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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.

Current vacancies:


Job title:
Regional Administration Coordinator
21 per week (0.6 FTE)
Grade C: £23,145 - £26,557 pro rata
Fixed term: 6 months
Job summary:
The key purpose of this role is to co-ordinate the administrative service of the North East Region in relation to data capture and processing to meet all WEA regulatory, contract and organisational needs.

The post-holder will also support students, volunteers, tutors and members of the public to ensure that their information and service needs are met as quickly and efficiently as possible.

For further information and to apply for the role, please click here to download the application pack.
Closing date:
12pm 09 April 2015
Job title:
Governance Manager
London – Luke Street, Shoreditch
28 hours per week (0.8 FTE)
Actual salary £23,892 – £27,303.20 + £3,400 London Weighting allowance per annum (FTE salary £29,865 - £34,129 per annum + £4,250.69 London Weighting allowance per annum)
Permanent - Part Time
Job summary:

We are looking to recruit a Governance Manager to provide excellent support, ensuring the effective organisation of the WEA’s governance arrangements.  You will be responsible for arranging Trustee, committee and council meetings, including producing agendas, supporting papers and minutes. You will need to make sure that all meetings comply with legal and other regulatory requirements and are in accordance with the governing documents of the WEA.

The Governance Manager is expected to have familiarity with Charity and Company law and be able to take the lead on governance issues, providing expert and consistent advice. 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 work some weekends & unsocial hours, along with being able to travel in England & Scotland 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.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 26th April 2015.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held w/c 11th May 2015 in London.

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

Please click here to download the application form.


Closing date:
Sunday 26 April 2015