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Course Leader - Maths and English (Fixed-Term)

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

About the Role

This is a 12 month fixed-term role. 

We are looking to appoint a Course Leader to manage the administration duties of maths and English during a one-year staff secondment. The leader will ensure that planning, delivery, and assessments are scheduled in a timely manner and that the curriculum is strong and robust. 

The School of Travel, Food and Drink offer a variety of courses to almost 500 students, which range from entry-level 3 to extended diplomas and Apprenticeships. Maths and English are integral to our course offers, with the majority of students working towards a grade 4 in one or both options. 

What You Will Do

  • Responsible for retention, achievement, attendance and positive progression rates for maths and English.
  • Maintain high quality and effective delivery across the course team.
  • Develop a highly effective curriculum model to ensure engagement and achievement.
  • Responsible for developing new units, modules and courses in line with government policy, awarding organisation developments and student demand as well as local community, economic and employer requirements.
  • Deliver and assess essential knowledge and understanding to learners.
  • Plan, prepare and develop schemes of work, lesson plans, teaching and learning resources and assessment plans and ensure these are in place for all the course(s) teaching activity.
  • Help to ensure all team members maintain and update knowledge of the subject and/or vocational area.
  • Motivate and inspire students to achieve targets and develop their skills to enable a. progression.

About You

  • Holds a L5 Teaching Qualification (e.g. Cert Ed, PGCE).
  • You will be highly motivated to ensure the maths and English offers are both inspirational and robust to ensure students attend and engage.
  • Your ability to effectively communicate with the staff team and other stakeholders is key to the success of maths and English within Travel, Food and Drink, as is a high level of skill in organisation and the management of systems. 


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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