Slough and Reading
Contract type
Fixed term part-time
Contract until date
17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE)
Grade 4, £25,586 - £ 27,483 per annum (pro-rata)
Summary description
We have a new and exciting role for a Lead Tutor

WEA – Building Family Bridges

Lead Tutor

Location: Slough and Reading, Southern

Part Time: 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE), Contract: Fixed term contract for 14 months, completing on 30th June 2020.

Salary: Grade 4, £25,586 - £ 27,483 per annum (pro-rata)


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


Building Better Opportunities (BBO)

The National Lottery Community Fund is matching funds from the European Social Fund (ESF) 2014 – 2020 to invest in local projects tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.

The WEA is the lead on the Building Family Bridges (BBO) project in Berkshire. We work with a number of partner organisations to improve the education and employment opportunities for local people.


We are seeking to recruit a Lead Tutor to teach a range of employability courses for the participants on the project. The courses will be partly delivered using our Virtual Learning Environment (Canvas) and taught in both Reading and Slough.


About you


Whatever your background, you will need teaching qualifications, alongside some experience of developing tutors and working closely with or in locally based voluntary and community sectors. Equally importantly, you should be very organised and methodical, with good leadership and coaching skills, be flexible, able to work on your own initiative and work closely with your team to achieve WEA’ vision, mission and values.


To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter to by midnight on Sunday 19th May 2019.


Closing date and time