Luminate Education Group

Performance and Projects Lead: Equality Diversity and Inclusion (Maternity Cover) (LUM214/1093)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£34,347 - £36,437 pa
25 Mar 2024
10 Apr 2024
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the Role

This is a Maternity cover until June 2025.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Performance and Projects Lead will bring passion, innovation and people together around delivering and reporting on projects, workstreams and interventions which advance the equality agenda and lead the implementation of our Equality Objectives and Race Equality Roadmap.  EDI and leading change for an inclusive and fair society is rooted in the core values of the Luminate Education Group, and this role will contribute to an innovative approach to advancing equality, consulting, developing, driving and implementing equality objectives which embed change sustainably and create inclusive, restorative and relational learning and working environments.

What You Will Do

  • Maintain and update knowledge of the subject/professional area and co-operate in any staff development activities required to effectively carry out the duties of the post and to participate in review and development schemes.
  • Comply with safeguarding procedures, including the promotion of the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and commitment to child protection. 
  • Comply with all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Reflect on and maintain knowledge of educational/professional research to develop evidence-based practice.
  • Act with honesty and integrity to maintain high standards of ethics and professional standards.
  • Manage and promote restorative practice approaches and the strengthening of relationships.
  • Promote a positive image of the group.
  • Embody the college values: Collaborative; Inspiring; Passionate; Aspirational; Celebrate Individuality; Respectful.

About You

  • Level 2 (or above) in English & maths.
  • Able to demonstrate significant initiative and experience in equality, diversity and inclusion workstreams.
  • Experience and knowledge of leading multiple and diverse work streams with passion and initiative, responding to changing requirements and deadlines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion issues and how these impact on life experience and outcomes.
  • Experience of engaging, motivating and influencing others to achieve improved outcomes .
  • Experience of organising, coordinating and hosting events/activities which bring together groups of people from different backgrounds.
  • Experience of developing and leading use of digital communications using creative and innovative approaches to ensure key messages and information are easily accessible.
  • Experience of designing and running listening and consultation events, gathering information, making recommendations and producing reports.


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

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.


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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