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Assessor - Childcare, Teaching Assistant, H&S Care

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the Role

This is a full-time, reduced-year contract: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year.

We are looking to appoint an Assessor to work with our team and assess learners' progress in line with College policy and awarding body requirements. You will carry out assessments both in college and in the workplace. You will develop online and blended learning material to support learners and assess against agreed standards using an electronic portfolio. The post would be suitable for assessors with experience in assessing childcare, teaching assistants or health and social care qualifications. 

The Childcare and Teaching Assistant team delivers part-time adult 19+ programmes across Leeds City College campuses and outreach centres. We offer a range of qualifications from entry-level to level 3 in early years, childcare, teaching assistants, health and social care, and special educational needs.

What You Will Do

  • Assess learners in college and in the learners workplace.
  • Manage group sizes to ensure all groups are infilled throughout the year to maximise efficiency.
  • Work with the Head and admin to ensure the department achieves its annual budget.
  • Work alongside teachers to ensure that learners make progress and achieve their qualifications.
  • Produce individual learning plans for learners with clear targets for achievement.
  • Develop the curriculum in line with the college e-learning strategy.
  • Develop and prepare learning materials suitable for workplace qualifications.
  • Keep and maintain accurate records of learner progress and achievements.

About You

  • Hold or be prepared to work towards a L3 qualification in Assessing Vocational Achievement.
  • Hold a Level 2/Level 3 qualification in a vocationally related subject area e.g. Childcare, Teaching Assistant or Health and Social Care.
  • Have a good standard of written and spoken English.
  • You should have sector-relevant experience.
  • Experience of assessing different levels from Entry 3 to Level 3 preferred.
  • Experience of using OneFile E-Portfolio and Google Applications desirable.


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

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in recruitment is key to our Group’s values. We are dedicated to fostering a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, where every candidate is treated with fairness, respect, and equity. Our recruitment processes are designed to ensure equal opportunities, remove bias, and promote a diverse talent pool. We continually assess and improve our practices to ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has an equal chance to succeed. By championing EDI, we aim to create a workforce that reflects the richness of our communities and drives innovation through diverse perspectives.  To find out more about what our commitment to EDI means to us please Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

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