Luminate Education Group

Deputy Head of Department - Digital Transformation (LUM12754/1135)

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
£42,225 - £44,789 pa
28 Mar 2024
21 Apr 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

Imagine working for an employer that has a positive impact on the lives of hundreds 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 dedicated professional to join our Management Team.

We are seeking an enterprising  individual for the role of Deputy Head of Digital Transformation at Harrogate College . The ideal candidate will have a passion for empowering staff to develop their digital skills. They will inspire colleagues, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration, working across the college to embed digital ways of delivering teaching, learning and assessment. 

The successful candidate will be a people person with exceptional communication skills, able to guide others through change. Demonstrating coaching experience and a background in teaching and learning that fosters our culture of working with and supporting colleagues to develop. 

The role will involve management of curriculum programme areas within the college and will report to the Deputy Director at Harrogate College

What You Will Do

  • Motivate and inspire students to promote achievement and develop their skills to enable progression
  • Provide an excellent learning experience which allows students to progress to a higher level, higher education or employment and in which their attainment is maximised.
  • Encourage a culture where teachers develop, and are supported to achieve, professional standards
  • Ensure that all preparation, marking, assessment and moderation is completed promptly and efficiently within agreed timescales.
  • Contribute to the college’s curriculum and strategic planning processes and to lead this in defined sections of the Department
  • To work with the Internal Quality Lead Verifier to ensure effective management of the Internal and External verification procedures including assuming the role of Internal Verifier, if appropriate

About You

  • We are looking for a Deputy Head of Department who has a passion for digital development in teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Knowledge and experience of a variety of digital technologies used in Teaching, Learning and Assessment with a drive for continuous practice and discovery. 
  • We are looking for a Deputy Head of Department who utalises coaching techniques and works ‘with’ the team at Harrogate College
  • A track record of developing  learning opportunities inspiring staff to develop. 
  • Recent experience in a management position within the Further Education sector.
  • A track record of successful curriculum management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, fostering positive relationships to drive continuous improvement.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Nicola Johnson


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. Harrogate Campus also has free onsite parking for all staff.
  • 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

Harrogate College has excellent facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on working closely with employers, the local community and other stakeholders to provide curriculum and support that meets the needs of our students. We are working towards becoming a recognised centre of green excellence which is supported through our sustainability pledge to become a net zero college by 2035. 

We have recently been awarded £16m of government funding to transform our campus. The energy-efficient new building will include a workshop unit that provides large scale facilities aligned to industry needs including advanced manufacturing, low carbon construction, retrofit, sustainable energy and bio-economy, health science and hospitality. This will complement the college’s existing tech centre which is home to its motor vehicle, electrical, joinery and welding workshops.

Choosing to work for Harrogate College means that you will be part of a nurturing, 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 Harrogate College.


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.