Job opportunity and Step Into Schools Programme with WEA

We have two opportunities that we would like to circulate one is a job opportunity as a sessional Maths tutor here at the WEA Bristol, and the other is to advertise our Step Into Schools Programme for next term, which is an opportunity for learners to gain qualifications and be prepared for working as an SMSA or Teaching Assistant in schools, including opportunities to gain work experience and develop employability skills including developing your CV and interview practice. We would be grateful if you could circulate these. 


  1. Job Opportunity at WEA Bristol: Maths Sessional Tutor


WEA have an exciting opportunity for a sessional Functional Skills Maths Tutor to join our South West team based out of Bristol. This is a sessional contract.

Sessional Tutor

  • £28.35 per hour;

Agile working opportunities;

Teachers Pension;

Employee assistance programme;

Cycle to work scheme.

As a Sessional Tutor, you will provide the highest possible quality teaching and learning to a group of learners, in both face-to-face classroom and online classroom environments.

The scale and breadth of our curriculum offer is what makes us special. It is our most powerful and important tool in meeting the needs of our learners and the communities, regardless of starting point or educational need We bring learning to the learner, whether it be in local trusted venues or their living room via online learning.

Providing engaging teaching, learning and assessment with a creative and supportive approach to teaching, adapting to a range of learning styles, and ability to differentiate delivery to learners with mixed abilities to develop learner knowledge and understanding.

Undertaking effective initial assessments and diagnostic activities and preparing course materials, ensuring a wide range of formative and summative assessment practices, which motivates and stretches learners to reach their objectives.

You will plan, prepare and teach courses face to face and online, using Zoom/Teams and Canvas, the WEA`s virtual learning environment. Supporting the wider delivery of a quality curriculum offer that supports the work of the Association.


About you:

Are you passionate about lifelong learning? Join the UKs largest voluntary sector adult education provider.

As a Tutor, you should have:

  • Teaching qualification (PCGE, CertEd, DET or equivalent), level 5 specialism and have IQA and Assessor qualifications;

Experience of design and implementation of innovative learning, schemes of work and lesson plans;

Experience in a range of initial assessment and diagnostic tools;

A thorough understanding of RARPA as well as the EIF and the quality processes that underpin your delivery;

Experience of working with adults in hard-to-reach areas who may face multiple barriers to education;

Strong working knowledge of Ofsteds Education Inspection Framework;

A strong team work ethic. We like to collaborate and support each other;

A passion for adult education, and making a difference!

About WEA:

The WEA is the Uks largest voluntary sector provider of adult education, a charity dedicated to bringing high quality, professional education into the heart of communities.

We are working hard to create a workplace that reflects the communities we seek to serve and in which everyone feels empowered to be themselves and work together to drive positive change. We strongly encourage applicants from a diverse range of candidates and encourage everyone with the appropriate skills, experiences and potential to apply.


  1. Step Into Schools Programme!


Do you want to work in a school as a: Teaching Assistant or Lunchtime Assistant?


Enrolling for courses starting in January 2024!


Contact Kasia: / 01173741850


What is Step Into Schools?


Step into schools is a free* programme of learning that gives you skills and experience you need to work in the education sector. 

Free for eligible learners​*


Youll learn about:

Special Edcuational Needs (SEND)

Helping children manage stress and anxiety 

How to get ready to work in a school


Youll take exams and get certificates in:

Award in Mental Health Awareness

Award in Meeting Needs of Learners with ADHD

Award in Support Work in Schools


Youll get:

Work experience in a nursery or school we can pay for your DBS!

One-to-one support for CVs and interview preparation

Childcare support 



St. Pauls Learning and Family Centre

94 Grosvenor Road, St. Pauls, Bristol, BS2 8XJ