Textile Technician


  • Access to Additional Annual Leave
  • Access to NUS/TOTUM Discount
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Annual Travel Passes Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Helpline


Adams Building

Stoney Street, Nottingham, NG1 1NG

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A place to thrive

Being part of Nottingham College means playing a vital part in helping thousands of people reach their potential. Together, we’re making a positive difference to our learners, to our communities and to each other. We’re building better futures, for others and for ourselves. Here, you’ll have the freedom to work in a way that suits you, the support to thrive and the opportunity to shape your career.

Who we need.

We are looking for an enthusiastic textile’s technician to join the Fashion & textiles department to provide technical support for students in the Textiles subject area. This post requires an organised and flexible person, with a background in the textiles.

Skills required:

  • Knowledge of Textile printing which includes traditional flatbed screen printing, digital printing.
  • fabric dyeing - dyeing, batik, marbling, Shibori
  • Constructed textiles skills such as: embroidery hand and digital, felt making, weaving and fabric manipulation
  • Knitting skills - Crochet and hand knitting including basic machine knit
  • Excellent domestic machine sewing and operational skills including free motion embroidery.
  • Cad skills - photoshop and illustrator and PE 10 software (embroidery machine)
  • General cleaning and tidying of textile studio space and general maintenance of irons, heat presses and sewing machines etc.

What you’ll bring

You need to be a passionate and enthusiastic expert within the Textile’s sector who feels passionate about passing on your textiles knowledge and experience. As a Technician, you will play a key role in inspiring, encouraging and helping to advance young people by supporting sessions that improve their personal and professional skills.

As part of the role you will be required to:

  • Regular maintenance of the equipment in the textile’s rooms such as domestic sewing machines including free hand motion, irons, dye area, fabric boxes etc
  • Support staff and students in textile workshops as required.
  • Assist in setting up equipment/resources for Textile lessons.
  • Assist in stock taking supplies and ensuring that equipment and resources are in good order under the supervision of the Senior Technician.
  • To supervise, monitor and review all health and safety practices and procedures in textile Area.
  • Undertaking such other duties as may reasonably be requested by management, such as end of year shows, exhibitions, fashion shows. Supporting trips, open evenings etc

For further details on this post which the job description and person specification cannot answer for you, please contact Katie Freeman on 01158380697 or email katie.freeman@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Interviews are planned for: Tuesday 11th June 2024

A place to belong

Join a diverse, vibrant community of over 1,300 staff and feel welcome from day one. Whether it’s enjoying a cuppa and a chat at our Wellness Cafes, collaborating with your colleagues or making the most of the facilities on our campuses, this is a place you can feel involved, connected and supported. With an attractive benefits package including 35 days annual leave, flexible working opportunities, access to a generous pension scheme and perks package, this is a place where you will feel valued and where you can grow and develop. It’s a place where you can share your ideas, work with people from all kinds of backgrounds and together, make a positive difference.

Be a part of a dynamic and diverse team that thrives on innovation, creativity, and outstanding outcomes. Our aim is for our workforce to mirror the rich diversity of the individuals and communities we serve, creating an environment where a range of experiences, skills, and viewpoints are valued. Within our inclusive workplace, everyone is given the opportunity to belong. As part of this we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that successful candidates may need.

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Nottingham College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks including employer references and an enhanced DBS check will be required for this role.

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