People are at the heart of our business. We recruit bright, committed individuals and support them to fulfil their potential.

Careers at The Key

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Life at The Key

The Key could be your opportunity to make a profound difference to the working lives of 100,000 school leaders and governors, and others across the education sector. We are a team of socially conscious, passionate people, who are all motivated to do something incredible.

Why work for us?

Annual leave

We offer 22 days' annual leave in your first year, 25 days in your second, and 28 days from then on

Flexible working

We offer flexible working because we understand that life is not just about work


We provide cereal, fruit and drinks throughout the day so we are all well-fuelled

Company bonus

We all share a passion for a common goal, so if we meet targets we reward our people with a company bonus

Enhanced maternity pay

We want to give our people plenty of opportunity to spend time with their families

Buying and selling holiday scheme

Sometimes you just need more holiday. Sometimes you need less. We give you the option to choose


We offer a discounted gym membership so our people can be happy and healthy


We like to let our hair down together and so hold socials throughout the year, with a big Christmas and summer party

Professional development

We are passionate about professional development, and want to find and make the most of our people’s talent


We encourage people to take part in our contributory pension scheme

Beer o'clock

On Fridays at 4:30 we down tools and have a beer or glass of wine

Cycle to work scheme

We are really into cycling, so we help with the cost of buying bikes

Eye tests

We contribute to eye tests and glasses

Flu jab

Winter can be cruel so we provide flu jabs to try to keep the bugs at bay

Life assurance

For the worst-case scenario we offer life assurance to cover our people

Refer a friend

Our people have some awesome friends so if they refer someone who is successful and passes probation the referrer gets £500

Season ticket loan

Because we want the day to start and end right we offer to help with a loan for a season ticket on public transport

School governors

We encourage our employees to become school governors, and provide 4 extra annual leave days for governor duties

Corporate social responsibility

We operate ethically, sustainably and responsibly through offering work experience, giving staff volunteering opportunities, and supporting a charity each year

Digital healthcare service

Health and wellbeing is really important to us and so we offer access to a digital healthcare service

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Our values

Member focus

A commitment to understanding members’ needs and challenges, helping them deliver for their pupils, schools and communities

A growth mindset

A commitment to open thinking and continuous learning, development and innovation.

Uncompromising standards

A commitment to knowledge, service, value and delivery

Working together

A commitment to collaboration and teamwork while celebrating our breadth of opinions, perspectives and backgrounds