Sessional Tutor - Practical Arts and Crafts

£28.48 - £28.48 Per Hour, £28.48 per hour including London Weighting
22 Sep 2022 11:45
06 Oct 2022 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Contract Type
Sessional / Hourly Paid
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College, Member Organisation, Public Sector Organisation

Sessional Tutor - Practical Arts and Crafts

Purpose of the role:

Are you looking to make a difference? Are you a qualified Practical Arts and Crafts tutor with experience in delivering to a diverse range of people? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and values-based organisation? If so, we can't wait to hear from you.

We are recruiting for a sessional tutor as part of our London team.

You will be part of a strong team who deliver a range of adult education courses in local settings across the entire London area. We are looking for someone who can bring the joy of arts and crafts to a diverse group of adult learners on our volunteer led Branch community programmes and expanding out to community venues. Delivery will be both face-to-face and online, depending on need therefore you must be willing and able to travel across London.

Key areas of responsibility:

- Plan, deliver and assess engaging and outstanding teaching and learning
- Manage the life-cycle of courses, from initial assessment through to achievement, adapting your delivery and teaching style to suit the needs of all learners
- Closely monitor KPIs including retention and achievement data and develop solutions to improve these where necessary
- Uphold and promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in your day-to-day role so that all students and staff are treated with respect and dignity
- Enable students to achieve through setting learning outcomes and working with students on a 1-1 basis where needed
- Work collaboratively with the local and wider WEA team to ensure that WEAs provision is outstanding, including taking part in internal moderation and verifying of courses
- Work effectively in person and online using Canvas (our VLE) to ensure all learners are successful in their chosen pathway
- Give clear, timely and relevant advice on further learning and progression opportunities to students as required
- Any other duty which, from time to time, may reasonably be required to meet the needs of the WEA and the funders and is within the remit of this post.

About you:

- You will hold a teaching qualification at level 4 or above (PGCE, DTLLS, Cert Ed or appropriate professional experience)
- You will have a vocationally relevant qualification at level 5 or above
- When you teach, you inspire your learners to achieve and progress; you can deliver on accredited and non-accredited courses and you have a thorough understanding of RARPA as well as the EIF and the quality processes that underpin your delivery
- Your organisational skills are exceptional and you have a solution focused, can do attitude
- You are a team player and you are always seeking to improve you teaching skills and share best practice with those around you
- You have experience of working with adults in hard-to-reach areas who may face multiple barriers to education, you can break down barriers and your teaching opens doors for individuals
- You can work just as effectively online as you do face-to-face and you have experience of tracking and monitoring student retention, progress and achievement.

About us

Founded in 1903, the WEA (Workers Educational Association) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. Last year we helped 28,219 students, with the support of nearly 2,000 volunteers, 900+ tutors and over 6,000 members. We deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults from all walks of life. We are rated 'Good' by Ofsted, we are matrix accredited, a disability confident and living wage employer, we hold the silver accreditation for Investors in People and we've recently been named as one of the top 50 most inclusive workplaces in the UK. At the WEA, we want to give everyone opportunities, and make sure that no one is left behind by bringing adult education within reach of everyone who needs it, fighting inequality and promoting social justice.

Decided we might be a good fit? Great news. Apart from working in a unique organisation, you'll also receive:
- Teachers pension scheme
- Employee assistance program
- Cycle to work scheme
- Eye care vouchers

Because we serve people from all walks of life, we are keen to develop a diverse workforce and particularly welcome applications from members of minority groups.

Next steps

Once you have applied, our team will be looking at your application to see if you're a good fit. If successful, we'll contact you for an interview during which we will be assessing you against the relevant criteria and job description and you will be making sure we are also the best fit for you. As part of the interview, we will be asking you to undertake a 15 minute micro teach delivering a craft session more details will be given to you on this when you are invited to the interview stage.