Luminate Education Group

Lead Assessor Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (LUM445/875)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£32,381 - £37,525 pa
04 Dec 2023
08 Jan 2024
Subject Area
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Leeds City College are recruiting for a Lead Assessor Mechanical/Electrical Engineering to join our Engineering team based at our Printworks campus.

We are looking for a candidate with industry experience and a relevant level 4 qualification in the subject area along with a teaching qualification.

Additionally, an assessor qualification would be an advantage, however we will support any candidate in achieving this award.

What You Will Do

  • The job role will be geared around supporting Level 3 Engineering Apprentices to achieve relevant engineering qualifications, which would be based around the following teaching elements..
  • Health & Safety, Communications, Mechanical Principles, Electrical Principles, CAD, CAM, Lean Manufacturing, Mechanical Maintenance, Pneumatics & Hydraulics, Fluid Power and Mechanical Fault Diagnosis.
  • Plus workshop based teaching in Fitting, Turning, Milling, CNC and basic electrical & Mechanical repair.
  • It is expected that the candidate will have some experience of the above elements but obviously not all.
  • Assessing students in the workplace would form 1 or two days weekly, having a small cohort to manage.

About You

  • Hold Assessor and Verification Awards TAQA
  • Experience of teaching, training peers or transferring skills to others.
  • Substantial work experience in a relevant occupational area
  • Understanding and experience of current working practices within the occupational area.


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.

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