Luminate Education Group

Senior Human Resources Business Partner (LCC2868)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£40,624 to £43,096 per annum depending on experience
21 Jul 2021
19 Aug 2021
Job Function
Human Resources
Contract Type
Full Time

Luminate Education Group brings together a number of primary, secondary, further and higher education institutions in Yorkshire.

These education institutions are supported by Luminate's Professional Services team that provide integrated Finance, People Services, IT and Estates services.

Within the People Services team we are organised into have 4 teams:

  • Recruitment - Focus on safer recruitment.
  • People Services - Focus on providing employee through career support and first point of contact advice to managers.
  • Business Partnering - Provide embedded strategic HR support to campus and functional leadership teams. Responsible for more complex ER matters.
  • L&OD - Focus on Talent Development and Competence Assurance.

We are looking for a Senior HR Business Partner to join our four other Senior HR Business Partners in the Business Partnering Team.


Each Senior HR Business Partner is assigned a specific campus or campuses (depending on size) and potentially one of the support functions.

In the role you will be an embedded member of the campus and/or functional management team.

You will lead on all HR matters in your area of responsibility leveraging the support of other HR teams.

You will be the team's critical friend helping them design their organisation, shape their culture and enact change in line with the Luminate Vision, Values and Strategy


  • You will be Level 7 CIPD qualified.
  • You will have experience of HR partnering.
  • Union experience would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • You must be persuasive in debate and on paper; being able to manage conflict.
  • Your ability to build positive working relationships is essential.

A keenness to improve processes, systems, organisation design, people development, performance, efficiency and engagement is essential; as is a tenaciousness and comfort in taking calculated risks to enact those improvements.


For more information about the role please contact:

Nick Waide

Tracy Thomas

Rachel Fisher

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. 


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 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.

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. 

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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