Luminate Education Group

Vice Principal – Curriculum and Skills

Leeds, West Yorkshire
up to £90,000 pa dependent upon experience
28 Feb 2024
18 Mar 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Executive, this new role, Vice Principal – Curriculum and Skills, will be the strategic lead responsible for ensuring Luminate’s provision is dynamic, responsive and relevant through collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders both regionally and nationally. You will lead on curriculum analysis across Luminate, addressing curriculum reform, whilst ensuring departments are prepared for external audits and inspections aligned to strategic goals. You will be responsible for Luminate’s stakeholder engagement strategy, building sustainable relationships and collaborative working partnerships, whilst taking accountability for the Apprenticeship Directorate and business engagement team.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced professional with the strategic capacity for problem solving with sound judgement and an incisive approach. With a proven track record in curriculum development, planning and performance analysis, you must demonstrate a clear ability to connect, collaborate and influence with a variety of stakeholders across a diverse and increasingly complex educational landscape. You must bring an analytical and inquisitive mindset with a proven track record for shaping, informing and interpreting regional and national skills agenda into deliverable provision, coupled with a profound understanding of the apprenticeship market and the evolving national skills agenda.

This is a unique opportunity to work as part of the executive team in one of the most prominent and progressive education groups in the UK, that make a profound difference to the students, communities and employer groups they serve.

For more details please refer to the attached candidate pack. To apply, please forward a covering letter and CV to  referencing assignment DP3104. Should you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, please call John Dodd on 07545 431848.

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.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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.

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