Luminate Education Group

Admissions and Placement Coordinator (LUM971/3890)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£20406.40 - £21614.40 per annum
09 Jun 2023
07 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the Role

Recently graded ‘Good’ for our ITT post-compulsory provision, the Teacher Training Learning and Development department has a strong history of training teachers for the Further Education sector.

The Admissions and Placement coordinator role involves managing applications and the admissions process, gathering data, responding to inquiries and helping to promote the institution to prospective students whilst liaising with internal and external stakeholders to secure placements for our trainees. 

What You Will Do

  • Coordinate a high-quality work placement programme for ITE trainees across the partnership.
  • Develop and maintain effective links with placement providers to secure high-quality work experience and progression opportunities for ITE trainees, in line with trainee aptitudes, interests, skills and abilities.
  • Take a lead role in quality-assuring placement provision across the partnership attending meetings with mentors and trainees to gain feedback on progress.
  • Monitor the placement provision of our trainee teachers, providing them with support where necessary.

About You

  • You will have some experience as a classroom practitioner. 
  • You will have some experience working alongside mentors in a school setting.
  • You will have a good knowledge of the requirements to train on a QTS course, the compliance criteria and an excellent knowledge and understanding of the Teachers’ Standards.


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 please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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