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School Liaison Officer

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

About the Role

We are recruiting for a School Liaison Officer to join the School Liaison team. The team works with primary and secondary schools to promote what we offer as a Group to potential and future students. We engage and inspire students across all age groups to consider further education and other learning provisions.

We are a friendly and supportive team who love making a difference in young people’s lives.  It is heart-warming to see young people we have inspired progressing in their chosen learning to achieve their future goals and knowing we were a part of their journey.

We will be reviewing and interviewing candidates as and when we receive applications; therefore, please apply as soon as possible, as this vacancy may close before the end date advertised.

What You Will Do

  • You will be working with school students (primary and secondary) at school and college events, to promote the opportunities we can offer as a Group.
  • Plan, organise and , and attend events, both virtual and face-to-face, such as assemblies, career fairs, parents’ evenings, and college open days, promote our Group learning opportunities.
  • Liaise regularly with school staff to support them with post 16 option events, student applications and provide them with any data they require.
  • Meet the recruitment targets and use reports and data to understand group priorities.
  • The role includes travel across the North and West Yorkshire region, evening working and occasional weekends.
  • This role does require some element of lone working.
  • Willingness to work towards a L3 Information, Advice & Guidance qualification.

About You

  • Previous experience of working with Children/Young People to deliver creative and engaging activities or events.
  • Previous experience of working with schools, parents and external support agencies.
  • Must have a good level of general education with literacy and numeracy at level 2 or above or a willingness to gain this.
  • Must be confident in using Microsoft Office and google applications.
  • Good organisational, planning and administrative skills.
  • Must be confident in doing public speaking and able to adapt your approach depending on the target audience.
  • Able to work positively & effectively as a member of a team and on own initiative.
  • Must be able to drive and have access to a car (mileage will be paid).


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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