Education Support Assistant

Education Support Assistant

The WEA has an opportunity for an Education Support Assistant to support delivery of a project working with Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority.
The role will initial be home based, then moving into an office within the Cambridge area.
Who we are
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.

This role will support the project team with aspects of administration, data collection, monitoring and reporting to ensure the effective delivery of contracts on behalf of a Combined Authority. As part of these tasks the Education Support Assistant will be expected to support student recruitment via promotion and advertisement of the courses and provide advice and guidance to students where appropriate.

Empowering people from all walks of life is what we are all about, so we are keen to hear from people in disadvantaged or underrepresented groups. Whatever your background, you will need a degree level education plus teaching and assessor qualifications, alongside extensive experience of developing tutors, co-ordinating diverse stakeholders and building voluntary or membership organisations. Equally importantly, you should be exceptionally organised and methodical, with great communication skills and you will be ready to make your mark from day one.