Lean Manufacturing Tutor / Assessor (Variable Hours) (LUM489/1236)

About the Role

We are looking for two experienced Lean Manufacturing Tutors/Assessors who will cover the apprentice Standard for Lean Manufacturing Operatives and will initially be based around two days per week to meet a small cohort of apprentices in the company.

One day will be based in college teaching the mandatory qualification: 

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/3589/0

The second day will be based on the company assessing & supporting the skills element of the learners.

As the programme expands, additional days may be required.

What You Will Do

This role involves visiting students in their workplace to check competency and quality of their work while supporting them to build their onsite evidence portfolio, your priority will be to support students to achieve their full potential. In a typical day, you will be: .

  • Visit the student's workplace to observe them working on their skills
  • Supporting them to complete their onsite portfolio of evidence.
  • Complete progress reviews with students and setting them targets.
  • Liaise with employers, teaching staff & support departments to progress students through their apprenticeship.

About You

  • Extensive knowledge and hands on experience of Lean Manufacturing techniques based in a Manufacturing / processing environment.
  • To have a level 4 qualification in manufacturing or Lean.
  • Teaching qualification or willingness to work towards within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Verifier V1 Award – or a willingness to work towards within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Experience working with OneFile or a similar E-portfolio would be an advantage. This system logs all progress and achievements of the apprentice therefore the suitable candidate will need to plan regular visits and write detailed progress reviews for each apprentice.


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.