Got a question about any of the Explore Learning roles or the recruitment process? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. Choose a category below to jump to the answers you’re looking for. 

  Assistant Director 

How long does the recruitment process take?

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The whole process works at your pace. We try to get you through as quickly as possible, so from the date that you apply, to the date that you’re offered a job and start working with us, it could be less than a month!

What are the academic requirements for the Assistant Director role?

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We require a 5/C or above in GCSE maths and English (or equivalent) and a 2:2 degree or above in any discipline.

How much time will I spend working with children?

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Being an Assistant Director is all about getting stuck in and being exceptionally hands on as a manager. You will be a first class tutor and role model this to your team, meaning you’ll spend part of every single day working with children in some capacity, while also getting stuck into the other areas of the role such as sales, leadership and customer service.

I was previously unsuccessful. Can I reapply?

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We understand that you’ll change, learn and develop and so we do accept re-applications after 1 year. However, if you feel ready before this, please get in touch so we can discuss your application. 

Can I relocate in the future?

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As you progress, there may be the opportunity to move to a different centre.

What hours will I be working?

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Our Assistant Directors typically work 11am-8pm Tuesdays to Fridays and 9am-6pm on Saturdays. We remain open during school holidays, when your working hours may be slightly different. There are also some regional variations to our opening hours.

What if there isn’t a vacancy in my preferred location?

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We update our vacancies regularly, so do check back to see if a vacancy becomes available in your preferred location. When you apply for a vacancy, you can make us aware of other locations you would be interested in.

How many staff work in each centre?

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Our centres typically have a leadership team of one Centre Director, one Assistant Director and a team of 10-15 part-time tutors, depending on the number of members that attend the centre.

What if I am having trouble submitting my application?

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If you are having technical difficulties during the application submission, use the help section on application system, or email [email protected]

If you are having technical difficulties during your video interview, visit: launchpadrecruits

For all other queries, you can email [email protected] with as much detail about your issue as possible.

 

What is the Assistant Director Salary?

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Our starting salary for Assistant Directors is £23,000. You’ll get an additional £3,500 if you work within the M25, or an additional £1,000 if the centre is within 10 miles of the M25.

I've missed my interview/can no longer make it – what do I do?

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It’s not always possible to rearrange your interview, but do get in touch with our recruitment team as soon as possible to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01483447411

How do I check the status of my application?

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You can login to check the status of your application. We keep in touch with you at every stage of your application by phone and email.

If your status hasn’t changed when you login and you haven’t heard back from us within 2 weeks (and there are no emails hiding in your junk email folder), please contact us.

  Part-Time Tutor 

How do I check the status of my application?

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You can login to check the status of your application. We keep in touch with you at every stage of your application by phone and email.

If your status hasn’t changed when you login and you haven’t heard back from us within 2 weeks (and there are no emails hiding in your junk email folder), please contact us.

How many staff work in each centre?

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Our centres typically have a leadership team of one Centre Director, one Assistant Director and a team of 10-20 part-time tutors, depending on the number of members that attend the centre.

Can I work at more than one centre or tutor in a centre and online for Explore at Home?

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You will normally work in just one of our centres, but in some circumstances tutors work at different centres depending on their circumstances, for example during university holidays. Once you have worked in a centre for some months, you may request to tutor online for Explore at Home alongside your centre shifts.

We will post vacancies for specific Explore at Home online tutoring roles, so you will be able to apply for an online tutoring position when we have available vacancies.

How many hours will I be working?

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Your contract has no minimum set hours – this means you let us know in advance the hours you are available to work, and we assign shifts on our rota around 2 weeks in advance.

Depending on the availability you provide, you will usually be offered the same/similar shifts each week.

You will normally be offered 8-12 hours worth of shifts each week. Our membership can fluctuate – so working hours can change, depending on customer demand and your availability.

Can I transfer centres?

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If you are moving areas and would like to work at a different centre, you should check our vacancies to see if there is one available. You can then contact the recruitment team to discuss the next steps: [email protected]

What are the academic requirements for the tutor role?

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To be a tutor at Explore Learning we require at least a grade 5/C in GCSE maths and English (or equivalent).

What equipment do I need to become and online tutor for Explore at Home?

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To access our learning platform, you’ll need your own computer/laptop with a functioning webcam. A tablet could also be used depending on functionality.

My application was withdrawn during the Covid-19 pandemic. How do I re-apply for a role?

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Get in contact with the recruitment team to discuss your circumstances – [email protected]

I've missed my interview/can no longer make it – what do I do?

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It’s not always possible to rearrange your interview, but do get in touch with our recruitment team as soon as possible to discuss your options: [email protected] or 01483447411

How much do tutors get paid?

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Your starting hourly pay will be:

Aged 17 – £5.35

Aged 18-20 – £6.45

Aged 21-24 – £8.20

Aged 25+ – £8.72

Add an additional 50p per hour if you will be working at a centre inside the M25. 

As an employee you will also be eligible for sick pay and holiday pay. Holiday pay is calculated and paid monthly, depending on the number of hours you have worked.

What if I am having trouble submitting my application?

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If you are having technical difficulties during the application submission, use the help section on application system, or email [email protected]

If you are having technical difficulties during your video interview, visit: launchpadrecruits

For all other queries, you can email [email protected] with as much detail about your issue as possible.

  General

I’m interested in working for Explore Learning, either at your Head Office in Guildford or remotely

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We’re thrilled you’re interested in working with us. Visit our vacancies to view and apply for roles we are currently hiring for.

Is it possible to buy an Explore Learning franchise?

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Explore Learning do not offer franchise opportunities. We directly recruit and train all of our staff to run our centres.