Luminate Education Group

School Liaison Officer (LCC3160)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£19,707 to £21,445 per annum
10 Jan 2022
28 Jan 2022
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. 

This role will require some lone working.


This is an exciting opportunity to work with a successful and established team within the Luminate Education Group. We are looking for a motivated and aspirational School Liaison Officer with experience of working with students and stakeholders. You will join a fast growing and exciting department who work across Luminate Education Group, and share our brand values: INSPIRING, PASSIONATE, COLLABORATIVE, ASPIRATIONAL, CELEBRATORY and RESPECTFUL. The School Liaison team work across North and West Yorkshire schools to promote the Luminate offer, engaging and inspiring students in all age groups.


  • Work with school students (primary and secondary) at school and college events, to promote the college offer
  • Attend events both face to face and virtually
  • Liaise regularly with school staff to advise them of the college offer and support them with post 16 option events
  • Provide schools with application data, and support schools with student application and general college queries
  • Support the planning of events and activities, working closely with the School Liaison Project Coordinator
  • Attend recruitment events, such as school assemblies, careers fairs, parents evenings, as well as college open days and recruitment fairs
  • Help to continue to grow the reputation of the colleges and offer an outstanding customer experience
  • Meet recruitment targets and use reports and data to understand group priorities
  • Work closely within the 50 plus strong Student Recruitment and Customer Experience department, as well as alongside wider teams within the college, including the Marketing department and curriculum
  • The role includes travel across the North and West Yorkshire region, evening working and occasional weekends
  • Access to a car is essential due to travelling commitments


  • Good general education, with youth work/careers/teaching qualification and willingness to work towards L3 IAG
  • Experience of working with students, particularly ages 13-17
  • Experience of delivering creative and engaging activities or events to support student engagement
  • Experience of working with schools, parents and external support agencies
  • Knowledge of curriculum areas and Leeds Enterprise Partnership (LEP) priorities
  • Good standard of computer literacy, including Microsoft Office applications and google applications
  • Knowledge of barriers to learning and ways to overcome them, particularly with disaffected young people
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
  • Able to work positively & effectively as a member of a team and on own initiative
  • Commitment to Luminate Education Group’s support and promotion of Equality and Diversity
  • Committed to child protection and the promotion of a safe environment for children and young people to learn in


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:

Lori Hiscocks

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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