Careers at GL Assessment

Established for over 40 years, GL Assessment is the largest provider of educational assessments to UK schools. Our mission is to help every child realise their full potential by providing teachers with an accurate measure of their abilities and attainment, and identifying any barriers to learning they may have. 

Known internationally as GL Education, our assessments are also used by schools in over 100 countries worldwide. We are pioneers of digital assessment and have delivered over 30 million online tests to schools around the world.

Our roles cover a broad range of disciplines, including product development, tech, sales, account management and marketing, as well as business roles within our finance, HR and operations teams.  

We value our team and offer real opportunities for growth and development. Working at GL gives you all the benefits being part of a large and innovative organisation with all the agility, energy and informality of a small enterprise. 

Our values – Collaborative, Responsive, Enterprising and Rigorous – reflect who we are, what we do, and what we would like to see more of. 

Joining us will give you a real opportunity to make a difference to the schools, teachers and pupils that we work with. You will also gain experience working with an international, award-winning business, learning from the best. Plus, you will also benefit from a generous benefits package, which you can see outlined below.

If you want to be part of our continuing success story, we would love to hear from you.

Benefits

Health: Tools to support your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Available if you want them and when you want them.
  • BUPA PMI and cash plan - Optional schemes for you and your family
  • Employee assistance programme - Confidential support from counselling to legal and financial advice
  • Family Support Services - Specialist bereavement support to help through the most difficult times
  • Fruit baskets - Healthy snacks delivered to all of our offices each week
  • Thrive - An app to support the prevention, early detection and self-management of common mental health conditions
  • Annual flu vaccinations - Protect yourself free of charge
  • Eye Care - Free eye tests and a contribution towards those on trend specs if you need them.
  • Wellbeing centre - A boatload of education and resources to help you lead a healthier, happier life!

Wealth: Core and flexible benefits to put more money in your pocket! From right now until retirement, we can help you save.
  • Tusker car scheme - Save tax and NI on your next car lease
  • Cycle to work - Get on your bike for less, save money and get fit, win win!
  • Pension scheme - We’ll pay 6% if you pay 3%
  • Life and income protection insurance - We hope you don’t need this, but it’s there if you do
  • Smart tech - Get your electrical items at the best price and spread the cost through your salary, interest free
  • Long term incentive scheme - Stick with us and it’ll pay off
  • Season ticket loans - Save on public transport by buying up front
  • Thousands of discounts - Savings on your everyday spending

Everything else: The essentials you’ve come to expect with a birthday present thrown in!
  • 26 days annual leave - Including three days at Christmas and one for your birthday!
  • Flexible working - Work remotely 2/3 days a week plus flexibility for ‘life stuff’
  • Supported professional development - To help keep you (and us) up to date
  • Childcare vouchers - Support with childcare costs
  • Holiday purchase plan - Buy up to five days additional leave
  • Free parking - This one is kind of a big deal in our London HQ
  • Long service awards - Celebrating you and your loyalty
  • Volunteer days - Up to 5 days per year paid to volunteer

Diversity

Having a diverse workforce is important to us and we want our teams to reflect the world in which we live. We do all we can to encourage diversity and diverse thinking in GL. Our Diversity Matters Network - owned and driven by our staff – encourages and promotes honest and open discussion. Staff can share their experiences and discuss what diversity means to them, to inform and open up a discussion with our wider network of team members.

Our offices

We have offices in the UK and one in the US, in addition to team members who work remotely in the field and internationally.

Head office, West London

Our creative hub in West London is home to our product, sales and marketing teams. It is a contemporary, spacious office with multiple meeting rooms and breakout areas. It also has an onsite café and gym with shower facilities and secure lockers. There is easy access to tube and train, as well as ample car and bike parking spaces. The office backs onto the wonderful Gunnersbury Park, ideal for those that enjoy those lunchtime walks! It’s clear to see why our team love our office.

Customer services and distribution, Swindon

Swindon has excellent transport links and is an ideal location for our warehouse and customer services team. This close-knit team provide the first point of call for customers and are the backbone of our business. Our offices have multiple meeting rooms, spacious working areas, a modern kitchen and break area, as well as car parking facilities. It’s a lively and energetic place to work.

Development Hub, Houghton-le-Spring

Located on the Durham/Sunderland border, our Technology team has their own home with an environment specially created to suit the needs of digital developers. Again, with break out areas and meeting space, an open plan office and kitchen area, as well as an on-site café, electric vehicle charging points and lots of car and bike parking, our Houghton-le-Spring site is the perfect place for our best creative tech and digital minds.

US office

Our US headquarters are located in the vibrant and trendy neighbourhood of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Situated right on the East River, the office provides sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline as well as easy ferry and subway access to all parts of New York City. Our offices have modern conference and meetings rooms, a communal kitchen and lounge facilities. With its prime location in Williamsburg, you are spoiled for choices at lunch or for your after-work plans.