At the WEA we are proud to offer a great employment package that includes good terms & conditions and pension schemes, flexibility in our approach, family-friendly initiatives, development opportunities, and services to support your health and wellbeing.
Our diverse job opportunities include a wide range of benefits including:
- Generous annual leave allowance (30 days, plus bank holidays for full-time staff), including Christmas/New Year closure;
- Agile working opportunities;
- Pension scheme membership to provide benefits for you and your family;
- Life assurance cover;
- Well-being programme with Employee Assistance Programme, counselling and Mental Health First Aiders across the association;
- Learning and development opportunities;
- Cycle to Work Scheme;
- Eye care vouchers;
- Staff recognition schemes;
- Staff discounts on a range of products and services including travel and high street savings.
Since education is what we do, we care deeply about career and personal development. You’ll benefit from:
- a structured induction programme for new starters, to make you feel welcome and part of our team.
- an annual performance and development review, to help identify your career aspirations and structure your individual development plan;
- mentoring opportunities to support your career development;
- diverse job opportunities, giving you great flexibility in choosing a career path to suit your changing interests and ambitions.
Should you have family/caring responsibilities, we have a whole package of family-friendly policies that provide for flexible working, additional paid maternity and paternity leave, and leave for family emergencies.
Colleagues are welcome to ask about flexible working opportunities during the recruitment process. We support a wide range of flexible working opportunities including job shares, part-time working, term time only working and homeworking.
We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. An organisation where our staff and learners can work and study in an environment that is supportive and inclusive, and in doing so, recruit the best candidates from all backgrounds and identities.
We welcome applications irrespective of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity or gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, neurodivergence or other personal circumstances.
We will continue to work towards the ‘good work plan reforms,’ ensuring greater transparency and protection for staff working under more flexible working arrangements.
Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) is a key part of our strategy and a central part of everything we do. We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process. This includes the consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability and/or who are neurodivergent. Please contact the Shared Services Team at [email protected] for further information.