Luminate Education Group

Teacher - Graphic Design (Part Time, 0.6 FTE) (LUM267/671)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£27,829 - £30,405 pa, pro rata
21 Sep 2023
04 Oct 2023
Job Level
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Part Time

About the Role

Leeds City College are recruiting for a Teacher in Graphic Design to join the Visual Arts team.

This role is part time, 22.2 hours per week (0.6 FTE).

The Visual Arts department at Leeds City College is leading the way across the West Yorkshire region by offering a wide provision of industry led courses, including BTEC and Access to HE which specifically prepare the next generation of creatives for University and/or working in the creative industries. We are a team of both industry and specialist academic teachers who ensure that each of our students is provided with an exceptional experience with outcomes to match. We are looking for someone to join our academic team with a specialist background in graphic design with the ability to deliver on our BTEC courses within our visual arts department.

What You Will Do

  • Plan, prepare and develop schemes of work, session plans, teaching and learning resources, learning and assessment plans.

  • Motivate and inspire students to achieve targets and develop their skills to enable progression.

  • Reflect on what works best in teaching and learning to meet the diverse needs of students.

  • Deliver inspiring sessions across the curriculum using a wide range of teaching methods for identified modules.

About You

  • Your experience should be from the commercial graphic design industry, with a working knowledge of how the modern agency operates, both in and out of the studio environment 

  • Specialist technical skills should include: Proficiency with the Adobe suite: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop are essential. Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, XD, Animate are desirable

  • Photographic experience using DSLR cameras and studio equipment is desirable though not essential

  • A portfolio of recent work made, to ascertain design ability, is essential  

  • Proficiency with the Google Suite to plan, asses and deliver curriculum

  • Have a good insight / interest into contemporary industry trends across Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing, Photography, Social Media, Web Design, Motion Graphics and film

  • A keen interest / knowledge of both classic and contemporary designers / artists

  • A teaching qualification with experience in a Further Education setting specialising in visual arts subjects at level 3

  • Demonstrate a commitment for new and innovative ideas around curriculum development and with an industry focus

  • Positively managing students to ensure excellent retention, achievement, success and attendance with our cohort of learners

  • Knowledge of formative and summative assessment and tracking

  • Knowledge of delivering to diverse courses within visual arts, graphic design, art & design and photography

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills and the ability to provide productive insight into the development of the courses.


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.