Luminate Education Group

Wellbeing Training and Student Placement Coordinator (LUM191/655)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £31,314 with progression to £33,220 per annum.
08 Sep 2023
24 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

This new role has been created due to the growing success and increased demand for the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling course at Leeds City College. An essential requirement of the course is for students to undertake placements; this is where students practise and develop the required skills to become a counsellor, through experiential learning in a service setting.

In this role, you will be responsible for organising and managing the internal counselling placements for the students on the course. Expanding the network and strengthening partnerships with external placement providers to increase availability of placement opportunities. Alongside, providing non-clinical supervision, identify and assessing appropriate referrals for counselling and timetabling rooms for the sessions to take place.

The Wellbeing Training and Student Placement Coordinator will also have a specific focus to work with the Wellbeing Manager to review, develop and deliver wellbeing and mental health training throughout the group and share good practice.

What You Will Do

  • Develop processes as to how the internal placement programme can be embedded within the college and be successfully delivered.
  • Plan and coordinate the delivery of the placement counselling sessions across college campuses and community sites.
  • Assess appropriateness of student client referrals to receive trainee counselling using determined criteria including the use of  CORE 10 screening measure.
  • Work with the Wellbeing Manager to design, coordinate and deliver group wide training on wellbeing and mental health topics and themes. 
  • Proactively engage with internal and external stakeholders, build relationships and seek sustainable opportunities for future counselling placements; and attend external meetings.

About You

  • Professional qualification or diploma in relevant field level 4 or above in counselling.
  • Experience in a relevant subject including wellbeing, mental health, training or project management.
  • Experience working as a counsellor.
  • Experience of leading, mentoring and supporting individuals to develop their skills and professional practice and promote personal and professional growth.
  • Experience of planning, developing and delivering innovative and impactful training, learning resources, campaign material and curriculum material to promote emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
  • Experience of developing a projects, including determining processes and procedures.


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


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