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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


Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator

Salary: £31, 953 to £35, 961  

The energetic, dynamic marketing team is seeking a new co-ordinator to execute campaigns, manage events and help further digital activities including e-mail communication, website and social media.

The role is an ideal opportunity for someone looking for a new challenge in the profession, perfect for those looking to step up from a marketing administrator or assistant role. Previous marketing experience is essential, preferably with digital channels.

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/739 in all correspondence
Closing Date: Extended to 26 May 2017
Interviews: 8th/9th June 2017 (TBC)

Full job description (pdf)

Learner Experience Officer (2 posts)

Part time, 18 hours per week, Term time only (40 weeks)

Salary: £10, 644 to £11, 218

The Learner Experience team are looking for two part time motivated, enthusiastic and customer centred Learner Experience Officers; you must have experience of working with diverse customers and ideally have current specialist knowledge linked with education. The role will involve evenings and weekends and based at our Lisson Grove Campus, however some travelling to other centres will be involved as part of the role.

The ideal candidate will have experience of managing spreadsheets and updating daily key performance data sheets, in additional you must have outstanding people skills and have a track record of using various ICT packages.

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/741

Closing Date: 2 June 2017

Full job description (pdf)


Contract type: Fixed term

Full Time (36 hours per week)

Salary: £14, 078

We have vacancies for a number of administrative support roles. All post are offered as an apprenticeship for a minimum of one year, during which time you will undertake a level  2 or 3 qualification and be paid a salary of £14, 078.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will have priority consideration for any vacancies in these areas, which are currently paid in the range of £20,580 to £21,546 or £24,135 to £26, 865.

We are looking for people who are passionate about a career in local government. We are not focused on your qualifications or work experience, but on whether you have the drive, commitment and ideas.

The roles will be in the following areas:

Distance and Online Learning

You will support learners, tutors/markers and moderators with all matters related to distance and on- line learning.

Apprenticeships and Workplace Training

You will provide administrative support to the Apprenticeship and sub-contractor team by monitoring learner progress, and will work closely with the admissions team in completing learner enrolments.


You will provide an administrative/secretarial support service for all aspects of the Marketing and Communications department to include online and offline marketing and advertising campaigns and editing pages on the WAES website.

MIS and Exams

You will provide administrative support to the MIS department to include processing all room bookings updating the timetabling software with course details and processing the register system to ensure it is up to date.

Learning Centre

You will provide excellent customer service to learners and staff using the Learning Centre, promoting and assisting in the use of ICT and other learning resources.  


Please quote the  reference number ED/WAES/ 740

In your application please state which area(s) you are interested in and why.

Full job description (pdf)

Closing Date: 2 June 2017


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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