WEA Careers and Employment
Welcome to the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of adult education in England and Scotland.
Founded in 1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 2,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 5,200 members, we deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults from all walks of life
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Education & Instruction
Community & Social Service
Pros:- - Compared to colleges, admin work is on the lower end of the scale - Considerable freedom in terms of what and how you deliver sessions Cons:- - Courses come and go so there in this respect you never really know what the future holds - Enormous pressure to set up groups results in mixed level classrooms
Senior Management team let go Heads of Regions. Typical day at work, stress from when you start and never stops. Senior people do not give answers or fob you off. OFSTED, OFSTED, OFSTED. Change paperwork, dont consult staff and what will work and change it all, dont think about staff or tutors. Not about students led organisation, they dont seem to understand the WEA Ethos. Lining their own pockets making sure their salaries are above average and doesn't affect there cost of living... the list goes on No enjoyable parts of the job anymore.......
Low staff morale and Over worked Accountable for things you haven’t made decisions about You are not recognised for your contributions even when they are significant Leadership says one thing and then does another Feels like the organisation is spiralling out of control
My lines person was a very nasty person and treated me badly. So I would not recommend WEA as a good place to work. I gave them 7 years of my life teaching the elderly and people with mental health problems.
Meeting new people and helping people in the community to develop new skills. The company have kind and friendly staff and they support you if you need any help or assistance it is fantastic to work for an organisation where you are made to feel as though you belong.
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