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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
WEA East Midlands Regional Office - Nottingham
35 hours per week 1.0 FTE
£17,491 - £20,479 per annum
Fixed Term until 31st July 2016
Job summary:

We are seeking to recruit a Payroll Assistant on a fixed term contract, until 31st July 2016 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 successful candidate will need to have previous payroll experience, along with excellent numeracy skills and demonstrable knowledge of payroll processing and legislation. You will have good organisational skills, along with the ability to work flexibly and to tight deadlines.
Experience in working with Open Pay payroll and Open Accounts financial software is desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Tuesday 4th August 2015.

Interviews will be held in East Midlands Regional Office in Nottingham on Monday 10th August 2015.

We offer generous terms and conditions including 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays), pension scheme – subject to eligibility. 

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

Please click here to download the application form.

Closing date:
12 noon, Tuesday 04 August 2015