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Working with the WEA

The WEA is committed to encouraging Diversity and Equality, and welcomes applications from disabled people and from members of ethnic minority groups.

Becoming a WEA Tutor

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. Around 2,000 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. You can download an application form here.

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:
Payroll Assistant & Deputy Team Leader (INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY)
Location:
East Midlands Regional Office - Nottingham
Hours:
35 hours per week 1.0 FTE – (Part time will be considered)
Salary:
£17,491 - £20,479 + 1 responsibility point (£854) per annum
Contract:
Fixed Term for 12 months initially
Job summary:

We are looking to recruit a Payroll Assistant & Deputy Team Leader on a fixed term contract for 12 months initially.

The post holder will be responsible for assisting in all aspects of the Association’s payroll and pensions processing and administration and will be required to ensure timely and accurate processing and checking of the Association’s Core and Sessional Staff payrolls and expenses.

The post holder will also be required to deputise for the Payroll team leader in their absence and have experience of payroll processing, payroll legislation and pension auto enrolment.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 9th July 2015.

Interviews will be held in East Midlands Regional Office on Thursday 16th July 2015.

To apply for this role, you will need to submit a written expression of interest which details how you meet the requirements set out in the Job Description and Person Specification which should be a minimum of 1 side of A4. You may also submit a summary CV, maximum 2 sides of A4.

You can download the full Job Description and Terms and Conditions here.

Please ensure that your expression of interest is emailed to recruitment@wea.org.uk  by the closing date of 12 noon on Thursday 9th July.

 

Closing date:
12 noon, Thursday 09 July 2015
 
 
Job title:
WEA Organiser Kent
Location:
Rochester, Kent
Hours:
35 per week
Salary:
Grade D: £29,865 – £34,129 per annum plus £1,448 car allowance
Contract:
Full-time
Job summary:
The main purpose of this role is to manage the education provision across Kent. The successful candidate will build on existing relationships with partners and work to develop new educational initiatives to support the development and provision of courses across the county. 

The post-holder will also have responsibility for tutor engagement and student support across the WEA Southern Region.    

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 16 July in London.
Closing date:
5pm 09 July 2015
 
 
Job title:
Feedback Manager
Location:
Flexible - regional office by negotiation
Hours:
17.5 per week (0.5 FTE)
Salary:
Grade D: £29,865 - £34,129 per annum pro rata
Contract:
Part-time
Job summary:
We are looking to recruit a Feedback Manager to lead and manage a high quality complaints and feedback service which informs service improvement and supports quality assurance, enhancing outcomes for students, volunteers, and partner organisations.

The post-holder will also be responsible for leading and managing the Association's Safeguarding and Prevent duties, ensuring compliance with best practice. They will also work with Curriculum, Quality and Student Support staff to develop the student voice in the WEA, enabling student views and needs to significantly influence the direction of the WEA.

The Feedback Manager is expected to have detailed knowledge of complaints processes, along with extensive experience of managing complaints in diverse and complicated organisations. You will be systematic and organised and also be able to develop productive working relationships with diverse groups at all levels, including Senior Managers and Trustees and a variety of external organisations.

It is essential that you are willing to travel within the UK, with possible overnight stays when required.

We offer generous terms and conditions including 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays), pension scheme – subject to eligibility.  Please note holiday entitlement, including bank holidays is pro-rata for part time staff.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 23rd July 2015 in Manchester

For full details on the role, including how to apply please click here.

Please click here to download the application form.

Closing date:
12pm 10 July 2015
 
 
Job title:
WEA Organiser
Location:
London
Hours:
3 vacancies at 35 hours per week, 1 vacancy at 17.5 hours per week
Salary:
Grade D: £29,865 - £34,129 plus inner London allowance
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:
The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) London Region is seeking to recruit staff to join an exciting new team to further develop the charity’s mission across London.

Through our vision of employability, health and wellbeing, community engagement and cultural studies, we raise the educational aspirations of local communities.

WEA Organiser London x 3.5 FTE vacancies

Grade D, points 16 – 20   (£29,865 - £34,129) plus inner London allowance of £4250.69

We welcome applicants with special interest and/or expertise in important areas of our curriculum:

  • Trade Union Studies (TUC programme)
  • Community Interpreting
  • Digital Inclusion
  • English/Maths/ESOL

Please click here to download an application pack.

Interviews will be held the week commencing the 21st July in London.

Closing date:
5pm 17 July 2015
 
 
Job title:
WEA Course Co-ordinator
Location:
London
Hours:
Varied (please refer to the application form)
Salary:
Grade C: £23,145 - £26,557 plus inner London allowance
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) London Region is seeking to recruit staff to join an exciting new team to further develop the charity’s mission across London.

Through our vision of employability, health and wellbeing, community engagement and cultural studies, we raise the educational aspirations of local communities.

Full time or fractional appointments are welcomed for Course Co-ordinator posts to form a team with a total complement of 5 FTEs.  The salary and London weighting for any fractional posts will be pro-rata.

We welcome applicants with special interest and/or expertise in important areas of our curriculum:

  • Trade Union Studies (TUC programme)
  • Community Interpreting
  • Digital Inclusion
  • English/Maths/ESOL

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will be held the week commencing the 21st July.

Closing date:
5pm 17 July 2015
 
 
Job title:
Project Co-ordinator
Location:
Birmingham
Hours:
7 per week
Salary:
Grade C: £23,145 - £26,557 per annum pro rata
Contract:
Fixed term: until February 2016
Job summary:
The key purpose of this role is to co-ordinate project activities within Birmingham and Black Country, ensuring that outcomes are met according to contract requirements.

The post-holder will be a key member of WEA West Midlands Region and will have responsibility for coordinating the ‘Hear Our Voice’ project, a seven month action research project, funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust, which aims to enable Zambrano carers to tell their stories of hardship and discrimination in their own voices.

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 27th July in Birmingham.
Closing date:
12pm 17 July 2015