We currently have the following vacancies:

Education Co-ordinator

Location: Worcestershire

Part-time: (0.4FTE) 14 hours per week

Fixed term: until 31st July 2017

Salary:  £23,903 - £27,427 pro rata for part-time (subject to forthcoming job evaluation and grading process)

The post holder will be responsible for the development and delivery of WEA education in Worcestershire, work with a range of stakeholders and be able to work to agreed targets in terms of the delivery of course hours, business development opportunities and project outputs. 

The successful candidate will organise education provision, promote learning in the four key themes listed above, line manage a team of tutors and undertake Observations of Teaching, Learning and Assessments (OTLAs).  They will need to attend meetings and be able to effectively disseminate information to their team as appropriate.  An ability to develop, nurture and manage local relationships in the community is also key to this role.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent and hold, or obtain within 18 months of appointment, a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) or an equivalent.  Within the role there is a need for flexibility with some evening and weekend work as well as travel within the region and potentially the UK. 

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Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon on Friday 20th January 2017.

Interviews will take place in Birmingham the week commencing Monday 30th January 2017.


Project Organiser

Educational campaigning within the WEA and affiliated organisations in the North East 1918-1928

Location: Newcastle

Fixed Term contract: 18 months

FTE: 17.5 hours per week (0.5FTE)

Salary:  £23,903 - £27,427 (subject to forthcoming job evaluation and grading process)

The WEA is delighted to have been awarded funding from Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to research, explore and commemorate the experiences of WEA and affiliated organisation members, volunteers and staff in the North East 1918-1928. We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic person to lead this project and help our volunteers to bring this history to life. We want to hear from individuals with a post graduate qualification in Cultural History, excellent communication, organisational, research and administrative skills who have experience of developing historical projects involving volunteers.  You will also have a good understanding of adult education, co-operative working, raising the profile of an organisation and the ability to work with diverse groups. The postholder will make comprehensive use of social media and other online tools for communication, collaboration and education. The post will require regional and occasional national travel, plus some evening and weekend working.

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Closing date: noon on Thursday 19 January 2017

Interviews will take place at the Newcastle Regional Office on Thursday 26th January 2017.


SWIFT Programme and Projects Support Officer

Location: Internal candidates: Flexible

     External candidates*: Rochester or home-based in/around Brighton area

*priority will be given to internal WEA candidates due to organisational restructures currently taking place

Temporary: Fixed term until 31st October 2017 in the first instance (1.0 FTE)

Salary: £23,903 (Usual starting salary) - £27,427 per annum – (subject to forthcoming job evaluation and grading process). 

We are looking to recruit a Programme and Project Support Officer to provide administrative and management support to an organisational transformation Programme. The post-holder will be supporting the Programme Manager and Programme Office Manager with successful delivery of the programme, as well as assisting individual Project Sponsors and Project Managers to execute the planning and control of their projects. They will have day to day responsibility for managing the programme Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies (RAID) log, along with financial monitoring and status reporting in relation to all projects under the SWIFT Programme.

The successful candidate is expected to have previous experience in a similar role, together with excellent organisational and IT skills, and experience of working with finance systems, processes and budgets. The post holder will have good stakeholder management and communication skills and the ability to build relationships with people across all levels of the organisation. You will have a keen eye for detail, be pro-active and solution orientated, use your own initiative and deal with sensitive and confidential issues appropriately.

You will need to hold a Project Management qualification and previous experience of using MS Project would be advantageous but not essential.

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FOR INTERNAL CANDIDATES 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 maximum of 2 sides 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 12 noon on Wednesday 25th January 2017

FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES please submit your completed application form by 12 noon on Wednesday 25th January 2017 to recruitment@wea.org.uk

Interviews will be held in London or Rochester on Thursday 2nd February 2017 and/or Friday 3rd February 2017.


BBO Project Coordinator

Location: Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire

FTE: Part-time, 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE)

Contract: Fixed term until 29th December 2019

Salary: Grade C (£23,903 – 27,427 pro rata for part-time) – subject to forthcoming job evaluation and grading process

The WEA East Midlands Region is seeking to recruit staff to join an ambitious team to further develop the charity’s mission.  As part of the Building Better Opportunities programme jointly funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund, the WEA is recruiting a Project Coordinator for two educational projects designed to support unemployed or economically inactive. The first, ‘Money Sorted in D2N2’, based within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, offers a programme of person centred support and a range of bespoke interventions designed to enable people experiencing financial crisis and financial hardship to take control, build confidence, and improve their money management skills to tackle their problems and move out of poverty and exclusion. The second, ‘Engagement into Learning’, based in Greater Lincolnshire, brings together a strong network of local delivery partners to build on existing employability provision to support adults to move closer towards the labour market.

This is an exciting opportunity to manage a varied programme of community learning activities within Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. You will need to be educated to degree level or equivalent, have a proven track record of successful project management, undertake outreach and recruitment activities to ensure project engagement targets are achieved, work closely with a range of stakeholders and manage a team of tutors. You will have a good understanding and appreciation of the value of adult education in society and of the WEA vision, mission and values. You will combine expertise in teaching, learning and assessment with management experience and excellent communication skills. Further information and application packs are available electronically - email emrecruitment@wea.org.uk or visit our website www.wea.org.uk


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The closing date for the above post is noon on Friday 3rd February 2017

Interview will be held the week commencing Monday 13th February 2017