Luminate Education Group

Programme Manager - Adult and Community Projects (LUM377/831)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£34,213 - £37,375 pa
27 Nov 2023
08 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

The Projects Manager will play a pivotal role in our Adult & Community department, responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with key external partners in the education sector. This role will focus on developing projects with partners such as JCP/DWP, Leeds City Council, Princes Trust, and other relevant stakeholders to enhance educational opportunities for 19-30 NEET (Not in Education, Employment, Training) learners. The role involves collaboration with the college's Adult & Community staff and the development and delivery of a tailored curriculum package to meet the specific learning needs of this NEET target group, with the aim of supporting their employability prospects.

Our Adult provision was graded as Outstanding by Ofsted in May 2022. In 2022-23 there were over 5000 students with a team of 200, bringing education and life-changing experiences to our students. 

The team are based predominantly at the Enfield Centre, and with 16-19 (sixth form) groups in North Street, and smaller provision at Eastgate, Beeston, Deacon House and some outreach centres. We teach Mon-Thurs from 09:30-21:00 and Fridays from 09:30-15:00.

What You Will Do

  • Curriculum Development: Collaborate with DWP, Princes Trust, and internal ACE staff to develop a curriculum package that addresses the unique learning needs of 19-30 NEET learners. Ensure that the curriculum aligns with the goals and objectives of all stakeholders involved.
  • Key Point of Contact: Serve as key point of contact for this project (19-30 NEET) with DWP, Princes Trust and other relevant organisations working with the ACE department.
  • Relationship and Project Building: Identify and establish new relationships and projects with external partners and key stakeholders in the education sector. Explore potential collaborations, new projects and partnerships that can benefit the ACE department's mission and objectives.
  • Line management: Line manages tutors in a curriculum area, and is responsible for positive outcomes for staff and students.

About You

  • Holds a L5 Teaching Qualification (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE)
  • 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 A / I / MT Person Specification curriculum, which demonstrates active learning and differentiated teaching styles.
  • Proven commitment to continuous professional development
  • Experience of positively managing student and group progression, advice and guidance in a school or Further Education setting, with positive outcomes


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.

Attached documents For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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