Advanced Practitioner (English) (Ref:LCC2820)

Leeds City College
£30,244 - £32,088 Per Year
10 Jul 2021 05:58
01 Aug 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Teaching / Lecturing
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Advanced Practitioner (English) (Ref:LCC2820)

** COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic you may experience some delays during the recruitment process. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. **

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC) and White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT). Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest improving and most innovative education groups in the country.


Luminate FE Colleges have an innovative approach to teaching, learning, assessment and pride themselves in being at the 'cutting edge' of practice across the sector. The college's main digital platform is G Suite for Education and we are one of only a few Google Reference Colleges in the UK. This status was awarded to the college based on impact on learning, through the extensive use of collaborative learning tools and the development of bespoke training programmes. This is an exciting opportunity for an Advanced Practitioner to support our journey to outstanding across the FE Colleges. As part of a central team English and Maths team, you will provide excellent customer service and support for curriculum departments in delivering the highest quality teaching, learning and assessment for students and apprentices. You will be an excellent teacher of English with a proven record of 'good or better' teaching, learning and assessment as well as a passion to implement innovative and evidence based practice. Responsibilities will include the sharing of best practice, mentoring, coaching and embedding English, alongside the improvement of our tracking systems to maximise assessment and progress of our English outcomes. You will have a confident and empathic approach to mentoring and coaching colleagues and lead on the training and development of the of English CPD offer. You will probably be the type of person who is really organised, is a great communicator and forward thinking and could pass this enthusiasm onto others! If you are passionate about the teaching, learning and assessment of the English curriculum and want to join a highly skilled, innovative and ambitious team then take a look and apply!


You will drive forward the implementation of the TLA strategy across the FE Colleges
You will provide pedagogic advice, guidance and support to shape a more creative and innovative approach to curriculum design
You will inform and support action plans for improvement and curriculum innovation
You will effectively support the development of staff skills, digital literacy and improvements, through the design and delivery of training, mentoring and professional learning activities
You will maintain and update knowledge of educational and technological research
You will support curriculum management and teams in implementing a blended curriculum


You should be creative, innovative, responsive and organised


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.


The UK Government introduced a new points based immigration system on 1 January 2021. You can read about the new immigration routes on the Gov.UK website here:

Many of the new routes require sponsorship from an employer. Luminate Education Group is not a licenced sponsor. We are unable to employ anyone without current, and appropriate right to work in the UK.

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you were resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you can continue to prove your right to work in the UK with your passport and identity card up until 30 June 2021.

There is no change to immigration and right to work for British and Irish Citizens.


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.


For more information about the role please contact:

Jonathan Diamond, Head of English and Maths

Please use the person specification (on the job description under "Documents Available") to complete your supporting statement.

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Luminate Education Group vacancies generate a lot of interest and we receive many calls and emails from recruitment agencies. Although we do appreciate the interest you have shown in Luminate Education Group, our policy is to recruit candidates directly wherever possible. We therefore do not accept any cold calls, speculative emails or CVs from agencies. Speculative emails and CVs will be deleted unread.

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