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The WEA is always interested to hear from qualified tutors across England and Scotland. Our tutors are paid an hourly rate and employed on a sessional basis. Between three to four thousand tutors are employed at any one time to deliver courses in England and Scotland.  If you are interested in tutoring with us, you can read more on our Teaching with Us information page. If you would like to make an application to be considered as a tutor, you can apply directly to your local WEA region for inclusion in our “pool” of potential course tutors. This does not guarantee an offer of a course, but your details will be held for consideration when vacancies occur. Application forms and a job description is available on the right hand side of this page.

Jobs at the WEA

The WEA operates through nine Regions in England and a Scottish Association. We employ staff in the areas of education, teaching, management, finance and administration. Vacancies are advertised in national and local media as well as on this page of our website.

Current vacancies:


Job title:
Business Development Manager
35 per week
Fixed term contract unitl 1 January 2016
Job summary:

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) was founded in 1903 and is a charity and the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. Delivering 9,500 part-time courses for over 74,000 people each year in England and Scotland, the WEA have the active support of over 400 local branches and provide high quality, student-centred and tutor-led education for adults from all walks of life. We also maintain our special mission to provide educational opportunities to adults facing social and economic disadvantage. An excellent opportunity has now arisen for a Business Development Manager to join WEA NW Region on a fixed term contract until 1st January 2016.

The purpose of this role is to work within the context of the WEA's mission, vision and values and strategic plans to support the North West Region's approach for growth and business development for adult and community learning. You will work with the regional management team, staff, and members to develop a growth and business development plan that helps generate and diversify Income through delivery of a range of adult and community learning activities, projects and contracts.

Reporting to the Regional Education Manager (North West Region) you will support them in developing and delivering the region's strategic business development plan and its related activities with ambitious targets for educational growth, income diversification and generation. You will also be expected to work flexibly, including outside normal office hours and travel across the region and nationally.

In order to be successful in this position, it is essential that you possess a relevant degree or equivalent qualification, have recent working experience in business development, and have experience of developing and writing applications, tenders and proposals to secure funding. You must be able to manage and coordinate a portfolio of business development activities, and have effective contract and project management skills including; financial management, planning, monitoring, and reporting. In addition, you must be enterprising and creative with a track record in generating and diversifying income along with the ability to research, analyse and assess areas of business development opportunities to meet student and customer needs. With experience in ensuring excellent results and quality of service are delivered. Knowledge of curriculum development, quality assurance in adult learning, relevant funding and community education networks and agencies in the North West Region is also important. You will have a good understanding and ability to proficiently use computer applications, including word-processing, budget tracking, and the use of the internet.

To apply, please click here for more information.

Closing date:
5pm Monday 12 May 2014