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Teacher - Law & Politics

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

About the Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Law and Politics Teacher to join our team. Within the School of Public Services at Leeds City College we offer a range of study programmes across levels 1 to 3 to over 375 learners.

Our curriculum offer includes:

  • A brand new T Level in Legal Services starting in September 2025. 

  • Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 Diplomas for entry to the uniformed services. 

  • Level 1 Introduction to Youth Work, a programme developed in partnership with CATCH, a leading third sector organisation in the city.

  • Bespoke 19+ cohort of learners looking to gain qualification to enable a change in career. 

  • Opportunities to work in collaboration with our partners, West Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Services and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and the armed forces. 

  • Bespoke training opportunities for our staff to further develop skills for career development. 

  • Amazing opportunities to take students on visits and experiences. Our instagram page will allow you to see some of these opportunities. 

Explore our Instagram page @LCC_Publicservices to see what we get up to on a day to day basis.

Due to the high number of applicants expected for this role, we are not able to provide feedback to applicants. We will have made contact with all successful applicants within one week of the closing date. 

We expect interviews will take place between Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May.

What You Will Do

We are looking for someone with the passion and skills to deliver topics such as:  

  • UK Legal Systems & Uniformed Services.
  • Understand the impact of war and conflict on uniformed services. 
  • The influence of the UK government, international organisations and the media on the uniformed services. 
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion.


About You

  • Level 5 teaching qualification. 
  • Ability to inspire and motivate learners to achieve their optimum.
  • A passion for subjects that might include law, politics, history and equality and diversity.  
  • Relevant up to date subject knowledge and recent delivery in the Further Education or school sector.
  • Recent teaching delivery which demonstrates active learning and differentiated teaching styles.
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible towards the requirements of different learner needs.


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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