Luminate Education Group

Youth Work Intern Fixed term (LCC2881)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
LC3 Commencing at £18,327 PA with progression to £19,158 PA
28 Jul 2021
15 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

We are recruiting 3 Youth Work Interns to deliver a wide range of engagement and personal development interventions to 16-19 year old students through a Covid recovery nurture programme to support successful transition into their college courses and campus life.

This is a Fixed Term post, expected to end 01-Sep-2022


The Student Life team is responsible for the personal development, behaviour and attitude of all our Further Education students, which was judged Outstanding by Ofsted.

We directly deliver services to students - safeguarding, welfare and mental health and wellbeing are at the centre of what we do - and we work closely with curriculum departments to support development of staff, who support students.

The Youth Engagement project will target 16-19 year olds in recognition of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on young people, who have been disadvantaged by missing education and interpersonal interaction in a school / college environment, lost opportunities for experiential learning such as work experience, study trips and career-related learning and lost opportunities for social engagement and having fun.

This will support students into positive learning, apprenticeship and work destinations


Assess the needs of the referred students to correctly plan and deliver one to one and group interventions and programmes related to their areas of need, such as social isolation, low confidence, or skill development.

Develop and maintain positive relationships with students and encourage participation and involvement in the planned activities and interventions.

Help reduce and remove the barriers students face to participate fully in their college course and campus life.

Effectively manage and take responsibility for a caseload of students and maintain accurate records and data to feed into quarterly performance reports.

Support students accessing the programme to sustain education, attendance and engagement on their college course including planning progression.


The successful candidate, alongside a passion for improving the lives of our students, will have: Experience or an interest of working in a related role with young people at a commensurate level of responsibility.

Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate, inspire and establish and maintain good relationships with young people.

Experience of planning, organising and delivering creative, innovative activities and engagement projects for young people in formal and informal settings, and the confidence to set up and deliver new approaches.

A strong commitment to young people and an empathy and understanding of the factors affecting their lives.

Experience of working with external partners to support young people and of developing and maintaining relationships with community organisations and the ability to work as part of a team and work on own initiative


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:
Gemma Williams
Student Wellbeing Manager Leeds City College

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. 

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