Luminate Education Group

Computing Lecturer (LUM413/289)

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Leeds, West Yorkshire
£27,829 - £30,405 per annum
26 May 2023
10 Jun 2023
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

The School of Higher Education STEM at the University Centre Campus, is looking for an enthusiastic and forward thinking Computer Scientist Lecturer.

The ideal candidate will have either industry experience or a Masters in a related field. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who have expertise in some of the following areas: Database creation and management, web development, data analysis, fundamental mathematics for computer science (Algebra & Statistics), web development and database security.

What You Will Do

  • We are looking for someone who has teaching experience and who has taught computer science topics.

  • Work towards strategies to ensure the high retention, achievement, success and attendance rates for identified courses are reached.

  • Manage the process of learners and their courses to ensure groups of learners are on track to achieve their potential.

  • Ensure effective delivery of sessions across the curriculum using a wide range of teaching methods, for the Computer Science, Software Development and Cyber Security courses.

  • You will have a quality focus and to continually seek out improvements in the  Computing department.

  • To contribute to the development of new programmes within the department.

  • To research, implement and train staff on immersive learning opportunities to enhance and excite the curriculum offer across the department

About You

You will possess an up to date and current knowledge of the computer science landscape.

Experience of teaching computing related topics

Hold a Level 5 (or above) Teaching Qualification (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE)

Have a degree in Computer Science or a related topic

Have English and Maths qualifications at Level 2 or above, with a willingness to improve in one or both disciplines to Level 3 or above

Have relevant up to date subject knowledge and evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Experience of positively managing student and group progression, advice and guidance in a school or Further Education setting, with positive outcomes


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

At University Centre Leeds, we provide a supportive higher education environment designed to promote and enhance independent learning. We have access to industry standard equipment unique to many of our subject areas. These range from our makeup studios to practical science labs. 

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. Choosing to work for University Centre Leeds means that you will be part of an inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to University Centre Leeds. 

We are proud to be the highest rated for student satisfaction in Leeds for the third year running (National Student Survey 2022).


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.