WEA Yorkshire and Humber Region
Role: Education Coordinator
Location: Leeds to cover West Yorkshire
35 hours per week
Salary: £26,620 pro rata, per annum,
Are you a qualified teacher or trainer? Can you drive the delivery of exceptional and empowering courses for Britains leading educational charity?
Who we are
The Workers Educational Association is a unique charity and the UKs largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. With a clear vision and a strong social purpose, we bring great teaching to local communities, with life-changing courses held in clubs, pubs, workplaces, schools and almost anywhere else you can think of. Since 1903, we have been giving disadvantaged people the opportunity to return to learning – inspiring them to realise their full potential and become active, engaged citizens. We see education as a tool for social justice, not just self-improvement, and we pride ourselves on making learning egalitarian and accessible. Volunteers play a central role in everything we do, from governance through to classroom support, helping us deliver courses to 50,000 people in 2,300 locations – and enabling us to reach 80% of the population.
Developing, delivering and maintaining a key educational programme for our West Yorkshire contract, you will ensure that our students enjoy an outstanding teaching and learning experience. At the heart of our closely-knit area team, you will support and manage tutors, engage volunteers and local branches, and identify business development opportunities as well as manage a programme of study. You could also find yourself involved in specialist aspects of regional educational provision, communications, quality and teaching, whilst actively promoting our crucial work – so every day will bring different challenges.
Supporting the West Yorkshire delivery contract you will have extensive experience of developing tutors, co-ordinating diverse stakeholders and developing interesting provision for our learners. You will also have a good working knowledge of the West Yorkshire area and key partners within it. You will be IT literate and able to support delivery through a blended learning approach including the use of Zoom, and Canvas, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You should be based in West Yorkshire as although you will be working from home, there will be regular weekly travel throughout the area to manage your programme and build new partnerships.