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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:
Information and Support Worker - INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY
Location:
Inverness
Hours:
21 per week (0.6 FTE)
Salary:
Grade C: £23,550 - £25,286 per annum pro rata
Contract:
Fixed term: until 30/06/17
Job summary:

WEA Scotland is seeking to recruit an Information and Support Worker for its leading gender equality project – ‘Women@Work’. 

'Women@Work' is a women's support network, run across the Highland Council areas, providing information, learning and support for professional women and those wishing to return to the workplace.

The postholder will assist the Project Co-ordinator in developing, leading and delivering learning opportunities through seven local area networks across the Highlands.

This is an opportunity for a motivated and dynamic individual, who has excellent communication and networking skills, to improve the public representation and economic standing of women in the Highlands.

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will be held the week commencing 8th August 2016 in Inverness.
Closing date:
5pm 26 July 2016
 
 
Job title:
HR and General Assistant - INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY
Location:
Edinburgh
Hours:
21 per week (0.6 FTE)
Salary:
Grade B: £17,797 - £19,317 per annum pro rata
Contract:
Fixed term: until 31/03/17
Job summary:
WEA Scotland is seeking to recruit a HR and General Assistant to provide high-level support and assistance to the Edinburgh-based management team.

The postholder will ensure that all HR administrative systems run efficiently and personnel databases are kept up-to-date. The postholder will also contribute to a wide range of functions within the small support team, to help the unit operate smoothly.

Please click here to download an application pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 8th August 2016 in Edinburgh.
Closing date:
5pm 26 July 2016
 
 
Job title:
Financial Analysis and Education Support Manager
Location:
Leeds
Hours:
35 per week
Salary:
Grade E: £38,851 - £43,081 per annum
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is looking to recruit a Financial Analysis and Education Support Manager that can take lead on the organisations financial planning activity, including budget development, budget monitoring and forecasting.

The role also comprises in overseeing and enhancing costing methodologies, and managing internal and external benchmarking reviews. The Financial Analysis and Education Support Manager will ensure staff throughout the organisation work to a required framework, having the necessary level of financial understanding.

Experience of managing and bidding for funding contracts, cost allocation and internal recharging methodologies and value for money reviews or financial benchmarking are advantageous but not essential.

Please click here to download the job description.

FOR INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY you will need to submit a written expression of interest which details how you meet the requirements set out in the job description 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 recruitment@wea.org.uk by the closing date of 12 noon on Wednesday 27th July 2016.

FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES please submit your CV together with your supporting statement which should be a minimum of 1 side of A4 to: samuelpatterson@michaelpage.com by 12 noon on Wednesday 27th July 2016.  If you have any questions, please contact Sam Patterson on 0113 243 7773.

Interviews will be held on Monday 8th August 2016 at the WEA Yorkshire and Humber Regional Office in Leeds.

Closing date:
12pm 27 July 2016
 
 
Job title:
Administration Assistant
Location:
Nottingham
Hours:
21 per week (0.6 FTE)
Salary:
Grade A: £15,015 - £15,628 per annum pro rata
Contract:
Fixed term: until 30/06/17
Job summary:

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an Administration Assistant to: be the first point of contact for visitors; prepare and issue course documentation packs; support the administration team with data entry and refer student queries appropriately.

The successful applicant will have general office experience, excellent IT skills and will be 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 pack.

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Interviews will take place on Tuesday 9th August in Nottingham.

Closing date:
12pm 28 July 2016
 
 
Job title:
Administration Assistant
Location:
Derby
Hours:
14 per week (0.4 FTE)
Salary:
Grade B: £17,797 - £20,837 per annum pro rata
Contract:
Fixed term: until 30/06/17
Job summary:
The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an Administration Assistant to: update and maintain information on the charity’s computer systems and archives; produce course packs and undertake other general administrative tasks to support the Derby office.

The successful applicant will have general office experience, excellent IT skills and will be 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 pack.

Please click here to download an application form.

Interviews will take place on Monday 8th August.
Closing date:
12pm 28 July 2016
 
 
Job title:
Administration Assistant
Location:
Leicester
Hours:
21 per week (0.6 FTE)
Salary:
Grade A: £15,015 - £15,628 per annum pro rata
Contract:
Fixed term: 30/06/17
Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an Administration Assistant to: provide basic level (pre) enrolment and administrative support to the office; refer student queries appropriately and be the first point of contact for visitors. 

The successful applicant will have general office experience, excellent IT skills and will be preferably educated to NVQ2 Level or equivalent. 

They should have good communication skills and be able to work well as part of a team.  Hours may include evening work and occasional Saturday working.

Please click here to download an application pack.

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Interviews will take place on Monday 8th August.

Closing date:
12pm 28 July 2016
 
 
Job title:
Projects Administrator
Location:
Liverpool
Hours:
35 per week
Salary:
Grade B: £17,797 to £20,837 per annum
Contract:
Fixed term: 19/09/16 - 21/07/17
Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit an experienced Projects Administrator who is adept at collating and preparing information to support funding bids and providing essential information to funders.

The postholder 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 postholder 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.

Please click here to download an application pack.

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Interviews will be held on 12th August in Liverpool.

Closing date:
12pm 05 August 2016
 
 
Job title:
Course Coordinator
Location:
London
Hours:
17.5 per week (0.5 FTE)
Salary:
Grade C: £23,550 - £27,022 plus inner London weighting (£4,250) per annum pro rata
Contract:
Permanent
Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is seeking to recruit a Course Coordinator to deliver responsive, relevant and accessible programmes of learning across Greater London.

The post holder will also have responsibility for developing the London region website and the region’s social media impact to provide a dynamic and professional communication tool for the work of the region.

Please click here to download an application pack.

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Interviews will be held in London the week commencing 22nd August 2016.

Closing date:
5pm 11 August 2016
 
 
Job title:
Administrator
Location:
London
Hours:
35 per week
Salary:
Grade B: £17,797 - £20,837 plus inner London weighting (£4,250) per annum
Contract:
Fixed term: until June 2017
Job summary:

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) London Region is seeking to recruit an Administrator.

The successful candidate will provide general administrative support to governance, branches and Regional staff as required and in addition will carry out general administrative tasks and cover reception as required. 

Must have experience of agenda preparation and production of accurate minutes of meetings; have highly competent IT Skills; an excellent telephone manner and excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. 

Please click here to download an application pack.

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Interviews will be held in London the week commencing 22nd August 2016.

Closing date:
5pm 11 August 2016