Technician Demonstrator (Fashion Manufacturing and Machinist)

University of Northampton

United Kingdom

October 23, 2022


Technician Demonstrator (Fashion Manufacturing and Machinist)

Job Type

Part Time Permanent


£28,762 - £35,333 per annum pro rata


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • About the Job

    Part time: 14.8 hours per week

    Proposed interview date: 2 November 2022

    Supporting learning, teaching and research activities across the Faculty, the post holder will be responsible for the day to day running of the specialist fashion manufacturing facilities within the Faculty. Updating and developing the provision to reflect contemporary practice and applications will be an important ongoing requirement of the post.

    The post holder will be responsible for the efficient and safe operation of all the equipment and specialist spaces, providing guidance through documentation and inductions and through the supervision of students/users. Technician duties will include ordering, storing and safely disposing of specialist consumables and managing the schedule of maintenance/servicing of all equipment/machinery.

    About you

    The post holder will undertake the Technician Demonstrator post from a practitioner perspective and have a wide knowledge and skill set associated with both traditional and contemporary fashion manufacturing practices. Additionally, the post holder will also provide demonstration and inductions on a wide range of specialist equipment such as lockstitch, overlock, coverstitch, the industrial sewing machines and demonstrating specialist skills including delivering traditional manufacturing workshops and new manufacturing processes in line with current trends in education and new developments in the fashion industry. This a student facing role so an ability to motivate and engage learners is important. It is also a requirement that the post holder engages with the University's virtual learning environment to enhance student experience.



  • HND/Degree in relevant subject area and/or higher degree or industry experience
  • Desirable:

  • Professional recognition as an HEA Associate Fellow and/or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or a willingness to obtain within a reasonable time-frame
  • Faculty

    The Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology is a world leading specialist institution for the study of vertical transportation technology, non- destructive testing, leather and bio-materials technology, sports science, games design and technology and resource efficiency. The Faculty is based at the purpose-built Waterside Campus.

    We are proud of our curriculum portfolio that has been tailored to meet industry demand. The Faculty has an expanding research portfolio and has ambitious plans to increase research activity, including further collaborative bids in the Faculties key subject areas.

    Team members are recognised externally for their knowledge and expertise in various fields. In recognition of our leather and footwear heritage the subject area of fashion has a strong track record of successful aligned funding bids around the subject of leather, heritage and the footwear industry with fantastic links with the local industry.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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