Luminate Education Group

Full Stack Developer (LUM562/1140)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
£34,347 - £36,437 pa
03 Apr 2024
18 Apr 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

As the demand for web systems continues to increase, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Full Stack Developer to join the Systems Development and Reporting Team at Luminate Education Group.

The post-holder will join a small but established team of like-minded professionals, supporting each other towards their shared aims of improving the student experience and delivering high quality systems and data.

What You Will Do

  • Work within the MIS department to deliver web developments that meet the current and future needs of Luminate Education Group.
  • Assist in taking forward the design and development of web applications.
  • Continually review existing web applications, SOAP / REST APIs, and databases to improve and optimise their functionality, security, accessibility, and the user experience.
  • Develop and maintain existing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) web databases, queries, stored procedures and timed tasks across multiple servers.
  • Work proficiently in Azure DevOps for efficient collaborative project management to fully document web development projects, technical specifications and change management process. Revise documentation as needed to maintain a workable and effective resource.
  • Work closely with internal departments and external vendors to guarantee that web applications are readily available; downtime is kept to an absolute minimum; data is secure and GDPR compliant; and software and digital certification is kept up-to-date.
  • Work closely with internal ITSS departments to continually review database and server architecture and contribute to the design and specification of new architecture to serve current and future needs.

About You

  • You will be qualified in English and mathematics at level 2 or above
  • Ideally you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field, though this is not an essential requirement
  • You will have excellent knowledge and skill in web application development using ASP.NET / C# / .NET Framework
  • You will have excellent knowledge and skill in HTML, CSS, JQuery / JavaScript
  • You will have good knowledge of RDBMS / Microsoft SQL Server, and web security principles
  • Ideally, you will have:
  • Knowledge and skill in SOAP or REST API development using ASP.NET / C# / .NET Framework
  • Knowledge of URIs, HTTP methods and response codes
  • Knowledge of Windows Server and Internet Information Services (IIS)
  • Knowledge of version control systems and Agile software development methodology / DevOps
  • Experience with ecommerce platforms and payment gateways
  • Experience of web application development in a medium to large educational or business environment.


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, MIS, 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.


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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