Fashion and Textiles Tutor

Joanne Manship, Head of Digital, Creative and Performing Arts says

‘We are really excited to release this role as it will be key for the continued success of our Fashion courses and teaching our students the most up to date and relevant creative skills they need to progress in todays design industry. We are eager to attract individuals from the Fashion and textiles industry who have up to date skills and knowledge they can share with our learners. We are planning for our fashion and garment making T level so having a team that have relevant Fashion Industry Experience is sought after. We would also like you to be able to show experience in teaching and learning in FE organisations where possible.

You will join our highly experienced creative teaching team to teach UAL level 2 and 3 Fashion and Textiles while providing pastoral support for our level 3 students supporting their UCAS applications and career development plans. You should have a clear understanding of the design process as well as the creative practical and technical skills involved in the Fashion and textiles industry. These should include skills in textiles, fashion illustration, drawing, textile print and garment construction. Leading students through project based learning you will be able to guide students to their final point assessments. This is a highly rewarding role which will see you apply a variety of remote and face to face teaching methods. We welcome applications from industry specialists who have some experience in teaching young people and are keen to continue to develop their teaching skills.

Our UAL level 1,2 and 3 courses ensure students are both academically and practically prepared for work within technically and creatively driven industries. Our Creative study programs offer students pathways in Graphic Design, Fashion & Textiles, Photography, Art & Design and Games Design. Our students regularly take part in employer led projects and competitions to improve their professional skills.

The Creative department sits in a purpose built £9 million creative and digital skills building. This facility houses;

  • Creative teaching spaces for Fashion Design, graphics, games art, digital & 3D design, art, photography and textiles.
  • Digital Design studios.
  • A new media suite, complete with animation and recording studios; radio and TV studio.

Oldham College is a medium sized general further education college, with a turnover of almost £25m. It has one main campus in the centre of town, and this in the third phases of a £40m redevelopment which began in 2012.   Higher education is taught on a second, dedicated campus, a short walk away.   The College delivers a full range of work related education and training, including 16-18 programmes of study, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education.  It has over 5000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.   

The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE resits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its higher education provision is better than many established universities. 

Joining our Journey: 

When you join our college, our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:  

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Very generous holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Staff Development days/week (Jan, July, Aug)
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon 

The Role:

With a relevant degree and a teaching qualification or willingness to work towards this, you will have a broad range of skills relating to fashion and textiles. An understanding and experience of the Creative economy and how fashion and textile specialists work in this industry will be important. You will have good organisational skills and be able to advise and support students through their career development and planning. Ongoing staff training and support is available as part of our professional development for curriculum staff. An interest and passion for continuing professional development in industry and education is essential. We are currently working with Tom Sherrington on a Teach to Distinction programme of training for Teaching and Learning.

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the Job Description.

The role will require you to embed and work to the college’s values; working with Integrity, having Ambition to help our learners succeed and being Inclusive to learners and colleagues alike.

 The closing date of midday on 3rd January

Interview to be during the week starting 9th January

Oldham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

Any appointments will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and a check of the DfE Barred List

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.