Westminster Adult Education Service

About Westminster Adult Education Service

Westminster City Council is committed to creating a City for All where people are born into a supportive and safe environment, grow and learn throughout their lives and build fantastic careers in world-leading industries. Westminster Adult Education Service is the City Council’s adult education service and the largest local authority adult education service in the UK.

We provide life-changing learning opportunities for our learners through our qualification courses, apprenticeship programmes and extensive community-based provision. We work to adapt to the changing needs of our communities – resulting in a dynamic atmosphere where ambition, diversity and creativity are celebrated. We are on our journey to become an Outstanding education provider and want people who share our vision of attaining excellence to join our passionate and highly skilled team.

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The Service offers competitive salaries and employment benefits, including a public sector pension scheme, generous holiday allowance and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development. 

We have two nurseries (Lisson Grove and Pimlico) that are open during Term Time and are run by an outstanding team of educational workers.  If spaces are available, we are happy to offer staff members' children places in our nurseries at a competitive hourly rate.

If you want to join an organisation that makes a difference in people’s lives, we want to hear from you.  Don’t just take our word for it, ready a few testimonials from our current staff at WAES:

Working at WAES

WAES is a friendly, inclusive workplace where staff are encouraged to progress, learn and grow in a supportive environment. WAES is also a great place to work. Don't just take our word for it:

Wendy Powell – Learning Support Co-ordinator:

"I am in my 7th year at WAES. I started in the ESOL department as a Part-time Tutor and a Mentor to 2 ESOL tutors. Since then I have taught in the Community, trained volunteers on the Talk English programme and also worked as a Distance Learning and LDD Administrator. Last year there was an opportunity to cover as a LDD Co-ordinator for 3 months. I went for the interview and got the post! Following this temporary cover, I was able to more to my role as a permanent Learning Support Co-ordinator. I work in this post for 4 days a week and the day I am not working I continue to teach in the Community. I currently teach Computer Skills, Employability workshops and Positive Pathways workshops which include Empowering Women.

"I enjoy the camaraderie I have with colleagues and the opportunities I have been given to work in other departments over the years. I feel supported by the managers who I work with. They give me the confidence to do the tasks to the best of my abilities. Also, the tremendous support I have received from other departments within WAES, who I know I can access when necessary! Finally, I am grateful I can continue to teach and be part of our learners' journey towards their goal of achievement of a qualification or completing a course."

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