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Construction Project Lead

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

About the Role

We are recruiting for a Construction Project Lead to join us; our area covers Estates and Capital Projects, which includes the Health, Safety and Environment team, the Campus Facilities team, the Property and Maintenance team and the Capital Projects team. Between us all, we service the estates across the whole of the Luminate Education Group.  As well as undergoing a significant change to enable future growth, we are embarking on a growth programme to create a number of new campuses over the next five years, which will help us meet our students' needs and sustainability.

This is an excellent opportunity to join us during a period of change and make a real difference in the lives of the students who study at our campuses.

What You Will Do

  • Assist with and be responsible for the management, development and delivery of Capital Projects within the delegated levels.
  • Establishing initial brief, working with design colleagues to formulate RIBA Stage 1-2 or 3.
  • Support the appropriate procurement of the project, equipment, fixtures and fittings in accordance with the college’s financial regulations.
  • Provide regular written and verbal reports and updates on the current status of capital projects in line with reporting guidelines.
  • Assist with the execution of NEC4 PM Services (internal).

About You

  • Degree or equivalent qualification, or demonstrable experience.
  • Literacy and Numeracy at minimum Level 2.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally, with people at all levels of an organisation.
  • Effective self and time management skills.
  • Focuses on making progress, achieving results.


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.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

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