Course Leader, Health Play Specialism

Leeds City College
£32,313 - £34,220 Per Year, £32313 - £34220
17 Mar 2023 05:12
15 Apr 2023 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Team Leader / Supervisor
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Course Leader, Health Play Specialism

About the Role

As Course Leader for the Health Play Specialism, you will manage the day-to-day running of the growing apprenticeship provision and foundation degree.

Key duties within the role include:
  • Teaching on the programme
  • Managing student and apprentice progress and experience
  • Liaising with employers, mentors, end point assessment organisation and regulatory body
  • Working directly with the Luminate apprenticeship team and UCLeeds Admissions to ensure successful recruitment
  • Quality review/evaluation of the programmes
  • Co-ordinating with assessors to ensure compliance with review cycle
  • Work in a hybrid capacity to deliver our blended offer at the UCLeeds Campus and with our partners at Great Ormond Street Hospital
What You Will Do
  • Have experience of working with children and young people, ideally as a Health Play Specialist. However, this post will also be of interest to those who have worked in a healthcare environment and/or special educational needs settings with children and young people.
  • Experience of teaching in educational setting, but those willing to work towards a teaching qualification will be considered. Please note that the majority of this teaching will be delivered remotely, this is a hybrid role.
  • Be able to deliver a good range of curriculum to engage learners (both online and face to face). Have a passion and ability to inspire and motivate Health Play Specialists on their journey to registration.
  • Have a good understanding of apprenticeships and the processes of compliance around these or be willing to learn.
  • Be willing to travel to teach at our partner NHS Trusts, currently operating delivery from the UCLeeds Campus and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Training suite (approximately every 6 weeks for 2 days).
  • Represent UCLeeds as external events
About You

The HE Health Department at the UCLeeds delivers a range of foundation degrees, top-up degrees and higher-level apprenticeships in healthcare assistant practitioner, health and wellbeing, health and social care and health play specialism.

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual to lead our Health Play Specialism programme.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:
  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers' Pension Scheme
    • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card).
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities - including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements