We are the WEA, a unique charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. We were recently rated “Good” in all categories by Ofsted and we aspire to be outstanding. Since 1903, we have been offering disadvantaged adults the opportunity to return to learning – inspiring them to realise their full potential and become active, engaged citizens. We deliver courses to 50,000 people in 2,300 locations across England and Scotland. Our focus is on social purpose and change and we achieve this by bringing great teaching to local communities. We run courses in community venues such as workplaces, schools, libraries and even the local pub!
Those with suitable experience will create a bank of tutors who will be deployed as teaching assignments become available. Assignments will normally consist of full day or evening courses on a weekly or block basis (1, 2 3 and 5 days in a single week). Weekend Courses may also be available.
Trade Union Education Work is currently a limited programme of work within the WEA and assignments are correspondingly limited. However the WEA expects this area of work to grow and therefore encourages registration with the WEA so that you are available as work develops.
Interest is sought from Adult Educators with suitable experience in a Trade Union setting of some or all of the following –
- Trade Union Representative Roles
- Health and Safety Representative Roles,
- Employment Law,
- Collective Bargaining,
- Union Learning Representative roles
- Pensions Representative roles.
Ideally you will have good experience of Trade Union Education for individual Trade Unions or for the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Education programme.
You may also be interested in courses provided for Trade Union Members offering, Personal Development, Professional Development, Functional Skills, ESOL, or ICT training.
Course Tutors are contracted on a fixed term basis linked to the duration of the course. Our arrangements are flexible and it is usually possible to successfully mix this type of work with a range of other professional or personal commitments.
If you are new to teaching we may be able to offer opportunities for you to undertake a qualification.
We need tutors with:
- Excellent subject knowledge and a passion to teach your specialist subject
- A strong understanding of adult learning and a belief in its importance
- A teaching qualification and/or experience at least at Level 3
- Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
- A desire to share and improve your teaching practice
- Experience of working in community settings with adults is desirable
WEA assumes you will be excited by using digital technology both in the classroom with the student and to manage course administration and communication. You will be required to have a basic or enhanced DBS check to teach in certain venues or with certain student groups.
Because we serve people from all walks of life, we’re keen to develop a diverse workforce and particularly welcome applications from members of minority groups.
If you have any specific questions, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be forwarded to the relevant person to respond.
Please note this is an ongoing vacancy
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