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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. 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. 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:
Workplace Literacies Tutor Organiser
Location:
Aberdeen
Hours:
14 Hours Per Week
Salary:
£25,279 per annum (pro rata)
Contract:
Part-time
Job summary:
The WEA has an opportunity to take up a key post based in Aberdeen.

Applicants should be creative adult educators, who can develop and deliver high quality literacies and ESOL learning in community and workplace settings.

The post-holder will have the ability to develop and maintain effective links with employeers, contribute to and prepare funding applications and manage the work of Course Tutors to ensure the WEA meets the needs of learners and funders.

Post-holders will require to be members of the PVG scheme.


Closing date: 12pm, Thursday 11 December 2014
Interviews: 18 December 2014 in Aberdeen

Downloads
Download the recruitment pack here.

Download the application form here.
Closing date:
12pm, Thursday 18 December 2014
 
 
Job title:
Trustee
Location:
Flexible
Hours:
Varied
Salary:
N/A (Voluntary position)
Contract:
Fixed term (4 year tenure)
Job summary:

As a member of the board of trustees, you will be responsible for directing the affairs of the charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up.

We are seeking an individual who is able to take a business approach to tasks and ideally has a legal or accounting background. All candidates must share our vision and mission and be fully committed to the role. For further information on the responsibilities of our trustees, please refer to the WEA Governance paper.

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will be held in London during the week commencing 19th January 2015.

Closing date:
5pm 19 December 2014
 
 
Job title:
Property Manager (INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY)
Location:
Home Based – Preferred Location: Central England
Hours:
0.4 FTE (14 hours per week) worked flexibly
Salary:
Grade D £29,856 - £34,129 (plus additional responsibility allowance) – pro rata
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

Purpose of this role is:

• To ensure that property resources are developed and maintained in alignment with the operational and financial needs of the Association, and that the transactions undertaken comply with legal requirements and internal governance, provide commercial benefits and deliver fit for purpose accommodation for staff and students.

• The WEA Property Manager will provide the central management for all property related matters nationally, being the prime contact between Directors, designated Trustees and external professional and legal service providers.

• The post holder will provide expertise and take a pro-active approach to achieve maximum benefit from the Property Portfolio.

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Initial expressions of interest for this post should be submitted to recruitment@wea.org.uk in the form of a written statement as to your suitability for this role.

Closing date:
Noon, Friday 19 December 2014
 
 
Job title:
WEA Organiser
Location:
Yorkshire and Humber Region (covering Huddersfield and Bradford area) As the post is covering the Huddersfield and Bradford areas, ideally candidates will live within easy reach of these areas. If outside of this area, travel expenses will only be paid from within the West Yorkshire boundaries.
Hours:
1.0 FTE, 35 hours per week
Salary:
£29,865 - £34,129 per annum
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:
The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. The WEA is dedicated to bringing great teaching and learning into the heart of local communities and to providing education for a social purpose.

The post offers an exciting opportunity to manage a varied programme of adult learning within West Yorkshire and be responsible for region wide quality assurance for English, Maths and ESOL provision.

The post holder will need to have experience of sound adult education practice in teaching, learning and assessment strategies, be able to manage and support a staff team, have knowledge of accredited and non-accredited adult learning, as well a good understanding of the WEA and the wider adult and community learning sector.

The successful applicant will hold a teaching qualification and be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold a subject specialism in English, Maths or ESOL.

The WEA offers generous terms and conditions and is committed to promoting Equality and Diversity in its employment practices and service delivery. 

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Closing date for applications: 12:00 noon on Friday 16 January 2015

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28 January 2015 in Leeds
Closing date:
12pm Friday 16 January 2015