WEA North East Region –
Location: South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham
Part time and Full Time Role available; Contract: Permanent
Salary: Grade 4 £25,586 - £27,483 per annum, pro rata
Who we are
The Workers’ Educational Association 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 community centres, workplaces, libraries, 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
Developing, delivering and maintaining a key educational programme, you will ensure that our students enjoy an outstanding experience. At the heart of our closely-knit area team, you will support and manage tutors, engage volunteers and local branches, and identify business development opportunities. You could also find yourself involved in specialist aspects of regional educational provision, communications, quality and teaching, whilst actively promoting our crucial work – so every day will bring different challenges.
We are looking for someone who is organised, enthusiastic, and pro-active, with a positive attitude and demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with the team to achieve the organisation’s aims and objectives. Experience of working in community settings is essential as is a belief in adult education and the difference it can make to peoples’ lives and opportunities. You will also have experience of developing tutors and working with volunteers. Empowering people from all walks of life is what we’re all about, so we’re keen to hear from people in disadvantaged or underrepresented groups.
To apply for this role, please submit your cv and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Friday 26th April 2019. 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 sufficient number of applications. Interviews will be held on 7th or 9th May.