UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Printed Textiles Technician

Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£25,627 to £30,497 Pro rata per annum
Posted
30 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2022
Ref
1883622FH
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Technical Support

Location:  Winchester School of Art
Salary:   £25,627 to £30,497 Pro rata per annum
Part Time 21 hours per week Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 13 July 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1883622FH

Winchester School of Art is proud to be one of the UK’s leading art Schools and part of the world-renowned University of Southampton, a founder member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Our research-intensive environment and international student body provide a rich ground for interdisciplinary thinking and making at the nexus of art, science, technology, and culture.

About the role 

This role involves working with Textiles students at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will be a key part of our existing Technical Services team. You will be able to deliver technical teaching and support in  screenprinting onto fabric, screen exposure, paste preparation and the use of the dye labs. Knowledge of embroidery techniques is desirable. In addition you will guide and support students and staff in their use of the Printed Textiles facilities. 

About you

You should be an effective communicator, and innovative, with strong organisational and creative skills. Guiding students to reach their potential will be at the heart of what you do. We are looking for knowledge and experience of industry level equipment and software. Keeping up to date with technological advances in the area. An aptitude for problem solving and assisting students in realising their projects. To do so, you will be adept at communicating to a diverse range of individuals from varying backgrounds and have specialist knowledge and understanding of race, multiculturalism, and diversity.

What we can offer you

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). 

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/hr/services/benefits-explained/index.page 

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. 

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/diversity/our-commitment/strategy.page 

We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome candidates form any and all backgrounds, who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment.  We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, from the Global South, from people who identify as LGBTQ+, from people with disabilities, and from first generation higher education attendees. 

Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to flexible working.  With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach.  We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we hold an institutional Silver award. 

Please visit WSA - University of Southampton (talentedu.com) to explore more about Winchester School of Art and to see more fantastic opportunities.  

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, initially please contact the administrative lead for this position, Lynn Oloro: L.Oloro@soton.ac.uk  

Application procedure  

You should submit your covering letter/statement and CV at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please contact Michelle (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk Please quote reference 1883622FH on all correspondence.  

The University of Southampton is a signatory of the Technician Commitment https://www.technicians.org.uk/technician-commitment  and a partner affiliate of the National Technician Development Centre (NTDC) https://nationaltechnicianscentre.ac.uk . We offer a wide range of opportunities for staff including networking, mentoring, training, professional registration and career development. We are committed to all our technical staff, recognising the broad range of skills they have in support of education, research and enterprise activities. By joining Southampton you will be part of a bigger technical community https://www.southampton.ac.uk/about/our-people/technical-staff.page .

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