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Why this role is important to Koru Kids

 

Ready to shake up the broken childcare system?

Parents have never needed world class childcare more than they do now. The lack of childcare infrastructure in the UK is increasing gender inequality and letting a generation of families down.

Koru Kids is on a mission to change this. To do that we need to find wonderful people to help families by becoming part-time nannies. This is why we need you!

An after school nanny isn't a job that exists in many people's minds but it's one, once discovered that's fulfilling and most importantly fun!

We need someone to join the team as a Marketing Executive and help us attract the very best people to work with children. Working across the full marketing mix and with a team of experienced and talented marketeers you'll make an impact everyday.

 

And now about you:

  • You are hungry to learn and willing to turn your hand to anything if it means learning a new skill or developing an area of expertise. Whether it's performance marketing, organic social, door drops or big media campaigns you're ready to get stuck in

  • You've been working in a talented marketing team for a few years so you're a safe pair of hands. Left with a clear goal and guidance, you can take responsibilities for projects and deliver

  • You're not scared of fast. In fact it's your favourite speed. We're a high growth startup so you need to be someone who thrives in that environment

  • You're a dab hand at data. You can manipulate a spread sheet, set up a tracker and use data to test and learn what's working and what's not

  • You're full of ideas and you'll be working in a team where you'll be listened to and have a chance to influence marketing strategy and planning

  • You're a strong copy writer and can draft press releases, write Facebook copy and craft beautiful emails with ease

 

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?" and inspire the rest of the business to do the same

A brand advocate - When a brand gets under your skin you can’t help but live and breath it

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

 

Ideally we'd like...

  • 2-3 years of excellence in marketing roles

  • Experience working for a top scale-up brand

  • An interest in design or a creative background is a bonus

 

Important things to know...

Timing: We'd like to have the right person join as soon as possible.

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 £28,000. We also have some awesome benefits - among these is the ability to have a Koru Kids nanny for half price if you are a parent!

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.