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Caretaker & Facilities Manager

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

Hours: 07:30 - 16:30, some out-of-hours working may be required, including weekends

Role type: Permanent, full-time

Start date: An immediate start is available, subject to DBS, health checks and references.

Location: Based in Tottenham Hale and Whitechapel until Summer 2023 (Ada’s current temporary sites), then 1 Sutherland Street, Victoria, Central London (permanent site)

Holidays: 25 days pro rata to be taken during Sixth Form holidays

Selection process: Interview with the Director of Operations and other panel members and a task-based exercise relevant to the role

Welcome to Ada!

At Ada our mission is to educate and empower the next generation of diverse digital talent. We run a high-performing sixth form for those interested in tech as well as Higher Level and Degree Apprenticeships working with 30+ companies such as Deloitte, Expedia, Google and many others.  

The College has grown quickly since opening in September 2016 and we now have campuses in London and Manchester. This is an exciting time to join Ada as we are moving from our temporary premises to a state-of-the-art campus located just a few minutes walk from Victoria station. We’re passionate about building a supportive, values driven environment for both our students and staff and this is where you come in!

We are looking for a professional and self-motivated individual with practical maintenance experience, a good understanding of health and safety in an education environment, excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible. The ideal candidate will ensure that the College premises are maintained to a high standard to provide a safe and welcoming environment for our learners, staff and visitor.

Job Purpose

To manage the site of Ada’s long-term London home, 1 Sutherland Street, so that it is operating safely and efficiently. This involves liaising with contractors and suppliers to plan, coordinate and implement the inspection, maintenance and repair of the internal and external fabric of the building and any machinery or plant within the building. To be responsible for the Health and Safety compliance of the site and oversee the security of the premises to provide a safe and secure environment for all learners, staff and visitors.

A more detailed description of the role and the responsibilities and the Person Specification are available in the accompanying Job Description.


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check when appointed to the post. Further information about the DBS is found at The postholder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults with whom they come into contact, is to adhere to and ensure compliance with the College’s Safeguarding Policy at all times.

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; and

● To promote good relations between individuals from different groups.

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


Sadly, we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role so can only accept applications from candidates who have the legal right to work and remain in the United Kingdom.

How to apply for the role

Please complete our application form and email it to with the role you are applying for in the email subject line.

The job description is designed to outline a range of main duties that may be encountered. It is not designed to be an exhaustive listing of tasks and can be varied in consultation with the post holder in order to reflect changes in the role or needs of the organisation.

All appointments are subject to a clear enhanced DBS and satisfactory references.

Closing date for applications Monday 5 June 2023, at 11.00 (see below*)

*We advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received. Thank you for your interest in the role and good luck with your application!