Education Coordinator - Newcastle

Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Closing date
22 Sep 2020

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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 community centres, workplaces, libraries, 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.

Developing, delivering and maintaining a key educational programme, you will ensure that our students enjoy an outstanding experience. At the heart of our closely-knit area team, you will support and manage tutors, engage volunteers and local branches, and identify business development opportunities. You will also find yourself involved in specialist aspects of regional educational provision, with a particular focus on organising a variety of qualification bearing courses from entry level to level 2, in community settings, with disadvantaged groups, whilst actively promoting our crucial work - so every day will bring different challenges.

We are looking for someone who is organised, enthusiastic, and pro-active, with a positive attitude. You will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with the team to achieve the organisation's aims and objectives. Experience of working in community settings is essential as is a belief in adult education and the difference it can make to people's lives and opportunities. You will also have experience of developing tutors and working with volunteers. Empowering people from all walks of life is what we're all about, so we're keen to hear from people in disadvantaged or underrepresented groups.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter
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