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Technical Services Manager

University for the Creative Arts - Centre of Excellence for the School of Fashion & Textiles

Location: Epsom
Salary: £46,974 to £54,395 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: 24-SURR700-0163-1

The transformation project at UCA has created a Centre of Excellence for the School of Fashion & Textiles at Epsom. This has created an exciting opportunity to develop and grow the Fashion and Textiles technical team and we are seeking to appoint a Technical Services Manager to lead the team and contribute to the development of Fashion & Textiles equipment and learning spaces as our campus continues to grow. 

The Technical Services Manager is a senior position with responsibility for the leadership and management of technical staff and technical resources that support teaching and learning.

Supporting the Head of Technical Operations, you will be central to the day-to-day technical operations that support student learning, leading a technical team to develop access to learning resources and ensuring they are maintained, available and appropriate to the learning need. 

Technical staff are key to the delivery of our creative curricular so as Technical Services Manager, you will work closely with Directors of School, Programme Directors and act as liaison between technical and academic teams to ensure that technical support and technical delivery is inclusive and meets the academic needs. 

You will play an important role in maintaining the safety of our campus and learning environments, interpreting the legislative requirements of specialist processes and equipment, and ensuring that H&S management systems that facilitate safe working practices within workspaces and the production of artworks. 

This is an exciting and varied role that is the conduit to the development and innovation of technical services at UCA. Our technical teams contribute to the whole of the learning journey and in this role, you will have the opportunity to really make a difference to the success of the students who come and study with us. You will have the opportunity to lead, manage and shape a technical team and their specialism, develop innovative technical teaching and learning resources and working with senior managers to develop current and future equipment and technologies.

This is a rewarding role that we welcome you to apply for. 

Contact information: For an informal conversation regarding the role please contact:
Anita Coppock, Head of Technical Operations at acoppock@uca.ac.uk and 01252 892651

At UCA, creativity and innovation are at the heart of what we do. Our legacy of educating eager and passionate artists, makers and thinkers runs back almost 160 years, and today we’re helping shape a global future that supports and nourishes talent worldwide.

Our campuses across Surrey and Kent are vibrant communities, each specialising in different areas of the creative industries. We are also home to a thriving research hub, with academic experts and fellows leading the way in research on sustainability, design, textiles, animation, history and culture, and more.

Are you ready to share your passion for creativity with the next generation of innovators? If so, we want to hear from you.

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