Applications Supervisor : Fashion Manufacture

2 days left

£32,600 - £37,768 per year
05 Sep 2016
03 Oct 2016
Engineering, Design
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

Grays School of Art offers a forward thinking and contemporary Fashion and Textile Design course, which provides students with the opportunity to study a broad range of methods and practices in design and making.  The course actively promotes the combination and exploration of traditional making skills with new and innovative techniques and technologies across Fashion and Textile Design.

This unique course develops graduates with a varied foundation of contemporary skills, expertise and knowledge within the cognate area of Fashion and Textile  Design but with the opportunity to personalise their chosen specialist subject route and Honours award in either:

BA Hons Fashion and Textile Design

BA Hons Fashion and Textile Design: Fashion

BA Hons Fashion and Textile Design: Textiles

A creative and dynamic individual with industrial / academic expertise and experience, you will actively contribute to the development and delivery of fashion manufacturing within the Fashion & Textiles Design course. You will contribute to the technical delivery within the course and oversee the fashion manufacturing workshop and have expertise and skills in pattern cutting and garment construction and detailing. In addition to this, you will have design and production experience of combining traditional fashion manufacturing methods with new and innovative approaches.

Educated to degree level in fashion/textiles or a related discipline, you will have garment manufacture skills, CAD related to Fashion/Textiles inc Photoshop/Illustrator.

You will be joining a dynamic Art School that offers a broad range of courses that span the creative disciplines. The School is a vibrant, creative environment where studio practice enjoys a close relationship with theoretical and contextual study. The School aims to develop graduates who can thrive in the creative economy, equipped with knowledge, passion and self – confidence.

A Disclosure Scotland check will be requested for the successful applicant.

Closing Date: 3rd October 2016


Job Description

RESPONSIBLE TO: Course Leader : Fashion and Textile Design

RESPONSIBLE FOR: No supervisory responsibility


Role Holder will be responsible for managing and maintaining the manufacturing workshop which offers a comprehensive range of specialist kit to students studying on the BA (Hons) Fashion & Textile Design degree. Technical expertise must cover garment-manufacturing skills, including pattern cutting, toileing, modelling on the stand and finishing.

In addition to garment production skills, the Academic Supervisor role will also include the delivery of CAD workshops to fashion and textile students.


Maintain and operate equipment/resources.

Carry out designated teaching, instruction and assessment duties as required for the course, including workshop and studio practice, tutorials, seminars etc.

Liaise with academic staff to ensure the development of the programme integrates with the academic developments of the schoolInstruct students in safe working practices to comply with health and safety regulations.

Budget and order materials to ensure efficient operation of the facilities, monitoring stock, maintaining inventories and prepare reports for audit.

Prepare teaching materials.

Assist with the preparation and delivery of exhibitions and catwalk shows.

Liaise with external agencies in connection with industrial sponsorship and support.

Undertake administrative responsibilities to support teaching and course delivery.

Carry out other duties that may be required.

Person Specification


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Honours Degree in Fashion/Textiles or related subject

Knowledge and Experience

Garment manufacture skills

CAD related to Fashion/Textiles inc Photoshop/Illustrator

Experience in FE/HE sector in similar role


Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Post Graduate Degree in Fashion/Textiles or related subject

Knowledge and Experience

Awareness of new technologies such as CAD/CAM Vector cutting technology eg Lectra

Industrial experience


Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner

Behaviour 2: Pastoral Care and Welfare - Experience of calming and reassuring those with work/study related problems who may be experiencing distress, dealing with difficult welfare situations or confidential matters and providing support for those in considerable distress or requiring long-term complex support

Behaviour 3: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a service to meet customers’ expectations and also identifying ways of improving standards 

Behaviour 4: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external networks to enhance the work of the organisation

Behaviour 5: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings

Behaviour 6: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others

See also:
Applications Supervisor Fashion Manufacture - September 2016.pdf