Deputy Head of Department (Ref: DC030)

Leeds City College
£36,102 - £39,444 Per Year
08 Jan 2021 16:17
24 Jan 2021 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Head of
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Deputy Head of Department (Ref: DC030)

** COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 there may be delays in both the recruitment and onboarding processes. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. **

** We are paying all of our employees (regardless of length of service) full pay should they develop COVID-19 symptoms/where the illness is confirmed. This will be in line with our current scheme, equivalent to our employees with 4 to 12 months of service.**

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.


Harrogate College is situated in the heart of Harrogate. The vision for the college is to be the provider of choice for technical and vocational education in the Harrogate district. This vision will be built on high quality education delivered by industry trained professionals to meet the needs of the community it serves. To support the college's journey to being outstanding, the college is recruiting two Deputy Heads, who will support the Deputy Director of Curriculum in all aspects of the departments leadership and management, particularly around the Quality of Education and management of staff and the growth of new curriculum to reflect local and regional priorities.


The Deputy Heads will manage all elements of curriculum for classroom based, apprenticeship and HE provision at the college. The post holder will also support the Deputy Director of Curriculum to implement new curriculum, so the college offer is reflective of local and regional need. The Deputy Head will manage a team of staff to ensure the operation the curriculum leads to outstanding outcomes and positive progression for the colleges students.


The role requires the person to demonstrate experience of successfully managing curriculum teams. The appointed person will feel comfortable building relationships with staff to create a performance based working environment, led by the college values, which results in high performing teams and high levels of achievement and progression for the students at the college. If you have the skills required, a passion for learning and making a real difference in your job, we would like to hear from you.


Harrogate Colleges offers a broad curriculum where we encourage our students to grow as individuals, dare to dream and have a great time. To achieve that, our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. Harrogate College is part of the Luminate Education Group, and one of the UK's largest FE establishments.


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Harrogate College, including:

Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

Excellent pension scheme 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 the 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:

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:

We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


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:

Danny Wild - Principal, Harrogate College

Please use the person specification (on the job description under "Documents Available") to complete your supporting statement.


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