Luminate Education Group

HE Lecturer - Early Years & Compulsory Education (LUM971/280)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £27,829 with progression to £30,405
19 Sep 2023
28 Sep 2023
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Our Teacher Training, Learning & Development team are seeking to appoint a Higher Education Lecturer. 

The Teacher Training, Learning & Development team, having recently received accreditation for QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) along with being graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted We are looking to add to our curriculum team as part of our long-term strategy for growth.  

Applications are welcome from candidates who can demonstrate the knowledge, experience and expertise required for this key role. 

What You Will Do

  • Deliver lectures, seminars and tutorials 

  • Design, prepare and develop courses, modules and teaching materials 

  • Develop and implement new methods of teaching to reflect changes in research 

  • Assess students' coursework 

  • Set, mark and moderate examinations and assessments 

  • Supervise students' research activities, including final year undergraduate projects. 

  • Support students through a pastoral or advisory role 

  • Undertake individual and collaborative research projects that are published in peer-reviewed journals and actively contribute to your institution's research profile 

  • Write up research and prepare it for publication 

  • Carry out administrative tasks related to the department, such as student admissions, induction programmes and involvement in committees and boards 

  • Contribute to professional conferences and seminars in your field of expertise 

  • Establish collaborative links with other institutions, as well as with industrial, commercial and public organisations 

  • Participate in staff training activities. 

About You

  • You will have experience as a classroom practitioner in either the Primary or Secondary sector. 
  • You will have good knowledge of the schools provision within the local Leeds area. 

  • 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.