Luminate Education Group

Administration Assistant (LUM116/712)

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
£21,028 pa
20 Nov 2023
06 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Come and join our friendly team as an Administrative Assistant providing administrative support to a range of different teams in the Business Support function.  The role offers you varied work enabling you to learn and develop yourself further if you wish to.

This is a key role that requires excellent attention to detail, ability to work with data, and to manage conflicting priorities.

We have excellent modern facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment to study and work.  We offer free onsite car parking at Harrogate College and it is less than a 5 minute walk from Hornbeam Park Train station.

Please apply as soon as possible as we will be interviewing as and when we receive suitable application forms. Therefore the role may close before the advertised closing date.

What You Will Do

  • To provide curriculum administration and student records data to an identified school / academic directorate.
  • To maintain student records data for the School including registers, ULNs, destinations/job outcomes, change requests and other reporting requests.
  • To provide all aspects of curriculum administration such as production of letters, stock control, dealing face to face or other communicated queries.
  • To support the absence monitoring, recording and chasing of relevant students
  • To support student enrolments within the School and work with the central MIS teams throughout main enrolment.
  • To support the processing of DSATs, other data queries and regular data accuracy checks on a timely basis and corrections are compliant with funding rules.
  • Ensure filing (electronic and paper) is accurate and easily accessible. 

About You

  • Must have Literacy and Numeracy at Level 2 or above or equivalent
  • Relevant Customer Service qualification or experience
  • Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office and google applications
  • Knowledge and experience of using systems to input and collate date accurately 
  • Ability to organise own workload to meet deadlines set 
  • Able to deliver an excellent customer service experience


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. Harrogate Campus also has free onsite parking for all staff.
  • 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

Harrogate College has excellent facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on working closely with employers, the local community and other stakeholders to provide curriculum and support that meets the needs of our students. We are working towards becoming a recognised centre of green excellence which is supported through our sustainability pledge to become a net zero college by 2035. 

We have recently been awarded £16m of government funding to transform our campus. The energy-efficient new building will include a workshop unit that provides large scale facilities aligned to industry needs including advanced manufacturing, low carbon construction, retrofit, sustainable energy and bio-economy, health science and hospitality. This will complement the college’s existing tech centre which is home to its motor vehicle, electrical, joinery and welding workshops.

Choosing to work for Harrogate College means that you will be part of a nurturing, 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 Harrogate College.


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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