Who we are
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 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.
About the role
The successful candidate will work closely with the wider HR team to deliver tactical and strategic solutions, providing front line advice to people managers and employees, as well as undertaking bespoke and ad hoc HR projects, and proposing changes and improvements to Business and HR processes and procedures. You will be providing generalist HR advice, support and guidance to line managers and employees across various departments within the business. Being part of a small resourceful team you will be involved in every aspect of HR including, ER, recruitment, training and reward whilst having the opportunity to enhance your experience in other areas.
Ideally you will be CIPD qualified (or working towards qualification) Demonstrate a strong background of generalist HR experience, Have a positive, proactive, customer focused approach to HR activities/issues and have vast experience of working in a team environment, managing a high workload and supporting the work of others.
To apply for this role, please submit an expression of interest detailing how you fit the requirements, along with a summary CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on 28th March 2018 as we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received sufficient number of applications.