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Programme Manager - Personal Development Behaviour & Attitude, Maths and English

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

About the Role

The School of Travel Food and Drink offers a wide range of study programmes and apprenticeship opportunities for students aged 16-18 and 19+ who are looking to pursue a career in Hospitality, Catering, Aviation and Travel and Tourism.

Our course offers range from Entry 3, for learners who may be applying to college with no previous experience, or relevant qualifications, through to Level 3 Extended programmes of study which enable students to progress to higher education or supervisory positions within industry.

The team have an extensive range of skills, knowledge and experience from their specialist industry backgrounds which is invaluable to the teaching, learning and assessment process.

The Programme Manager for Personal Development, Behaviour and Attitudes will demonstrate a commitment to supporting and managing barriers to leaning to ensure students are able to access and enjoy a positive learning experience. The management of our outstanding maths and English team will also be a key aspect of this role, ensuring attendance is a priority, in line with the departmental QIP and Luminate key strategies.

What You Will Do

  • Line management of the Pastoral and GCSE maths and English team.
  • An ability to build and maintain close working relationships with our existing team in order to ensure a consistent and rigorous approach to PDBA, which is at the forefront of our practice across the department.
  • You will lead activities to ensure effective planning, preparation & development of schemes of learning and engaging teaching & learning resources, including the development of on-line learning for identified courses.
  • You will ensure effective delivery of sessions across the curriculum using a wide range of teaching methods, for identified courses within the PDBA remit.
  • Cultivate and create positive relationships with learners/parents/carers to support learners to achieve their full potential
  • Provide constructive feedback to help learners improve & record learner’s progress for identified courses.
  • You will lead and support the team with the retention, achievement, success & attendance for identified courses.
  • You will contribute to the marketing of courses, learner IAG & enrolment processes..

About You

  • You should be experienced, knowledgeable and skilled in the key themes of the PDBA strand. 
  • Have a passion for supporting students with all aspects of TLA, safeguarding and general well-being.
  • You should have an appetite for ensuring the department works collaboratively in meeting campus (and Luminate) PDBA targets Level 5 (or above) teaching qualification and a willingness to undertake further training to enhance the requirements of the role. 
  • You should have experience in working in Further Education to enhance the learner journey and have a recent teaching experience within the sector. 
  • Your approach should be empathic  to identifying and meeting student needs, with an ability to problem solve, in order to ensure the learner journey is not compromised wherever possible.
  • You should have a willingness and ability to be flexible towards the requirements of different staff and learner need


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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