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Art & Design Technician/ Technical Support Engineer - Education
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Recruiter: BluetownOnline Ltd
Listed on: 14th June
Location: Manchester
Salary/Rate: £17700 - £18000
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: LRCO-62_1560520675
Contact Name: Bluetown Online

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Job Title: Art & Design Technician
Location: Manchester
Salary: £17,700 - £18,000 pro rata
Job type: Full Time, Term Time only (37 hours per week) - Maternity Cover
Closing Date: 10:00 a.m. 26th June, 2019
They are a highly successful college with a national reputation for excellence situated in Manchester.
Purpose of the Role:
To provide technical and general support in the maintenance, development and delivery of the College's learning resources and equipment within the Art and Design Department, this includes 3D design, photography, graphics and textiles and art craft and design.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To provide support in the maintenance and development of materials and resources
To carry out appropriate duties when requested by the Head of Department
To assist in the setting up and operation of machinery and equipment
To provide support and guidance to staff and students using technical equipment and to train where necessary in its correct and safe use, especially in 3D design
To make a major contribution in the preparation for, and setting up of, exhibitions, framing, displays and as directed by the Head of Department
To establish and maintain effective documentation systems including operating procedures, manuals, records and problems encountered and action taken, inventories etc. in relation to area resources
To assist in the provision of an effective portage facility, including the receipt, checking and secure storage of deliveries to Art and Design
To ensure that all health and safety documentation is visible and up to date for each item of potentially dangerous equipment within the department
To undertake, in consultation with the Finance Manager and teaching staff, stock checks on equipment and consumables, order consumable items and keep appropriate records
To undertake general maintenance of equipment within the Art and Design Department
To undertake appropriate training and subsequent updating in order to act as the department's First Aider
To work with the Network Manager on the smooth running of the Apple Mac suites
To promote and operate a healthy and safe working environment in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, including Risk Assessments where appropriate and to ensure that agreed College policies are adhered to
To ensure the department recycles where possible


To undertake staff development where appropriate
To take part in the College's Appraisal Process

Quality Assurance

To ensure the effective operation of quality assurance systems
To contribute to the process of the setting of targets within the department and to work towards their achievement
To assist with the implementation of College quality procedures, especially through contribution to the self-assessment process


To ensure familiarity with the department's aims and objectives
To liaise with relevant external bodies as appropriate

Marketing and Liaison

To contribute to the College liaison and marketing activities
To link with external agencies as appropriate


To support the aims and objectives of the College
To attend meetings in accordance with the College meetings schedule
To carry out duties with due regard to the College's policies on equal opportunities, Health and Safety and quality assurance
To undertake any other duties, the Principal or their designated alternate may reasonably direct from time to time within the context of the Loreto College contract
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Key Requirements:

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent
Good organisational and administrative skills
Flexibility and a readiness to undertake a wide range of tasks
Ability to work outside normal working hours on occasions

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. You will however, on occasions, be required to work outside these hours to meet the requirements of the college.
Please click on the APPLY button and CHECK YOUR EMAILS to complete the attached application form.
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