Leeds City College

Programme Manager, Engineering (LCC2542)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
LM1 Commencing at £33,048 with progression to £36,102 PA
20 Apr 2021
04 May 2021
Subject Area
Job Level
Manager, Teacher
Contract Type
Full Time

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. 


The School of Higher Education Digital and Engineering at University Centre Campus, is looking for an enthusiastic and forward thinking Engineering Programme Manager to help manage, quality control and innovate within this exciting curriculum sector. The ideal candidate will be contributing towards new and cutting edge course developments and have experience of delivering Pearson HNC and HND qualifications. We also have higher level apprenticeship programmes and as such experience of managing Engineering Apprentices is beneficial.


We are looking for someone who has experience of delivering Engineering Science, Maths and Electrical and Electronics. The role will involve line management responsibility of Engineering lecturers, Course Leaders and overseeing quality assurance including internal and external moderation. Manage activities and strategies to ensure the high retention, achievement, success and attendance rates for identified courses are reached.  Manage the process of learner and their courses to ensure groups of learners are on track to achieve their potential. Ensure effective delivery of sessions across the curriculum using a wide range of teaching methods, for Engineering courses. You will have a quality focus to continually seek out improvements in the Engineering provision Lead, manage and improve the Engineering knowledge and skills enhancement of all staff Internal verification procedures (preferably Lead IV). To contribute to the development of new programmes, such as Foundation Degree in General Engineering. To research, implement and train staff on immersive learning opportunities to enhance and excite the curriculum offer across the department.


You will possess an up to date and current knowledge of the Engineering landscape. Experience of teaching HNC and HNC Engineering Preferably with experience of managing Engineering Apprenticeship programmes. Experience of managing courses, students and staff, or be willing. Proven experience of successfully improving levels of quality in managing a team and a good understanding of online and distance learning, innovative learning technologies, remote working and managed learning environments such as Google Classroom. Hold a Level 5 (or above) Teaching Qualification (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE). Have a degree in Engineering (Preferably Masters). Have English and Maths qualifications at Level 2 or above, with a willingness to improve in one or both disciplines to Level 3 or above. Have relevant up to date subject knowledge and evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD). Experience of positively managing student and group progression, advice and guidance in a school or Further Education setting, with positive outcomes. Experience of supervising/managing staff to ensure high performance.


For more information about the role please contact:

Tim Balmforth   tim.balmforth@ucleeds.ac.uk

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process. 


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 schemes 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


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:

  • Proof of right to work in the UK

  • 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 

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


The UK Government introduced a new points based immigration system on 1 January 2021. You can read about the new immigration routes on the Gov.UK website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-immigration-system-what-you-need-to-know#visa-application-process 

Many of the new routes require sponsorship from an employer. Luminate Education Group is not a licenced sponsor. We are unable to employ anyone without current, and appropriate right to work in the UK.  

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you were resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you can continue to prove your right to work in the UK with your passport and identity card up until 30 June 2021. 

There is no change to immigration and right to work for British and Irish Citizens. 


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.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


Luminate Education Group vacancies generate a lot of interest and we receive many calls and emails from recruitment agencies. Although we do appreciate the interest you have shown in Luminate Education Group, our policy is to recruit candidates directly wherever possible. We therefore do not accept any cold calls, speculative emails or CVs from agencies. Speculative emails and CVs will be deleted unread. 

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