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Digital Marketing Executive

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

About the Role

The Marketing department at Luminate Education Group (which includes Leeds City College, Keighley College, Harrogate College, Leeds Sixth Form College and the Yorkshire Centre for Training and Development) takes proactive, strategic responsibility for developing and delivering marketing strategies for the Colleges and key audiences within the Group to ultimately drive student recruitment.

The Digital Marketing Executive sits within the Marketing department at Luminate Education Group. You will report to the Senior Digital Marketing Executive and will work alongside one Digital Marketing Apprentice.

We are based at Leeds City College, Park Lane Campus, which is a short 10/15 minute walk from the train station. We are able to offer hybrid working in this role alongside other amazing benefits.

What You Will Do

  • Under the guidance of the Senior Digital Marketing Executive and in collaboration with the strategic marketing team, you will implement the digital marketing plan for an assigned FE brand or target audience.
  • Implement PPC and paid digital campaigns. Monitor performance and ensure campaigns are optimised in line with each brands KPIs.
  • Deliver on SEO strategy for the assigned brand or target audience.
  • Deliver email marketing campaigns, ensuring A/B testing, audience management and template development are of a good standard.
  • Maintain positive external relationships with key digital suppliers.
  • Collaborate with the market insight team to ensure that digital marketing activity is insight-led and well monitored/reported.
  • Collaborate with the website development team to ensure that SEO plans and recommendations are implemented and measured successfully.
  • Collaborate with relevant colleagues in the student recruitment and admissions function, particularly in relation to email communications throughout the student journey.

About You

  • Must keep up to date with digital marketing industry developments and have knowledge of the latest digital marketing trends.
  • Must have previous experience of leading and delivering successful digital marketing plans.
  • Must be able to use project management tools to aid digital campaign management.
  • Experience of leading paid digital campaign optimisation including A/B testing.
  • Experience of contributing to multi-channel marketing campaigns and measuring results.
  • Experience of working with external digital suppliers.


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

Luminate Education Group is a collective of education providers based in Yorkshire with one clear purpose: to make a positive difference to people’s lives through genuinely transformative education and training.

We offer a wide range of job vacancies across our business support functions - Finance, Human Resources, ITSS, Marketing, Communications, Executive Support, Estates and Food Services. Our large size and diverse range of member organisations means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

As an education provider, we are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our workforce, and you’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow.

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

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development.


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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