Luminate Education Group

Head of Department - Hair, Beauty and Media Make up (LUM489/1107)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£48,939 pa - Single Spot Salary
19 Mar 2024
07 Apr 2024
Job Function
Academic Support
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students every year. That could be you.

Our college is at the forefront of education, fostering a culture of high performance and support. We take pride in our commitment to delivering exceptional learning experiences and preparing students for the challenges of the modern world. As we continue to excel, we are seeking a committed and dedicated professional to join our accomplished Management Team.

The Head of Department (HoD) in Hair and Beauty and Media Make up is accountable for the curriculum area. Through the effective deployment of resources and College systems and procedures, the post holder will ensure that each student has access to and receives an outstanding experience including high quality teaching, learning and assessment that will ensure our students develop employability skills to gain a competitive advantage as they progress towards and along their chosen careers.

Whilst working within the core values and through continuous improvement, the post holder will develop the curriculum area to meet or exceed the College’s KPIs.

The person appointed will report to the Principal Printworks Campus .

What You Will Do

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative Head of Department to lead curriculum staff to contribute effectively to the strategic aims of the Printworks Campus and ensure that local, regional and national priorities are met.

The Head role also ensures that the department efficiently runs and delivers financial contribution targets as detailed within the annual business plan.

Additionally, we are looking for a candidate with a track record of engaging with employers and involving them in curriculum development including guest speakers and involvement in assessments.

Drive improvements to achieve Outstanding in 2023/2024 self assessment 

About You

  • We are looking for a Head of Department who is able to drive this department forward. 
  • We are looking for a Head of Department who is experienced at driving forward institutional vision and that of their own, to enhance student experience.
  • We are looking for a motivated person who is able to develop employer networks and engagement and implement strategic planning to build exciting new opportunities for our Hair and Beauty students.
  • Recent experience in a key management position within the Further Education sector.
  • A track record of successful curriculum management, ideally within the sector.
  • Proven ability to provide direction and leadership that inspires confidence and commitment from others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, fostering positive relationships to drive continuous improvement.

If you are ready to make a significant impact on the lives and opportunities of young people and meet the criteria outlined above, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Lee Pryor Principal Printworks Campus or telephone 0113 2846496 Mobile: 07917 428031


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.