Luminate Education Group

14+ Academies Deputy Head (Development) (LCC3344)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£36,463 to £39,839 per annum
24 May 2022
30 May 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The Vacancy


This is an exciting opportunity to join Leeds College as a Deputy Head in our outstanding 14 Academies (14 Apprenticeship Academy and 14 PTECH Academy). We are seeking a dynamic, talented, ambitious and innovative individual to join our school in the permanent role of Deputy Head starting in September 2022. We are looking for someone who can work with our Senior Leadership Team taking us forward, building on our already strong foundations as we continue our journey.


  • Provide inspirational and effective leadership to staff and be a role model to learners.
  • Have responsibility for a strategic area of the 14 Academies, which will be decided based on the experience, interest and passion of the appointed candidate. This may include leading in one or more of our key strategic strands of the 14 Academies: Academic and Development.
  • Line manage Lead Teachers, Heads of Years and other staff. This includes helping to implement a clear vision and direction of work, identifying key areas for development and planning appropriate interventions (both strategically and working with learners) to meet them.
  • Undertake regular department scrutinies ensuring consistency across the 14 Academies, as well as a drive to ensure the highest standards and qualities.
  • Compose, contribute, review and monitor policies, risk assessments and approaches as well as providing regular reports to senior staff.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of current legislation and how best to operate the 14 Academies following this and further guidance.
  • Maintain responsibility of aspects of the day-to-day running of the 14 Academies, and full day-to-day responsibility when the Head is otherwise engaged or absent.


  • Proven experience of effective line management responsibilities which shows strong leadership and management.
  • Experience of positively managing learner progress (both academically and developmentally) in an education setting, including those aged 14-16.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of working with disengaged/disadvantaged young people in an educational setting.
  • The ability to effectively lead large groups of people (both staff and learners) through change management, universal initiatives and approaches including showing the skill of quick problem solving in challenging situations.


For more information about the role please contact Niki McKenna

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.