Luminate Education Group

Communications Officer (LUM88)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £24,886 with Progression to £26,359 PA
20 May 2022
29 May 2022
Job Function
Sales and Marketing
Contract Type
Full Time


An exciting role has arisen for a passionate communications professional and all-around outgoing PR person to join Luminate Education Group communications team to deliver the group's key messages and strategic priorities, improving impact, visibility and engagement across Leeds, Keighley and Harrogate.

Working with the wider team, the Communications Officer will be responsible for generating inspiring content for press purposes, websites, intranets, features and articles. You will work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and play a key part in further building the reputations of the group's colleges.

The current team has worked together to develop values that underpin everything they do. These are:

  • Kind and compassionate
  • Collaborative and supportive
  • Approachable
  • Conscientious

Every member of the team is given personalised development opportunities, which include CIPR membership to give access to courses and resources so everyone can develop and strengthen their skills and knowledge.


  • The Communications Officer will support our internal and external communications strategies across the FE colleges and for the Luminate Education Group.
  • Support the Head of Communications to deliver the external and internal strategies for the FE colleges and Luminate.
  • Write and disseminate a variety of communications, for both internal and external audiences across B2B and B2C markets.
  • Create effective content including press releases, thought leadership articles, website content, award entries, case studies, emails and letters for the FE colleges and Luminate Education Group.
  • Work closely with the communications manager and executives to support media relations activities for the FE colleges and Luminate, including media monitoring and newsjacking to seek opportunities.
  • Work with the internal communications officer to attend internal meetings and support the drafting of various internal communications, including newsletters and blogs.
  • Work with the communications team to provide support in partnership meetings with member organisations, ensuring that all planning documents are kept up-to-date with internal and external communications activities.
  • Take an active role in social media activities, working alongside the digital communications officer, to ensure all communications are correctly shared and online engagement is optimised.
  • Support with weekly reporting and the creation of monthly communications reports for the FE colleges. 
  • Attend key meetings across the organisation to gather information and present back the results of communications campaigns.
  • Alongside the wider communications team, provide the FE colleges and Luminate Education Group with crisis communications support.
  • Ensure that all communications are aligned to the appropriate tone of voice and messaging guidelines.
  • Where applicable lead on communications projects, working with the wider marketing department and organisation to bring the right skills and expertise together.
  • Heavily involved in stakeholder engagement activities across the group and for the FE colleges, including social media management, supporting, and attending networking events, and helping to log and manage engagements across the group.
  • Keep up-to-date with public affairs and issues affecting the education sector to forecast future news stories.
  • Produce content such as blogs, articles and web copy that meets the objectives of the colleges’ and department-specific aims.


  • Knowledge of developing and delivering corporate and consumer communications in a public sector environment.
  • Experience in planning and implementing multi-audience communications campaigns and activities.
  • Knowledge of corporate and consumer communications.
  • Experience in preparing communications reports.
  • Experience in PR and media relations., as well as social media


For more information about the role please contact:

Laura Cavanagh

About Us

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College, White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development. Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest and most innovative education groups in the country. 

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. 

Our focus is to ensure every group member, and the group as a whole, is successful. In order to achieve this, the group members proactively look for ways to support and inspire each other, to strengthen central services and be a guiding light for all our staff and students.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants will be required to complete all the mandatory pre-employment checks, which includes:

  • 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 Provider

  • 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.

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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