Contract type
Fixed term full time
1fte 35 hours per week
grade 4 £25,586 to £27,483
Summary description
WEA Scotland have an exciting opportunity for a Education Coordinator.

Education Coordinator


Location: Glasgow with regional travel


Contract: Full Time 1 FTE, 35 hours per week Fixed Term until March 31st 2020


Salary; Grade 4 £25,586 - £27,483 per annum pro rata


Do you have experience of adult literacies? Can you drive the delivery of exceptional and empowering courses for Britain’s leading educational charity?


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 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, helping us deliver courses to 50,000 people in 2,300 locations – and enabling us to reach 80% of the population.


About the role

The Glasgow workplace literacies service targets those in low – paid / low skilled work and works in partnership with employers and unions to develop and deliver high - quality learning programmes.  The project works with employers to raise awareness of literacies issues takes a social practice model approach to deliver relevant learning in the workplace.


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, 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.


About you

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. Whatever your background, you will need a degree level education plus relevant experience of adult literacies. An assessor qualification would be an advantage, alongside extensive experience of developing tutors, co-ordinating diverse stakeholders and building voluntary or membership organisations. Equally importantly, you should be exceptionally organised and methodical, with great leadership and coaching skills – and you will be ready to make your mark from day one.

To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@wea.org.uk prior to the closing date of midnight 28th April 2019, interviews are likely to take place in Glasgow week commencing 6th May.

Closing date and time