Education Coordinator - North of Tyne

Newcastle Upon Tyne
14 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
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 within a devolved area, 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, and identify business development opportunities alongside working to targets to achieve overall success of the project.

You will also find yourself involved in specialist aspects of regional educational provision, with a particular focus on working within a devolved area. Travel to visit classes in centres across the whole area is required.

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.

This role will support tutors and a diverse range of students therefore communication is key. Experience of working in adult community education is a priority and it is essential to have good IT skills to support tutors and students with online and face to face education provision.

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