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Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) recently judged by Ofsted Inspection as officially good and on our way to outstanding.

We are the largest local authority adult education service in London and one of the largest in the country. We offer large and diverse programmes of further education qualification courses and employer-based training as well as an extensive community-based provision. We have a diverse, enthusiastic student community, taught and supported by well qualified, dedicated staff. Our three main centres in Westminster are all modern, easily accessible and purpose-built, offering high-quality teaching and learning facilities.

We offer excellent employment benefits including a public sector pension scheme and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.

We advertise a range of exciting job opportunities and are seeking dynamic and passionate professionals to join our workforce.

If you feel you have the expertise for any of the advertised roles and would like to make a real contribution to our continuing success, we would like to hear from you.

Job descriptions for current vacancies, when available, can be found underneath each role advert.

Unless specified otherwise, application for any of these roles is via a formal process with applicant advice and application form available to download in sections from the bottom of this page.

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Quality Improvement Manager – Full Time, Permanent - £44,496 - £47,292 per annum

We are seeking to appoint a talented, enthusiastic and practical individual who can demonstrate a strong track record of achievement within the adult/further education sector. The successful candidate will have the leadership and vision to challenge and inspire our dedicated workforce. You will be highly skilled in driving forward quality assurance initiatives. This is a great opportunity to lead on cross-college quality improvement to positively impact on the strategic direction of the service in its quest to become an outstanding provider. 

Job Description

This is a re-advertisement and previous applicants need not re-apply

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/799 in all correspondence

Closing date: 5pm – Friday 27 April 2018

Interview date: Tuesday 8 May 2018


Distance Learning Assessors 

Job Type: Freelance- you will be employed on a freelance basis to assess and tutor

Payment: Competitive rate per learner

Start Date: ASAP

Westminster Adult Education Services are looking for Tutor/Assessors with the capacity to deliver a range of vocational qualifications online.  Based from home you will be responsible for a cohort of learners and will assess and provide written feedback on work submitted.  Being able to manage caseloads and working to deadlines is essential.  Good written communication is critical along with the ability to communicate requirements over the telephone. Working from home you will need to be able to access the online platform and ensure your good organisational skills to support learners’ needs.

Previous assessing experience is desirable but not essential.  All applicants must hold a qualification in the subject they wish to assess higher than level 2 and will have had at least 3 years’ experience in the field. 

Qualifications include:

  • Awareness of Mental Health Problems 
  • Care Planning  
  • Common Health Conditions  
  • Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care 
  • End of Life Care 
  • Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection  
  • Principles of Dementia Care 
  • Understanding Autism  
  • Understanding Behaviour that Challenges  
  • Understanding Nutrition and Health  
  • Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes 
  • Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication  
  • Working with Mental Health Needs 
  • Falls Prevention Awareness 
  • Business Administration Knowledge
  • Customer Service 
  • Equality and Diversity  
  • Information, Advice or Guidance  
  • Principles of Team Leading  
  • Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health 
  • Certificate in Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent 
  • Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

To Apply:

If you are interested, please send your CV with details of qualifications, experience and recent CPD and a covering letter to the HR Department

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/800

Closing date: 12pm Friday 18 May 2018

Volunteering means donating your time to help good causes and other people.  Some people volunteer to learn a new skill or to meet new people, others want to get work experience or a reference. Many simply want to build their confidence and have fun.

WAES offer an exciting range of volunteering opportunities. You don’t even need to be a WAES student to apply but you do need to be over 18 years old.

Please register and apply for WAES opportunities at via this page or via the do-it website using this link.
If you are interested in volunteering with WAES, please complete this form and send it to unless otherwise specified.

To find out more about volunteering in the City of Westminster visit their webpage or for national opportunities click here.

When you have applied for one of our positions we will invite you to attend a short interview to ensure you are the right person for the role and so that we can understand what you want out of the opportunity.

Current volunteering opportunities


Westminster Adult Education Service WAES is seeking volunteers in the following areas of the organisation:

  • Classroom assistants
  • Vocational areas
  • Support areas
  • Community assistants

To apply for one of these positions please complete the Volunteer Application form available from the Downloads section below. Completed applications should be directed to Ken Cooper ( as should any questions and queries about the positions.



Are you interested in becoming a governor?

Do you have an interest in education and training?

Do you want to help young people and adults of today develop into active and successful members of the community?


If so, we would be delighted to hear from you.


We are looking for individuals with strong business acumen and a passion for education to join our Board of Governors and contribute to our drive to continue improving services for our learners and the local community.


All applications will be considered but we are currently particularly keen to recruit individuals with specific skills,

knowledge and experience in:

  • property development and planning

  • professional and financial Services

  • working with businesses


As a member of our Board you will have the opportunity to help shape our mission, strategic direction, values and ethos. The Governor Recruitment Pack (click to view) gives a brief insight to the organisation and information on how to apply via the application form (click to download). We look forward to hearing from you.


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