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Founded in 1903, the WEA is the UK’s largest adult education charity. Our staff are dedicated to bringing high quality education into the heart of communities. This includes providing basic maths, English and IT skills for employment; courses to improve health and wellbeing; creative programmes to broaden horizons and community engagement activities that encourage active citizenship.

We believe that all adults, regardless of situation, should have access to education. We are committed to supporting our students not only to reach their personal aspirations but to also apply their learning to their communities and the wider world. 

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Want to make a difference? 

With a great work environment, excellent employee benefits and an opportunity to develop both personally and professionally, our staff are experts in their fields and are driven by our charity’s ethos – working together to make good things happen. 

Join us as we continue to open doors through adult education, improve social mobility and build a future where everyone realises their full potential.

Applying for a vacancy at the WEA

At the WEA, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity where our staff and students can work and study in an environment that is supportive and inclusive, and in doing so, recruit the best candidates from all backgrounds and identities. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity or gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, neuro-divergence or other personal circumstances. 

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is a key part of the WEA’s strategy and a central part of everything we do. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability and/or who are neuro-divergent. Please contact the Shared Services Team at [email protected] for further information.

The WEA is a Disability Confident employer and recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting and supporting disabled applicants. We have also signed up to Investors in Diversity accreditation a national framework for improving FREDIE practices within the workplace.