Careers with Renaissance

Established in 1999, the company has been selling our products to schools in the UK for over 15 years. We are growing and now have over 80 employees in the UK office, based near South Quay in London’s Docklands. Employees work in coaching, customer services, sales, marketing, content writing and administration.

Vacancies

“Working for the company is fun; I enjoy the environment, I enjoy the people that I work with.”

Yasmin, Customer Services Representative

“The staff here are very friendly, courteous and helpful”

Mez, Senior Regional Account Manager


What do I get?

  • 25 days annual leave
  • Company pension scheme (double matching)
  • Life assurance and personal accident
  • Income protection scheme
  • Health Shield Cash Plan
  • Employee assistance programme provided by Health Shield
  • Interest free travel ticket loan
  • Childcare vouchers

In addition to these formal benefits we also have social events throughout the year. These include our summer party and Christmas drinks.

Register your interest

  • Sales
  • Customer Services
  • Coaching
  • Marketing
  • Product Content
  • Admin/Finance/HR
  • International
  • Other

If you are interested in working for Renaissance but there are no suitable vacancies we would still love to hear from you. Please email your CV and covering letter to jobs@renlearn.co.uk.


What’s it like to work for Renaissance?

Photo of Ed for the Careers page

“The people here are brilliant; everyone was welcoming when I first started and it’s been a really positive environment to work in ever since.”

Ed, Coach


Vacancies

Associate Renaissance Consultants

We are looking to expand our Associate Renaissance Consultant (ARC) network of onsite trainers who are experienced and enthusiastic practitioners of our Renaissance products.
You will be delivering quality professional development to staff of all levels in primary and secondary schools. You will be visiting schools after they have bought Renaissance products and providing on site implementation face-to-face training. You will be responsible for training up a minimum of 10 schools a year within the UK and must be available to travel up within an agreed radius.

You’ll have excellent presentation skills with at least 12 months’ Renaissance product experience. You must have a confident presentation manner and be able to communicate in a succinct way. Initial training and support will be provided, with annual CPD at our Docklands offices.

We are currently looking for cover in the following areas: Republic of Ireland, Wales, Kent and the South Coast, Birmingham, the North East, the North West and East Anglia.

This is a freelance position.

To apply, send your covering letter and CV to jobs@renlearn.co.uk with the title ‘ARC’.


Quiz Writers

Are you passionate about literature and want to help children learn to read?

We are looking for freelance quiz writers to produce content for our Accelerated Reader (AR) product, which is designed to verify that students have read a given book with a basic level of comprehension. Performance of quizzes becomes part of an electronic record that teachers use to set reading practice, monitor progress, identify areas for improvement and reward success. Because of this, years of research has gone into developing a straightforward, plot-driven quiz that accurately tests comprehension. Following strict guidelines, the quiz writer’s task is to match the quiz’s focus and linguistic complexity to that of the text. While there is a creative element to the work, quizzes follow a specific structure. Experience in copywriting or technical writing is an advantage.

You’ll be a fast reader with an expert knowledge of English grammar. While most of the work will be done from home, you must be able to come into the London office one day per week. Work in-house takes place according to an individually assigned schedule. Quiz writers will be expected to attend periodic meetings and training in the London office.

Applicants will be asked to take part in a multi-stage process prior to selection.

Stage 1: Completion of a quiz writing exercise, which will be posted to you on receipt of your CV.

Stage 2: If selected, applicants will be invited to attend a selection day, which will allow you to delve deeper into the role and test your quiz writing skills.

Stage 3: Over a period of 4-6 weeks, successful stage 2 applicants must demonstrate the ability to write quizzes at varying levels of difficulty according to AR style and format rules. Freelance contracts will be offered to those who show consistent improvement in the quality of their quizzes.

This is a freelance position.

To apply, send your covering letter and CV to jobs@renlearn.co.uk with the title ‘Quiz Writer’.


Editorial Assistant

Are you passionate about literature, and do you want to help children improve at reading?

We are looking for an Editorial Assistant to join our Content team. Working primarily in our South Quay offices, your role within this small and busy team will be twofold.

You will be involved in the creation of quizzes for our Accelerated Reader product, which is designed to verify that students have read a given book with a basic level of comprehension. This will entail reading books and writing quizzes to strict guidelines, matching the quiz’s focus and linguistic complexity to that of the text. While there is a creative element to this work, quizzes follow a specific structure. Furthermore, you will provide editorial support by making alterations to electronically stored copies of quizzes, as directed by editors.

Also you will assist with some important behind-the-scenes work that must be carried out in order for quiz production to begin. This will include entering book details into our database, which requires meticulous attention to detail to ensure the accuracy and consistency of our data. Books selected for quizzing are scanned, and the resulting documents are then assessed for text complexity. You will ensure that these documents match the book accurately prior to this assessment. This will involve some reformatting and retyping of text.

The ideal applicant will be a fast reader with an expert knowledge of English grammar. We require that you be educated to degree level. Experience in technical writing or copywriting – and/or experience of working in a publishing company would be an advantage.

The opportunity to work from home for part of the week may be available once fully proficient in the role.

To apply, send your covering letter and CV to jobs@renlearn.co.uk with the title Editorial Assistant.


Customer Services Manager

We are looking for an exceptional Customer Service Manager to lead our Customer Service Team.

Working in our London office in South Quay you’ll be responsible for managing and developing a dedicated team of 6 Customer Service Representatives as they deal with all enquiries from our customers. You’ll be mentoring and motivating the team as they answer thousands of queries per month by telephone, email and online chat.

You’ll have at least 3 years’ experience of managing a customer service team and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You’ll have a degree and a proven record of motivating and developing a team.

You’ll be joining the company during an exciting period of growth. This will be an opportunity for you to bring your expertise to shape the future of our customer service team and make a difference to children’s lives.

To apply, send your covering letter and CV to jobs@renlearn.co.uk with the title Customer Services Manager.

Closing date: 3 March 2017