About Explore Learning
Explore Learning is an ambitious and fast growing company dedicated to making a difference in children’s education.
We recruit bright graduates who want to make an impact - both on running our centres as a business, and on the lives of our members who attend. Explore offers you the opportunity to take a hands on approach to management from day one. A high level of responsibility and extensive training will allow you to thrive and rapidly progress your career. You can enjoy real job satisfaction and gain the skills to develop a small business successfully.
Explore Learning is a national network of education centres providing maths and English tuition to children aged 5-14, aiming to improve knowledge, confidence and enjoyment of learning. We work closely with the children and their parents to create a tailored learning programme that meets their individual needs and maps to the National Curriculum.
We launched in 2001, and have 39 centres in operation across the UK benefiting over 20,000 children.
The Role of Assistant Director
You will gain broad business experience, learning to promote, market and sell a new concept in education; how to operate a business unit, and be responsible for the recruitment and development of a team of tutors as part of the Management team. We also hope you will embrace the opportunity to progress to Centre Director within 12-24 months where you will directly supervise staff and have overall responsibility for the Centre’s development, operations and profitability.
The role of Assistant Director is varied, challenging and very rewarding; offering you the chance to gain broad business experience, while working in a fun environment to benefit children. No day is ever the same and you will never find yourself short of a challenge! Starting as an Assistant Director you will be in a team of three, either launching a new centre or running an established centre. The key to the success of each centre is down to the three managers: the Centre Director and two Assistant Directors. The full time team are graduates from leading universities, all sharing a passion for education and the desire to help children reach their full potential.
Our training We recognise that our strength as a company comes from our people. This is why we place a heavy emphasis on your career development through training from you first day. We provide a wealth of training and support to all of our staff. We are dedicated to the development of each and every employee. We recruit only the very best graduates and are committed to training each individual in a wide variety of educational and business skills.
Further opportunities exist within the company beyond the position of Centre Director. As the company grows we will look to our most competent Centre Directors to become Regional Managers, or take up a position in Head Office across various departments, such as, Marketing, Recruitment, Training, Content, Sales and HR.
What we are looking for
We are looking for exceptional graduates with:
Preferably 2:2 or above in any discipline and GCSE (or equivalent) grade B in maths and English. Some experience of working with children in any capacity is essential. Assistant Directors need to be willing to take on the responsibility to drive forward the growth and development of our learning centres using their promotional and managerial strengths.
Candidates must be:
- Enthusiastic and confident to promote Explore Learning at any opportunity.
- Professional, articulate and persuasive.
- Willing and able to take responsibility for the success of a centre.
- Passionate about helping children achieve their potential & able to build a strong rapport.
- Able to demonstrate their aptitude for working with children.
- Highly motivated with a bright enthusiastic personality.
- Ambitious to enhance their professional development and become a Centre Director.
- All applicants MUST be eligible to work in the UK without requiring a work permit.
We offer a competitive salary of £20,000 PA (plus London weighting). A target based monthly bonus scheme with the potential to earn up to £2,800 PA. A corporate gym membership with Fitness First.
How to apply
We recommend applying early if you are interested in working in a particular centre/region at a specific time, that way we can offer you a position early and will put you ahead of other applicants interested in the same area.
We also accept deferred applications if you have not graduated yet or are thinking of travelling. Our recruitment process and start dates run all year round.
Please click 'apply now' to visit the careers section of the Explore Learning website and select “How to Apply”. Email a completed application form (available from the website) along with a CV and bespoke cover letter. Contact: Catherine Stoneman on 01483 447410