Business Engagement Officer

Leeds City College
Leeds [West Yorkshire]
£24,640 - £26,098 Per Year
30 Apr 2021 11:20
30 May 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

Business Engagement Officer

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team as a business engagement officer, working with external organisations, creating industry placement opportunities for our cohorts of students building capacity for the T-level qualifications.

The Careers, Work Experience & Progression team works across college to help prepare students for their next steps, through activities such as coordinating work experience placements, carrying out careers guidance interviews, and supporting curriculum departments with the delivery of careers education.



  1. Foster strong professional relationships with employers in private, public and the third sectors to maximise opportunities for students and position the college to achieve current and future work experience and work based learning targets including apprenticeships
  2. With reference to labour market intelligence and LEP skills priorities, develop sustainable relationships with employers to drive the quality of meaningful and relevant work experience placements, project and activities
  3. Contribute to the outstanding aspirations of the college through the quality and range of employer relationships and collaboration with external and internal partnerships



  1. Ability to relate effectively, demonstrating excellent interpersonal and communication skills which are applicable to a range of stakeholders and prospective and established commercial clients
  2. Administration or project work and good written communication skills
  3. Able to liaise, negotiate and influence a variety of individuals and organisations
  4. Able to work under pressure, to deadlines, to prioritise and manage workloads
  5. Knowledge and understanding of the needs of a range of college stakeholders (local schools, parents/carers, employers etc.) 



Leeds City College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and is one of the UK’s largest FE establishments with around 1,440 employees and over 22,560 students. We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. 



We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Leeds City College, including:

  • Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

  • Excellent pension schemes with the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and the Teachers’ Pension

  • Discounted travel cards for those who regularly use public transport across the region with Northern Rail and Metro

  • Exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of our staff

You can read about these benefits, and others in more detail by downloading the Staff Benefits document attached to this vacancy.  



Luminate Education Group is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


All successful applicants are required to complete all mandatory pre-employment checks, including:

  • Proof of right to work in the UK

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

  • Children’s barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

  • Two professional references 

  • Fitness to work, this is conducted by our occupational health partners, NHS Airedale 

  • Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

  • Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles


Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website: 

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.



We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, all candidates will be treated fairly irrespective of race, gender or gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief or age.


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