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We are looking for a superstar to join us for a 3 month paid internship in Growth Marketing & Analytics.

Your mission will be to help us grow the number of nannies who work at Koru Kids.

You will be work as part of the Marketplace Health division of Koru Kids, getting in to the nitty gritty of how you balance and grow a marketplace at a worldclass Series A company. Everyone in the team is important, and you'll be supported to own a part of the marketing plan for nannies: the acquisition funnel from impression to conversion across a range of touch points.

You will need to make a big impact on a small budget. You will have acquisition targets, and help us grow and optimise our current channels while testing and iterating new ones. This opportunity will also enable you to learn from some brilliant marketers and growth specialists.

Our challenge is huge and we need you to supercharge our supply acquisition so we can help thousands more families get the flexible childcare they so desperately need.


Why this role is important to Koru Kids:

Finding good quality childcare is a painful process for families. We exist to change this but to do that we need to attract the very best nannies. People who still love to build a lego tower, dress up as pirates and bake up a storm in the kitchen.

When children are cared for in the best way possible, parents have more space to work or just catch a breath and the whole family can flourish.


You should also be:

Tremendously ambitious - This opportunity is what you decide to make it. We want brave, curious individuals who question "how might we?".

Curious to learn - We need people who are comfortable not having the answer to everything, and always wanting to learn what you don't know.

Buzzing with ideas- You expose yourself to other brands and peers and are constantly generating different ideas to help us accelerate further.

Humble - You take ownership of successes and mistakes. You value experiences and feedback that helps you learn.

Fast-paced - Your favourite speed is extra fast. We don’t have months to plan campaigns and we need to deliver every day to drive the desired growth. You feel at ease when things move quickly.


A typical day


It’s the company standup where you hear our GM Josh talking through trading performance and how we’re looking against targets.


You get together with the rest of the acquisition team to agree priorities and unblock any issues for the day.


 It’s time to check-in on how our marketplace is looking. You use our internal reports & dashboards to see which locations need more nannies and make some changes in our ad accounts to double down on growth.


Copywriting time! You’re writing a blog to help attract creatives to the role and thinking up killer headlines to max out engagement on our social channels.


Time to enjoy the sunshine and grab some lunch.


 You’re supporting the Senior Marketing Manager to create a video we can use for “video on demand”. You’re finding great nannies to feature, writing a script and drafting a brief for the videographer.


You’re joining a brainstorming session on how we can move nannies through our application process faster.


Time to update daily dashboards, you’re keeping an eye on spend and drafting a summary on what’s going well and not so well for the leadership team.


Time to grab the last bit of sun for the day, ready to start fresh for tomorrow.

Important things to know...

Timing: We'd like to have the right person join the team ASAP - ideally this July.

Flexibility: The role can be done flexibly. It can also be part-time if you like, although in that case you are likely to need to have highly relevant experience as you'll have less time to learn things from scratch. We welcome parents and would love to discuss any other working arrangements that make it possible for you to be part of our team.

Salary: The salary for this role is London Living Wage - £10.85/hr.

Career progression: Once the internship has finished you will be encouraged to apply for Junior roles across the organisation. We take Career development at Koru Kids very seriously, with regular feedback every 3 months, and promotion boards (to decide on your pay and progression), sitting every 6 months.

Location: You can do this role from anywhere in the UK and earn the same salary as you would if you were in London (where we are based). We welcome applications from people living outside London. Outside the UK is more complicated as it has tax and other implications, so we are unlikely to hire someone living outside the UK.

About us

Koru Kids is building the world’s best childcare service, starting in London. We believe that every family should have the perfect childcare for their family to flourish.

We’re growing like crazy, are backed by fantastic investors, including top venture capitalists and business angels such as Michael Pennington the founder of Gumtree, and have won a ton of awards for our technology, people and social impact.

Our culture is informal, hard-working and kind. The team is an A++ when it comes to talent but our "no dickheads" rule means we're also a humble and supportive bunch.

We’re also really committed to working with integrity, doing the right thing and building a company we are truly proud of.

We have always promoted flexible working and are currently working remotely but we will have the option of an office space to work from next year.

We can't fully capture what working at Koru Kids feels like, but here's our best attempt to give you a sense…. Every new starter in the Koru Kids team meets with our founder and CEO Rachel in their first week, to talk about our company values and what they really mean in practice. We recorded one of these sessions, and here it is. In this recording, Rachel meets with Adam, a software developer on Day 5 of his job with Koru Kids. She outlines our commitments to transparency, quick decisions, humility, continuous personal growth, recognising that we are humans and not robots, respecting each others' time, and our no dickheads policy.


How might I develop personally at Koru Kids?

In this recording, Rachel outlines the 7 different ways we help each and every team member to develop faster at Koru Kids than they would anywhere else on earth.


A series of conversations with the team

Rebecca and Kellie - Marketing

"I was so drawn by the complexity of the problem and I was immediately drawn into solving it….

It's the best team I've ever worked on and I feel like I've hit the jackpot really"

An Nguyen - Chief operating officer

"It's such a hard problem and being able to tackle that is really fun" - Koru Kids COO An Nguyen talks about why he joined Koru Kids, what he's looking for in a hire, and why we hire in a weird way at Koru Kids.

Michael Baird - Head of engineering

In this recording, Michael talks to Rachel about why he joined Koru Kids, what kind of team he's building, the technical problems we're working on, and what kind of engineer will flourish at Koru Kids.