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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:
Programme and Projects Support Officer
Location:
Nottingham
Hours:
35 per week
Salary:
Grade B: £17,797 (usual starting salary) £20,837, plus £1,738 responsibility allowance
Contract:
Fixed term: until 31st October 2017
Job summary:
We are looking to recruit a Programme and Project Support Officer that will be responsible for providing support services to a transformational change Programme (SWIFT) and to individual Project Managers and Project Teams in the planning and control of their projects.

The successful candidate is expected to have excellent organisational and IT skills, general business acumen and experience of working with finance systems, processes and budgets. The post holder will have good stakeholder management and communication skills and the ability to build relationships with people across all levels of the organisation. You will have a keen eye for detail, be pro-active and solution orientated, use your own initiative and deal with sensitive and confidential issues appropriately.

Holding a PRINCE 2 foundation qualification and previous project or management support experience would be advantageous but not essential.

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will be held at WEA East Midlands regional office in Nottingham on Thursday 25th February 2016.
Closing date:
12pm 16 February 2016
 
 
Job title:
Regional Education Manager
Location:
Nottingham
Hours:
35 per week
Salary:
Grade E: £38,851 (usual starting salary) - £43,081, plus £3,689 additional responsibility allowance
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:
The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA), the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, is seeking a dynamic and exceptional individual for a key leadership role in our East Midlands region.

Based in Nottingham, you will be responsible for the performance and delivery of our charitable aims. The role requires taking full responsibility for budgeting and financial resources to develop a vibrant and high quality educational movement and raise the profile of the WEA to make it the leading adult education establishment in the region.

In the role, you will lead, manage and enhance the WEA’s educational activities, profile-raising and performance across the region. You will have responsibility for the successful delivery of the regional plan within budget and ensure the region contributes to promoting the sustainability of the Association. You will ensure that curriculum development, educational standards, innovation, operational functions and people resources across the region are exemplary to inspire individuals, communities and society. You will also be responsible for engaging with regional committees, branches, ambassadors and the voluntary movement.

You will have a proven track record of leading and managing successful programmes in the field of adult education, preferably in the context of adult and community learning. You will also have an understanding and appreciation of the value of adult education in society and the WEA vision, mission and values.

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Please click here to download an equal opportunities form.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 10th March at the WEA East Midlands regional office in Nottingham.

Closing date:
12pm 23 February 2016