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, pubs or where people work.
Funded by the Scottish Government’s Voluntary Action Fund, WEA Women in the Highlands is a development of the WEA Women@Work project, which has worked for over 15 years to remove barriers caused by rural isolation, poverty and inequality, and to give women a voice at home, at work and in the wider community. Women are encouraged and supported to learn about and discuss current events, develop new skills, and find their own voice. WEA Women in the Highlands provides training sessions on specific subjects for women. Topics are chosen to support the individual needs of the women in each area. Work in Local Areas also include networking which encourages women to link up and work together.
The Project Organiser will lead and develop the project delivering learning opportunities and events through four local area networks across the Highlands and will be supported by the Highland Education Development Manager, a Project Information and Support Officer as well as four local network co-ordinators. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated and dynamic individual, who has excellent communication and networking skills. The applicant will be able to lead and work with a dedicated small team to deliver on the equalities agenda by improving women’s position in both public representation and also through employment opportunities in the Highlands.