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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.

Support Staff

All vacancies are advertised on a Broad Band: Broad Bands Managers Guide. The starting salary will be the first point on the step, unless staff are currently receiving a higher salary, and then it will be on one of the higher steps within the green zone. Successful candidates will be asked to provide proof of their current salary if they are currently earning more than the first step. Please note, no offer of salary will be higher than the top of the green zone.

All staff at Band 3 and above will be required to take part in the Duty Manager Rota which requires staff to work in the evenings and on a Saturday at any of our 3 main site. Please note, TOIL (time off in lieu) is given to staff for this duty.

Teaching Staff

Course Leaders are appointed on a point on the scale dependent on qualifications and experience.

Part Time Tutors are appointed on a spot rate

Course Leader Salary Scale

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.

If you have any queries please contact Human Resources at recruitment@waes.ac.uk.

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Apprenticeship vacancies can be found on the Apprenticeship vacancies page.
Content and opportunities are made available continually.

 

 

Westminster Adult Education Service is the largest local authority adult education service in London and one of the largest in the country. We provide life-changing learning opportunities for our learners through our further education qualification courses, apprenticeship programmes and extensive community based provision. If you want to join an organisation that makes a difference in people's lives, we want to hear from you.

As a current Grade 2 Ofsted provider we are on our journey to outstanding and want someone to join the leadership team with a vision of attaining excellence in all we do.

Please check this page regularly for new opportunities. If you have any queries, please contact recruitment@waes.ac.uk

 

Fine Art Course Leader 0.6 Fixed term contract until 31 July 2021
Salary £15,906 to £21,323 (Actual salary)

To start as soon as possible.

The Role:

We are looking for an innovative Fine Art Course Leader, to inspire and provide a transformative education to our adult learners (19+) from in and around London, as well as develop your skills across the service.

You will be responsible for the portfolio of Fine Art courses providing teaching, learning and assessments across our fine art provision, monitoring learners performance with opportunities to support them, ensuring they are challenged, inspired, complete their work in a timely manner, and excel in achievement.

Some Saturday working may be required.

About you:

  • You will have proven industry experience and the ability to teach Fine Art at all Levels (L1-L3)
  • Competent and comfortable teaching on line and blended provision
  • Able to contribute to the continuous development of the curriculum
  • Able to provide advice, guidance and support to learners
  • Willing to support the Creative Industries Co-ordinator to achieve the service’s strategic objectives
  • Able to take ownership of the end of year shows – organisation and curation.

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/974

The closing date is 9.00 am 25 January 2021.

Interviews for this post will take place shortly after the closing date.

To apply for this post, please download the Job Description. Then please complete the Application Form and EO Monitoring Form below. When you have completed your application, please email the forms back to recruitment@waes.ac.uk

 

Course Leader Health and Social Care and Child Care
Salary up to £35, 538

We are looking for an innovative Course Leader who has proven industry experience and the ability to teach, assess and IQA Health and Social Care and Child Care courses. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be involved in the planning and delivery of a stimulating curriculum offer whilst working alongside an already established team.

You will be expected to:

  • Provide high quality teaching, learning and assessment for all learners
  • Contribute to the continuous development of the curriculum
  • Provide information, advice and guidance to learners
  • Support Professional Pathways Co-ordinator and Head of Professional Pathways to achieve the service’s strategic objectives.

About You:

  • You must have previous experience in a post 16 education environment and proven experience of delivering high quality teaching, learning and assessment
  • You must have professional qualifications and current industry experience in a subject relevant to the area and a teaching qualification to Level 5
  • You must have a recognised Assessor qualification and IQA qualification
  • You must be able to adapt to a blended learning approach and teach on-line.

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/ 975

The closing date for this post is 9.00am Monday 1 February 2021.

Interviews will be held on Friday 5 February 2021.

To apply for this post, download the Job Description and then please complete the Application Form and EO Monitoring Form at the bottom of this page.

When you have completed this, please email it back to recruitment@waes.ac.uk

Interviews will be held on Friday 5th February 2021.

 

Employability Tutor – £28.08 per hour

Part Time Variable hours contract

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced and qualified tutor to deliver and assess Public Sector Services qualifications, Health and Social Care qualification and Essential Digital Skills qualifications at level 1 to a range of adult learners (19+) from in and around London. These qualifications will provide learners with the skills and knowledge that they require to enable them to secure sustainable employment.

You will be responsible for delivering all elements of the qualification including teaching and assessment, providing support and guidance to learners, ensuring that they are challenged and that they complete their portfolio in a timely manner to the standard required to enable learners to achieve their qualification.

Courses are delivered in 3-week blocks.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing resources and assignment briefs where appropriate.
  • Delivery of training and support, both face-to-face and remotely to groups and/or individuals.
  • Carrying out continuous diagnostic assessments as part of the learners’ journey.
  • Tracking learners progress through timely and accurate reports.
  • Ensuring all documentation (assignment briefs, tracking documents, progress reviews, Individual Learning Plans, attendance registers, portfolios, etc) are completed to a satisfactory level and in a timely fashion.
  • Conducting Internal Quality Assurance activity as directed by the department Co-ordinator.

About you:

  • A recognised teaching qualification for the lifelong learning sector, preferably PGCE or equivalent Recognised Internal Verification qualification.
  • An up-to-date CPD record (30 hours year).
  • Occupational experience in Health and Social Care or Public service.
  • IT qualification at Level 2 or above.
  • Strong digital skills with the ability to deliver training and assessment remotely.

Please quote reference number ED/WAES 973.

The closing date is 9 am, Monday 18 January 2021.

Interviews for this post will take place shortly after the closing date.

To apply for this post, please download the Job Description.? Then please complete the Application Form and EO Monitoring Form below.? When you have completed your application, please email the forms back to recruitment@waes.ac.uk

 

0.5fte Digital Course Leader (18 hours per week with the potential to increase to full time)
Salary - £26,511 - £35,538 per annum pro-rata

We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed and experienced practitioner with a broad-based subject knowledge in Information Technology. The successful candidate will need to provide evidence of preparing and delivering high-quality lessons that engage adult learners and to use differentiated objectives and formative assessment that motivate and inspire learners.

The course leader will develop and promote a culture that challenges learners to achieve at the highest levels.

Immediate starts are welcome.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To teach to a high standard, allowing learners to progress and achieve as appropriate
  • To ensure high quality delivery and programming of clusters of courses
  • Undertake initial assessment of learners
  • Undertake tutorials

About You:

  • Current experience of teaching ICT/Digital Skills from entry Level to Level 2
  • Experience of delivering Essential Digital Skills qualification (Desirable)
  • Experience of delivering teaching online

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/971

The closing date for this post is 9am Monday 18 January 2021

The interview for this post will take place on Tuesday 26 January 2021

To apply for this post, please download the Application Form and EO Form at the bottom of the page. Please refer to the Job Description when completing your supporting statement. When you have completed your application, please email it back to recruitment@waes.ac.uk

CVs will not be accepted for this post.

A Basic DBS is required for this post.

 

0.5fte English Course Leader (18 hours per week)
Salary - £26,511 - £35,538 per annum pro-rata

We are seeking an enthusiastic, committed and experienced practitioner of English. The successful candidate will need to provide evidence of preparing and delivering high-quality lessons that engage adult learners and to use differentiated objectives and formative assessment that motivate and inspire learners.

The course leader will develop and promote a culture that challenges learners to achieve at the highest levels.

Immediate starts are welcome.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To teach to a high standard, allowing learners to progress and achieve as appropriate
  • To ensure high quality delivery and programming of clusters of courses
  • Undertake initial assessment of learners
  • Undertake tutorials.

About You:

  • Current experience of teaching Functional Skills English from Entry Level to Level 2 and GCSE English
  • Experience of delivering teaching online
  • Experience in liaising with and meeting awarding organisations’ procedures and standards.

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/972

The closing date for this post is 9am Monday 18 January 2021.

The interview for this post will take place on Tuesday 26 January 2021.

To apply for this post, please download the Application Form and EO Form at the bottom of the page. Please refer to the Job Description when completing your supporting statement. When you have completed your application, please email it back to recruitment@waes.ac.uk

CVs will not be accepted for this post.

A Basic DBS is required for this post.

 

 

 

 

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 recruitment@waes.ac.uk 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

 
Please keep an eye on our website for new opportunities. 

 

Volunteering in Graphic Design

Some students want to make a positive contribution to society, while others want to acquire the skills needed to pursue certain careers. One thing is for sure, dedicating your time to a worthy cause goes a long way in impressing potential employers.

WAES is looking for volunteers who will work with the tutors to support students in online learning. As a volunteer you will need to demonstrate commitment to the industry, be of a proactive and independent nature and have the ability to communicate effectively.

In order to be selected as a volunteer, you will be required to provide information about your background, skill set, availability and interests, the Graphic Design team will then match you with a suitable placement.

Essential: Design skills, Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator / Dreamweaver / AutoCAD (either/or)

 

 

 

 

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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