Luminate Education Group

Level 4 Projects and Collections, Apprentice (APP289)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£9,685 to £17,189 per annum
17 Sep 2021
01 Oct 2021
Job Function
Strategy and Planning
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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. 

Fixed term post for up to 24 months or duration of apprenticeship.

Level Four

(16yrs to 17yrs) £4.62 per hour or £9,685

(18yrs to 20yrs) £6.56 per hour or £13,428

(21yrs to 222yrs) £8.36 per hour or £16,900

(23+yrs) £8.91 per hour or £17,189


  • We are the Independent Learning team for Leeds City College.
  • We are a new team within college and we are here to support students to develop their independent learning skills and achieve personal goals.
  • We are looking for someone to join our team as our Project and Collections Officer.
  • We want you to lead on the administration and reporting of our projects, collections and financial operations.
  • The role sits in an efficient admin group within our team playing a vital role ensuring that our operations run smoothly.
  • We are looking for someone who wants to gain experience managing projects whilst also studying for a Level 4 Project Management qualification as we work to fully realise the aims of our department within college.


  • Coordinate and provide flexible support for projects within the independent learning team.
  • Supporting our strategy for growth whilst monitoring and reporting on our progress towards targets.
  • Review processes and make recommendations for process improvement, making best use of IT and online systems.
  • Gathering information and research to help the department improve processes as required Support events, internal and external, within independent learning allowing training and development to be well managed and tracked.


  • Have an ability to communicate and engage with external stakeholders at all levels, ensuring relationships are enhanced and collaborative experiences and opportunities are realised.
  • Knowledge and extensive experience of IT in a business / college context e.g.
  • Microsoft applications including Excel, Outlook.
  • Knowledge and experience with Google applications eg. Docs, Sheets.
  • Experience of working with colleagues in a cross departmental / multi-disciplinary delivery role.
  • Experience of influencing and supporting others to review progress and achieve improved outcomes.
  • Ability to question and challenge established procedures and policies to deliver the best possible outcome.
  • Ability to demonstrate objectivity in decision making and reporting progress


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:

Martin Wheatley

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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