Luminate Education Group

SITS Systems Developer (LUM382/949)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Between £53,466 - £56,714 dependant on experience
28 Feb 2024
17 Mar 2024
Job Function
IT / e-learning
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the Role

Fixed Term till December 2024

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Luminate HE MIS team as SITS (Strategic Information Technology Services) Systems Developer, being responsible for the development, configuration, and build within Tribal SITS.  It s a student information system used to store, administer and manage all elements of student data from initial application through to degree ceremony attendance.

The role will involve having expert SITS development knowledge with hands on experience to inform business process decisions.

The main focus for this role will be the realisation of Registry processes that support and compliment the implementation of Tribal SITS, realising the design and build of the new system, its interfaces, and implementation.

Please apply for this role as soon as possible as we are interviewing suitable candidates as and when we receive applications.

What You Will Do

You will be responsible for building SITS Tasks, Vista, interfaces, and system configuration where required, providing expert SITS technical knowledge and be able to trouble shoot and resolve existing functionality. This will include technical and business process change, in particular those that support migration to the new Student Record System.

You will use your Tribal SITS knowledge and experience to support creation of a technical requirements specification for student administration business processes, developing and updating comprehensive technical documentation and procedures.

You will build, test, transition, and support project deliverables, identifying, monitoring, and escalating where appropriate risks or issues and initiating solutions where possible and employing a creative and innovative approach.

About You

You will have development experience with Tribal’s SITS Vision student record system including expertise in eVision Tasks, TUPs SRLs, SLPs, Vistas, Tribal templates or Blueprints. You will also have experience with SITS Client system setup and maintenance and SITS specific scripting and scheduling. You will also have experience of product development, integrations and testing. 

You will have knowledge of UK Higher Education System; student administration; how institutions use student data for meeting institutional aims and objectives; and the statutory requirements for data provision to external agencies.



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

Leeds Conservatoire is a music conservatoire located in the Quarry Hill district of Leeds. It provides a variety of undergraduate, foundation and postgraduate degrees in music, dance & drama related subject areas. It also offers a variety of short courses, and organise frequent concerts, festivals and events.  Its emphasis on practical training, creative industry links, help ensure it provides a vibrant artistic community for students. 

We are looking for inspiring and innovative individuals to help us deliver our vision.

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 here 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. 

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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