Technician Demonstrator (Fashion Manufacturing and Machinist)
Part Time Permanent
£28,762 - £35,333 per annum pro rata
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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
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
Professional recognition as an HEA Associate Fellow and/or teaching
qualification recognised by HESA, or a willingness to obtain within a
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.
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