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Programme Manager - Business, ESOL and Preparation for Adulthood (Part-Time)

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

About the Role

This is a part-time role: 18.5 hours per week. 

We are recruiting a highly motivated and ambitious Programme Manager who can manage Business, 16-19 ESOL, Preparation for Adulthood and Personal and Social Development programmes for our young people. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a background in supporting young people in becoming confident individuals who are physically, emotionally and socially healthy, responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and embrace change and would like to move into a management role. We are keen to speak to anyone who is interested in progressing within their career and who can work with us to grow our provision in line with the needs of the North Yorkshire economic region. 

Further Education is a significant aspect of the mission of Harrogate College. The College is a national provider of education, skills, training and employability opportunities and has developed extensive provision which is up-to-date and in line with both educational and industry standards.

What You Will Do

  • Manage activities and strategies to ensure the success of the 16-19 Business, ESOL, Preparation for Adulthood and PSD 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.
  • Manage employer informed curriculums through contact, influence and development to meet the Education priorities.
  • Work collaboratively with the SEND team. 

About You

  • Experience, knowledge and skills to manage delivery of a range of levels across the department’s curriculum.
  • Experience of positively managing student and group progression, advice and guidance to positive outcomes.
  • Substantial experience of working with and supporting students with SEND and EHCP needs.
  • Working knowledge of the EHCP process and the associated funding model 
  • 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. Harrogate Campus also has free onsite parking for all staff.
  • 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

Harrogate College has excellent facilities and provides a professional and friendly environment. We pride ourselves on working closely with employers, the local community and other stakeholders to provide curriculum and support that meets the needs of our students. We are working towards becoming a recognised centre of green excellence which is supported through our sustainability pledge to become a net zero college by 2035. 

We have recently been awarded £16m of government funding to transform our campus. The energy-efficient new building will include a workshop unit that provides large scale facilities aligned to industry needs including advanced manufacturing, low carbon construction, retrofit, sustainable energy and bioeconomy, health science and hospitality. This will complement the college’s existing tech centre which is home to its motor vehicle, electrical, joinery and welding workshops.

Choosing to work for Harrogate College means that you will be part of a nurturing, 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 Harrogate College.


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.


Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in recruitment is key to our Group’s values. We are dedicated to fostering a workplace that embraces equality, diversity and inclusion in all its forms, where every candidate is treated with fairness, respect, and equity. Our recruitment processes are designed to ensure equal opportunities, remove bias, and promote a diverse talent pool. We continually assess and improve our practices to ensure that every individual, regardless of background, has an equal chance to succeed. By championing EDI, we aim to create a workforce that reflects the richness of our communities and drives innovation through diverse perspectives.  To find out more about what our commitment to EDI means to us please Click here to learn more about our EDI objectives.

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