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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.

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.

 

Apprenticeship and Employability Co-ordinator
Band 3 – £33,759 – £37,413 per annum – 36 hours per week

As a current ‘Good Provider’ as graded by Ofsted and having recently been shortlisted as TES Adult and Community Learning Provider of the year this is a well-established service that is looking for someone to join us on our journey to outstanding.

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced person in apprenticeships to co-ordinate and develop this offer across the service as well as develop our job focused employment provision.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the Application Form and EO Monitoring Form at the bottom of this page.

Please refer to the Job Description.

When you have completed this, please email it back to recruitment@waes.ac.uk

The closing date for this post is 9am Monday 16 March 2020.

Interviews and assessments will be held on Wednesday 25 March 2020 and candidates must be able to attend on this date.

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/918 when applying for this vacancy.

 

Part Time Graphic Design Tutor – various days and hours - £27.54 per hour – to start ASAP

Who are we?

Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) is a well-known for inclusive, high quality adult education programmes in the creative arts, vocational, work-based curriculum, basic skills, community and family learning. Our dedicated and talented staff inspire and support our learners to achieve their lifelong learning ambitions and transform their futures.

We have just entered an exciting new chapter in our history, to further strengthen what we do - to spearhead curriculum innovation which will inspire learner’s career aspirations as well as provide the wider benefits of learning to their health, wellbeing, confidence and ability to participate in society.

The Creative Industries department here at WAES is now looking for a Graphic Design educator, with the ability to teach CAD an advantage, to enter this new chapter with us. If you are passionate about teaching and learning, and you enjoy inspiring and transforming learner’s lives, whilst at the same time inspiring your own, we would love to hear from you.

Your responsibilities in brief.

  • Designing resources for and delivering to our adult learners, in line with curriculum and qualification requirements ensuring our learners are inspired, challenged and achieve
  • Supporting the Graphic Design and Web Design curriculum where required. For example, course advice and guidance for prospective learners
  • Summative and formative assessments as part of the learners' journey
  • Tracking learners progress through timely and accurate reporting
  • Liaising with relevant stakeholders and fellow creative arts staff
  • Ensuring an ‘outstanding’ teaching and learning experience including Individual Learning Plans and quality assurance implementation and feedback.

About you:

  • Relevant experience and knowledge of Graphic Design including: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. CAD expertise and knowledge would be an advantage
  • Experience of working with/teaching adult learners is highly desirable, as well as industry experience
  • Proven ability to work with diverse groups of learners across mixed abilities to ensure their successful progression and achievement
  • Level 3 or above qualification in the subject area
  • Achieved, or working towards a Level 3 teaching qualification as a minimum
  • Commitment to outstanding teaching and the learner experience
  • Commitment to your own professional development

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

To Apply:

If you are interested, please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form at the bottom of the page and email to recruitment@waes.ac.uk.

Please refer to the Job Description and ensure your personal statement reflects the requirements listed in the person specification for that role.

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/920 in all correspondence

Closing date 9am Thursday 27 February 2020

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

 

Part Time Tutor – DIY – £27.54 per hour – Contact hours will depend on each specific project

As a current ‘Good Provider’ as graded by Ofsted and having recently been shortlisted as TES Adult and Community Learning Provider of the year this is a well-established service that is looking for someone to join us on our journey to outstanding.

Experienced builder and tutor needed for Community and Cultural Learning Department. Projects include working with a range of leaners on DIY projects such as painting, wallpapering and possibly tiling at various communication venues.

To apply for this vacancy, please complete the Application Form and EO Monitoring Form at the bottom of this page.

Please refer to the Job Description.

When you have completed this, please email it back to recruitment@waes.ac.uk

The closing date for this post is 9am Monday 24 February 2020.

Interviews and assessments will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/919 when applying for this vacancy.

 

Part Time Tutor and Assessor Childcare and Health & Social Care – £27.54/£18.36 per hour – From April 2020

Are you an experienced Tutor/Assessor with a specialism in either Childcare, supporting teaching and learning or Health and Social Care?

We need to add to our growing Care team to ensure learners in Westminster have the opportunity to gain work ready qualifications and achieve their goals.

Initially this post is for classes at our Amberley Centre, with some external assessments for our Level 2 and 3 learners. From September 2020 this role could expand to more substantial hours and an increased level of responsibility.

About you:

With previous experience in a post-16 education environment and experience of leading curriculum teams, you must have a degree or professional qualification in a subject relevant to the area and a teaching qualification at level 5.

Experience of successfully delivering care qualifications from Level 1-3 is essential.

What We Offer:

The Service offers a competitive salary, employment benefits including a public sector pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development.

To apply for this post, please download the Work Placement Assessor Job Description and the Part Time Tutor Job Description and then complete the Application Form and EO Monitoring form. Once completed, please email your application to recruitment@waes.ac.uk

Please quote ED/WAES/917 in all correspondence for this role.

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

Assessments and interviews for this post will be held on Thursday 19 March 2020.

If you have any queries please email 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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