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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

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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


Tutors £28.08 per hour – Various daytime, evening and weekend hours available, required in the following areas: ESOL Tutors for Pre-Entry to Level 2 courses

WAES are looking to recruit enthusiastic and adaptable Tutors who are committed to adult and community education, and who are focused on learner enjoyment and achievement. You will be joining a friendly team of tutors who deliver ESOL classes from Pre-Entry to Level 2 in face-to-face and online settings, and in community settings. You will be working in one of the most diverse boroughs in London, with an extensive ESOL provision. You should have experience of ESOL assessment, including exams and RARPA, and be willing to travel between sites.

We welcome applications from all, but are particularly interested in recruiting tutors who are available to teach evening and/or Saturday classes, or who have the flexibility to cover classes online/ face-to-face at short notice.

Relevant subject-specialist qualification and experience in teaching the subject in an adult education setting is essential. Post-compulsory teaching qualification required, minimum PTLLS or equivalent.

Experience of online teaching desirable.

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/967

The closing date for this post is 9am Monday 30 November 2020.

However, applications will be considered as soon as possible, and suitable candidates will be shortlisted as soon as applications are submitted.

Interviews for this post will take place in the week commencing 7 December 2020 (or earlier).

To apply for this post, please see the Job Description download the Application Form and EO Form at the bottom of the page. When you have completed your application, please email it to

CVs will not be accepted for this post.

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

Please keep an eye on our website for new opportunities. 



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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