Luminate Education Group

Student Support Co-ordinator (Ref: LCC2867)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
LC6 Commencing at £24,640 with progression to £26,098.40 per annum
21 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

** 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 Health Science and Social Care team are looking for a Student Support Coordinator with experience of working with vulnerable groups in an education setting. You must be able to work on a flexible basis, including occasional evening and weekend work during term time. Quarry Hill Campus boasts specialist Health Science and Social Care training resources and rooms including laboratory, practical healthcare suite and nutrition room.


  • Work with curriculum and coaching tutor teams to support student success and retention by providing expertise and support in promoting wellbeing and protecting students from harm.
  • Provide casework support for crisis and acute safeguarding referrals
  • To be responsible for the support provided to students who have learning needs (including EHCP learners), acting as the main point of contact for these students while they are enrolled within the School.
  • To be responsible for the identification, tracking and monitoring of additional learning support claims.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge and training around safeguarding, vulnerability and additional learning needs.
  • Monitor and provide support for vulnerable and at risk students providing expertise and information as required.
  • Recording and reporting of safeguarding referrals within the school, using appropriate client record and MIS systems, ensuring processes are followed.
  • Work with curriculum teams, and learning support teams to put in place support plans to ensure EHCP outcomes are achieved.
  • Maintain accurate, precise and timely records of support provided for students who have additional learning needs.
  • Act as a point of contact for external agencies and attend external meetings as required.
  • Provide effective transition arrangements for vulnerable students.
  • Participate in regular supervision as a part of case management and review processes


  • Degree or equivalent higher-level qualification in a relevant subject.
  • Level 2 Safeguarding qualification or willingness to achieve within one year of appointment.
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of a range of safeguarding issues.
  • English and Maths at Level 2 Substantial relevant experience of supporting students who have support needs.
  • Knowledge of learning difficultly /disability issues which can be barriers to learning or progression and experience of supporting students to overcome these.
  • Use of restorative practices and high level of emotional intelligence to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with and to advise and support others.
  • Able to stay calm and work under pressure.
  • Able to work well both as a member of a team and using own initiative.
  • Good organisational, administrative and IT skills
  • Support and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion and the PREVENT agenda.


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:

Frances Gouldsborough

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. 

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