Luminate Education Group

Student Support Co-ordinator (LUM248/270)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £25,508 with progression to £27,018
19 May 2023
01 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has become available to join our School of Health Science and Social Care team. We offer courses from Entry 3 to Level 3 for young people and adults who want to progress into the health and social care sector. We are an outstanding department with highly committed and supportive staff.

As a Student Support Co-ordinator you will work with our young people and adults who need support with their wellbeing, safeguarding and pastoral care to aid in the removal of barriers to learning.  

The role will involve working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that support plans are in place to enable all learners to meet their outcomes. 

What You Will Do

  • You will work alongside the vocational team to support our students' to remain on programme and achieve by providing invaluable wellbeing and safeguarding support. 
  • Provide support for learners in immediate crisis and involve making acute safeguarding referrals as appropriate.
  • Being a main point of contact for internal and external support teams for students who have learning needs, including EHCP learners and looked after children/ care leavers. 
  • Involved in the administration of the additional learning support fund, coordination of departmental wellbeing activities and will be required to be a Designated Safeguarding Officer.

About You

We are looking for someone who...

  • Has experience in safeguarding young people and/ or adults.
  • Is highly motivated and able to use their own initiative to respond to challenges as well as being able to work effectively within a team.
  • Has experience of working with vulnerable groups in an educational setting and of working with a range of internal and external partners and referring into their services.
  • Is able to stay calm and work under pressure.
  • Has a commitment to professional standards and restorative practice approaches.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

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 students 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 which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. 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.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

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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