School Liaison Project Executive (LUM596/1162)

About the Role

We are looking for two organised, creative, innovative and motivated Project Executives to join our School Liaison team. 

You will work within the Student Recruitment & Customer Experience department, which engages with education settings across North and West Yorkshire to promote the Luminate offer. The key focus of the role is to engage and inspire young people of all age groups and provide information, advice and guidance on their post-16 options through student recruitment events.

We encourage Continuous Professional Development and further progression opportunities within the department. You will also have the opportunity to partake in staff wellbeing days and collaborate with wider projects within the group. These include Wellbeing, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Eco initiatives.

We are able to offer hybrid working with up to 2 days working at home and time off in lieu.

What You Will Do

  • You will line manage School Liaison Officers and ensure that team objectives are met through school and stakeholder relationships and engagement. You will initiate, plan and delegate tasks and activities for various projects whilst highlighting key areas of focus (both internally and externally).
  • Our events give students an outstanding introduction to college life and will be delivered either virtually or face to face. Your role is to ensure these events develop,  grow and nurture the reputation of the Luminate Education group and highlight the full exciting range of further and higher education pathways available (including vocational, A level, apprenticeships, T levels).
  • You will produce and analyse reports and data linked to events, as well as school applications. These reports will be used by the School Liaison team and management to help continuous improvement within the team and to ensure targets are met.
  • You will liaise with school staff from feeder schools to promote and share the college offer and offering guidance and support for their post 16 option events. 
  • You will work with the School Liaison Coordinator to create an annual plan of targeted events and activities. This role requires an innovative and proactive approach and preparation and attention to detail is key.
  • A good knowledge of our colleges and the wider group is important in delivering the best standard of events for prospective students. You will be a team player and communicate effectively and professionally with our Student Recruitment and Customer Experience department, as well as alongside wider teams within the college, including the Marketing department and Curriculum departments.
  • The role includes travel across the North and West Yorkshire region, evening working and occasional Saturdays (a couple of times per year). You will receive time off in lieu for working extra hours.
  • Access to a car is essential due to travelling commitments.

About You

  • Experience of project management and planning and delivering creative, innovative and engaging activities and events.
  • Good general education and willingness to work towards L3 IAG.
  • Experience of working with students, particularly ages 13-17.
  • Excellent organisation, communication and administrative skills.
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders, such as schools, parents and external support agencies.
  • Experience of producing clear and in-depth reports and analysing data effectively to drive discussion and agree on appropriate action.
  • Good standard of computer literacy, including Microsoft Office applications and Google applications. 
  • Committed to child protection and the promotion of a safe environment for children and young people to learn in.

Benefits

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.

SAFEGUARDING

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.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.