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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.

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 * Part-time hours may require evening or Saturday work

Part Time Tutor - Floristry

Rate of Pay - £25.13 per hour

Part-time hourly-paid Floristry tutor required immediately to teach Floristry subjects to groups of adults in central London from April 2017. Successful applicants will have:

  • substantial experience of teaching groups of adults, including qualification courses;
  • a recognised teaching qualification for the lifelong learning sector, preferably CTLLS or PGCE, or equivalent;
  • a minimum of a level 3 qualification in Floristry (higher level qualification desirable);
  • professional experience as a florist; and
  • daytime availability on term-time Saturdays and evening availability on Tuesdays.

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/732
Closing date: 21 April 2017
Full job description (pdf)

Associate Assessors

Job Type: Freelance- you will be employed on a freelance basis to assess and tutor.
Payment: Competitive rate per learner

We are looking to expand our offer of apprenticeships and diversify into other areas such as Employability and Traineeship.

Fully qualified freelance tutors and assessors for Functional Skills English & Maths, Employability, 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


Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/736
Closing date: 12 May 2017

There are currently no apprenticeship vacancies being advertised.

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


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.

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 Jayne Robinson:


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