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
Providing comprehensive administrative support to our local educational staff and tutors, you will enjoy involvement in student recruitment, publicity and marketing and supporting course delivery. We are keen to encourage people to use their skills to support and promote learning opportunities in as adults so we’re really keen to hear from people who have ideas about what might attract adults back into learning.. Wherever you fit in, we’ll give you everything you need to stand out – and make a measurable difference every day.
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.
To apply, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Thursday 2nd August 2018.
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