Senior Technician: Garment Construction

Falmouth University
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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About The Role

We are seeking a Senior Technician in Garment Construction - Fashion & Costume for Falmouth University's Fashion & Textiles Institute who is highly skilled in garment construction and related techniques and is passionate about teaching and demonstrating these skills to students on our BA Fashion Design and BA Costume Design for Film and Television courses.

You will primarily create and deliver induction workshops, develop learning resources, supervise, and provide technical support for students in garment construction. Other responsibilities will include communicating with stakeholders, timetabling, scheduling, supporting for online booking of resources, acting as an effective point of contact, and ensuring access to up- to-date and accurate information for students, academics, fellow technicians, and other university staff.

You will carry out basic machine maintenance tasks and troubleshooting across a wide range of commonly used construction machinery within the department. You will be an integral part of the course teams, contributing your experience in garment construction to the development of the curriculum and have the opportunity to develop new skills and experience across a wide range of technical workshops.

Falmouth University boasts a Fashion and Textiles Institute that make use of superb facilities and industry standard equipment to prepare students for careers in the thriving creative sector. The successful candidate will join a highly skilled technical team and lecturers who ensure that content, methods of delivery and learning materials are engaging and at the vanguard of Higher Education pedagogy.

About You

We are looking for someone who has specific professional experience and excellent working knowledge of a wide range of relevant construction practices that supports an industry led curriculum centred around contemporary practices in garment construction. You will have had experience within the fashion and costume garment construction industry, ranging from technical assembly, pre- production sample Q&A and the production of technical packs.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrable understanding and knowledge of a wide range of industrial machinery, machining techniques, and settings for working with woven and stretch materials. An industry level knowledge of engineering techniques required for woven and stretch garments incorporating soft tailoring, activewear and outdoor clothing is essential. You have a competent/expert level of pattern cutting skills that will be used for developing workshop patterns, technical resources and for construction help and advice to students.

We are looking to hear from candidates who have the following skills/experience:

  • Recent experience of curriculum support and assessment of technical aspects in a relevant subject.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of machining techniques, specific to Fashion, Sportswear and Costume construction. Industry level knowledge and engineering techniques required for woven and stretch incorporating soft tailoring, active wear and outdoor clothing is key.
  • An up to date knowledge of related technical practice and a commitment to continual specialist development.
  • Ability to service and maintain technical facilities, equipment and processes.
  • For further details on the skills/experience required for this role, please see the full job description above.

    This is a permanent, full time, 35 hours a week position working across Monday-Friday. If you are looking to have an informal discussion about the vacancy ahead of applying, please email [email protected].

    The closing date for the position Sunday 16 June 2024.

    Interviews will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.

    About Us

    For more than 120 years, Falmouth University has been a hub of creative and technological education and change. We are Cornwall's University, a strong local and anchor institution within its defining rural and coastal community.

    Our mission is to deliver exceptional higher education and research, harnessing the fusion of creativity and technology as foundations of the future economy. We use our knowledge and expertise in these disciplines to generate positive and sustainable opportunities for all.

    In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer excellent benefits, including:

    - Employer Pension Contribution up to 12%.

    - 28 days + 8 days bank holiday.

    - Annual salary increments (Until top of grade reached)

    - Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay/Adoption Pay

    - Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme (Tusker)

    - Salary Sacrifice Cycle Scheme

    - Salary Sacrifice Home & Tech Scheme

    - Life Assurance

    Full details on our employee benefits can be found on our careers pagewww. Alongside these benefits we offer a first class working environment across our campuses with all the facilities you would expect from a leading University.

    A successful external candidate for this position would be employed by Falmouth Staffing Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Falmouth University. Employees of Falmouth Staffing Ltd work alongside Falmouth University colleagues in the delivery of Falmouth's strategic vision and will adopt Falmouth University's HR policies and procedures in full.

    Falmouth University welcomes and encourages job applications from people of all identities and backgrounds, particularly those under-represented and/or marginalised, as it is important we have a diverse range of candidates to consider.

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