Luminate Education Group

Independent Learning and Development Lead, Printworks Campus (LCC2675A)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£24,640 with progression to £26,098 per annum
12 Oct 2021
25 Oct 2021
Job Function
Strategy and Planning
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. 


We are the Independent Learning team for Leeds City 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 in one of our vital ilearn Lead posts. We want you to lead on the implementation and delivery of independent skills development at our Printworks Campus.

Our skills, offered to the curriculum and their students, are tailored to fit different requirements and are selected from our overall offering, encompassing amongst others, a variety of digital, study and academic skills. Our ilearn Leads shape this offering with their site's curriculum to ensure the design and delivery of resources and sessions is appropriate and responsive to their needs.

The ilearn Lead role sits in our independent learning student leadership team. Successful candidates will play a vital role ensuring that our Printworks Campus team is supported and line managed to the highest standard, enabling the service we provide, supporting staff and students, to run smoothly utilising contemporary approaches.

We are looking for someone who wants the opportunity to innovate and lead the way that independent study skills are promoted and delivered to different cohorts of students. We will also provide you with the opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills.


  • You will act as a standard bearer and advocate for the benefits and impacts of skills development using your experiences and views to drive our internal skills development strategy.

  • You will be responsible for liaising with curriculum staff to ensure that the skills and opportunities we offer their students meet their needs.

  • You will innovate in your team's approach to delivery and skills development taking the opportunity to utilise a blended approach where needed.

  • You will lead, line manage and support the Printworks Campus ilearn team to ensure they have the tools and skills to deliver on the curriculum's skills development requirements.

  • You will manage a resource budget for the site working with teaching staff to make sure students have the study resources they need.

  • You will act as part of our ilearn leadership team responsible for maintaining and managing our e-resources and discovery service.

Please use the links below to gain more insight into the role.

A Day in the life of a Lead 

Key elements 


  • You should have the experience and ability to communicate clearly with curriculum teams, external stakeholders and staff in an engaging manner.
  • You should be prepared to take risks, trying new approaches to solve problems and realise opportunities when they present themselves.
  • You should have some experience of line management and leadership + management in general; particularly in relation to supporting your team to develop.
  • You should have the desire to self-develop; displaying a can-do approach to your own continuous professional development.
  • You should experience managing finances or budgets ensuring value for money and impact of investment.


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

Twitter: @Indy_SkillsLCC

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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