Workshop Manager - Design and Institutional Support

Norwich University of the Arts' new Strategic Plan highlights our three main commitments as a University to transforming lives for the better through our teaching, research and work with industry; building towards a sustainable future for all; and continuing to enrich and nurture our inclusive community. NUA is committed to being an inclusive community that offers equality of opportunity and enables our staff and students to flourish and succeed, regardless of their background or personal circumstances. Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in everything that we do. We celebrate the diversity of our backgrounds, cultures and actions, promoting art and design as a catalyst of social change. As such, we are champions for the creative arts; empowering all of our students to be valued and productive members of society, with ambitions to change the world. To assist us in driving our strategic and creative vision forward, the University is now seeking to appoint a Workshop Manager who will be able to deliver and develop an inclusive learning environment. You will be responsible for the effective management and day to day operation of specialist workshops and resources supporting graphic design, digital print, laser cutting, drawing, CAD and model making, with a wider responsibility for management of our Student IT Helpdesk, computer teaching labs, technical install for East GalleryNUA and audio-visual support in our lecture theatre and teaching spaces across campus. The post-holder will have proven professional experience of managing and developing front line services associated to the role from a higher education or commercial environment together with the ability to manage a team of specialist technicians. Excellent communication and organisational skills are essential to ensure that technical support for teaching activities is always provided to a high professional standard that meet the diverse needs of our students. The Workshop Manager will be expected to establish best practice in the management of the resources including the forward planning and optimisation of materials, equipment, and technical resources. You will liaise with academic staff and other professional services departments to prepare and deliver an efficient and well-resourced technical programme for our undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The Workshop Manager will also ensure associated support material is produced and made available on the university's virtual learning environment to support hybrid learning, and undertake instructional work as required to support teaching activities and promote best practice. Candidates will be educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or have equivalent proven professional experience in a similar role. They will demonstrate an active interest and awareness of industry trends, products and developments affecting workshop resources, and be able to make cost-effective recommendations for developments and new equipment. Closing date: 5.00 pm Wednesday 16th June Interview date: Thursday 8th July Application packs and further details for the above post are available at

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