Purpose of the role:
The WEA 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. 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.
Key areas of responsibility:
The post holder will manage a team to deliver the Association education provision, strategic partnerships and external relationships in a significant specified area or theme within a region.
They will have responsibility for delivery of a complex AEB contract in designated area, in line with contract requirements and Association strategic objectives. They will work closely with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders including LEPs (or equivalent), local authorities, community organisations, employers and trade unions.
The post holder will be accountable for the successful delivery of the AEB contract within the agreed budget and timelines, ensuring the delivery to agreed funding and quality frameworks of AEB provision by WEA and (where relevant) subcontractors. They will report to the Mayoral combined authority skills team and internally within WEA taking appropriate actions on contract performance where appropriate.
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