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

To apply e-mail your CV and covering letter to Please indicate if there are any dates you are unavailable in your covering letter. Find out how we process personal data of job applicants in our GDPR compliant privacy notice below.

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Current NDNA career opportunities

Trainee Web Developer
We have a fantastic opportunity for a Trainee Web Developer to support the IT Team in the development and delivery of on-line products and services for an award winning national charity.
Position: Trainee Web Developer
Location: Huddersfield
Hours: Full time, 37 hours/week 
Salary: circa £18,000 per annum
Duration: Permanent 
Benefits: Include 25 days’ holiday, rising to 29 after service increments plus 8 bank holiday, Personal Pension Scheme, Healthcare Cash Plan, Employee Assistance Programme, Staff Awards Scheme, Company Sick Pay Scheme, flexible working patterns 
The Role:

As Trainee Web Developer you will supports the IT Team and have a sound understanding of the charity’s IT systems, the core activity of this post is to maintain the Learning Management System (LMS) and training systems, and to create, develop and build eLearning courses and content.  
The post holder is also required to work closely within the IT Team to manage, maintain and support the IT systems and website.

Responsibilities include:

Create and maintain high quality eLearning courses and content using a range of available software
Assist in suggesting creative ideas for the design of on line course material
Evaluate eLearning customer feedback and use to inform future design and development
Administer Learning Management System (LMS) including maintaining user data 
Problem resolution, acting as first line support for LMS issues and Live Virtual Classroom (LVC) training course delegates
Work as an integral member of the IT Team and provide support and cover to other Team members as required
Provide support to administer and further develop the current external website platforms 
Work with the IT Technical Lead and Systems Manager to develop and manage key projects and services

About You 

As Trainee Web Developer it is essential that you have an understanding of IT systems in the workplace and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of internet technologies and systems, e-learning packages and of all MS Office packages.

Although not essential experience of the following would be highly beneficial:
• College qualification in an IT Systems related subject
• Web design (HTML, CSS)
• Web development (PHP)
• Experience with Moodle
• Video editing (PowerDirector)
• Database and admin experience 
• Experience of Captivate
• Experience of design and development of e-learning courses and content

Download: Trainee Web Developer - Job Description (pdf)  

How to apply

To apply please submit your CV along with a covering letter detailing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the

Head of IT Infrastructure and Programmes

Location: NDNA Head Office, Huddersfield (with some flexibility for home working) and occasional travel to Scotland & Wales offices
Hours: 37 hours/week with occasional out of hours
Salary: Band F

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Head of IT Infrastructure and Programmes to define and deliver the organisations IT strategy, ensuring this is aligned to the current business priorities and the long-term business strategy. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Review current systems and business processes 
  • Lead cross-functional project teams to deliver improved systems, processes, and procedures
  • Define and develop strategic approach to IT
  • Accountable for the IT budget
  • Accountable for business continuity in respect of all IT and business systems
  • Ensure there are appropriate and effective IT systems, controls, policies, and procedures in place to mitigate any IT risks, for example in relation to IT security and GDPR
  • Responsibility for maintaining up to date knowledge on GDPR and Data Protection legislation 
  • Responsible for ensuring all staff are trained and understand their responsibility relating to data protection and GDPR
  • Responsible for ensuring digital services comply with and meet recognised industry standards, such as ISO 27001; Cyber Essentials; GDPR; Data security, minimising data risk events.  Exceeding recognised good practice and standards, where possible
  • Drive the performance of the IT and project teams 
  • Chair the Technology Advisory Committee meetings.

About you
As Head of IT Infrastructure and Programmes, you will have a recognised Information Systems Qualification and be understand and document business processes and communicate technically complex information in business terms.

You will have the ability to produce cost/benefit analyses and options appraisal documents, and to present these to senior management and show evidence of delivering to tight deadlines and managing competing priorities.

 Download: Head of IT Infrastructure and Programmes (pdf)

How to apply
To apply e-mail your CV and covering letter to Please indicate if there are any dates you are unavailable in your covering letter.

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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.