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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


Fine Art Tutor – Start End September 2020. Initially until Christmas with possibility to extend. Various days and hours – £28.08 per hour

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced, qualified, Fine Art tutor, specialising in oil painting to inspire and provide a transformative education to our adult learners (19+) from in and around London. You will be responsible for providing teaching, learning and assessments across our fine art provision, and monitoring learner’s performance with opportunities to support them, as well as develop your skills across the service.

You will be responsible for delivering all elements of the program, providing support and guidance to the learners, ensuring they are challenged, inspired, complete their work in a timely manner, and excel in achievement.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • 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 fine art curriculum where required for example, course advise and guidance for prospective learners, open days, end of year show
  • 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 contemporary fine art practice, in particular oil painting
  • 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
  • A recognized teaching qualification, or working toward one
  • Commitment to outstanding teaching and the learner experience
  • Commitment to your own professional development.

What we offer:

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

Please quote reference number ED/WAES/960

Please note CV’s are not accepted for this post.

A Basic DBS will be required for this post.

The closing date is 9am Thursday 24 September

Interviews for this post will take place very soon after the closing date

To apply for this post, please download the Job Description for the Part Time Tutor.? Then please complete the Application Form and EO Monitoring Form at the bottom of the page.?

When you have completed your application, please email the forms back to


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

Research & Admin Assistant (Partnerships)

Working pattern: 1 or 2 days per week, flexible

Reporting to: Head of External Partnerships


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.


  • 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


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 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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