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HE Programme Manager - Computer Science

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

About the Role

We are recruiting a highly motivated and ambitious Programme Manager to manage our computer science team. This is a great opportunity for someone with a background in digital education who would like to move into a management role. We are keen to speak to anyone interested in progressing within their career and working with us to grow our provision in line with the needs of the West Yorkshire economic region. We also invite candidates with a background in financial technology to apply.  

Higher Education is a significant aspect of the mission of Leeds City College. The College is a national provider of education, skills, training and employability opportunities and has developed extensive provision which is not provided elsewhere through more traditional HEIs.

Over 1300 students are currently studying a range of courses with us at University Centre Leeds. The curriculum offered is vocationally focused and diverse in nature. The institution holds Foundation Degree Awarding Powers and partnered with the Open University for Level 6 provision.

Our STEM department’s curriculum portfolio comprises a range of Foundation degrees and Top Ups within Digital, Computing and Science, Masters provision within Science and HNC/D’s in Engineering alongside a number of apprenticeships. 

What You Will Do

  • Manage activities and strategies to ensure the success of the department. 
  • Line management of staff, setting targets and managing performance. 
  •  Manage Strategies to ensure high retention, achievement, success and attendance rates for identified courses are reached.
  • Deliver and assess essential knowledge and understanding to learners.
  • Manage the planning, preparation and development of schemes of work, teaching and learning resources and assessment plans.
  • Manage the recording of student progress and ensure that individual and group learner targets are being met.
  • Maintain a commitment to research and scholarly activity in line with the expectations of the University Centre. 

About You

  • Extensive experience in the digital sector -  education or industry.
  • Extensive experience, knowledge and skills to manage delivery of a range of levels across the curriculum.
  • Experience of positively managing student and group progression, advice and guidance to positive outcomes.
  • Experience of supervising/managing staff to ensure high performance.
  • Experience of undertaking internal verification and moderation activities.
  • Proven commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Experience of working with stakeholders and being influential in establishing effective partnerships.


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

At University Centre Leeds, we provide a supportive higher education environment designed to promote and enhance independent learning. We have access to industry standard equipment unique to many of our subject areas. These range from our makeup studios to practical science labs. 

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. Choosing to work for University Centre Leeds means that you will be part of an inclusive and progressive learning environment. We hope that we will be part of the next step in your career and look forward to welcoming you to University Centre Leeds. 

We are proud to be the highest rated for student satisfaction in Leeds for the third year running (National Student Survey 2022).


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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