Luminate Education Group

Student Funds Administrator (LUM181/898)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary commencing at £23,644 with progression to £24,325
29 Nov 2023
10 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

We aim to ensure that financial support funds are made available to assist disadvantaged students, and those who are facing financial hardship with course related costs to overcome barriers which may prevent them from taking part in or continuing in learning.

Our team help to remove these barriers so students can succeed at college. You will work within the Learner Support Fund team based at our Park Lane Campus.

Park Lane is 10/15 minute walk from the train station and is served by a popular bus route, with bus stop's outside the campus.

Interviews will be towards the start of w/c 18 December 2023


What You Will Do

  • Ensure that any student funds marketing material, webpages, promotional materials are regularly updated
  • Oversee production and distribution of promotional materials 
  • Ensure that all student childcare applications are complete before forwarding to the Student Funds Manager for assessment
  • All funding application outcomes are communicated to applicants in a timely way using the most effective communication medium.
  • Produce information for reports using relevant college MIS and finance systems.
  • General administration relating to the processing of funding applications

About You

  •  Must have a good standard of general education including qualifications at level 3 (NVQ, BTEC National or A level equivalent)
  • Previous experience of delivering administrative, financial or welfare services in a busy customer focussed environment
  • Good team work, interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to engage with a range of key internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong IT and numeracy skills, accurate recording and ability to work with data


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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