Luminate Education Group

HE Lecturer, Cyber Security (LUM389/883)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£29,638 - £33,349 pa
05 Feb 2024
25 Feb 2024
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Higher Education is a significant aspect of the mission of Leeds City College. The College is a national provider of education, skills, training and employability opportunities and has developed extensive provision which is not provided elsewhere through more traditional HEIs.

Over 1300 students are currently studying a range of courses with us. The curriculum offered at UC Leeds is vocationally focused and diverse in nature. The institution holds Foundation Degree Awarding Powers and partnered with the Open University for Level 6 provision.

Our STEM department’s curriculum portfolio comprises of a range of Foundation degrees and Top Ups within Digital, Computing and Science, Masters provision within Science and HNC/D’s in Engineering alongside a number of apprenticeships. 

We know that with our Higher Technical Qualifications portfolio, UC Leeds sits firmly as a leading institution that offers graduates the digital skills they need to be successful in employment.

The role of HE Lecturer in Cyber Security here at UC Leeds is to plan, deliver and assess essential curriculum to our students. The role requires the maintenance of essential knowledge of the Cyber Security industry and the ability to effectively deliver this content to learners.

What You Will Do

  • Plan, prepare and develop schemes of work, session plans, teaching and learning resources, learning and assessment plans.
  • Deliver and assess essential knowledge and understanding to learners.
  • Maintain and update knowledge of the subject and / or vocational area.
  • Create individual SMART learning targets linked to learner study programme/course.
  • Adapt curriculum delivery methods to maximise their effectiveness, including through the use of technology.
  • Apply theoretical understanding of effective practice in teaching, learning and assessment drawing on research and other evidence.

About You

  • Holds a L5 Teaching Qualification (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE).
  • Relevant highest-level vocational qualification or degree in teaching subject.
  • Recent teaching delivery in relevant subject areas (PGCE teaching placements/experience would also qualify here) which demonstrates active learning and differentiated teaching styles.
  • Knowledge of current teaching practices and experience of utilising a range of teaching practices to enhance learner journey and progression.
  • Has knowledge of Privilege Escalation and/or Kill-Chain Cyber Attack framework.
  • Has knowledge / Experience in tools, methods and techniques that can be used in the Cyber investigation process’.


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

At University Centre Leeds, we provide a supportive higher education environment designed to promote and enhance independent learning. We have access to industry standard equipment unique to many of our subject areas. These range from our makeup studios to practical science labs. 

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. Choosing to work for University Centre Leeds means that you will be part of an inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to University Centre Leeds. 

We are proud to be the highest rated for student satisfaction in Leeds for the third year running (National Student Survey 2022).


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.