Careers

Whether joining NSN as an Intern or Apprentice, Head of team or Director, you will be joining a dynamic and enthusiastic team united by a passion for improving life chances for children through education.

NSN’s staff come from a range of backgrounds, including school leavers, graduates, former teachers and business professionals. Progression and development are meaningful and important at NSN; the majority of the Senior Management Team joined NSN in junior roles, and a previous Director joined as an Intern.

Studies have found that 90% of employees consider flexible working to be key to their motivation and productivity, and that flexible working is more likely to result in engagement. But we also recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance to the personal lives and mental wellbeing of staff, and that it is simply the right thing to do.

That’s why we promote flexible working for all staff.

Our flexible start and finish times mean that employees can balance their professional and personal priorities, while a range of patterns have been used by staff across all seniorities and teams.

Other benefits at NSN include a generous pension contribution; a large annual leave allowance with the option to carry days over; office Christmas closure; access to office space across the country; mental health days; volunteer leave; and a Cycle to Work scheme.

Take a look at current vacancies below.

Head of Development and Partnerships

This is a wide-ranging and exciting role, crucial to NSN’s operations across many areas of its work. You will lead the development and execution of new strategic, multi-year funding opportunities in order to diversify NSN’s income base and safeguard its sustainability.

This is a full time, permanent role. As a result of changes made during the pandemic, all roles are currently based from home (subject to ongoing organisational review) with regular staff meetings in London, Manchester or Bristol.

Head of External Relations

NSN is looking for an experienced communications professional to join the Senior Management Team as Head of External Relations.

This is a full time, permanent role. As a result of changes made during the pandemic, all roles are currently based from home (subject to ongoing organisational review) with regular staff meetings in London, Manchester or Bristol.

Programme Diversity and Inclusion Lead (Team Manager)

The Programme Diversity & Inclusion Lead (Team Manager) is a new role. The role is responsible for ensuring the programme meets its targets in increasing the diversity of applicants to the programme and ensuring that all recruitment and screening practices are inclusive, ultimately impacting on improved board diversity across academy trusts, especially those identified as ‘high need’ trusts, in England.

This is a full time, permanent role. As a result of changes made during the pandemic, all roles are currently based from home (subject to ongoing organisational review).