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
You will be responsible for developing, delivering and managing the ESF European Social Fund community grants programme. The grants are available for projects that make a real difference for people in local communities trying to get into work. The funding helps all who are out of work but especially those that have low or no qualifications and lack literacy and numeracy skills. Local community and voluntary groups can apply for a grant to support a range of local people especially; lone parents, over 50’s, and those that have disabilities, learning difficulties or health conditions or are from ethnic minorities.
Can you make a difference? 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 to be highly organised and have good project management skills.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter to email@example.com by midnight on Sunday 14th April 2019. We are looking to hold the interviews in Liverpool on 29th and 30th April 2019.