We currently have the following vacancies:

 

HR and Health and Safety Co-ordinator - INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY

Location: Cambridge

Hours: 21 per week (0.6 FTE)

Salary: Grade B++ - £20,837 (+ £1,738 responsibility allowance) per annum pro rata

Contract: Fixed term (until 30th June 2017)

Closing date: 26th September 2016, 12am

Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an HR and Health and Safety Co-ordinator.

The post-holder will provide hands-on, proactive and high quality HR support to the WEA Regional Education Manager, supporting WEA staff and tutors across Eastern Region.

The post-holder will also act as the Regional Health and Safety Co-ordinator (please see job description and additional summary of duties).

The post holder will support the region in all health and safety aspects of relocation of premises (provisionally in late Spring 2017).

Key responsibilities  will include supporting line managers to understand, implement and manage WEA HR and Health and Safety policies; assisting managers with recruitment, performance management, absence management, disciplinary and grievances ;contributing to delivery of training and staff development across WEA Eastern Region; implementing the recommendation of H&S Audits carried out within the Region; monitor safety management systems to ensure that the safety procedures in place are being followed and the necessary reports and findings recorded.

Please ensure that your expression of interest is emailed to Sharon Watson, WEA Regional Education Manager at sharonwatson@wea.org.uk by midnight on Monday 26th September.  Please ensure that your email is titled ‘HR and HS Co-ordinator Vacancy’.

Interviews will be held on 29th September 2016 in Cambridge.

 

Education Coordinator

Location: Brighton and Hove

Hours: 24.5 per week (0.7 FTE)

Salary: Grade C - £23,550 to £27,022 per annum pro rata (subject to job evaluation)

Contract: Fixed term (07/11/2016 – 28/02/2019)

Closing date: 26th September 2016, 5pm

Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an Education Coordinator.

The successful candidate will be working on the Routes project which is a collaborative, multi-partner project led by Community Works, to help people on their journey into employment. It will provide intensive internship placements, local learning opportunities and employability focused information and advice in community venues in Brighton and Sussex. WEA Southern Region will be looking to engage people into learning opportunities and progress them into employment, education or volunteering.   

This project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

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If you have any queries about this role, please contact Angela Hendry at WEA Southern Region on 07500 065 288 between 10am and 4pm.

Interviews will be held on 18th October 2016.

 

Head of Marketing and Communications

Location: London

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: Grade E - £38,851 to £43,081 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 29th September 2016, 5pm

Job summary:

We are looking to recruit a Head of Marketing and Communications to lead, develop and implement the WEA’s marketing plans and strategy that supports the WEA’s aims.

The post-holder will be required to build media capability across the organisation in England and Scotland, develop and execute a clear communication strategy ensuring that the WEA brand is evolved.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree level qualification, ideally with a relevant marketing qualification
  • Significant experience of delivering successful marketing campaigns
  • Press desk and multi-media experience
  • Experience of website development as a key interface
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to represent the WEA to a variety of audiences
  • The ability to anticipate and respond positively to change
  • Strong communication, presentation and report writing skills
  • Solid understanding of digital communication and digital marketing tools
  • An understanding and appreciation of the value of adult education in society

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please ensure that your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms are emailed to jonathan@therightethos.co.uk by the closing date of 5pm on Thursday 29th September 2016.

Interviews will be held in Shoreditch, London on Monday 10th October 2016.

 

Education Coordinator

Location: Brighton

Hours: 17.5 per week (0.5 FTE)

Salary: Grade C - £23,550  per annum pro rata

Contract: Fixed term (until 28/02/2019)

Closing date: 13th October 2016, 12pm

Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an Education Coordinator.

The successful candidate will be working on the Get Socially Active project which is a collaborative, multi-partner project led by the Friends Centre, Brighton, to help people on their journey into employment.  It will provide local learning opportunities and employability focused information and advice in community venues in Brighton and West Sussex.  WEA Southern Region will be looking to engage people into learning opportunities and progress them into employment, education or volunteering.  

This project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

Please click here to download an application pack.

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Interviews will be held on 21st October 2016.

If you have any query about this role please contact Angela Hendry at WEA Southern Region on 07500 065 288 between 10am and 4pm.

 

ICT Projects Manager

Location: Milton Keynes

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: Grade D - £30,388 (usual starting salary) to £34,728 per annum

Contract: Temporary (until 31/01/2018)

Closing date: 9th October 2016, 12am

Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an ICT Projects Manager to lead on projects from inception through to delivery. The post holder will be required to support other project managers and team leaders through ICT changes and manage relationships with third party providers.

The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of project management approaches and requirements and is expected to have experience of managing multiple ICT projects in a dispersed organisation, together with a sound understanding of the terminology, technology and methodology commonly used in IT and telephony service provision. The post-holder will have previous experience of planning and managing changes affecting complex infrastructures, and must be comfortable working in an environment where objectives may be ambiguous or subject to change whilst the organisation undergoes a period of transformational change.

Although not essential, a degree in an ICT related subject, PRINCE 2 or relevant project management qualification would be advantageous.

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Interviews will be held week commencing 24th October 2016 in Milton Keynes.

 

ICT Services Administrator

Location: Milton Keynes

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: Grade B - £17,797 (usual starting salary) to £20,837 per annum 

Contract: Temporary (until 31/01/2018)

Closing date: 9th October 2016, 12am

Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an ICT Services Administrator to support the ICT Manager with a variety of duties necessary for the planning, co-ordination, delivery and management of the Association’s ICT related operations and telephony service.  Duties will include both ad-hoc and periodically repeating tasks and may involve working with a wide variety of internal and external parties.

The successful candidate will need to have a high level of computer literacy, with experience in using Microsoft office products, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and Access. The post holder will need to be able to work independently, deal with rapidly changing and sometimes conflicting business needs and have the ability to remain calm under pressure.

The post holder will be required to work extended hours when necessary along with travelling to locations within the UK, with possible overnight stays when required. Although not essential, previous experience of work related to ICT service provision in an educational or voluntary sector organisation would be advantageous.

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Interviews will be held week commencing 24th October 2016 in Milton Keynes.

 

Depute Director

Location: Based in any WEA office in Scotland (to be decided)

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: Grade E - £38,851 - £40,261 per annum 

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 14th October 2016, 12pm

Job summary:

WEA Scotland is seeking to recruit a Depute Director to take lead responsibility for the design, development delivery and quality of its education provision. The Depute Director will lead manage and support three Education Development Managers and all the education staff to deliver life changing learning programmes that are high quality, educationally excellent and ensures that the WEA makes the greatest possible impact with people and communities across Scotland.

The Depute Director will have a high profile role throughout Scotland representing the WEA on a number of strategic partnerships and being the lead contact with Education Scotland, the SQA, government agencies and WEA funders. They will also deputise for and represent the Interim Director for the WEA in Scotland as and when necessary and liaise with a number of WEA partners including local authorities, trade unions, voluntary and community organisations and other education providers

The Depute Director will also be responsible and accountable for education targets, budgets, performance monitoring and compliance. They will also work with the Interim Director and the Business Development Manager to target and identify opportunities to grow and develop the WEA and to look for new ways to improve organisational sustainability through greater diversification of income streams.

This will be a hugely challenging but rewarding role with an organisation committed to providing adult education at the heart of communities and ensuring that everyone in society has an opportunity to succeed. If this sounds like the kind of role and place you would like to work, we would love to hear from you.

Please click here to download an application pack.

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Interviews will be held in early November.

 

Education Coordinator

Location: tbc (Birmingham area)

Hours: 24.5 hours per week (0.7 FTE)

Salary: Grade C - £23,550 - £27,022 per annum pro rata

Contract: Fixed term (until 31/07/2017)

Closing date: 18th October 2016, 12pm

Job summary:

WEA West Midlands is seeking to recruit an Education Coordinator who will be responsible for the development and delivery of WEA education in Birmingham, work with a range of stakeholders and be able to work to agreed targets in terms of the delivery of course hours, business development opportunities and project outputs.

The successful candidate will organise education provision, promote learning in the four key themes listed above, line manage a team of tutors and undertake Observations of Teaching, Learning and Assessments (OTLAs).  They will need to attend meetings and be able to effectively disseminate information to their team as appropriate.  An ability to develop, nurture and manage local relationships in the community is also key to this role.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold, or obtain within 18 months of appointment, a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) or an equivalent.  Within the role there is a need for flexibility with some evening and weekend work as well as travel within the region and potentially the UK. 

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Interviews will take place in Birmingham on Thursday 27th October 2016.

 

Project Organiser

Location: Dudley

Hours: 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE)

Salary: Grade C - £23,550 - £27,022 per annum pro rata

Contract: Fixed term (until 31/07/2017)

Closing date: 18th October 2016, 12pm

Job summary:

WEA West Midlands is seeking to recruit two Project Organisers to develop and deliver tailored health and wellbeing programmes as part of the Tandrusti project.

The successful candidates will have the ability to identify and engage partners in the project, prepare and market publicity and develop programmes and activities around health and fitness education.  They will provide support to a team of tutors and assist the Project Manager to ensure quality KPIs are maintained and that courses are delivered to the required standard. 

A teaching qualification (Cert Ed, PGCE or equivalent) and level 3 qualification in fitness instruction are essential for the roles, as is experience of organising health and wellbeing adult education programmes within community settings.  Both posts requires flexibility in working patterns (e.g. some evening and weekend work).

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Interviews will take place in Birmingham on Tuesday 25th October 2016.