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Working with the WEA

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. Between three to four thousand 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:
Membership & Volunteer Development Support Officer (INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY)
Location:
Bristol
Hours:
35 per week (1.0 FTE)
Salary:
£23,145 - £26,557 per annum
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

We are looking to recruit a membership & volunteer development support officer to work as part of the membership & volunteer support team. The main purpose of this role is to support the development of volunteering and membership activity within the WEA in accordance with its Vision, Mission and Values & to help to develop and support the MVM strategy to increase the number and diversity of members and volunteers linked to and active in the WEA.

The post holder will be responsible for developing and implementing new ways to engage, recruit, support and organise a wide range of members and volunteers, whilst also supporting the development of an exciting vision for a voluntary education movement, based on the WEA’s members, staff and students in England and Scotland. You will work closely with WEA colleagues, staff and volunteers, to link membership and voluntary activities effectively with our course programmes, branches and governance. 

You will need to have a clear affinity and respect for volunteers and their contribution to an organisation with a passionate interest in voluntary activity for social purpose, education and campaigning, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate and enthuse others. You will need to have experience of networking and partnership working with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with external and internal stakeholders, knowledge of virtual approaches to engagement and activism, including social media, web portals for virtual meetings, discussion and activism and a high level of computer literacy. Due to the nature of this role you may be required to work evenings and weekends and travel throughout England and Scotland

The Closing date for applications is Tuesday 28th October at 12noon.

Interviews will be held Thursday 6th November in Bristol.

Download the full job description here.

Download the application pack here.

Please send all completed applications to nbooth@wea.org.uk

Closing date:
12pm 28 October 2014
 
 
Job title:
Administrative Assistant
Location:
Nottingham
Hours:
21 per week (0.6 FTE)
Salary:
Grade B - £17,491 (pro rata)
Contract:
Fixed term - 12 month contract
Job summary:
This post will be based at East Midlands regional office on Mapperley Road, Nottingham.

The main duties of the role include: data entry of course administration; producing materials for course packs; general office administration tasks and cover of reception as required. 

The successful applicant will have general office experience, have excellent IT skills and preferably educated to NVQ2 Level or equivalent.  They should have good communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team. 

Please click here to download an application form.

Closing date:
12pm 31 October 2014
 
 
Job title:
Administrator
Location:
Leeds
Hours:
35 per week
Salary:
£17,491
Contract:
1 year fixed term contract
Job summary:

The post-holder will ensure the timely and accurate input of data on to the appropriate systems to support the Region’s efficient management of information and revenue generating capability.  The post-holder will ensure that all data entered conforms to the procedures as set out in the administrator’s handbook, and all associated paperwork is filed in central course files. 

In addition the post-holder will carry out general administrative tasks and cover reception duties as required.

Click here to download a full job description.

Click here to download an application pack.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 November in Leeds.

Closing date:
12pm 03 November 2014