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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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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

 

Teaching, Learning & Assessment Co-ordinator
£33,759 - £37,413 per annum (Band 3 post)

Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES), a department of Westminster City Council is the largest Adult and Community Learning provider in London and one of the largest in the country. WAES offers a range of qualification courses, 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 centers in Westminster are all modern, easily accessible and purpose built, offering high quality teaching and learning facilities.

We are looking to recruit a Teaching, Learning & Assessment Co-ordinator with extensive experience in the FE or post 16 education sector delivering outstanding teaching results in blended and online delivery. The successful candidate will understand the importance of TL&A observations processes, continual professional development, and have experience of working and engaging colleagues across an organisation.

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.

In the first instance this post may be home based and the successful candidate must be able set-up and able to work remotely.

In return we offer excellent employment benefits including generous annual leave and opportunities for continuous professional development.

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/953

The closing date for this post is 9am Tuesday 1 September 2020.

Interviews and assessments will take place w/b 7 September 2020.

To apply for this post, please download the Job Description and then complete the Application Form and EO Monitoring form at the bottom of the page. When you have completed your application, please email it back to recruitment@waes.ac.uk

A Basic DBS is required for this post.

Previous applicants, need not apply.

 

Part-Time Hours Adult and Child CareTutor – £27.54 per hour

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced and qualified Adult and Childcare tutor to deliver and assess Access to HE qualifications across both Adult Health and Social Care and Children and Young People 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 progress onto Higher Education. You will be responsible for providing teaching, learning and assessment across our provision with opportunities to support learners and develop your skills across the service.

You will be responsible for delivering all elements of the program, providing support and guidance to learners, ensuring that they are challenged and that they complete their qualification in a timely manner.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing resources and assignment briefs where appropriate
  • Delivery training and support both face to face and remotely to groups and/or individuals
  • Supporting the curriculum initial advice and guidance process for prospective learners to ensure we have the right candidates on the right courses
  • Carryout 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
  • Conduct 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)
  • Adult or Child Care qualification at level 4 or above
  • Occupational experience of the Adult or Childcare sector
  • Strong digital skills.

What we offer:

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

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/954

The closing date is 9am Wednesday 12 August 2020.

Interviews for this post will take place Wednesday 19 August 2020.

To apply for this post, please download the Job Description for the Part Time Tutor.? 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

 

Associate Assessors and IQAs for Distance Learning provision – Freelance – Competitive rate per group/learner

You will be engaged on a freelance basis to assess, mark, provide feedback and possibly IQA learners work.

Fully qualified freelance Assessors, Tutors and Internal Quality Assurers for the following Distance Learning courses: Understanding Autism, Awareness of Mental Health Problems, Mental Health and First Aid, Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health, Adverse Childhood Experiences.

We are looking for committed professionals to mark, provide feedback and assess learners work.

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.
  • Provide judgement and feedback to assessors and offer support where identified.
  • Use e-portfolio systems.

You must hold 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.

Training on e-portfolio systems will be given.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths & English or GCSE English & Maths
  • Level 3 Assessor, A1 Assessor or Equivalent
  • Level 4 Internal Quality Assurer, V1 Internal Verifier or Equivalent
  • You must hold the equivalent or higher qualification in any subject you plan to assess.

Required experience:

  • Freelance Assessing or verifying: 1 year
  • Relevant 12 months CPD

To Apply:

Have a look at the Job Description. If you are interested, please send your CV with details of qualifications, experience and recent CPD and a covering Letter to the recruitment team – recruitment@waes.ac.uk

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/949

The closing date for this post is 9am Monday 17 August 2020. Interviews for this post will take place on Friday 21 August. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Part-Time Tutor Cleaning and Facilities Services – £27.54 per hour from September

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced and qualified tutor to deliver and assess Cleaning and Facilities Services qualifications at level 2 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 within the sector. You will be responsible for providing teaching, learning and assessment across our provision with opportunities to support learners and develop your skills across the service. Additionally, you may need to deliver and assess digital skills qualifications at Level 1 or 2 across all courses.

You will be responsible for delivering all elements of the program, 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.

In the first instance this post may be home based and the successful candidate must be set-up and able to work remotely.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing resources and assignment briefs where appropriate
  • Deliver training and support both face to face and remotely to groups and/or individuals
  • Carry out continuous diagnostic assessments as part of the learner’s 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 in a timely fashion
  • Conduct Internal Quality Assurance activity as directed by the department Co-ordinator.

About you:

  • A recognised teaching qualification for the lifelong learning sector, preferable PGCE or equivalent
  • Recognised Internal Verification qualification
  • An up-to-date CPD record (30 hours year)
  • Cleaning qualification at Level 3 or above or experience of working within the Cleaning and Facilities sector at a supervisory level
  • IT qualifications at Level 2 or above
  • Strong digital skills with the ability to deliver training and assessment remotely.

What we offer:

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

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/948

Please note CV’s are not accepted for this post.

A Basic DBS will be required for this post.

The closing date is 9am Friday 7 August. Interviews for this post will take place on Wednesday 12 August.

To apply for this post, please download the Job Description for the Part Time Tutor.? 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

  

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

Research & Admin Assistant (Partnerships)

Working pattern: 1 or 2 days per week, flexible

Reporting to: Head of External Partnerships

About

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 recruitment@waes.ac.uk

 

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 recruitment@waes.ac.uk 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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