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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.

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

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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.


ESF Co-coordinator – £33,759 - £37,413 per annum – 36 hours per week – Fixed Term until March 2023

An opportunity has arisen for an ESL (European Social Fund) Co-ordinator until March 2023.

To implement, co-ordinate and report on our successful ESF bid for the Hospitality sector. The project is called ‘Hospitality Pathways; and relates to up-skilling people who are already working in the Hospitality industry and also supporting and recruiting people into this career.

This role will be a cross service function, liaising with teachers, heads of departments and the funding bodies to ensure that we successfully meet the targets set by the programme.

The successful candidate will be required to visit new business and market this programme so that we successfully recruit new referrals.

Working with ESF projects or similar is desirable as is someone who has proven experience of working on previous project management. Ability to work on your own initiative and build strong relationships with both employers and students.

We require someone who is used to working in a fast paced, target driven environment where customer service is paramount. Knowledge of skills and employment programmes would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will work with key partners to maximise the support and opportunities available to our customers.

What we Offer:

The Service offers a competitive salary, employment benefits including a public sector pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.

To Apply:

Please download the Application Form and EO Monitoring Form, please refer to the Job Description when completing your application. When you have completed your application, please email this back to

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/924

The closing date for this post is 9am Thursday 19 March 2020

Interviews along with assessments will take place on Friday 27 March 2020

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 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

Research & Admin Assistant (Partnerships)

Working pattern: 1 or 2 days per week, flexible

Reporting to: Head of External Partnerships


This role is in opportunity to gain experience within the External Partnerships team at WAES. The role focuses on supporting team members to manage their workload effectively, as well as identifying business development and income growth opportunities. It is suitable for those who may want to develop careers in administration, business development and research.


  • Keeping partnership databases updated on Microsoft Excel
  • Scheduling partnership meetings with external stakeholders
  • Collating research on local and pan-London organisations
  • Reporting to the Head of External Partnerships on suitable partnering opportunities based off of research
  • Booking meeting rooms and spaces for events
  • Researching and reporting on external funding opportunities.

Person Specification

  • Good IT skills including experience of using Microsoft Suite
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative and contribute as part of a team

If you wish to apply for this voluntary post, please complete the application form below and email it back to


Westminster Adult Education Service 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 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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