​ Senior Administrator and Office Manager

Date listed
13 February, 2020
Application deadline
28 February, 2020

Nature of the role: Full time

Salary: £26,000 - £32,000 ( plus up to £2, 000 uplift dependent on relevant experience).

Closing date for applications: Friday 28 February 2020. (We reserve the right to remove the advert should an excellent candidate be identified before this date so early applications are recommended).

Welcome to Ada!

We are looking for a Senior Administrator and Office Manager who is inspired by Ada’s mission and keen to work with and support our community of apprentices to become the next generation of technical talent in some of the UK’s most prestigious organisations.

We are a specialist digital skills college with deep industry relationships. Our mission is to support young people with an interest in tech into fantastic roles in the sector, transforming their lives in the process. We have a significant focus on recruiting those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to promote positive social mobility, and young women, to address the gender disparity in the sector.

From a standing start in May 2017, we have grown rapidly to work with 33 blue-chip companies such as Deloitte, Expedia and Salesforce. We now have over 230 apprentices on roll across our three higher-level digital apprenticeship programmes: Software Developer, Data Analyst and IT Consultant. 33% of our apprentices are young women, 33% are BAME and 25% come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

You will play a vital role in co-ordinating the running of the programmes on a daily basis initially in our dedicated training space in Whitechapel. You will liaise with the different teams and ensure communications and the flow of information to all stakeholders is efficient and timely and that the learning environment is well-maintained.

In the next three years, you will help support, plan and implement the transition to larger state-of-the-art facilities, launch new programmes, on-board increased volumes of colleagues and apprentices and ensure efficient collaboration with our Manchester apprenticeship pilot (opening in Autumn 2020).

Purpose of the Role:

We seek a well-qualified and experienced Senior Administrator to support with the efficient day-today running of our fast growing apprenticeship programmes. The salary for the role is between £24,000 and £30,000 dependent on relevant experience and qualifications.

The role is vital in ensuring the smooth planning and delivery of our programmes which have multiple stakeholders. You will have to think on your feet and use initiative in a fast moving and demanding environment. In addition to overseeing scheduled work, there are daily, weekly, termly and annual routines to adhere to.

This opportunity requires a proactive, highly organised and committed individual, capable of organising and supervising all of the administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of multiple fast-growing programmes and a dynamic learning environment.

The job description and person specification for the role are available here.


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check when appointed to the post. References for shortlisted candidates will be requested prior to the interview day. Further information about the DBS can be found at www.gov.uk .

How to apply

How to apply for the role

Please complete the Ada application form and send it to us with your CV including a statement that outlines your suitability for the role and how your skills and experiences to date align with the job description and person specification to jobs@ada.ac.uk:

Ada is unable to offer Tier 2 sponsorship for this role. Please ensure that you already have the legal right to work and reside in the UK.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and where required overseas police checks.

Applicants with disabilities

Ada. National College for Digital Skills is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs. We therefore encourage applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have special needs in relation to your application please contact our HR Manager by emailing hr@ada.ac.

Equal opportunities

Ada. National College for Digital Skills recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity are integral to its strengths. The following principles apply in respect of the College’s commitment to equality and diversity:

· To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity;

· To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential community;

· To ensure that all employees and prospective employees of the College are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified discrimination or unfavourable treatment on grounds such as age, disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender reassignment, trans status, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction;

· To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation;

· To promote good relations between individuals from different groups.