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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. 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.

No recruitment agencies please.

Current vacancies:

 

Job title:
Business Development Manager
Location:
London Region
Hours:
35 hours per week
Salary:
£30,388 and London Weighting allowance (£4,250.69)
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

If you have a proven track record in the generation and diversification of income, enjoy building and maintaining relationships with a variety of partners, and want to be part of a national business development team with WEA then this could be the role for you.

The WEA has ambitious targets for educational growth, income diversification and generation and this is a challenging opportunity to help develop and deliver strategic plans. We are looking for someone with excellent skills and experience in income generation, including bid writing, tenders and proposals to a range of funders, commissioners and grant givers.

Based in our London region you will work closely with the Head of Business Development and the Regional Education Manager to develop an ambitious income development plan for WEA London region aligning with the national income growth strategy.

To apply for this role you will need to provide a CV and supporting statement which details how you meet the requirements of the role as detailed in the job description and person specification.

This should be a minimum of 1 side of A4 and a maximum of 2.

Please ensure that your CV and supporting statement is submitted by the midnight on the 17th June 2016 to Jason Jederon at Harris Hill Charity Recruitment at jason.jederon@harrishill.co.uk

Download the full job description and person specification.

Closing date:
Midnight, Friday 17 June 2016
 
 
Job title:
Business Development Manager
Location:
Birmingham or Nottingham
Hours:
35 hours per week
Salary:
£30,388
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

If you have a proven track record in the generation and diversification of income, enjoy building and maintaining relationships with a variety of partners, and want to be part of a national business development team with WEA then this could be the role for you.

The WEA has ambitious targets for educational growth, income diversification and generation and this is a challenging opportunity to help develop and deliver strategic plans. We are looking for someone with excellent skills and experience in income generation, including bid writing, tenders and proposals to a range of funders, commissioners and grant givers.

Based in either the East or West Midlands region you will work closely with the Head of Business Development and the Regional Education Manager to develop an ambitious income development plan for either East or West Midlands region aligning with the national income growth strategy.

To apply for this role you will need to provide a CV and supporting statement which details how you meet the requirements of the role as detailed in the job description and person specification.

This should be a minimum of 1 side of A4 and a maximum of 2.

Please ensure that your CV and supporting statement is submitted by the midnight on the 17th June 2016 to Jason Jederon at Harris Hill Charity Recruitment at jason.jederon@harrishill.co.uk.

Download the full job description and person specification.

Closing date:
Midnight, Friday 17 June 2016
 
 
Job title:
Senior Business Development Manager: Southern Region & Cluster
Location:
London
Hours:
35 hours per week
Salary:
£31,799 and London weighting£4,250 (if applicable)
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

If you have a proven track record in the generation and diversification of income, enjoy building and maintaining relationships with a variety of partners, and want to be part of a national business development team with WEA then this could be the role for you.

The WEA has ambitious targets for educational growth, income diversification and generation and this is a challenging opportunity to help develop and deliver strategic plans. We are looking for someone with excellent skills and experience in income generation, including bid writing, tenders and proposals to a range of funders, commissioners and grant givers.

Based in our London office, managing Business Development staff in the WEA Southern regional cluster, you will work closely with the Head of Business Development and the Regional Education Manager to develop an ambitious income development plan for the Southern region aligning with the national income growth strategy.

To apply for this role you will need to provide a CV and supporting statement which details how you meet the requirements of the role as detailed in the job description and person specification.

This should be a minimum of 1 side of A4 and a maximum of 2.

Please ensure that your CV and supporting statement is submitted by the midnight on the 17th June 2016 to Jason Jederon at Harris Hill Charity Recruitment at jason.jederon@harrishill.co.uk.

Download the full job description and personal specification.

Closing date:
Midnight, Friday 17 June 2016
 
 
Job title:
Senior Business Development Manager: WEA Midlands Area
Location:
Birmingham or Nottingham
Hours:
35 hours per week
Salary:
£31,799
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

If you have a proven track record in the generation and diversification of income, enjoy building and maintaining relationships with a variety of partners, and want to be part of a national business development team with WEA then this could be the role for you.

The WEA has ambitious targets for educational growth, income diversification and generation and this is a challenging opportunity to help develop and deliver strategic plans. We are looking for someone with excellent skills and experience in income generation, including bid writing, tenders and proposals to a range of funders, commissioners and grant givers.

Based in either the WEA East or West Midland offices, managing Business Development staff in the WEA Midlands regional cluster, you will work closely with the Head of Business Development and the Regional Education Manager to develop an ambitious income development plan for either East or West Midlands region aligning with the national income growth strategy.

To apply for this role you will need to provide a CV and supporting statement which details how you meet the requirements of the role as detailed in the job description and person specification.

This should be a minimum of 1 side of A4 and a maximum of 2.

Please ensure that your CV and supporting statement is submitted by the midnight on the 17th June 2016 to Jason Jederon at Harris Hill Charity Recruitment at jason.jederon@harrishill.co.uk.

Download the full job description and personal specification.

Closing date:
Midnight, Friday 17 June 2016
 
 
Job title:
Business Development Coordinator
Location:
North West Region
Hours:
35 hours per week
Salary:
£23,550 (Grade C Points 11- 15)
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

The WEA has ambitious targets for educational growth and income diversification as part of its income growth strategy. If you have a proven track record in coordinating and supporting teams, enjoy researching, analysing and assessing areas of business development and growth and want to be part of a national business development team with WEA then this could be the role for you.

We are looking for someone with excellent coordination and communication skills with experience in income generation or a related field. You will support the Head of Business Development and the Business Development Team and be able to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams based across the country.  You will support the coordination of a range of activities of the Team that includes; researching and identifying funding opportunities, assessing their feasibility, and preparing funding proposals, grants applications, and tenders, ensuring that relationships with a variety of funders and partners are maintained.

To apply for this role, you will need to submit an application which details how you meet the requirements set out in the job description and person specification.

Please ensure that your application form is emailed to recruitment@wea.org.uk by the closing date of midnight on Sunday 26th June 2016.

Interviews will be held in either Liverpool or Manchester on Thursday 7th July 2016

Download the application pack

Download the application form

Download the Equal Opportunities form

Closing date:
Midnight, Sunday 26 June 2016
 
 
Job title:
Education Co-ordinator
Location:
Birmingham Area
Hours:
24.5 hours per week
Salary:
£23,550 - £27,022 pro rata
Contract:
Fixed term until 31st July 2017
Job summary:

The post holder 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. 

Closing date for completed applications is 12noon on Monday 27th June 2016.

Interviews will take place in Birmingham the week commencing 11th July 2016.

Download the full job description here.

Download the application pack here.

Closing date:
12 noon, Monday 27 June 2016