Animal Care Teacher - (LUM463/1168)

About the Role

The School of Animal Care and Land Management is a growing and aspirational department based at Temple Newsam in Leeds. Our team consists of a Head of Department, Deputy Head of Department, Programme managers, Course Leader, Teachers, learning support assistants (LSA) and Instructor/Technicians. Our team work to support our learners to achieve their full potential and achieve their vocational qualifications.

We are looking for a teacher to join our team, the successful candidate will deliver theory and practical sessions on site at Temple Newsam, there may also be the requirement to deliver off the job training to apprentices which will be delivered remotely, as such having experience using technology is a distinct advantage.

The Temple Newsam Campus is part of the Printworks campus in Leeds, staff may be required to teach at Printworks, however the significant  amount of our teaching is delivered at Temple Newsam. 

What You Will Do

  • Prepare for and deliver classes to student groups, with clear intentions and well-defined outcomes.
  • Deliver theory and practical classes in our classrooms, animal care centre and Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) farm. 
  • Manage student progress and achievement 
  • Evaluate students' work and provide timely, constructive feedback.
  • Participate in personal development, working to develop your own professional knowledge and skill set.

About You

Successful candidates will:

  • Have a relevant industry experience 
  • Be a creative, enthusiastic, committed and forward thinking practitioner.
  • Work well as part of a team and be resilient, adaptable and enthusiastic with experience of the industry
  • Be student focused, building a supportive and creative environment for students to develop their practical skills.
  • Have excellent communication skills and be happy working with people as well as being able to work independently when required.


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

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

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.