Luminate Education Group

Course Leader, Level 3 Music Performance (Ref: LCC2694)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
(SO2 + £1,000) Commencing at £30,247.48 with progression to £32,088.71 PA + £1000 PA
28 May 2021
11 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Salary: Course Leader (SO2 + £1,000) Commencing at £30,247.48 with progression to £32,088.71 PA + £1000 PA

Closing Date: Friday 11 June 2021

** COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic you may experience some delays during the recruitment process. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. **

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 Music, Media and Performance Production Department at Leeds City College has an exceptional reputation in the region for outstanding education. We are a large creative department which includes a wide range of creative pathways for our learners including. Level 1 Music, Level 2 & Level 3 Music Performance, Level 2 & 3 Music Production as well as our Access to HE.

We provide vocational skills to around 250 Music based learners. Our staff are highly skilled educationalists with strong industry links and knowledge. Our department has a passion for developing young and adult learners in a post 16 setting at our new creative arts campus at Quarry Hill in Leeds. We have a wide range of specialist facilities including two recording studios, Theatre space, MIDI suites and a variety of rehearsal spaces for soloists and ensembles.


  • Plan a creative and relevant Music performance curriculum with teams of teachers
  • Teach and assess on our Music courses
  • Innovate and develop new provision with new resources
  • Oversee and support the learning of around 120 learners
  • Work and be supported in a strong staff team of 10 music practitioners
  • Build external relationships with music venues and organisations linking our Music provisions to creative industry opportunities in Leeds.
  • Oversee and support the Internal Verification process


  • Knowledge and experience of working within the Further Education sector
  • Instrumental knowledge and experience of developing musicians through solo and ensemble workshops
  • Technical knowledge of Audio software and some recording studio experience
  • An understanding of the current Education Inspection Framework and how this relates to the Music Industry
  • Experience in Live performance
  • A proven track record of Quality Assurance and supporting learners to develop and progress throughout their course
  • The ability to work with others to create a curriculum that is exciting and engaging


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

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

  • 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: 

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: 

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.


For more information about the role please contact:

Aodhan Phipps

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

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process. 

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.