers, training providers, schools, and the wider education system to realise the full potential of career-changers in education. We are looking for driven and committed people to help us meet new goals, increase our Now Teacher Network, and create impact in schools.

Working at Now Teach

We are a small, collaborative, and supportive team of around 25 people. We are non-hierarchical, with 100% of our people believing their line managers listen and value their opinions and people of all levels getting stuck in. We set clear expectations and celebrate the successes of teams and individuals. 100% of our team are proud to work at Now Teach, find Now Teach considerate of their wellbeing and would actively recommend us as an employer.

Our culture is central to us encouraging and supporting people into teaching. Without our positive, honest, and flexible approach we wouldn’t be able to adapt to meet the needs of Now Teachers. We have been named as one of Escape the City’s Top 100 Employers in 2021 and 2022 and have been recognised as a Working Mums’ Top Employer and at the Working Dads Employer Awards. We have won awards for our Culture, Flexible Working and Excellence in Public Service.

Role Overview

We are looking for positive, down to earth and target driven Career Change Specialist committed to Now Teach’s vision. The successful candidate must have previously delivered exceptional candidate experience and enjoy working in an organisation doing something new in the market. They will have a strong motivation to support candidates moving them through our pipeline and enabling them via an impeccable personalised service.

We do not operate like a traditional recruitment team as our goal is to support as many career changers into schools and our network as possible. However, we do work at pace and with volume so being highly motivated and organised are key. We work with c3500 expressions of interest a year and help them navigate their application to teach. This is a perfect role for someone who can work quickly, keeping an eye on the target via helping potential career changers and delivering high quality people for our partner schools and training providers.

Ideally, our new team member will have worked in education recruitment before or have some knowledge of entry routes to secondary teaching – or be exceptionally fast at learning and applying it.

You will join our friendly, ambitious team who care about and work hard at what we do. The new advisor will be primarily responsible for supporting our career changers at the early selection stages, from expressing interest, through interview and helping them to secure their training place. Working with a large pipeline of candidates, you will operate with precision but at speed. We need people who build rapport quickly and have confidence working with candidates whilst delivering an efficient and joined up process. It’s a fantastic time to join as we increase our recruitment efforts, scale nationally and continue to grow our organisation.

Role Description

  • Grow your initial teaching training entry route expertise so you are insightful and a top-quality advisor for our expressions of interests and Now Teach network applicants.
  • Talent spot and advise candidates so that they feel supported, trust your advice, and see you as an essential part of their career change journey into teaching.
  • Manage parts of the candidate pipeline & screening, ensuring the right people join our network.
  • Take ownership of potential career changers for parts of the country or certain training providers ensuring regular and impactful communication
  • Take ownership of your talent pool and hires, ensuring they stay on course and are fully enabled to begin their teacher training.
  • Work closely within the recruitment team to support one another and to successfully hit our growing national targets.
  • Be excellent with pipeline management and timely CRM database (Salesforce) updates to ensure robust reports and data.
  • Support with candidate engagement initiatives such as Information Webinars, Lesson Planning Workshops and School Insight online events.
  • Lead on specific recruitment projects, which may include piloting a sourcing project for the creation of new applicant interest.
  • Work with other teams across Now Teach ensuring we collaborate strongly, are aligned, and support one another.

Person Specification

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be up for the challenge of doing something new in the market knowing that fantastic candidate experience, having a strong team and efficient process are key to this.
  • Want to work in a role with social purpose being committed to children’s outcomes not being determined by their backgrounds and appreciate the impact teachers can make.
  • Work well in an environment where our values are Commitment, Adaptability, Honesty and Responsibility.
  • Understand education and initial teacher training, ideally through experience of education recruitment and/or teaching.
  • Have a great balance of wanting to help candidates and drive for ambitious hiring targets.
  • Have natural strength in taking ownership to drive their candidate pipeline and projects.
  • Have examples of delivering an exceptional candidate journey whilst working at pace and be able to provide down to earth, insightful and appropriate persuasive communications.
  • Be highly organised and robust in how you work.
  • Actively seek out ways to improve how we do things using great judgement.
  • Have experience using a recruitment system (ATS or CRM) and know the value of keeping everything up to date and optimised.

Essential strengths

  • Good skill and motivation for recruitment/candidate advice and support.
  • Understanding & passion for education and teacher training.
  • Natural drive and takes ownership.
  • Enhanced communication style and ability to coach and influence.
  • Strong organisation and robust attention to detail.
  • Strong judgement and adaptability.
  • A friendly and likable team player with a can-do attitude.

Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Now Teach we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway.

Working arrangements

Full time role, flexible working patterns available. We work from home with some London office based regular scheduled days required.

Application Process

To apply, please complete our online application questions. Your cover letter should include why you are attracted to the role, why you are motivated to work at Now Teach and what you can bring to the team.

Applications will close when we have enough candidates but not before 24th of May. We will assess on a rolling basis, so early interest is strongly encouraged. We are also very happy to have exploratory calls so you can see if this is the kind of role and team for you. If you have any difficulty with accessing the application form, need any additional support or require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please email

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Now Teach strives to be a workplace that is diverse, equitable and inclusive where we can ALL be ourselves. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, gender identities, stages of life and those with hidden or visible disabilities.

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process and we’ll endeavour to be as accommodating as possible. If you would like to discuss specific requirements, please email or call on 020 7430 8878. All applicants must have an existing Right to Work in the UK.

Safe Recruitment Procedure

Now Teach are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process, and all successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Reference checking

References from the previous and current employer will be taken up for shortlisted candidates, and where necessary employers may be contacted to gather further information. We will always consult you before this happens.


All new team members will be subject to a 3-month probation period (which may, in certain circumstances, be extended). The probation period is a trial period, to enable the assessment of an employee’s suitability for the job for which they have been employed.

Now Teach is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee (Registered Office: 4 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2RP; Company Registration No: 11872096). Now Teach is also registered in England and Wales as a charity (Registered Office: 4 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2RP; Charity Registration No: 1189146).

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