London or Reading
Contract type
Permanent full time
35 hours per week (1.0FTE)
Grade 4 £24,836 (usual starting salary) to £26,677 per annum (If based in London, a London Weighting Allowance of £4,250.69 would apply)
Summary description
We are looking to recruit a Contracts & Projects Support Officer to lead on the support for the coordination of the London, Southern & South West region's projects and contracts

Who we are

The WEA is a unique charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. With a clear vision and a strong social purpose, we bring great teaching to local communities, with life-changing courses held in clubs, pubs, workplaces, schools and almost anywhere else you can think of. Since 1903, we have been giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to return to learning – inspiring them to realise their full potential and become active, engaged citizens. We see education as a tool for social justice, not just self-improvement, and we pride ourselves on making learning egalitarian and accessible. Volunteers play a central role in everything we do, from governance through to classroom support, helping us deliver courses to 50,000 people in 2,300 locations – and enabling us to reach 80% of the population.

About the role

Working across three regions, the post holder will lead on the support for the coordination of the regions’ projects and contracts. They will undertake core activities to support the regions’ income generation strategy, in particular ensuring contractual compliance, project configuration and supporting project initiation, internal and external reporting, and evaluation. They will work closely with the Regional Education Manager, Education Staff, Project Managers, Business Development Manager and Financial Business Partner, This is a vital role for these Regions as there are already a large number of active Projects, including a number of Building Better Opportunities and Lottery Funded ones.  

About you

Our students come from every walk of life, and we want to be as diverse as they are, so we are keen to hear from candidates from minority backgrounds. However, it’s not about where you’ve come from so much as what you can contribute: we need someone with great organisational skills, good project/contract administration experience and excellent and accurate IT skills. Needless to say, you will be self-motivated, team-spirited and very flexible, and you will be ready to make your mark from day one.

As this role supports the South West region, you must be willing and able to travel to Bristol as and when required.

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@wea.org.uk

We encourage you to apply in advance of the given closing date as we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received a sufficient number of applications. 

WEA is proud to be a Living Wage employer

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