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.
Empowering us to deliver inspiring education and learning opportunities, you will drive the employability and skills focus across London and Southern, forging and building key partnerships, actively developing new business and identifying new sources of funding. You will lead your team in Southern region to deliver continuous improvement in teaching, learning and assessment. But you won`t just be the catalyst that transforms our students: you`ll do the same for your colleagues and our vital volunteers, building on our commitment to being Investors in People. Depending on your skills and interests, you could find yourself taking the lead in English, Maths and ESOL; focusing on tutor or curriculum development; driving our digital leadership; acting as our safeguarding lead; or leading crucial cross-regional projects.
Our students are as diverse as Britain itself, and its vital that our team reflects the countrys make-up. But whatever your background, you will possess the skills to operate in the foreground: extensive experience of strategic development in adult education, strong business development skills, real flair for relationship building and great report-writing and presentation abilities. You will also bring passion in spades and willingness to exceed our expectations every day.