Careers at NDNA

If you want to play your part in the future of the childcare sector, then come and work for NDNA! 

About NDNA

National Day Nurseries Association is a national charity and membership association specifically for nurseries. We work in partnership with nurseries, local authorities, national government and a range of partners to develop an environment in which early learning and care can flourish.

How to apply for NDNA roles

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Current NDNA career opportunities

Marketing and Campaigns Officer

Position: Marketing and Campaigns Officer
Location: Huddersfield, with flexible working
Hours: Full Time (37 hours per week) 
Duration: Permanent

We have a fantastic opportunity for a marketing professional to join a leading national charity and membership association, as Marketing and Campaigns Officer. This is an exciting time to join the team as you will be responsible for developing and delivering multi-channel marketing plans.

Position: Marketing and Campaigns Officer

Location: Head office, Huddersfield

Hours: Full time, 37 hours per week

Salary: £26-29,000

Duration: Permanent

Benefits: Includes 25 days paid holiday (rising to 29 days with service increments) plus 8 bank holiday, personal pension scheme, healthcare cash plan, employee assistance programme, staff awards scheme, company sick pay scheme, and flexible working patterns.

Closing Date: 8th November

The Role

The Marketing and Campaigns Officer is responsible for developing and delivering the multi-channel marketing plans. The role also has responsibility for marketing across the charity, particularly focusing on digital channels and campaigns, providing copy and strategic direction, but also including marketing of events, products and services. Working closely with the Brand Marketing and Corporate Partnerships Manager, the Marketing and Campaigns Officer will liaise with colleagues across the organisation to develop reach across the UK and beyond through a range of activities.

Main duties include:

  • Working with the Brand Marketing and Corporate Partnerships Manager to implement the marketing strategy for the organisation
  • Create and support multi-channel marketing campaigns in collaboration with the team and relevant managers, to ensure the most impactful campaigns possible
  • Track effectiveness of marketing campaigns, report findings
  • Build the digital presence, increasing traffic and user interactions
  • Research and analyse market trends and competitors
  • Provide copywriting and content management, ensuring accuracy of writing and content for publishing on all communication channels
  • Support the design and production of relevant promotional materials, such as the website, magazine and other printed materials
  • Oversee the organisation's attendance at events and trade shows

About You

As Marketing and Campaigns Officer, you will have:

  • Recognised marketing qualification to Degree/Professional Level or equivalent expertise
  • Digital marketing qualification or equivalent experience
  • A Level English

You will have experience of:

  • Demonstrable experience in marketing
  • Creating multimedia content
  • Planning and developing marketing campaigns
  • Managing a demand-led workload
  • Working with marketing team and colleagues to achieve delivery as a team
  • working in a fast-moving environment with an ability to handle numerous projects with competing deadlines and priorities

To apply you will be asked to submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role. Please send to

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Partnerships and Bids Funding Coordinator

We have an exciting opportunity for a Partnerships and Funding Coordinator to identify new external funding streams, collaborative opportunities and coordinate and support the writing of bids and tenders.

Position: Partnerships and Funding Coordinator 
Location: Huddersfield, with flexible working
Hours: Full Time (37 hours per week) 
Salary: Circa £28,000
Duration: Permanent

The Role 

The Partnerships and Funding Coordinator will work with and report to the Director of Business Development. 

Your role will be to identify new external funding streams and collaborative opportunities; to collate and maintain a bank of information to support submissions; to coordinate and support the writing of bids and tenders; to project manage internal and external writers; to track progress towards required dates for submission and also to review the success of submissions, so that we continuously improve our performance.

About You

As Partnerships and Funding Coordinator, you will be highly organised with lots of initiative and a track record of strong working relationships with colleagues and partners.  

You will have knowledge and experience of:

Proofing, editing and copywriting
Developing written reports
Writing successful bids and tenders

To apply you will be asked to submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the role to

Click here to download the Partnerships and Bids Funding Coordinator - Job description document   

Apprentice Administrator

Responsible to: National Training Manager
Location: Bradley, Huddersfield 
Salary: Apprentice rate + 10% (£4.07 per hour)
Hours: 37 hours per week

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is a national charity and the membership association representing children’s day nurseries across the UK, giving them information, training and support, so they can provide the best possible care to young children. NDNA is the voice of the day nursery sector, an integral part of the lives of nearly one million children and their families.  NDNA works with local and national government to develop an environment in which quality early year’s education and care can flourish.  

Main purpose of the job:

To support the Quality and Training Department with its administration processes, ensuring delivery of a consistently high standard of customer service.  The post holder has responsibility for administration within the Events Team.

Main Duties:

  • Provide general administrative support for other events function
  • NDNA quality products and services
  • Provide administrative support for the delivery of face to face and virtual training, including being host for virtual sessions
  • Maintain and manage emails and outlook calendar daily to effectively respond to queries 
  • Collate data and maintain data systems on the customer relationship management system, other electronic data systems and hard copy filing systems as appropriate, ensuring contact details are accurately recorded
  • Support the programme of customer care calls, making, analysing and reporting outcomes to line management 
  • Appropriately handle, record and report on enquiries, including complaints and complements, providing information and directing callers to the appropriate source of further information where necessary
  • Any other duties reasonably requested by line management.

    Download: Apprentice Administrator - Job Description (pdf)              Apply Here

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Staff benefits

NDNA colleagues are caring, committed, passionate and honest and like to have fun in their jobs. In return for your talent, energy and dedication, NDNA offers fantastic career opportunities and a range of support and benefits, including: 

Annual Leave
25 days paid holiday (rising to 29 days with service increments) plus 8 bank holidays.

Salary sacrifice pension scheme
6% employer contribution with 3% from employee.

Healthcare Cash Plan
Our Healthcare Cash Plan provides money back on everyday health care costs including dental check-ups and treatments, glasses, contact lenses, physiotherapy and much more.

Online Discount Scheme
Access to an online discount platform offering discounts on a variety of different things including supermarkets, cinema tickets, online and store retailers, restaurant chains, gyms etc.

Employee Assistance Programme

Free telephone helpline and online access to our Employee Assistance Programme offering confidential counselling, health and well-being support and legal advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Staff Awards Scheme 
To recognise some of the great contributions our staff make, our staff awards scheme recognises excellence across the charity. Awards are made on a quarterly basis.

Other staff benefits
Head office based staff enjoy free car parking at our pleasant out-of-town offices and free tea, coffee and fruit.
Home-based staff benefit from a monthly broadband allowance and a contribution towards office equipment.