Leeds City College

School Liaison Officer (Ref: LCC2509)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
LC4 Commencing at £19,707 with progression to £21,445PA
19 Feb 2021
25 Feb 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.**


This is an exciting opportunity to work with a successful and established team within the Luminate Education Group.

We are looking for a motivated and aspirational School Liaison officer with client management experience to join a fast growing and exciting department who work across Luminate Education Group, who shares our brand values:


The School Liaison team work across North and West Yorkshire schools to promote the Luminate offer, engaging and inspiring students in all age groups.


Work with school students (primary and secondary) at school and college events, to promote the college offerings

Liaise regularly with school staff so that they understand the college offer and support them with post 16 option events

Provide schools with application data and support with student, application and general college queries

Support the planning of events and activities, working closely with the School Liaison Project Coordinator

Attend recruitment events, such as school assemblies, careers fairs, parents evenings, as well as college open days and recruitment fairs

Attend and lead on virtual and face to face events

Help to continue to grow the reputation of the colleges and offer an outstanding customer experience

Meet recruitment targets and use reports and data to understand group priorities.

Work closely within the 50 plus strong Student Recruitment and Customer Experience department, as well as alongside wider teams within the college, including the Marketing department and curriculum.

The role includes travel across the North and West Yorkshire region, evening working and occasional weekends. Access to a car is essential due to travelling commitments.


Good general education, with youth work/careers/teaching qualification and willingness to work towards L3 IAG -Experience of working with students, particularly ages 13-17

Experience of delivering creative and engaging activities or events to support student engagement

Experience of working with schools, parents and external support agencies

Knowledge of curriculum areas and LEP priorities

Good standard of computer literacy, including Microsoft Office applications and google applications

Knowledge of barriers to learning and ways to overcome them, particularly with disaffected young people

Good organisational and administrative skills -Able to work positively & effectively as a member of a team and on own initiative

Commitment to Luminate Education Group’s support and promotion of Equality and Diversity

Committed to child protection and the promotion of a safe environment for children and young people to learn in



Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC) and White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT)This is an exciting time to join this rapidly growing education group, 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.


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Luminate Education Group, 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: Lori Hiscocks- lori.hiscocks@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

Please use the person specification (on the job description under "Documents Available") to complete your supporting statement.

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