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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 a large and diverse programmes of further education qualification courses and employer-based training as well as 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.

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

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Application

If you are experiencing problems downloading or have an enquire regarding a particular vacancy please contact HR Recruitment at recruitment@waes.ac.uk quoting the relevant reference number.

 * Part-time hours may require evening or Saturday work

 

 

How to Apply for WAES vacancies

If you are interested in any of the roles above please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form on the Downloads tab below.
 
Job description and application forms are available below each role. If you are experiencing problems downloading or have an enquiry regarding a particular vacancy please contact HR by emailing recruitment@waes.ac.uk quoting the relevant reference number.
 

Business & Officer Administration Tutor - £27 per hour

A Tutor is required immediately to teach on Monday and Tuesday daytime to deliver level 1 and 2 business qualifications to groups of adults in central London. Successful applicants will have:

  • substantial experience of teaching business to groups of adults, including qualification courses at levels 1 and 2;
  • a degree-level qualification in an appropriate subject (desirable – minimum level 3);
  • a recognised teaching qualification for the lifelong learning sector at level 3 (PTLLS or equivalent) or above; and
  • professional business experience.

 To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this post, please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at the bottom of  the page.  Please ensure your personal statement reflects the requirements listed in the person specification for this role.

 Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/773 in all correspondence

Closing date: 5pm - 24 November 2017

Interviews will be held in November 2017

Job Description 

 

Fashion Tutor - £27 per hour

Part-time fashion tutor required immediately to teach Fashion Level 2 Gateway qualification to groups of adults at our Amberley Road centre. Must be available on Wednesdays in the daytime until Easter 2018. Successful applicants will have:

  • substantial experience of teaching groups of adults, including teaching qualification courses;
  • a recognised teaching qualification for the lifelong learning sector, preferably CTLLS or PGCE, or equivalent;
  • a degree-level qualification in fashion (desirable – minimum level 3);
  • assessor award preferred; and
  • substantial experience of working in the fashion industry

To Apply:

If you are interested in applying for this post, please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at the bottom of  the page.  Please ensure your personal statement reflects the requirements listed in the person specification for this role.

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/774 in all correspondence

Closing date: 5pm - 24 November 2017

Interviews will be held in November 2017


Employment and Skills Officer

Salary Range:  £31,963 to £35,961

This is your opportunity to be at the heart of this exciting work readiness initiative, developing and delivering projects which will transform the lives of WAES learners. Reporting to the Assistant Principal of Education and Training, your role is to ensure that learners benefit from choosing to study here and ensure  that residents have the skills and experience that employers want, creating and managing preferential pathways to work; in essence future-proofing Westminster’s city for all - global city status.

You will:

  • Lead the development of the Employment and Skills strategy, which will involve the coordination of cross-college employability activities to progress our learners into meaningful and sustained employment
  • Work with internal and external partners to coordinate work placement opportunities for learners on traineeships and other vocational related programmes.
  • Lead our Employment Provider Forum which will seek to establish, maintain and improve linkages between providers, residents and the borough in order to secure meaningful and sustainable employment outcomes for our learners.
  • Develop strong and appropriate links with employers and providers and aim to maximise benefits for local residents from their provision – this would include initiating data sharing agreements, collecting and collating data from providers to link to our internal data analysis processes.

The successful candidate will be highly experienced in implementing and operating the provision of employment skills training, and will have the appropriate level of strategic and policy understanding, as well as strong negotiation skills.

Closing Date: 5pm – Wednesday 29 November 2017

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5 December

To Apply:

Job description and application forms are available from www.waes.ac.uk/vacancies.  If you are experiencing problems downloading or have an enquiry regarding a particular vacancy please contact HR by emailing recruitment@waes.ac.uk  quoting the relevant reference number

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/772 in all correspondence

Job Description

 

Quality Assurance Co-ordinator

year fixed term contract

Salary Range:  £31,963 to £35,961

We are looking to recruit a Quality Assurance Coordinator with extensive experience of working with sub-contractors and employers in the delivery of apprenticeships. The person must have significant experience in the FE or post 16 education sector delivering high quality results in assessment, tracking, verification and standardisation as well as knowledge of various awarding bodies regulations and expectations. 

If you feel you have the experience for this exciting role and would like to be a part of an organisation that is working from 'Good' Ofsted rating towards outstanding, then we would like to hear from you. This role requires flexible working hours/days with occasional weekend and evening duties.

To Apply:

If you are interested, please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at the bottom of the page

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/771

Job Description

 
 
Additional Ongoing Vacancies:

 

Associate Assessors

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

Payment: Competitive rate per learner
 
Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) recently judged by Ofsted Inspection as “officially good and on our way to outstanding” is the largest local authority adult education service in London and one of the largest in the country. We offer a large and diverse programme of further education qualification courses and employer-based training as well as extensive community based provision. 
 
We are looking to expand our offer of apprenticeships and diversify into other areas such as Traineeship. 
 
Fully qualified freelance tutors and assessors for Functional Skills English & Maths, Health & Social Care, Business Admin, Customer Service, Team Leading, and Management in Care and Management are required for Levels 1 - 5.
 
We are looking for committed professionals to work across London, Surrey and surrounding areas to deliver and assess qualifications. 
 
You will need to be able to: 
 
· Identify learner's strengths and weakness' through initial assessment and support them accordingly.
· Set and review SMART targets.
· Provide progress feedback to learners and provide support to ensure they meet their personalised targets using e-learning systems.
· Ensure each learner's progression is recorded efficiently and assess competence throughout their qualifications and be able to provide outstanding teaching and learning experiences.
· Use e-portfolio 
 
You must have a recognised assessor qualification along with PTLLS / teaching qualification and be capable of delivering training sessions as well as coaching 1 to 1. You will be part of a supportive team within your subject who are able to help you with any issues and make sure you are on track to meet the achievable standards of a competent training organisation.
 
Minimum Required Qualifications: 
· Level 2 Functional Skills Maths & English or GCSE English & Maths, Level 3 Assessor, A1 Assessor or Equivalent
· You must hold the equivalent or higher qualification in any subject you plan to assess 
 
Required experience:
· Freelance Assessing: 1 year
· Relevant 12 months CPD
 
To Apply for the position of Associate Assessors:
 
The application process for this role differs from the others. Should you be interested in this role, please send your CV with details of qualifications, experience and recent CPD and a covering Letter to the apprenticeship team apprenticeships@waes.ac.uk  
 

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

 
 

Talk English ESOL teacher volunteer

 
Volunteer to teach learners on Talk English Courses and help people to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.


About Talk English
Talk English is a new project which aims to help people learn English and get involved in the wider community. The Talk English project is working with people with low levels of English to help them improve their language skills, access services and get more involved in the community.


The Role
Teaching ESOL is a rewarding yet challenging experience. Focusing on the things people need to do in their everyday lives, such as going shopping, using public transport and going to the doctors, you will help learners to develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Volunteering as an ESOL teacher is a great opportunity for you to gain experience and develop new skills while making a difference to peoples lives. By volunteering with Talk English you will gain experience of teaching, working as part of a team and working with learners from all over the world. You will also develop your communication, presentation and organisational skills.

Training
We offer free training courses which introduce the role and responsibilities of Talk English volunteer ESOL teachers and ESOL teaching, learning and assessment methods and resources.


To apply
Please download and complete the volunteering application form and email it to: recruitment@waes.ac.uk

 

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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