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Technical Demonstrator (Costume)

Buckinghamshire New University

Location: High Wycombe
Salary: £32,332 to £36,024 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th November 2023
Closes: 5th January 2024
Job Ref: 534298

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. We believe in the transformative power of education, and in doing the right thing by our students, people and local community. That’s why our BNU community is a special place to work and study, and where people who want to make a difference can contribute and succeed.

Our University’s DRIVE values and are at the heart of all that we do. We are united in being dynamic, responsible, inclusive, visionary and empowering to ensure that we provide the best experience to our learners and offer excellent service to our partners and to each other as colleagues. Our commitment to these values is unwavering and they are central to our mission. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, communities and industries and we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you require.

BNU continues to experience rapid growth in student numbers, making us one of the fastest-growing higher education providers. This is an exciting time to join the University as we invest significantly in estate developments and welcome Jay Blades MBE as our inaugural Chancellor.

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual skilled in costume design and making, using techniques including but not limited to, pattern cutting, garment construction, finishing and shaping to join our Technical and Simulation Resources team. This role will provide support at the High Wycombe campus and our facilities at Pinewood studios. The purpose of the role is to transfer the skillset and knowledge required for the costume industry via practical demonstrations, and student support, using safe working procedures at all times.

You must have excellent practical knowledge and experience and be able to supervise student activity and provide assistance including demonstrating techniques utilising a variety of materials. You will also be responsible for workshop Health and Safety, maintaining a stock of consumables and supplies and equipment maintenance. A good understanding of pattern cutting, and garment construction is essential. Experience of leading and delivering practical workshops would be desirable.

What we offer:

  • a generous holiday entitlement (30 days per annum, plus bank holidays & closure days)
  • training & development support opportunities
  • contributory pension scheme
  • discounted gym membership for our on-site gym
  • a range of staff discounts with major retailers.

If you have the qualities and attributes representative of the University’s values and ambition, we would be delighted to hear from you.

For further information about this role please contact Enrico Garofalo at Enrico.Garofalo@bnu.ac.uk 

All applications are to be made in full and online.

BNU is proud to have a diverse community and a strong track record of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our aim is to continue to build an environment where everyone thrives and can be themselves. We therefore ensure that our interview/shortlisting Chairs complete the relevant e-learning and/or inclusive recruitment training.

We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in BNU’S workforce. These include people from global majority backgrounds, disabled people, and LGBTQI+ people, particularly in more senior roles.

Closing Date: 5 January 2024

Interview Date: w/c 15 January 2024

If you are successful in securing an interview for the role, you will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

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