Working at IDLS

About Us

IDLS (International Dyslexia Learning Solutions) provides specialist multi-sensory software programmes to primary and secondary schools in the UK and internationally.  The main focus of IDLS is to provide learning solutions to those most in need, and the software is used by thousands of children across the world.  

IDLS has been part of the Ascentis family since 2013. Ascentis are an educational charity with a mission to enable learners to realise their full potential and achieve their lifelong aspirations. 

How are we managing during COVID-19?

As one team, we have pulled together to adapt really well to current conditions, and our excellent financial performance and secure position is a reflection of this.

Currently, all employees are working from home during COVID-19. This will ensure not only the safety of our employees which is essential but the safety of their family and friends.

Whilst working from home we are keeping everyone connected through Microsoft Teams, video calls, daily team meetings, updates from the Leadership Team through online videos, and group chats.

Well-being is very important to us as an employer and we value and encourage positive well-being in the workplace. We have shown this through providing resources, signposting details, well-being guidance, making use of our Employee Assistance Programme and regularly communicating company updates. We are also recognising employees' standout contributions through our Star of the Week programme and we've kept in touch with each other through fun quizzes and even having a call with employees and their pets!

Find out more:

Please click below for our current vacancies, and for more information about our employee benefits, life at IDLS, and what we stand for with our culture and values.

Current Vacancies
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Annual Leave

It is very important for employees to have a healthy work life balance. We offer 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holidays totalling 33 days.

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Family Friendly

We offer a generous and supportive enhanced Maternity, Paternity, Shared Parental and Adoption leave and pay package.

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Tailored learning and development opportunities

We invest in our people through our amazing development programme, to nurture their talent and realise their ambitions.

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Pension Scheme

We offer competitive pension benefits, matching contributions up to 6%, once you have passed probation.

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Well-being

We support employees' well-being by offering enhanced sick pay, life insurance, paid compassionate leave, free eye tests, and an annual flu vaccination. We also regularly communicate helpful resources and toolkits to employees and managers.

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Incremental Service Benefits

As you increase your service you will be entitled to additional paid days off which includes your Birthday.

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24 Hour Employee Helpline

Employee Helpline provides a confidential 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service to advise and support you on topics including health, family, finances, and much more.

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Technology Scheme

You can get the latest tech such as tablets, phones, computers and laptops through us as your employer.

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Cycle2Work

Save money on fuel, car parking and public transport fares with our salary sacrifice for a brand new bike.

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Gym Membership

We offer discounted rates for a gym membership at our local gym 3-1-5, which you can pay through your salary.

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Parking

We offer free onsite parking for all employees.

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Free tea and coffee

Unlimited free tea and coffee making facilities for all employees.

Charity Work

We love to give back to local and national charities! Fancy dress, cake baking, netball matches, quizzes and lots more. We are always thinking of new ways to raise money for fantastic causes.

Communication Days

Keeping everyone in the know on what’s happening in the organisation and providing team building activities.

Jobs

"I have really grown as an individual since joining the IDL team. By seizing the opportunities made available to me at IDL, I have transformed from a recent graduate with little business knowledge into a Sales Manager who can communicate confidently with professionals within the education sector. In my current role, I am responsible for generating business leads in the South-East of England. The work is faced-paced and often challenging, yet it is extremely rewarding. One of the best things about working for IDL is the level of support provided by management who will go the extra mile to assist with the development of staff."

Oliver, Interventions Advisor – South

"The IDL team are some of the nicest and most dedicated people you could hope to work with. The opportunities to develop and the support offered by managers and colleagues have helped me to progress within the company quickly and confidently. Even through the challenges of a global pandemic, I have felt like part of a team that really cares. Being a creative person, it is refreshing to work for a company that values and nurtures ideas. Sometimes the work can be hard, and you must be flexible, but support and guidance are always there when you need it. The Interventions offered by IDL help thousands of people to develop their skills and achieve their goals, and they do the same for their staff too."

David, IDL Administrator

"Working for IDL allows me to use my skills and experience in a fulfilling way. The members of the team genuinely care about other people and we all share in team successes.  I have seen IDL grow 10 fold since I joined the team almost 7 years ago, and I have first-hand experience of seeing our products make a real and lifelong difference to the pupils who access the software. Our responsibilities and objectives are challenging, but this only serves to grow team ability - to help us achieve these goals we are firmly a flexible team enthusiastic about staff development and support."   

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Our Vision is: Creating life changing opportunities for all.

Our Mission is: To enable learning through innovative education and exceptional customer service.

Culture: Here at IDLS we are passionate about our people; committed to openness, honesty and trust; bound together by shared values. We are committed to rigorous quality assurance ensuring highest standards and performance. We promote a problem solving culture with a 'can do' attitude that seeks to remove barriers to success. We are dedicated to fulfilling our customers' needs by providing a timely, responsive and inspiring service. We will deliver excellence, strive for continuous improvement and respond vigorously to change.

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