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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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Business Development Officer

Ref: ED/WAES/762

Fixed term contract for one year

Salary: £31, 953 to £35, 961


Are you innovative? Someone with excellent sales and marketing skills? We are looking for a Sales Executive to successfully generate new income opportunities and partners to support the expansion and growth of our course offer.

Are you able to build links with clients, community groups and appropriate businesses to maximise potential opportunities and provide excellent adult learning in the heart of London? Then apply for this job.

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/762

Closing Date: extended to 2 October 2017

Business Development Officer Job Description




HR Administrator
Ref: ED/WAES/767

Salary range - £24, 135 to £28, 440

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an HR Administrator to join the busy HR team at Westminster Adult Education Service.

You will work closely with the Head of HR to provide a comprehensive, efficient and customer focussed HR administrative support service to support Managers and ensure staff are dealt with appropriately throughout the employment lifecycle.

Administrative experience in a human resources environment is essential with knowledge and experience of recruitment processes and payroll an advantage

You will have excellent written communication, IT and organisation skills, as well as a good eye for detail, the ability to multi-task, work under pressure and manage competing priorities You must be able to deal with staff and customers in a polite and courteous way


Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/767

Closing date:  6 October 2017

HR Administrator Job Description



Community Engagement Officer (Part time)
Ref: ED/WAES/766
Salary range: £ 10, 644 to £11,845 (actual salary based on 18 hours per week for 40 weeks)
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Westminster’s leading community provider and  specialist adult college, set in the heart of one of London’ s most diverse, vibrant  communities.
Each year we engage with over 3000 community learners across the borough working in partnership with over 60 organisations.
This new role will be exciting, flexible, and fast paced and you will be helping to support, develop and deliver a successful Community Learning offer
So if you have a passion for helping people to gain access to learning and skills opportunities working as Community Engagement Officer is ideal for you.
What to expect?
  • The role is flexible up to 18 hours a week over  40 weeks,

  • Although the work is generally office-based, a certain amount of time will be travelling to meet clients or training providers, or to attend courses or meetings.

  • The work often requires sensitivity, creativity and determination to overcome barriers and engage learners. Be prepared for setbacks before success is achieved.

  • Government initiatives are encouraging lifelong learning and increasing access to education in areas of the community that traditionally have not taken part before, e.g. the homeless, those with substance addiction, perpetrators/victims of crime or domestic violence, which may involve challenging work.


Typical Tasks:

  • Undertaking the administration of provision

  • Community engagement to increase participation in informal, educational and recreational activities.

  • Engaging with individuals and community groups, such as residents' associations, parents' groups and young people;

  • Community capacity building through supporting the development of community or local voluntary groups;

  • Supporting the sourcing of grants and funding for community projects.


A good level of English is required and knowledge of the Arabic language is desirable.

Please quote reference number: ED/WAES/766

Closing date:  6 October  2017

PT Community Engagement Officer Job Description


To Apply:
If you are interested, please complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form on the Downloads tab below.
Job description and application forms are available below each role. If you are experiencing problems downloading or have an enquiry regarding a particular vacancy please contact HR by emailing quoting the relevant reference number.

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:


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