Safeguarding Training and Development Coordinator (Ref: LCC3066)

Safeguarding Training and Development Coordinator (Ref: LCC3066)

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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.


We are introducing the post of Safeguarding Training and Development Coordinator to join our central Student Life directorate. We take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and promote a culture of vigilance throughout the group, underpinned by restorative approaches to student safety, wellbeing and behaviour. The directorate of Student Life leads on personal development, behaviour and attitudes of all our students, which includes safeguarding, wellbeing, careers, progression, work experience and student engagement. and range of exciting projects and initiatives. Our work is values driven and we work collaboratively to contribute to a great student experience with huge aspirations for every individual. We are champions for safeguarding, wellbeing and social mobility.


Bring passion and commitment along with both a robust and restorative approach, working with the Head of Safeguarding and Wellbeing to ensure safeguarding throughout the Luminate Education group is beyond effective
Developing strong and effective relationships with Designated Safeguarding Leads throughout the Luminate Education Group to share and develop good practice
Develop and facilitate safeguarding related workstreams and projects working with leaders and engaging students, staff and external stakeholders
Lead on quality assurance of safeguarding practice throughout the group


You will have a passion for improving the lives of our students along with an in depth knowledge and understanding of the full range of safeguarding issues in education and wider society, coupled with significant experience of design, coordination and delivery of training
You will be a self-motivated and inspiring emergent leader with highly effective communication and influencing skills and the ability to engage with staff throughout the group
Your practice will demonstrate Luminate values including restorative and relational approaches and ability to relate to students, staff and stakeholders

This role will require some lone working.


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:

Andrew Ottey

[email protected]

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.