Course Leader - Motor Vehicle (LUM129/1288)

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our team and lead the motor vehicle department. You will have a proactive can-do attitude, be positive about change and innovation, and be able to drive and support consistency and improvement within the department. They will inspire colleagues, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration, working across the department to embed different ways of delivering teaching, learning and assessment. 

The successful candidate will be a people person with exceptional communication skills, able to guide others through change. Demonstrating coaching experience and a background in teaching and learning that fosters our culture of working with and supporting colleagues to develop. 

What You Will Do

  • You will be delivering and managing Motor Vehicle courses at level 2 and 3 to full time learners, mainly aged 16-18. You will be responsible for planning, tracking and assessment throughout the year.
  • You will work with the Motor Vehicle team to facilitate relevant lesson delivery which will mirror the ever changing nature of the motor vehicle world.
  • You will be responsible for the creation and upkeep of  course review documents throughout the year.
  • You will lead on all quality aspects of course delivery and reporting.
  • You will support our learners with support and guidance throughout their academic journey by helping to create exciting/relevant industry standard resources that can aid in the delivery of the motor vehicle courses within our school.

About You

  • You will have  experience in a Further Education setting specialising in Motor Vehicle delivery at levels 1 and 2, and be able to demonstrate a passion for new and innovative ideas around curriculum development.
  • You will have current motor vehicle teaching experience , or  be looking for your next step into course leadership.   
  • Your experience will include positively managing students to ensure excellent retention, achievement, success and attendance with our cohort of learners.
  • You will build positive relationships with students and staff using restorative practice techniques, be flexible and a positive role model across our campus.
  • Your skill-set will also include excellent organisation skills and the ability to provide productive insight into the development of the courses.

Benefits

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. Harrogate Campus also has free onsite parking for all staff.
  • 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

Harrogate College has excellent facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on working closely with employers, the local community and other stakeholders to provide curriculum and support that meets the needs of our students. We are working towards becoming a recognised centre of green excellence which is supported through our sustainability pledge to become a net zero college by 2035. 

We have recently been awarded £16m of government funding to transform our campus. The energy-efficient new building will include a workshop unit that provides large scale facilities aligned to industry needs including advanced manufacturing, low carbon construction, retrofit, sustainable energy and bioeconomy, health science and hospitality. This will complement the college’s existing tech centre which is home to its motor vehicle, electrical, joinery and welding workshops.

Choosing to work for Harrogate College means that you will be part of a nurturing, inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to Harrogate College.

SAFEGUARDING

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.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in recruitment is key to our Group’s values. We are dedicated to fostering a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, where every candidate is treated with fairness, respect, and equity. Our recruitment processes are designed to ensure equal opportunities, remove bias, and promote a diverse talent pool. We continually assess and improve our practices to ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has an equal chance to succeed. By championing EDI, we aim to create a workforce that reflects the richness of our communities and drives innovation through diverse perspectives.  To find out more about what our commitment to EDI means to us please 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.