Luminate Education Group

Facilities Assistant, Variable Hours (Ref: DC076)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
LC2 £18,327 PA
26 Jan 2022
08 Feb 2022
Job Level
Facilities Support
Job Function
Estates and Facilities
Contract Type
Part 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. 

4.5 x Facilities Assistant

Variable Hours Contract


The Facilities Team at the Leeds Conservatoire ensure that all activities scheduled be they a concert, rehearsal, class, or anything else, are able to start on time in the right venue and that all relevant instruments are set up and taken down before and after a given session. This requires teamwork, commitment and willingness to learn continuously. We also issue musical instruments on loan to students and ensure that the building opens and closes securely and safely at the right times. This means operating equipment, staffing entrance reception area, testing and operating fire and intruder alarms and ensuring we are all trained and competent on first aid, health and safety and technical aspects and above everything else it requires a customer service focused approach to everything we do.


  • You will be part of a team on duty, issuing checking and returning loan instruments, carrying out room setups and turnarounds and helping to manage the building
  • You may be deployed to staff an entrance area (SIA licence would be needed for this) and monitor the security of the building
  • The building is open Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 6pm approximately and from 7am to 3am Monday to Friday (term time)


  • Shift times vary across the week and between term time and out of term time, and total contracted hours and work pattern would be agreed with the successful candidate based on availability
  • Staff generally work regular shifts (either weekends, M-F Days, M-F afternoons or M-F lates) depending on their circumstances
  • These shift patterns would determine the hours per week and weeks per year that you are contracted for
  • We currently have gaps in term time lates, M-F Days and weekends, but may consider alternatives
  • We particularly value a good work ethic and flexibility across Leeds locations to support our growth across the Luminate Group
  • Additionally, a commitment to learning and developing, a background in music or work with musical instruments, bands, orchestras etc and good communication and customer service skills would be beneficial


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:

Mark Goldsworthy

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. 

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