Workplace Assessor (Department of Education and Early Years) (LUM237/1225)

About the Role

Leeds City College are recruiting for an Education and Early Years Assessor to join our team.

We are looking for an inspiring Education and Early Years Assessor who is passionate about supporting and motivating young people into employment, whether in Primary Education or Early Years. The ideal candidate will be passionate about students, able to work independently and make productive and professional relationships with our work placement settings. 

The role will work closely with the Education and Early Years team to support students to achieve their workplace assessments and qualifications. You will primarily be based off site and will be required to travel daily to a variety of locations in West Yorkshire. During these, you will carry out and write up detailed student observations. Therefore, it is essential that you have a high level of written literacy.

The Department of Education and Early Years is based at Quarry Hill Campus within the Cultural Quarter of Leeds. Quarry Hill Campus boasts specialist childcare training resources, multi sensory provision, food technology suites, digital technology labs, state of the art hospitality equipment and industry standard studios and theatres. Quarry Hill Campus is a fantastic place for both study and work, with learners who thrive in an environment where staff promote high challenge and offer generous support. 

The department has over 25 staff working within it to support approximately 600 students. Although this is an independent role, you will be part of a small team of 4 assessors and will have regular meetings and supportive check-ins with the Lead Assessor.

What You Will Do

  • Be responsible for a range of Education and Early Years students and will plan and carry out work placement assessment against nationally recognised standards.

  • Have a caseload of students to assess on placements to make assessment judgements which are mapped to competencies.

  • Formulate action plans with individual students so they are prepared for their placement assessments and understand any developments needed.

  • Ensure timely achievement of placement assessments enabling students to reach their potential of Early Year Practitioner or Assisting Teaching Practitioner.

  • Keep accurate assessment records of students with a variety of evidence. These records will be moderated by the awarding body NCFE CACHE.

  • Effective and efficient management of own appointments, schedule and student caseload.

About You

  • An excellent communicator, confident and able to build an engaging learning relationship with students to motivate them to achieve to the best of their ability.

  • Knowledge and understanding about the role of teaching assistants and early years practitioners. 

  • Ability to work independently using own initiative whilst visiting work placements, remote working and college based working.

  • A passion and ability to inspire and motivate young people to become our future education and childcare workforce.

  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible towards the requirements of different learner needs.

  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of employers and work placement teams.

  • Has a can-do attitude to all tasks and responsibilities. Flexible to meet workload.

  • Ability to use technology to upload, track and record students’ progress.

Please refer to the attached person specification (within the job description) for more information and refer to this when completing your supporting statement within your application form.


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. Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

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