East Midlands Region
Contract type
Permanent full time
35 Hours per week (1 FTE)
Grade 2 £39,161 - £41,222 per annum,
Summary description
WEA have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Area Education Manager to support the East Midlands Region.

WEA East Midlands Region

Senior Area Education Manager

Location: East Midlands

Full Time: 35 hours per week (1 FTE) Contract: Full Time, Permanent

 Salary: Grade 2 £39,161 - £41,222 per annum,

Start Date 1st August 2019


Are you experienced in the strategic development of inspiring adult education? Then you can join Britain’s leading educational charity and transform lives and outcomes every day.

Who we are

The Workers’ Educational Association 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

Ensuring that we deliver truly inspiring educational and learning opportunities, you will shape strategy across your region or specialism and drive continuous improvement in teaching and assessment. You will embody best practice in everything you do, as you develop and mentor your team, and develop business opportunities with external stakeholders to broaden and deepen our provision. Depending on your skills, you could find yourself focusing on key subject areas (such as English, Maths and ESOL), curriculum development, digital leadership, and accreditation or safeguarding. You will certainly enjoy plenty of stimulation and real autonomy to make a difference.

About you

We’re determined to be as diverse as the communities we serve, so we’re keen to hear from people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and backgrounds. Whoever you are, you will need a degree level education and formal assessor qualifications, plus extensive experience of leading the development, delivery and auditing of adult education. In particular, you will be skilled in building partnerships, spotting and seizing opportunities and generating funding through written submissions. Most importantly, you will be able to lead by example – and will be ready to do whatever it takes to further our crucial mission.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV together with a statement of how you meet requirements detailed in the person specification to recruitment@wea.org.uk by midnight on Friday 22nd March 2019. 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 sufficient number of applications. Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 1st April 2019 in Nottingham.

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