Luminate Education Group

Head of HE, Research and Learning Development (LCC3356)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£41,030 to £44,831 per annum
24 May 2022
03 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Vacancy


University Centre Leeds offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate higher education programmes across a wide range of subject areas. We are proud of the difference we make to the lives of our students and have created a supportive environment which prides itself in putting our students first. This is evident in the satisfaction rates reported through the NSS for the last 2 years, where we have received the highest overall satisfaction levels in Leeds.


The Head of Research and Learning Development will play a key role in driving forward UCL's research culture while also driving the continual development of practice.


We are looking for a highly motivated higher education professional, who is able to demonstrate extensive experience of delivering high quality learning and who has a passion for research and development.

For more information please contact:

  • Dr Sarah Marquez

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.