Contract type
Fixed term part-time
17.50 hours per week (0.5FTE)
Grade 6: £17,593 (usual starting salary) - £19,552 per annum, plus London Weighting Allowance of £4,250.69 per annum, pro rata
Summary description
Are you a gifted administrator who can learn fast? Then you can advance your career with the UK’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 community centres, 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. 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.

About the role

Providing comprehensive administrative support to our national and local educational teams, you will enjoy working proactively with partners to set up educational provision, publicising and marketing courses, supporting tutors, setting up digital or face to face training events and actively promoting WEA. Depending on your background and interests, you could find yourself specialising in volunteer and member development, educational support or national communications. Wherever you fit in, we’ll give you everything you need to stand out – and make a measurable difference every day.

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 and event management skills, a strong administrative background and the highest standard of IT literacy. Needless to say, you will be self-motivated, team-spirited and very flexible, and you will share our passion for education as a tool of transformation.

This role is for a fixed term of 6 months.

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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