Deputy Head of Engineering & Manufacturing (LUM445/1148)

About the Role

We are looking for a Deputy Head of Engineering and Manufacturing to join our team. This is an exciting role to play a large part in developing the new Department of Engineering and Manufacturing. You will be pivotal in supporting the department in its journey to outstanding practices in all areas. We are one of the largest providers in this area and work intensively with employers in our region. The department is made up of 16+ year olds on study programmes, apprentices and adults on part time courses. We deliver qualifications that support the large manufacturing industry that we have in West Yorkshire, particularly the Leeds region.

In this role you will support the Head of Department strategically and also maintain operational quality within the team. 

Engineering and Manufacturing is a thriving, strong, exciting area and we want our learners to progress to the best opportunities in either employment or higher education. We offer pathways in Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive and Electrical Installation. The department is dynamic and we have staff who are straight from industry who bring knowledge and experience to share with the learners.

What You Will Do

  • As Deputy Head you will support the Head in strategic planning of the curriculum to meet the key priorities of the area. Driving the department on its journey towards Outstanding.
  • You will oversee and manage the team to ensure that we have robust and good quality practices and Teaching & Assessment.
  • You will encourage and nurture a culture of excellence and develop a team with industry standard CPD.
  • A Quality Improvement skill set is essential to this role, ensuring that we meet all awarding body standards, and that we have strong processes in place to support our learners achieving their best.
  • You will have be able to support and drive the department in all areas of the EIF to demonstrate sustainable and positive results.

About You

  • Level 5 teaching qualification. Heads of Department are also expected to commit to the Education and Training Foundation Professional Standards.
  • Relevant professional level 4 qualification and/or degree.
  • Relevant up to date subject knowledge.
  • Proven experience managing staff in an educational setting.
  • Experience of working positively with young people and adults
  • Knowledge of Government policy in relation to education and training, including its funding and curriculum / qualification reform.


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