Westminster City Council
Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to over 250,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.
At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way.
Find out more about how we do this.
As a forward thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore some of our staff depending on their role at WAES can benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.
The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application , we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.
Westminster Adult Education Service
Westminster Adult Education Service is the City Council’s adult education service and the largest local authority adult education service in the UK. We provide life-changing learning opportunities for our learners through our qualification courses, apprenticeship programmes and extensive community-based provision. We work to adapt to the changing needs of our communities – resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity and creativity are celebrated. We are on our journey to become an Outstanding education provider and want people who share our vision of attaining excellence to join our passionate and highly skilled team.
The Service offers competitive salaries and employment benefits, including a public sector pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.
We have two nurseries (Lisson Grove and Pimlico) that are open during Term Time and are run by an outstanding team of educational workers. If spaces are available, we are happy to offer staff members' children places in our nurseries at a competitive hourly rate.
If you want to join an organisation that makes a difference in people’s lives, we want to hear from you. Don’t just take our word for it,
read a few testimonials from current staff at WAES.
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
Find out how we are keeping everyone safe in our centres
Read about the WAES Salary Bands
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Volunteering in Graphic Design
Some students want to make a positive contribution to society, while others want to acquire the skills needed to pursue certain careers. One thing is for sure, dedicating your time to a worthy cause goes a long way in impressing potential employers.
WAES is looking for volunteers who will work with the tutors to support students in online learning. As a volunteer you will need to demonstrate commitment to the industry, be of a proactive and independent nature and have the ability to communicate effectively.
In order to be selected as a volunteer, you will be required to provide information about your background, skill set, availability and interests, the Graphic Design team will then match you with a suitable placement.
Essential: Design skills, Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator / Dreamweaver / AutoCAD (either/or)
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:
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.