Leeds City College

Principal, Printworks (Ref: LCC2486)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fixed point between £64,500 - £74,751 PA
27 Nov 2020
10 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

** COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 there may be delays in both the recruitment and onboarding processes. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. **

** We are paying all of our employees (regardless of length of service) full pay should they develop COVID-19 symptoms/where the illness is confirmed. This will be in line with our current scheme, equivalent to our employees with 4 to 12 months of service.**

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC) and White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest improving and most innovative education groups in the country. 


Leeds City College seeks an innovative and inspirational leader who can lead our £19m turnover Printworks Campus from Good to Outstanding. The campus includes curriculum departments that are critical to the city’s and the region’s economy including Engineering, Digital, Business, Travel, Food and Drink and Hair and Beauty. With high quality accommodation, increasing student demand and dedicated staff, the campus is perfectly poised for the right leader, as Principal, for rapid growth and further quality improvement from Good to Outstanding.


As Printworks Principal, the post holder will be a key member of the Leeds City College and Luminate Group senior leadership team and inspire staff at the Printworks through the development of a positive ethos and culture that can attract and retain the best staff in the sector. Stakeholder engagement will be taken to a level where the campus is recognised as the leading provider for technical and vocational education and training in the region.


Able to demonstrate experience of having led successful curriculum, we are looking for an individual who will lead several hundred staff and thousands of students to achieve their full potential. Although experience of successful leadership and a knowledge of education policy and practice across several sectors would be a distinct advantage, the potential to develop and implement a compelling vision that will propel one of the largest college campuses in West Yorkshire to the next level is paramount.


Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and is one of the UK’s largest FE establishments with around 1,440 employees and over 22,560 students. We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. 


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Leeds City College, including:

  • Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

  • Excellent pension scheme with the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and the Teachers’ Pension

  • Discounted travel cards for those who regularly use public transport across the region with Northern Rail and Metro

  • Exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of our staff

You can read about these benefits, and others in more detail by downloading the Staff Benefits document attached to the vacancy.  


Luminate Education Group is committed to the Safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants are required to complete all mandatory pre-employment checks, including:

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

  • Children’s barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

  • Two professional references 

  • Fitness to work, this is conducted by our occupational health partners, NHS Airedale 

  • Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

  • Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles

Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants 

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process. 

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, all candidates will be treated fairly irrespective of race, gender or gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief or age.


For more information about the role please contact:

Bill Jones  bill.jones@luminate.ac.uk

To apply for this role, please follow the link.

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