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.
We are seeking to recruit an ICT Assistant to support the ICT Manager with tasks that will ensure the WEA’s infrastructure is able to support the delivery of the strategic objectives of the Association and meet or exceed customer needs and expectations. This post is likely to be of interest for someone looking to start a career in the IT environment.
The post-holder will be responsible for undertaking a variety of administrative and operational tasks which are necessary to the planning, coordination and delivery of ICT-related operations and activities. This will include both ad-hoc and periodically repeating tasks and may involve working with a wide variety of internal and external parties.
The successful candidate will need to have a high level of computer literacy, ideally with experience in using Microsoft office products, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel and Access. You will have a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges in providing ICT services in a dispersed, voluntary member-led organisation. The post-holder will need to be able to work independently, deal with rapidly changing and sometime conflicting business needs and have the ability to remain calm under pressure.
It is essential that you are willing and able to work extended hours when necessary along with travelling to locations within the UK, with possible overnight stays when required.
Interviews will be held in the WEA West Midlands Regional Office in Birmingham on Thursday 5th November 2015.
We offer generous terms and conditions including 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays), pension scheme – subject to eligibility.
For full details on the role, including how to apply please click here.
Please click here to download the application form.
An opportunity has arisen for a Regional Accountant to cover the East and West Midlands regions on a fixed term basis.
The post-holder will ensure accounting functions of the regions are undertaken to a high standard to support senior regional staff and voluntary governance in financial decision making. In addition, the post-holder will develop the financial understanding and skills of budget holders and other staff and volunteers in the regions.
The successful applicant will take the day to day lead on all aspects of financial operations within the regions to ensure that there is effective management of finances in the context of Skills Funding Agency (SFA) funding and funding from other agencies, in accordance with the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Interviews will be held in Birmingham on Monday 2 November 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. You may also submit a summary CV, maximum 2 sides of A4.
To apply, please email completed expression of interest (and CV, if applicable) to email@example.com