Education Endowment Foundation:Life at the EEF

Life at the EEF

Find out more about our team, our offer, and developing your career at the EEF.

We are transparent about our pay, all job descriptions include a clear salary which has been benchmarked against similar employers.

Recognising and rewarding our people matters to us, so our benefits are designed with you in mind. We are proud of our flexible approach and the range of benefits we offer to support you both in and out of work:

  • Generous holiday allowance: 27 days’ holiday a year and two festive season closure days. When you add that to the eight statutory bank holidays, you get 37 paid days off each year.
  • Flexible bank holidays: three of the statutory bank holidays can be taken flexibly so that you can recognise important dates in your calendar without using your holiday allowance.
  • Flexible working: our core working hours are 10am to 4pm, you can flex your working hours around these times. We are open to flexible working patterns to help you balance your personal and professional lives, this includes part-time working and compressed hours.
  • Hybrid working: hybrid working arrangements apply to roles based in our London office, for most roles a minimum of one day per week in the office is required.
  • Professional Development: we offer a range of learning solutions and we are supported by our Professional Development working group.
  • Family friendly policies: we offer enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and carer’s leave pay (eligibility criteria apply).
  • Pension scheme: contributory pension scheme with a minimum employee contribution of three percent and employer contribution of six percent.
  • Life assurance: four times your basic salary life assurance.
  • Travel schemes: interest-free season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: confidential support through Health Assured to help you deal with any personal and professional problems
  • Occupational Health service: expert guidance on your health and wellbeing needs.
  • Mental Health First Aiders: in the moment support at times of crisis.

The Staff Forum is a group composed of representatives from all teams within the EEF. It serves as a conduit for communication between staff members and the management team providing a platform for staff members to voice their ideas, concerns and suggestions, ensuring that their opinions are heard, valued and taken into consideration when making decisions that impact all staff.

The Staff Forum reflects our commitment to creating a positive and inclusive work environment. We firmly believe that by engaging with staff representatives, we can harness the collective wisdom and expertise of our team, contributing to an inclusive and collaborative work culture.

In addition to the Staff Forum, we have three working groups: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Mental Health and Wellbeing; Professional Development. The Working Groups were initially formed in order to make progress on initiatives that have been raised at the Staff Forum and through the annual staff survey. Progress has been made since their inception and the Working Groups continue to be an important component in ensuring that staff ideas, concerns and suggestions are taken into account. Each Working Group is made up of volunteers from the workforce who have a particular interest in the theme of the Working Group and wish to contribute beyond their job role to life at the EEF.

We’ve picked a handful of our staff to talk about their careers with the EEF. Find out what the day to day looks like and what they like best about working for us.

Phoebe Fisher, Evaluation Manager

Phoebe Fisher
Phoebe Fisher – she/​her

Iain Nartey, Finance Administrator

Iain Nartey
Iain Nartey - he/him

Kat Pearce, Research Manager

Kat Pearce
Kat Pearce - she/her

Jo Goodman, Regional Delivery Lead

Jo Goodman
Jo Goodman - she/her

Laurence Vincent, Senior Policy Manager

Laurence Vincent
Laurence Vincent he/him

Vipin Yadav, Programme Manager

Vipin Yadav
Vipin Yadav - he/him

Yuria Kubo, Research Officer

Yuria Kubo
Yuria Kubo - she/her

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Find out about our current vacancies, what to expect from the application process, and what working at the EEF is like.
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The EEF is an independent charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.
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