Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Date listed
03 September, 2019
Application deadline
30 September, 2019

Ada, National College for Digital Skills is moving from its start-up to scale up phase. Having opened its doors in September 2016, the College now educates 275 students and apprentices with a further 100 enrolling in Autumn 2019. Almost 50% are from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and just under a third are young women. There are over 20 nationalities represented. With a solid first Ofsted inspection under our belt and achieving a small surplus for the first time in 19/20, we have laid the foundations for longer term success.

We are now seeking a new Director of Finance and Corporate Services to lead a high-performing team to new heights and provide the support and guidance needed to help Ada begin to scale its impact over the next 3 years and beyond. We are searching for a talented finance professional with experience of broader operational management. The appointed candidate will also champion for Ada’s unique mission and have a passion for supporting young people to succeed, especially young women and those from tougher backgrounds.

The right candidate will play a pivotal role in driving the College’s future success and will join at an exciting time in our evolution. We are looking for someone who is engaging, proactive, influential and aligned to our values; someone who will lead change management and who will support and motivate colleagues to be as efficient as possible with their budget, operations and team to drive high performance.

It is essential that the successful candidate holds a full-qualification from a major accountancy body (ACA, ACMA, ACCA, CIPFA)

We reward our staff with a good benefits package, (£65,000 - £70,000 for this role, depending on relevant experience) including generous holidays, 10% pension contributions and excellent development opportunities through our industry partners. We ensure all staff are well supported to continuously develop themselves and their teams.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore, the ability to speak and write fluently in English is an essential requirement of the role.

Ada is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and its staff. We expect everyone to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check.

We are recognised as a disability confident employer and positively encourage applications from all social, gender and ethnicity backgrounds.

How to apply

Further details, including a letter from the CEO, JDPS, and recent Financial Statements are available here

Expressions of interest, including CVs, and queries should be sent to AoC, Association of Colleges at this email address -

AoC will be able to provide further information on how to make a formal application for the role.