Leeds City College

Head of Teacher Training, Learning and Development

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£41,019 and £44,811 and up to £47,538 with a market supplement for exceptional candidates
17 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Subject Area
Teacher Training
Contract Type
Full Time

Luminate Education Group consists of Leeds City College, Keighley College, Leeds College of Music, The White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) and recently Harrogate College. With an Ofsted grade of 'good' with 'outstanding' features, you will be working at one of the fastest improving and most innovative education groups in the country.

Luminate Education Group specialises in the provision of high quality education across a broad range of age phases and has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Head of Department to join our Teacher Training, Learning and Development Department. This permanent position is well suited to an individual that is looking to advance their career in educational leadership and who is committed to developing outstanding practitioners in all areas of teaching and learning.

The Group currently employ over 1500 practitioners across a wide range of specialisms with up to 100 trainees on placement at any one time. The growth plan for The Luminate Education Group outlines ambitions to increase significantly the number of group members by 2025.

We have already experienced massive growth reflected by our recent £40m Printworks Campus development and our new cutting edge £60m campus at Quarry Hill. With our ambitious plans to become the region's leader in vocational and academic education, backed up by a family of high performing educational institutes. The Groups University Centre has also secured Foundation degree awarding powers and is in the process of achieving Taught degree awarding powers.

We work closely with the Leeds Enterprise Partnership and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to provide learners with courses and apprenticeships to bridge the skills gap and meet regional market demand.

Our values shape and reflect the beliefs and behaviours of all our staff and students:

  • Aspirational WITH heart,
  • Down to earth WITH huge ambition,
  • High performing WITH soul,
  • Everyone together WHILST championing the individual.

The Role

The primary role of the Head of Department is to lead the strategic development of the Teacher Training, Learning and Development Department for the Luminate Group. The successful candidate will advise and lead on securing ITT accreditation for all routes including apprenticeships, provider led places and schools direct. The role will encompass providing opportunities for trainees in early year’s provision, key stages 1 to 4, post 16 and higher education.  

  • The Head of Department will be responsible for the quality and outcomes of the existing provision and the development of new pathways in further education, higher education and apprenticeship routes.
  • The Head of Department will be responsible for the setting and management of the budget and ensuring the Department meets agreed levels of financial contribution.
  • The Head of Department will provide leadership in the enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment within the Department and ensure departmental delivery role models expectations across the group.

The Successful Applicant

To be successful as Head of Department Teacher Training, Learning and Development you will have experience of teacher education and of leading on quality outcomes in an educational setting. 

Luminate Group is committed to Equality of Opportunity (ensuring everyone is treated fairly) and safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check as well as mandatory pre-employment checks which may also include checking social media profiles. We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Please apply via the link.