Workers Educational Association Scotland
Workers Educational Association Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC039239

The Workers’ Educational Association is a unique charity and the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education. We have a clear mission and a strong social purpose. Since 1903 we have been providing disadvantaged adults opportunities to return to learning and to improve life chances.

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Education Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,620 – £28,594 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 12th November 2021

This project has been part funded by the European Union Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.

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.

This vacancy is fixed term until 30 November 2022.

Key areas of responsibility:

An exciting opportunity to develop and deliver this Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund project. WEA Scotland along with our partners Dundee City Council, Fife Council and Clackmannanshire Council have received funding to help our newest citizen`s access certification to work in the construction industry. The aim of the project will be to help refugees across Scotland into careers in the industry. The project will help facilitate this in a number of ways, including the creation of a bespoke health and safety course and an Arabic voiceover for the Operatives Test.

The post-holder will work with partners across Scotland to develop supporting materials for ESOL learners. These will ultimately be downloadable and accessible by any ESOL provider (free of charge) across the UK. They will also engage with refugees who have been through a previous project and successfully moved into construction related roles.

The Education Co-ordinator will help organise and support pilot courses which will run in Fife, Clackmannanshire and Dundee City, as well as a national online WEA pilot for candidates from across Scotland. These pilots will be run by local ESOL partners, Further Education Colleges and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) staff.

The Education Co-ordinator will work closely with partner agency colleagues and refugee communities to evaluate the project and capture key messages.

This is a multi-faceted role which we anticipate will result in a long-lasting positive legacy.

About you:

Ideally we are looking for someone with a strong ESOL background with experience of Employability and working with Refugees. The successful candidate should have experience of developing high quality interactive ESOL Resources and adapting them for and making them available online.

The project is delivered in partnership with Dundee City Council, Fife Council and Clackmannanshire Council with the Education Co-ordinator sitting within the WEA staff team.

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Education Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £26,886 – £28,880 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 31st July 2022

Purpose of the role:WEA Scotland are looking for a dynamic, resourceful Adult Community Education worker to support and further develop our innovative adult education offer in Fife.

The Education Coordinator will focus on supporting communities and learners by developing a range of learning opportunities including:

Political Literacies

Community wealth Building

Community empowerment/ Asset Transfer etc

The successful candidate will build and develop new grass-roots connections in central Fife and in particular in SIMD areas. This work will further strengthen WEAs delivery and impact around Employability and Community Engagement.

Additional subject areas to be developed and delivered may include:

Helping the 55+ age group to campaign for better services in their local area

Promoting inter-generational learning and engagement

Promoting Social Enterprise and Community Enterprise

Assisting isolated and vulnerable learners to `rediscover` their local communities and areas following Covid / Lockdown (walks, health & wellbeing groups etc)

Literacies and confidence building (supporting Employability)

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.

Key areas of responsibility:WEA have an exciting opportunity for an Education Coordinator supporting our work in Fife. The Education Coordinator will engage with new and existing partners and organisations in Fife and organise and develop adult community education courses.

The emphasis will be to connect with new learners in SIMD areas and organise learning opportunities that will make a real difference to learners and their communities.

About you:You will be a qualified Adult Community Education worker with a sound knowledge and understanding of the socio-economic needs of Fife communities and how to help organise learning opportunities within these communities. You will be living in Fife or the surrounding area and have your own car and a driving license.

You will have strong IT skills and have experience of online learning as well as face to face.

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Education Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £27,693 – £29,746 pro-rata
  • across Fife
  • Closing 15th November 2022

WEA Scotland are looking for a dynamic, resourceful Adult Community Education worker to support and further develop our adult education offer in Fife.

The Education Coordinator will engage with stakeholders, partners and learners across Fife in order to build upon our existing adult learning offer. Opportunities for learning created will fall under:

  • Health and Wellbeing;
  • Culture, Heritage and Environmental;
  • Employability.

The coordinator will work to empower individuals, families and communities and help them to identify their individual and collective goals and make opportunities available to them to take part in learning and take action to bring about positive change.

The coordinator will look to:

  • Improve life chances for people of all ages through learning, personal development and active citizenship.
  • Create stronger, more resilient and inclusive communities.

This exciting role has considerable scope and autonomy and the postholder will be expected to initiate and establish new learning opportunities tailored to meet the current and future needs of adult learners in Fife. Knowledge of organising and delivering online and blended learning would be advantageous but the focus of this role, post-COVID, will be to encourage learners and communities to actively get involved and participate in face to face WEA groups and learning opportunities.

The successful candidate will prioritise building and developing new grass-roots connections in central Fife and in particular in SIMD areas.

Key areas of responsibilities

WEA have an exciting opportunity for an Education Coordinator supporting our work in Fife. The Education Coordinator will engage with new and existing partners and organisations in Fife and organise and develop adult community education courses.

The emphasis will be to connect with new learners in SIMD areas and organise learning opportunities that will make a real difference to learners and their communities.

About you

You will be an experienced Adult Community Education worker with a sound knowledge and understanding of the socio-economic needs of Fife communities and how to help organise learning opportunities within these communities. You will be living in Fife or the surrounding area and have your own car and a driving license.

You will have strong IT skills and have experience of online learning as well as face to face.

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Sessional Tutors – Various subject areas

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Fife, Scotland
  • Closing 7th December 2022

WEA have an exciting opportunity for Sessional Tutors to join our Scotland team in Fife.

As a Sessional Tutor, you will provide the highest possible quality teaching and learning to a group of learners, in both face to face classroom and online classroom environments.

The scale and breadth of our curriculum offer is what makes us special. It is our most powerful and important tool in meeting the needs of our learners and the communities, regardless of starting point or educational need - We bring learning to the learner, whether it be in local trusted venues or their living room via online learning.

We are especially interested in hearing from tutors who have experience of delivering adult learning under any of the following subject areas:

  • Employability;
  • Environmental / Climate Change / Green issues;
  • Culture, History and Heritage;
  • Health and Wellbeing;
  • Political Literacies;
  • Community Wealth Building;
  • Community Empowerment / Asset Transfer;
  • Digital Skills.

Key areas of Responsibility:

Providing engaging teaching, learning and assessment with a creative and supportive approach to teaching, adapting to a range of learning styles, and ability to differentiate delivery to learners with mixed abilities to develop learner’s knowledge and understanding.

Undertaking effective initial assessments and diagnostic activities and preparing course materials, ensuring a wide range of formative and summative assessment practices, which motivates and stretches learners to reach their objectives.

You will plan, prepare and teach courses face to face and online, using Zoom/Teams and Canvas, the WEA’s virtual learning environment. Supporting the wider delivery of a quality curriculum offer that supports the work of the Association.

About You:

Are you passionate about lifelong learning? Join the UK's largest voluntary sector adult education provider.

As a Tutor, you should have:

  • Teaching qualification (PCGE, CertEd, DET or equivalent), level 5;
  • Experience of design and implementation of innovative learning, schemes of work and lesson plans;
  • Experience in a range of initial assessment and diagnostic tools;
  • A thorough understanding of adult learning in Scotland and the quality processes that underpin your delivery;
  • Experience of working with adults in hard-to-reach areas who may face multiple barriers to education;
  • A strong team work ethic. We like to collaborate and support each other;
  • A passion for adult education, and making a difference!

About WEA:

The WEA is the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, a charity dedicated to bringing high quality, professional education into the heart of communities.

We are working hard to create a workplace that reflects the communities we seek to serve and in which everyone feels empowered to be themselves and work together to drive positive change. We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of candidates and encourage everyone with the appropriate skills, experiences and potential to apply.

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