WEA have an exciting opportunity for a Project Organiser in Hull and surrounding areas. The Project Organisers role is to assist the Association in attaining educational excellence, sustainability and a positive profile by planning, preparation, delivery and evaluation of innovative, high quality, learner-focussed educational programmes.
The Workers’ Educational Association is a charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. We are a charity with a strong sense of social purpose, dedicated to bringing great teaching into the heart of local communities. All our educational provision is developed with this in mind and our courses can be set up almost anywhere – for example in clubs, community centres, village halls, schools or where people work.
The post holder will undertake engagement activities in areas in Hull, build new networks and successful partnerships, working with schools, Children's Centres and other partners, including libraries, museums, art galleries and the Scrapstore in Hull to organize taster sessions and short courses. The post holder would engage students through creative activities, such as sewing, creative textiles, art and mosaic work, with the intention of creating a lasting artwork to commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage. We would use the opportunity to raise awareness of women's suffrage and educate young people and women about the democratic process, culminating in an interview or Q&A with a local female MP at the WEA AGM in November 2018. Following engagement in this project, students could progress to longer courses and, ultimately, to accredited provision and/or employment. the lasting impact would be an increased involvement in education, progression opportunities and raised aspiration.
The post-holder promotes the Association through creation and maintenance of relevant networks and partnerships to achieve new business, contributing to a positive, engaging and rewarding workplace. Association courses are taught and organised by a team of dispersed tutors and staff, sometimes working remotely and flexibly. This requires close and co-operative working relationships with tutors, staff, partners and volunteers for the benefit of current and future learners. Areas of specialism and educational focus will be specified according to the project or thematic focus.
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification when completing your application to ensure that you include all relevant information about yourself.
To apply for this role, you will need to submit a cover letter (maximum of 2 pages) which details how you meet the requirements set out in the Job Description and Person Specification together with a summary CV. Please ensure that you put the job code in your cover email.
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