Luminate Education Group

Trainer / Practitioner, Pastoral (HC060)

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
LC5 Commencing at £22,062 with progression to £23,948 PA
26 Nov 2021
10 Dec 2021
Subject Area
Religious Education
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

Harrogate College is a further education provider, offering many exciting opportunities for learners across the district.

Providing high-quality education, the college encourages all to reach their potential and offers life-changing opportunities for all students by working closely with the community.

The college works to prepare students for the future through it’s strong industry links and placement opportunities.

The college provides a supportive environment that celebrates inclusivity, progression, and nurturing.

Community is at the heart of the college which champions a personalised learning experience for all students We are looking for an individual that can demonstrate the values of the college and instill these values within the students.

This position will sit within the Culture, Heritage & Hospitality department which includes a wide range of curriculum such as Hair & Beauty, Trades, Art and Hospitality.


The role will involve building positive relationships with learners, providing them with the support to ensure successful outcomes.

Key elements to role include:

  • Plan, prepare and create training, skills development and assessment plans in accordance with quality standards.
  • To deliver quality training and assessment in appropriate environments to achieve successful outcomes for learners and employers.
  • Assess student work, provide feedback to help the learner improve and record learner’s progress.
  • Create targets and track, monitor and record progress against them.
  • Implement interventions where needed.


We are looking for a suitably qualified person who will have experience of delivering pastoral content and who is confident in delivering to a wide range of learners.

A happy, can-do attitude is essential as is the ability to work in a team communicating effectively with all members of staff.


Harrogate Colleges offers a broad curriculum where we encourage our students to grow as individuals, dare to dream and have a great time. To achieve that, our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. Harrogate  College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and one of the UK’s largest FE establishments.


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Harrogate 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:

David Gaunt - Course Leader for BTEC qualifications.

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.