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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:
Development Worker - INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY
Location:
East Surrey
Hours:
14 per week (0.4 FTE)
Salary:
Grade C: £23,145 - £26,557 per annum pro rata
Contract:
Fixed term - 6 months
Job summary:
We are looking to recruit a Development Worker on a temporary contract for 6 months.

The post-holder should be able to develop, implement and extend adult learning programmes matching WEA curriculum priorities in a defined geography or functional area of learning within a Region.

Reporting to the Organiser for Surrey, the post-holder will be responsible for programme organisation and management for provision within East Surrey. The post-holder may influence expenditure within the project budget, up to £5K.

The post-holder will have experience of teaching, training or working with groups of adults and will have worked with employers and employees in various sectors.

The post-holder must be willing to undertake occasional evening & weekend work.

Interviews will be held in East Surrey w/c 7th September 2015.

To apply for this role, you will need to submit a written expression of interest which details how you meet the requirements set out in the job description and person specification which should be a minimum of 1 side of A4. You may also submit a summary CV, maximum 2 sides of A4.

Please ensure that your expression of interest is emailed to ahendry@wea.org.uk  by the closing date of 12 noon on Friday 4th September 2015.
Closing date:
12pm 04 September 2015
 
 
Job title:
Projects Administrator - INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY
Location:
Liverpool
Hours:
35 per week
Salary:
Grade B: £17,491 - £20,479 per annum
Contract:
Full-time
Job summary:

We are looking to recruit an experienced Projects Administrator who has experience of collating and preparing information to support funding bids and also to provide essential information to funders. The post-holder will be responsible for setting up monitoring procedures for reporting progress and achievement against agreed project outcomes as well as monitoring project finances and returns.

The post-holder will need to be confident in collating both administrative and financial information in order to present accurate and timely information to the Business Development Manager and the Regional Management Team.

You will take a methodical approach to your work, with good attention to detail and have the ability to multi-task whilst working with minimum supervision.  You will need to have a strong track record in maintaining and preparing accurate and comprehensive records ready for audit. Good numeracy, writing and IT skills are essential for this post as is experience of working with different funding providers e.g. the European Social Fund, local authorities, the Big Lottery Fund etc.

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 14th September.

Closing date:
12pm 11 September 2015
 
 
Job title:
Course Programme Worker - INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY
Location:
Manchester or home-based
Hours:
35 per week
Salary:
Grade C: £23,145 - £26,557 per annum
Contract:
Full-time
Job summary:

We are looking to recruit an experienced Course Programme Worker who has experience of working with a wide range of providers in supporting adult and community learning and development. The post-holder will be required to work alongside existing regional staff in developing new provision with new partners that will complement existing Skills Funding Agency provision – initially across Lancashire and Greater Manchester. We are looking for someone who can build on links and relationships developed as part of our European Social Fund Community Learning Grants project which has recently ended.

You will need to have a strong commitment to partnership working and preferably have experience of working with employers and employees in organisations. We are looking for somebody who can work on their own initiative and also as part of a team. The post-holder will be expected to cover a wide area and should preferably be able to drive (with access to a car), or be willing to undertake travel across a wide area.

Good writing and communication skills (verbal and IT) are essential for this role and the post-holder will be required to produce regular written reports and to contribute to the submission of funding bids etc.

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 14th September.

Closing date:
12pm 11 September 2015
 
 
Job title:
Learning and Development Worker (ESOL)
Location:
Inverness
Hours:
14 per week (0.4 FTE)
Salary:
Grade C: £23,145 - £26,557 per annum pro rata
Contract:
Part-time
Job summary:
The key purpose of this role is to co-ordinate, plan and prepare innovative learning programmes and tutor training for groups and for individual learners, according to their ability and learning needs, conducting individual assessments and agreeing group and individual learning plans.

The post-holder will also explore, scope and develop a range of teaching and learning methods and materials to meet existing and emerging needs. In addition, the post-holder will develop, design and deliver a range of educational courses and sessions, including use of online and e-learning.

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download the competencies form.

Please click here to download an application form.
Closing date:
5pm 14 September 2015
 
 
Job title:
Project Coordinator
Location:
North West region (home-based or WEA regional office)
Hours:
21 per week (0.6 FTE)
Salary:
Grade C: £23,145 - £26,557 per annum pro rata (£13,887 - £15,934)
Contract:
Part-time
Job summary:
We are looking to recruit a Project Coordinator who will help develop a WEA STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics) curricula offer to enable and engage often excluded community members to participate and study STEMM subjects, particularly astronomy and chemistry.

Coordinating the WEA ‘Open Your Eyes’ (Royal Astronomical Society) and ‘Any Old Ions’ (Royal Society of Chemistry) projects across the North West region you will provide an exciting adult education STEMM offer that develops not only critical thinking but social purpose.

You will need to have knowledge of curriculum development with a passion for adult education. Coordinating the development of new and/or repurposed teaching and learning resources, you will help organise new STEMM courses targeted at grassroots communities.

Good project management skills and experience in delivering successful projects within budget is essential, with the ability to work in local communities and collaborate with different organisations, partners and colleagues.

Please click here to download an application pack.

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Interviews will be held the week commencing 28th September 2015.
Closing date:
12pm 21 September 2015