We currently have the following vacancies:


Learning and Development Officer (ESOL)

Location: North East Scotland

Hours: 14 per week (0.4 FTE)

Salary: Grade C - £25,721 to £27,457 per annum pro rata

Contract: Fixed term (until 30/06/2017)

Closing date:  21st October 2016, 12pm

Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit a Learning and Development Officer who should be an experienced and qualified ESOL practitioner to co-ordinate a range of ESOL delivery, to include professional training, in areas of Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.  

The Learning and Development Officer will:

  • allocate, support and supervise ESOL tutors, and oversee quality of teaching in: ESOL for migrant workers and Syrian New Scots in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.
  • co-ordinate delivery of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provision
  • foster effective partnership working with other ESOL providers and community-based staff in all relevant areas

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Interviews will be held on 31st October 2016 in Aberdeen.


Education Coordinator - 'Bringing to life the meaning of Conscientious Objection across Scotland' Project

Location: Edinburgh or home based

Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Salary: Grade C Point 11 £23,550 per annum pro-rata

Contract: Fixed term (until 30/11/2018)

Closing date:  28th October 2016 (noon)

Job summary:

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the WEA are seeking a dynamic Education Co-ordinator to develop and lead an exciting new educational project: ‘Bringing to life the meaning of Conscientious Objection across Scotland’. This national project will focus on the Scottish legacy of those who conscientiously objected to the first world war and will be centred on three specific geographical areas, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Through the activities of the project we want to enable community and inter-generational learning that reflects and critically analyses what it means to be an active citizen offering leadership that is different to, and in objection to, the dominant call to serve at the time.

The post holder will:

  • Work with communities to bring to life stories of these people and tradition, exploring what they did since the first world war.
  • work with learners in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow to develop the educational programme of the project.
  • work in close partnership with Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre and the project steering group.
  • evaluate project activities and produce progress reports to Heritage Lottery Fund on a regular basis.

Please click here to download an application pack.

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Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Thursday 10th November 2016.


Education Coordinator - Oxford

Location: Oxford

Hours: 21 hours per week

Salary: Grade C Point 11-15  £23,550 - £27,022 per annum pro-rata

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 28th October 2016 at 5pm

Job summary:

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an Education Coordinator. This role is based in our Oxford office and has line management responsibility for tutors and other staff supporting teaching, learning and assessment primarily in Oxford City, including engagement, support and mentoring of volunteers.  The post involves liaising with partners and community groups, planning, setting up and recruiting students to courses in line with the WEA Approach to Education. 


  1. Educated to degree level or equivalent
  2. Must hold, or obtain with 18 months of appointment, a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) or an equivalent (i.e. CTTLS, C&G 7407 Stage 2 ATLS Status).

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Interviews will be held in Oxford on the afternoon of 3rd November 2016.


Support Services Project Officer – INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY

Location: Rochester, Leeds or London

Fixed Term: 2 year fixed term from start date, full-time

Salary: Grade D, £30,388 (usual starting salary) - £34,728 – subject to forthcoming job evaluation and grading process.

“A better world - equal, democratic and just; through adult education the WEA challenges and inspires individuals, communities and society.”

We are looking to recruit a Support Services Project Officer. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the Support Services Implementation Manager in the coordination, planning, implementation and closure of the Support Services project related to a wider organisational change programme (SWIFT).  The role will contribute to delivering fit for purpose changes which are successfully embedded into operational business as usual. 

The successful candidate is expected to have proven experience in supporting successful projects, with the ability to develop documentation such as process maps and user guides. They will have excellent IT and communication skills, experience of working in an administration/operational function and a willingness to travel throughout the organisation. A Project Management Qualification along with experience in managing and implementing change would be advantageous but not essential.

To apply for this role, you will need to submit a written expression of interest statement (maximum of 2 pages) which details how you meet the requirements set out in the Job Description and Person Specification together with a summary CV.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Andy Stevens via email astevens@wea.org.uk

Please ensure that your expression of interest is emailed to recruitment@wea.org.uk by the closing date on Thursday 10th November 2016.

Interviews will be held on 29th and/or 30th November 2016, location to be confirmed.



Business Development Manager – East Midlands

Location: Nottingham

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week 1.0FTE

Salary: Grade D, £30,388 (usual starting salary) – £34,728 per annum - subject to forthcoming job evaluation and grading process. 

Closing date: 2nd November 2016 – noon

We are looking to recruit a Business Development Manager. If you have a proven track record in the generation and diversification of income, enjoy building and maintaining relationships with a variety of partners, and want to be part of a national business development team with WEA then this could be the role for you.

The WEA has ambitious targets for educational growth, income diversification and generation and this is a challenging opportunity to help develop and deliver strategic plans. We are looking for someone with excellent skills and experience in income generation, including bid writing, tenders and proposals to a range of funders, commissioners and grant givers.

Based in Nottingham you will work closely with the Senior Business Development Manager and the Regional Education Manager to develop an ambitious income development plan for the region aligning with the national income growth strategy.

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Interviews will take place at the WEA West Midlands Regional Office (Birmingham) in the week commencing 14th November 2016.