Luminate Education Group

Team Leader - Youth Engagement Team, Fixed Term (LCC2869)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£24,640 with progression to £26,098 per annum
15 Sep 2021
28 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

This is a one year fixed position

Flexibility and willingness to work across all sites is required as well as occasionally working outside of standard Mon - Fri office hours

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


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.


Develop and run a nurture programme for 16-19 year old students to support successful transition into their college courses and campus life

Establish processes to Identify and manage referrals of students meeting at risk of disengaging to support retention, achievement and progression.

Build strong, responsive and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders including engaging wider Student Life and curriculum teams including referring students into specialist services / activities including careers, wellbeing, enrichment and sports

Set up and coordinate the delivery of activities for identified students through the Youth Engagement interns, including one to one mentoring / coaching along with a range of creative and engaging group sessions and activities

Manage the Youth Engagement interns to ensure project delivery meets criteria, track and monitor delivery taking responsibility for meeting targets to secure funding, providing quarterly performance reports and managing a small activities budget


The successful candidate, alongside a passion for improving the lives of our students, will have experience of:

Planning, organising and delivering creative, innovative activities and engagement projects for young people in formal and informal settings

Partnership work and motivating and influencing colleagues and stakeholders Achieving specified targets and deadlines

Promoting diversity and challenging discrimination whilst working with young people

Record keeping, reporting and evaluating performance and impact

Qualified Youth and Community Worker or related professional background


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

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.

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