Luminate Education Group

Business Engagement Officer (LUM201/882)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £26,250 with progression to £27,829 per annum
27 Nov 2023
10 Dec 2023
Job Function
Sales and Marketing
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive Business Engagement Officer to join our team and play a pivotal role in fostering strong relationships with employers across private, public, and third sectors. This position presents an exciting opportunity to maximize student opportunities and drive the college towards achieving its work-based learning targets.

What You Will Do

  • Contribute to the implementation of an employer engagement plan to build and maintain employer relationships which will drive a destination led approach to student progression.
  • Research sectors and industries, linked to student qualifications, LMI and LEP Skills priorities and gain employer contacts to match these sectors.
  • Identify apprenticeship opportunities with employers and sign post to the college apprenticeship team.
  • Produce case studies to demonstrate the benefits of hosting work placements, traineeships and other work experience activities for employers.
  • Work to set targets, providing statistical information and reports on activity carried out as requested.

About You

  • Level 3 qualifications  or equivalent employer engagement experience.
  • Proven success of building and maintaining effective business relationships within the context of 14 + work based learning (minimum of 2 years experience).
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness and knowledge of LMI and LEP skills priorities.
  • Experience of working in a face to face customer-focused environment.
  • Knowledge of relevant IT software including Microsoft, Google, MIS and CRM systems and experience of setting up and running effective administrative processes.
  • Proven ability to liaise, negotiate and influence a variety of individuals and organisations.


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

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

We offer a wide range of job vacancies across our business support functions - Finance, Human Resources, ITSS, Marketing, Communications, Executive Support, Estates and Food Services. Our large size and diverse range of member organisations means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

As an education provider, we are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our workforce, and you’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development.


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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