Job Coach (Ref: LCC2842)

Leeds City College
£19,707 - £21,445 Per Year
21 Jul 2021 05:29
03 Aug 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Assessor / Trainer
Logistics / Transport, Sport / Physical Education
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Job Coach (Ref: LCC2842)

** 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.


The Supported Engagement Programmes at Somerville House offers a small and supportive setting for young people aged 16-24 who have been unable to engage with education previously. Students on these courses may not have previously achieved the grades they need in order to progress, and are at risk of becoming NEET. Students in this department often have Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The department aims to support all students to re-engage with education using a system of positive rewards, bespoke timetables and personalised goals and targets. We require a Job Coach in General Maintenance and Gardening to support students outside of the classroom to develop their employability skills.


You will be required to work with students in small groups or one to one to help them to make progress towards their personal goals and targets.
You will be required to work with the students to maintain the campus, classrooms and garden area.
You will coach them in basic maintenance skills and will act as a mentor for their internal work placement with you.
You will support the students to achieve their academic goals but also help them to re-engage with education and support positive behaviour.
You will also ensure that any risk assessments are in place and followed.


You will be a confident communicator with a background in supporting students with EHCP and Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs as well as have general maintenance and gardening skills.
You will be willing to adapt and reflect on your practice to ensure students are at the heart of your decisions.
You will be a confident user of IT and will be able to record and log student intervention work accurately.
You will enjoy the challenge of working with previously disengaged students and will be able to work with external partners such as Social Workers with confidence.


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:

Emma Hollings

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.