Purpose of the role:
The WEA has an exciting opportunity for a Development and Outreach Coordinator to identify key areas and build new partnerships across Portsmouth
This is a part time role of 17.5 hours per week.
The Workers` Educational Association is a unique charity and the UK`s 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.
Key areas of responsibility:
The ultimate aim is to increase WEA provision and thus reach new students.
You will develop new opportunities through outreach within the Portsmouth region; raising the profile of the WEA, reaching out in deprived areas, working with community organisations, job centres and schools to develop new work in the city and outskirts
You are someone who is motivated by social justice; empowering adults and giving the most vulnerable and marginalised opportunities to build skills and aspirations through education. A background in community work and knowledge of the communities in Portsmouth would be an advantage. A people person who enjoys networking and raising the profile of the WEA.