Luminate Education Group

Deputy Head of Department - English and Maths (LUM426/852)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £39,648 with progression to £42,056 per annum
27 Nov 2023
06 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Leeds City College is a large successful FE college, currently Ofsted graded as Good.  An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Deputy Head of Department for English and Maths to join our team. THis role will encompass the delivery of these subjects to our 16-18 and adult learners, based at our Printworks Campus, located in Leeds. 

 The successful candidate will lead on the development of outstanding teaching, learning and assessment in English and Maths, working closely with the Head of English and Maths and the TLA team and TLA Data team to drive the continuous improvement. They will be responsible for coordinating a team of Programme Managers/Course Leaders at Printworks to drive improvement of our English and Maths provision as well as outlining and resolving emerging operational priorities.  We are looking for someone to be an ambassador for English and Maths for the campus, who host events and represent the college both internally and externally.

What You Will Do

  • The successful post holder will drive the English and Maths strategy, supporting curriculum management and teams to improve TLA, progress and outcomes for learners. 
  • You will lead English and Maths across all departments at Printworks and have an agreed teaching contact timetable for one subject. 
  • You will gather and interpret quantitative and qualitative data to produce and present reports with supporting evidence to assess the impact of any activities at Printworks.
  • You will work with the Head of English and Maths and manage the internal and external quality assurance process procedures and act as an IQA as appropriate. 
  • Assist in the recruitment process for teaching posts when required and to support the effective induction, training and development needs of new staff. and be an active part of the Printworks Leadership team and be part of the connect duty rota.

About You

  • You will hold a Level 5 Teaching qualification, along with a Level 5 subject specialism in English or Maths. 
  • Relevant up to date subject knowledge and recent delivery in the Further Education or school sector.
  • Extensive experience, knowledge and skills to enable delivery of a range of levels across the curriculum, which demonstrates active learning and differentiated teaching styles.
  • Ability to lead activities in the development and delivery of strategies to improve retention, achievement, success and attendance rates for groups of learners
  • Experience of supervising/managing staff to ensure high performance


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.