International Student Recruitment Manager (LUM105/1163)

About the Role

Join our new team at Luminate Education Group, as the International Student Recruitment Manager your primary focus will be on launching new programme areas at Luminate Education Group, namely for Leeds University Centre & the Sixth Form.

This role is integral to achieving Luminate Education Group’s ambitious growth goals in its strategy by supporting the recruitment of international students from designated markets. The responsibilities span from stakeholder management to regional recruitment, development and conversion to students enrolment.

Based in Leeds you will work closely with the Director of International Recruitment, collaborating to execute our recruitment priorities globally and deliver outstanding customer service to our network of new agents, partner institutions and new feeder providers

The post holder will represent Luminate Education Group internationally, promoting its brand and elevating its profile in order to contribute to international student recruitment objectives.

What You Will Do

  • Support the implementation of the international student recruitment strategy
  • Responsible for building new partnerships with key external stakeholders and internal departments
  • Identifying and developing new opportunities for impactful business relationships, including agent acquisition and management
  • Provide exceptional support to our in-market recruiters
  • Deliver recruitment activities including exhibitions, agent training, institutional visits, interviews, presentations, new launch campaigns, new agent acquisition
  • Collaborate with recruitment and admissions teams at Luminate Education Group
  • Lead prospective student and agent visits, as well as recruitment events
  • Provide up to date recruitment data and performance data against set targets
  • Line Manager International Marketing Officer

About You

  • Proven track record in international student recruitment, agent relationships and market experience
  • Proven track record in building and managing effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in the international recruitment industry, internal and external
  • Flexible approach towards working patterns, which will include working weekends and evenings as necessary when travelling: significant travel overseas to deliver recruitment & promotional activities required
  • The person appointed must hold a valid passport and be willing to undertake substantial travel.
  • Experience of Managing staff


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.