Luminate Education Group

Programme Manager, Visual Arts (LCC3488)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
LM1 Commencing at £33,379 with progression to £36,463 PA
26 Jul 2022
22 Aug 2022
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

The Visual Arts team at Leeds City College delivers courses in Art and Design, Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design and Photography for students, largely between the ages of 14 and 19 across levels 1-3. We deliver a varied curriculum, aimed at teaching technical and academic skills to progress students towards higher education, employment or apprenticeships.

There is a strong focus on developing the learners in terms of their soft skills, helping them to grow as people as part of their journey towards employment. We harness and develop creativity, promoting its importance in industry, education and personal development. As a staff team we pride ourselves on our continual personal development and we are driven to provide high levels of education and an exciting curriculum.

All staff are involved in the design of the curriculum which is closely aligned to the needs of industry, as well as delivering and assessing coursework. We work closely as a team, responding in a flexible way to the challenges of each day, with a strong emphasis on mutual support.


  • Support the learning of around 170 learners on Levels 1, 2 and 3 within visual arts courses, ensuring outstanding attendance, achievement and retention.
  • Lead activities to ensure outstanding teaching.
  • Ensure Quality processes are implemented and high standards maintained.
  • Lead and manage target-setting and monitoring of student progress.
  • Lead on pastoral care and support for students.
  • Manage our staff team, setting targets and appraising staff members.
  • Build positive relationships with students and staff using restorative practices.
  • Deliver outstanding teaching on one or more of our visual arts courses.


  • Knowledge and experience of working within the Further Education sector.
  • Management experience in a teaching environment.
  • An understanding of the current Education Inspection Framework (EIF).
  • The ability to lead a team to create exciting and dynamic courses.
  • Excellent understanding of the safeguarding processes.
  • Be an excellent practitioner within the delivery of creative, visual arts.
  • Demonstrate a passion for new and innovative ideas around curriculum development.
  • Understanding of creative arts delivery, specifically within Art & Design techniques and Fashion & Textiles techniques.

For more information about the role please contact:

Kirsty Allison 

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 growing 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. 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 and welfare of all our student's including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.