WEA – Together we Learn
Project Education Coordinator
Part Time: 10.5 hours per week (0.3 FTE), Contract: Fixed term contract for 11 months, completing on 31st March 2020.
Salary: Grade 4, £25,586 - £ 27,483 per annum
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
Together We Learn is commissioned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), with the aim of supporting those with little or no English to more fully integrate into their wider communities, through the provision of ESOL learning and integration activities.
Together We Learn is initially for one year starting 1st April 2019 and is a national WEA project being delivered in ten boroughs (5 in London) across five regions, (London and South East, East and West Midlands and the North West).
The post holder will be responsible for the development and coordination of the delivery aspects of the Together we Learn project. The Coordinator will be working closely with the project manager to plan successful delivery of all project outcomes; coordinate tutors teaching in the communities; support volunteers working with those tutors.
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 skills, good project/contract administration experience and excellent and accurate IT skills. Needless to say, you will be self-motivated, team-spirited and very flexible, and you will be ready to make your mark from day one.
To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Sunday 19th May 2019.