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.
WHAT WE DO
The ESOL department at Leeds City College is a grade 1 department. In 2020-21 there were over 3000 students with a team of 100, bringing education and life-changing experiences to our ESOL students.
The ESOL team are based predominantly at the Enfield Centre, and with 16-19 (sixth form) groups in North Street; LS7 2AA.
The 16-19 ESOL provision currently has 77 children looked after (CLA) and 24 Care Leavers who have transitioned into the 19-23 cohort, which is housed at the same campus (North Street).
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Each 16-19 learner has three PEP meetings throughout the year, which includes the educational provider; -review meetings take place twice annually which include the educational provider - it is an hour or more on average
Many learners experience mental health issues including PTSD which requires sign-posting and referrals
Many learners face difficulties and stress with immigration cases, and require pastoral care in this context
Each learner is entitled to a bursary fund, and admin needs to be completed for this. learners face issues with housing and finance - support and sign-posting is needed with this
Safeguarding issues often arise due to the vulnerability of these learners, (self-harm, grooming, eating disorders, pregnancy) - support the inclusion of all 'at risk' learners.
A recognised qualification or significant experience of working with children looked after / care leavers in settings including safeguarding, pastoral support, health and wellbeing, social care, education or management
Good understanding of the experience of Children Looked After and the impacts of this on life outcomes
Experience in building and maintaining restorative relationships with young people, professionals and colleagues in a range of settings and acting as an advocate as required
Awareness of the specific social and emotional needs of CLA and how they can be supported through transition
Knowledge of local schools and clusters and/or social work and experience of contributing towards PEP reviews or similar multi-agency work
Strong time management for organising and attending meetings. ability to work under pressure, to deadlines, to priorities and manage workloads
Emotional intelligence, an ability to develop effective, resilient relationships with young people, college staff, employers and other stakeholders. Skilled negotiator and solutions focused.
Exceptional relationship builder with young people who may have experienced significant trauma and loss and may have a range of care experiences e.g. foster, kinship, residential etc.
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.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE?
For more information about the role please contact:
Stephen Woulds - [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.
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.