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Partnerships Executive

Nature of the Role: 1.0 FTE. Hybrid working 

Contract type: 12 months Fixed Term Contract

Responsible for: Fundraising, Corporate Partnerships & Volunteering, Marketing & PR and Alumni management

Salary Range: £28,000 - £33,000depending on relevant experience

Pension:   Workplace pension, employer contribution @ 10%

Holidays:   25 days per annum pro rata plus up to 5 efficiency days

Closing Date: Thursday 5 October at 09.00

Welcome to Ada! 

Ada is a ground-breaking college and charity focused on using tech as a tool for social mobility and addressing the diversity and gender gaps in the tech sector and providing our industry partners with a new pipeline of diverse digital talent. 

We have fantastic corporate partners such as Salesforce, King Games, Deloitte, Bank of America and Workday and you would be responsible for these relationships as well as many others. Ada works with partners in a variety of ways from hiring and training their apprentices to volunteering through to philanthropic giving to support and scale our impact. 

We’ve had great success with fundraising and broader stakeholder engagement, raising over £7m since opening in September 2016 to support the College’s establishment, growth and to provide additional services and support for our learners. We are now entering an exciting new phase of growth typified by our new hub campuses in London (August ’23) and Manchester (January ‘24). 

We are searching for a Partnerships Executive to help meet our ambitious plans for growth by delivering activities with our supporters.  The role will focus on working with our Head of Corporate Partnerships to activate partnerships with our prestigious corporate supporters.

You will be joining the team at a critical time as we look to grow our engagement and fundraising partnerships. We work with a fantastic variety of organisations including Bank of America, Impetus, King, Deloitte, PA Foundation and more.

Key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Support the Head of Corporate Partnerships to develop and deliver partnership plans for all supporters, ensuring partnership objectives are met including programme activity, marketing and communications, and employee volunteering.
  • Prepare, manage and deliver Ada’s employee volunteering offer, providing a first class experience to all corporate volunteers supporting Ada, and ensuring their time and skills make the biggest difference possible.
  • Work alongside other teams to define processes for Ada’s numerous employee volunteering opportunities, especially our Coaching programme which matches corporate volunteers to our learners.
  • Supporting the creation and completion of reporting and proposals to current and potential funders.
  • Develop briefings and communications to corporate partners to strengthen partnerships.
  • Provide tracking and reporting of all engagement activities with partners. 
  • Conduct research and due diligence of prospects 
  • Plan and deliver cultivation events and touch points for our supporters. 
  • Support with the delivery of a calendar of events such as Ada Lovelace Day. 

About You

We’d really like to hear from you, if…

  • You have experience of successfully delivering employee volunteering programmes. 
  • Have experience managing individual and groups of volunteers 
  • Have in person event delivery experience working with corporate stakeholders 
  • You have excellent project management skills and are able to manage conflicting deadlines and priorities and work under pressure.
  • You’re enthusiastic, creative, and self-motivated 
  • You have a confident demeanour and excellent communication and networking skills to inspire stakeholders
  • Have fundraising experience 
  • You’re passionate about Ada’s work and want to make a positive difference to our next generation
  • You’re comfortable to work flexibly in order to support Ada
  • You are committed to equality and diversity


The successful candidate will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up the post. Further information about the DBS can be found at

The post holder'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 


Ada does not have a sponsor licence so unfortunately we can only consider applications from candidates who have the legal right to work or remain in the UK. 

How to apply for the role

Please send a CV and brief covering letter to outlining your suitability for the role

Closing date: 9am on Thursday 5th October, however applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, as they are received, and we may decide to stop accepting applications before this date so early applications are recommended. 

Start date: TBD. Ideally during November 2023

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.

Thank you for your interest in the role and good luck with your application!