Luminate Education Group

Head of SEND (LCC3245)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spot Point between £42,262 to £46,169 PA
08 Jun 2022
29 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

We are a specialist department within Leeds City College, ensuring that as a college we identify and meet the support needs of all of our SEND students. We work with parents and carers, many multi- agency teams and young people to enable us to support the specific support needs documented in EHCPs in order to help young people fulfill their educational potential. We also work to identify those who may need additional support and Exam Access Arrangements. We are looking to recruit someone who can lead and develop a large team to effectively support our SEND and High Needs learners across the college.


  • Lead and manage the SEND department, taking responsibility for managing the budget and ensuring quality support is in place for SEND and High Needs learners
  • Support College and Group managers and other staff to fully embed the SEND agenda, in order to provide an outstanding, inclusive, and aspirational experience for students and staff
  • Support the Director to ensure that SEND across the group is innovatively developed, research led and based on / develops best practice
  • Develop and lead strategies and projects, including work with external stakeholders to support outstanding outcomes for SEND students, including how to prepare for adult life, supported internships, apprenticeships, traineeships, work and further learning
  • Ensure that all Luminate FE colleges meet all SEND legislative requirements, including EHC plan reviews and exam access arrangements
  • Ensure that all relevant funding is applied for / claimed to enable quality support to be implemented


  • You will promote initiatives that continually improve the student experience and all service provisions across the group
  • You will have thorough and up to date Knowledge of Government policy in relation to SEND and education and skills, including its funding and curriculum / qualification reform
  • You will have proven experience managing staff in an educational setting
  • You will have experience of successful administration and management of financial budgets
  • You will be able to review current systems and develop a process for continued innovation and improvement.


For more information about the role please contact  Liz Burkey

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.