I have been working at Teach First full-time (More than a year)
-Fantastic training where you gain so much insightful information about the programme so you are fully equipped when speaking to candidates
-Very friendly working culture where everyone is always willing to help and give guidance
-Seems to be lots of opportunities to move internally across the business giving lots of variety should you want a long term career with TF
-As good as work can get, you will not find a more rewarding/flexible job that appreciates a work life balance as much as TF
-Salary for coordinator is low and the gap between this and the application officer role is staggering
-There is a real lack of permanent opportunities across the business. Even long term employees are still on short term contracts which brings worry you feel your job isn’t particularly secure
-As the company encourages agile working, regularly managers aren’t in the office to appreciate the hard work of their team and reward them for achievements
Advice to Management
-Offer more permanent opportunities particularly to more long standing employees
-Reduce the gap in pay between coordinators and AMOs
-Recognise hard working staff more so and reward them with promotions, increased responsibility, pay rises and longer term contracts/permanent roles
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Teach First (London, England) in January 2014.
Online application, online tests, group assessment centre. The process lasted 3 months. Friendly atmosphere: candidates and assessors. Group assessment (followed by reflection exercise), teaching a 3 minute lesson to two assessors behaving as children and individual interview.