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About Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales
Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales came into being on the 1st August 2015 through the merger of WEA Cymru and YMCA Wales Community College.

We are a democratic, independent and voluntary movement, committed to widening participation, promoting active citizenship and skills development and providing the best quality learning, through a collaborative approach, working across the whole of Wales. 

About our benefits
• Generous holiday allowance of 30 days per year (pro rata for part time staff) • Generous Bank holiday and additional discretionary holidays • 35 hour working week • Career average pension scheme – LGPS & TPS


Chief Executive

- £77,000 per annum

Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales  is an  ambitious, dynamic and innovative organisation, delivering high quality learning and helping to shape the future direction of adult learning in Wales. Serving communities and individuals, the organisation’s particular focus is on the promotion of social mobility and justice, and encouraging active citizenship.

The Rôle
Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales is seeking to appoint an exceptional Chief Executive to take the organisation forward as the exemplar provider of adult learning for Wales. The Chief Executive will provide strategic direction and entrepreneurial and innovative leadership during a time of change within the context of a tough financial environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and developing a cohesive and high performing Senior Management Team who will serve the organisation and reflect its values and mission. As Chief Executive you will maximise opportunities to promote Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales, and represent its interests with Welsh Government and other relevant external institutions, building supportive partnerships and alliances. As the strategic leader of the organisation you will inform and monitor strategic direction in conjunction with our Council (governing body), ensuring that the overall performance of the organisation meets the highest quality standards.

Our ideal candidate will have an exceptional track record of leadership and management in complex and multi-faceted organisations. An outstanding communicator and inspirational leader, you will demonstrate a passion for education, and for working with adult learners to help them achieve their potential. With a sound knowledge of the external governmental, institutional, funding and policy-making environments as they affect adult education, you will demonstrate a strong understanding of the educational context in Wales and will have a proven track record of working with politicians and government departments.

This rôle presents an exciting opportunity for an individual with vision, drive and enthusiasm, along with a strong commitment to our values and ethos, to be part of shaping the future of adult learning in Wales.

How to Apply

Please return completed application forms to Vicky.Knappett@adultlearning.wales.

The closing date for this post is Friday 13th October at 9am.

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 6th November 2017.

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Quality Assurance and Qualifications Co-ordinator

- £24,243 - £30,435 pro rata, per annum
- F
ixed term Maternity cover post until the end of August 2018
- Part time 17.5hours per week
- Based in Bangor

About the Job
The post holder will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of quality assurance and observation of teaching, with specific responsibility for assessment and verification processes in line with the requirements of relevant awarding organisations.  The post holder will work with the Quality Assurance and Qualifications Manager to ensure that quality assurance meets the highest standards and to drive improvements in quality across the Organisation.

About You
You will have an appropriate teaching qualification at level 4 or above together with a level 3 Assessor Award and level 4 IQA Award.  Experience of coordinating a quality assurance programme and experience of internal verification is essential.  You should also have  teaching experience in further education or community education setting along with previous experience of working with community partners.  Fluency in the Welsh language and experience of Estyn processes would be an advantage.

How to Apply
Please return completed application forms to Jennifer.Jones@adultlearning.wales.

The closing date for this post is 19th September at 5pm.

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Essential Skills and ESOL Tutors

- From £20.16per hour (including holiday pay)
- Variable hours

About the Job
Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales is inviting applications from tutors with a minimum level 3 teaching qualifications who are qualified to deliver Essential Skills and ESOL in all areas of Wales.

How to Apply
Please return completed application forms to Nicola.Powell@adultlearning.wales or by post to Nicola Powell, HR, Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales, 7, Coopers Yard, Curran Road, Cardiff CF10 5NB

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