Design & Fashion Technician

We are looking for a Design & Fashion Technician to join our team at NWSLC. You'll oversee the setup, operation, and maintenance of technical equipment for the Fashion department, bringing expertise in sewing techniques, construction, embroidery, and printing. Managing day-to-day resources, particularly in our Fashion & Sewing Rooms, you'll ensure top-notch functionality and cleanliness. Your role extends to contributing to major events like the end-of-year fashion show and exhibition, advising on equipment replacement, and providing specialized technical support, especially with industrial sewing machines. Essential to our design and fashion programs, your dedication will help us maintain smooth operations and foster creativity. Apply now to be a part of our dynamic team!

What skills are we looking for:

  • Relevant experience in sewing techniques, construction, embroidery, and printing.
  • Ability to work well with students, staff and external partners in a collaborative and supportive manner.
  • Creativity, flexibility and problem-solving skills to handle various challenges and opportunities in a dynamic environment.

Responsibilities for the role:

  • Setting up and operating the departments Industrial sewing machinery
  • Ensure the proper functioning and safety of the department’s equipment.
  • Provide guidance and support to students and staff in the use of equipment and tools.
  • Collaborate with faculty and production teams to facilitate technical aspects of projects and events.
  • Conduct regular maintenance and troubleshooting of equipment to address issues promptly.
  • Assist in the organization and inventory management of materials and supplies.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and advancements in equipment technology.
  • Uphold safety protocols and regulations in all aspects of equipment usage and maintenance.

The Location: The position is based at the Hinckley campus.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, please contact Simon Clegg and arrange a quick call by emailing: simon.clegg@nwslc.ac.uk

Why Should You Apply?

  • The pay we're offering is £13,743
  • We offer great holidays.
  • We offer great staff development opportunities including the opportunity to take your teacher training DET course.
  • Family friendly policies and procedures

Equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to everything that we do. We are committed to these values, and they are central to our mission. We’re committed to finding reasonable adjustments* for candidates with specific needs or have a disability during our recruitment process, and all applicants will be considered fairly and equally. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. *If you’d like to request a reasonable adjustment, please contact the recruiting manager.

We aim to support our employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance. We recognise that many of our employees have responsibilities and are committed to providing support for our employees. We are working hard to support flexible and new ways of working where possible and offer a wide range of benefits.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

'Please apply as soon as you can as we reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a suitable number of applications.'

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.