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Deputy Head of Teaching, Learning & Assessment

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

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Deputy Head of Teaching. Learning & Assessment (TLA) to support our journey to excellence at Leeds City College, Keighley College and Harrogate College, following the successful progression of our current post holder. 

As the Deputy Head of TLA, you will lead a team of 5 Advanced Practitioners as part of a credible and experienced central TLA team providing excellent customer service and support for curriculum departments in helping them to drive forward the TLA Vision & Strategy. 

You will be an innovative teacher/leader with a proven record of ‘good or better’ teaching, learning and assessment practice. Responsibilities will include coaching leaders and managers, completing short lesson visits and learning walks, delivering training to maximise the development of our staff and oversight and leadership of quality assurance processes and reporting. Experience of line management would be advantageous in this role. 

We would be particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate a track record of implementing TLA strategies at scale, leading changing and innovation and/or have previous experience in mentoring and coaching leaders and managers.  You will have a confident and empathic approach and be able to build relationships with colleagues built on trust and credibility, getting the best out of those that you work with.

There will be a requirement to deliver teaching in a curriculum department appropriate to your skills and expertise (1 day a week). 

The Deputy Head of TLA role works at scale across the organisation, so if you're looking for a new challenge then this is the role for you. If you are passionate about teaching, learning and assessment and want to join an innovative and ambitious team, then take a look and apply! 

If you wish to pick up an informal conversation get in touch with the recruiting manager 

What You Will Do

  • Lead a team of 5 Advanced Practitioners. 
  • Be at the 'cutting edge' of research and innovative TLA practice. 
  • Mentor and coach leaders and managers across the organisation. 
  • Develop strategies for continual improvement. 
  • Lead the quality assurance of TLA and subsequent action for quality improvement. 
  • Collaborate with the Deputy Head for Digital, Innovation and iLearn to drive digital TLA practice and staff skill development. 

About You

  • Organised 
  • Develops great relationships 
  • Innovative 
  • Enhanced digital skills 
  • An eye for detail 
  • A sense of humour 


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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