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.
The Performance and Project Lead is a eight month fixed term role that will coordinate, monitor and report on the Prince's Trust Health & Social Care Project.
WHAT WE DO
Careers, Work Experience and Progression is part of the Student Life Directorate and leads on activities and strategies which contribute to an outstanding further education student experience closely aligned with the college and group strategic objectives.
Careers, Work Experience and Progression (CWP) supports students through guidance, opportunities and experience to make informed life choices about their career pathway and destination.
The Prince's Trust Health & Social Care Project is intended for 18-30 year olds who are not in employment, education or training, or who are at risk of becoming unemployed.
The project through educational delivery and targeted work placement will give these young people the skills and experience to progress to positions ranging from clinical support roles to admin and corporate services.
The project aims to secure apprenticeship /employment opportunities for 75 participants in Health and Social Care settings where they will make a significant contribution and real difference.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Provide core team functions to facilitate the coordination and success of the Health and Social Care programme (partnership programme between Leeds City College and Prince's Trust)
Support key departments across the FE colleges to ensure referral, initial assessment and ongoing support processes are in place for project participants with a focus on supporting them into apprenticeships, work or further learning
Work collaboratively with The Prince's Trust, and other potential stakeholder organisations to ensure the programme is well promoted to ensure appropriate recruitment
Work collaboratively with Apprenticeship and Business Engagement teams to ensure work placement opportunities are in place for each cohort
Work with College Careers and Welfare teams and external organisations such as the National Careers Service to provide the appropriate support for each student
Lead processes for monitoring and reporting on all aspects of the delivery and review of this programme
Develop simple referral mechanisms and support curriculum teams to achieve recruitment targets for each cohort
Develop strong links with external referral agencies and internally referring departments
Develop opportunities for good practice to be shared and key learning to be drawn from each cohort. Ensure case studies are gathered after each cohort for programme promotion
You will have:
Excellent communication and creative & critical thinking skills.
Experience of coordinating projects and working across all aspects of project management activity, including:
Experience of working and promoting collaboration in complex organisations
Experience of influencing and supporting others to review progress and achieve improved outcomes
Ability to coordinate projects within tight deadlines and experience of using project management methodologies
Experience of organising and coordinating events/activities
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
For more information about the role please contact:
Georgina Yates, Head of Careers, Work Experience & Progression
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.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT LEEDS CITY COLLEGE
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.
BENEFITS & REWARDS
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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants
All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.
RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK
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: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-immigration-system-what-you-need-to-know#visa-application-process
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.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
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.
INFORMATION FOR RECRUITMENT AGENCIES
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.