Luminate Education Group

Deputy Director for Inclusion and Widening Participation (LCC3154)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£51,439.30 per annum
12 Jan 2022
21 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

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 introducing the post of a Deputy Director for Inclusion and Widening Participation to work across the Luminate Education Group further education colleges, Harrogate, Keighley and Leeds



  • You will deputise for the Director of Inclusive Provision and SEND
  • You will work collegiately with the Director of Inclusive Provision and SEND and the College Leadership Group, provide professional leadership and strategic management.
  • You will drive and embed quality assurance and quality improvement frameworks
  • You will support the Director and staff to drive continuous quality improvement •
  • You will ensure 14-16 provision meets local need, is engaging and leads to positive outcomes for students
  • You will  support the Director to manage day-to-day operations as required 
  • You will support cross college departments in the absence of a Head of where additional support is required.
  • You will ensure, through rigorous oversight that all student records are current, accurate and confidential.
  • You will contribute to the development of the Luminate Education Group. •
  • You will be a member of the College Management Team and prepare and present papers as required.


  •  You should have commitment to continuing the successful partnerships with: students; parents/ carers; staff; Leeds City College and the broader Luminate Group members, (including the academies within the White Rose Academy Trust), local authority and other outside agencies along with the wider community;
  • You should have positivity and flexibility in managing change;
  • You will be a leader with high expectations of students’ learning and behaviour;
  • You should have the ability to work under pressure while effectively managing challenging and testing situations; 
  • You should have the  ability to work collaboratively with leaders of other specialist provision in the LA and with LA Officers
  • You should be emotionally consistent and literate leader;
  • You should be professional and technical knowledge of the sector of alternative education which can operationalise effective, evidence-based curriculum design and pedagogic practice and behavioural interventions; 
  • You should be a forward thinking, innovative and creative practitioner, with a current and deep understanding of relevant legislation;
  • You should a leader who is an excellent communicator with highly developed interpersonal skills.


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:

Louise Turner

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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