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Thank you for your interest in Norwich University of the Arts.

Norwich University of the Arts is a successful specialist University, offering high quality courses in creative arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our mission is to be the best Specialist University for Arts, Design and Media study in Europe, producing graduates of the highest quality and inspiring students and staff to achieve excellence in the creative and cultural spheres.

In the Complete University Guide 2013, the University is the best specialist institution in Art and Design. We are a dynamic, contemporary and creative community providing art, design and media education from a unique campus in the heart of Norwich. As a new employee you will join a dedicated, friendly team of academic and professional support staff. We realise that making career choices requires careful consideration and that you need as much information about an organisation as possible to ensure it is the right move for you.

We hope that you find our pack provides you with an insight into working at Norwich University of the Arts, that as you read about us you will be inspired by our ethos and plans for the future of the University and that you will want to join our team.


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Telephone 01603 756243

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Course Leader: Interior Design

£39,992 to £47,722 per annum plus Course Leader Allowance

BA (Hons) Interior Design at NUA is an exciting venture for Norwich University of the Arts and this vibrant course sees its second intake of students this academic year. We embrace diversity and promote innovation in our approach to studying interior design and the curriculum is designed to support students as they embark on careers within the industry.

The course is located alongside other practice-based disciplines in the Faculty of Design and Architecture where students benefit from becoming part of a wholly creative community of makers, doers and thinkers. Well-resourced workshops, library, open lectures, exhibitions, events and collaborative projects with students across disciplines enhance the student experience at NUA.

Following the successful development and launch of the course in 2016, we are now seeking to appoint a Course Leader with the drive, ambition and experience to lead, promote and deliver this flourishing award. The successful candidate will possess a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary interior architecture and design together with a deep understanding of the requirements for an undergraduate award that is clearly focused on preparing students for their future careers.

You will be able to demonstrate excellent skills in organisation and management. You will have a background of working professionally in a related area of interior architecture and design and bring with you strong professional relationships with high profile industry contacts. You will demonstrate an understanding of the current and future drivers for curriculum content and design and have an understanding of the wider Higher Education context and the current strategic imperatives faced by UK universities.


Lecturer: Illustration

£32,548 to £38,833 per annum

Our vibrant, award-winning Illustration course is located alongside other practice-based disciplines in the Faculty of Design and Architecture where students benefit from becoming part of a wholly creative community of makers, doers and thinkers. Well-resourced workshops, library, open lectures, exhibitions, events and collaborative projects with students across disciplines enhance the student experience at NUA.

The successful candidate will work with an established team of academic staff to support the development and delivery of the curriculum and ensure a high quality student experience through the management of the timetable. The role requires an excellent understanding of contemporary illustration practice and research with demonstrable strengths as a practitioner in an expanding discipline, with experience teaching in a higher education environment.

An emerging research profile, together with a strong understanding of the identification and deployment of appropriate research methods to inspire and engage students with research-based practice are essential, as is an ability to clearly communicate the relationship between illustration practice and its various narrative contexts.

You will have an understanding of delivering and developing innovative learning and teaching strategies at degree level, together with skills in team-working, organisation and a commitment to promoting student employability.


Technician: Media Digital 3D

£27,285 to £31,604 per annum

To maintain our commitment to a high-quality student experience, we are seeking to recruit a Technician to join the Media Technical Team and support the digital 3D resources of the Media Workshops. The media resources include networked computer teaching labs, a digital film studio and animation production resources to support digital media, including animation, visual effects, CAD, digital moving image and digital sound production.

The successful candidate will be a skilled Technician with proven professional experience of creative digital media gained from working in a Higher Education or commercial environment. The person appointed will have expertise in working with a range of professional hardware and software for CAD, 2D digital, 3D digital and VFX creation, production and post-production. The post holder will demonstrate high levels of skill for capturing and processing media, content management and output to the professional digital and physical formats.

The role requires proven ability to plan, prepare, present and deliver effective and supportive technical instruction for specialist disciplines within the Digital 3D resources. The post holder will join a team offering support to courses and operate across a range of professional standard HE workshops. An awareness of Health and Safety, manual handling and COSHH regulations is essential.

The University welcomes applications from candidates who are team players who wish to join our workforce of skilled academic and technical staff who support undergraduate and postgraduate course provision at NUA.


Technician: Fashion (0.6 FTE)

£16,116 to £18,668 per annum

In support of our continuing commitment to a high-quality student experience, we are seeking to recruit a member of technical support staff to join our successful fashion team. The Fashion Studios provide extensive specialist resources to support the creation and realisation of student work from the BA (Hons) and MA Fashion courses; the studios include professional sewing machines, overlockers, buttonholers, pressing equipment, high-quality mannequins and pattern cutting facilities. Reflecting and extending fashion industry trends, NUA’s course and workshop resources embrace emerging technologies and practices including relevant hardware and software.

The successful candidate will be a skilled, committed and dynamic Fashion Technician with proven professional experience of high-quality garment design, construction and manufacture in commercial or Higher Education environments. The person appointed will have an in-depth understanding of the rigorous requirements of studying fashion at undergraduate and post graduate levels with professional standard garment construction and creative pattern-cutting skills.

Experience and knowledge of maintaining equipment, organising and managing machinery and stock will be an advantage.


Alumni Officer

£27,285 to £31,604 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced and committed person to work with our alumni community at NUA.

As part of the Business & Employability team, and working closely with the Marketing team, you will engage and support students in the closing stages of their course, and as they become alumni, managing contact with them and co-delivering the university’s employability programme. You will work closely with the Business Director in the development of an engagement and contact strategy to manage this relationship.

Highly organised, and able to work well in a small team, it is essential that you have excellent networking, communication and administrative skills, including an ability to create and use databases.


Library Assistant (Evenings and Saturday)

£5,020 to £5,623 per annum

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is a successful and expanding specialist university, offering high-quality education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Our dynamic, contemporary and creative provision in arts, design, architecture and media is delivered from a unique campus in the heart of the City of Norwich.

The Library is a successful University resource for students which scores highly in the National Student Survey and is a popular and distinctive learning resource for student of arts, design, architecture and media.

We are seeking to appoint a Library Assistant to provide front line support for users of the Library. The postholder will be the first point of contact for Library users and will assist in maintaining effective Library resources appropriate for a learning environment. You will be responsible for the Library service during evening and Saturday opening hours.

The duties are wide ranging and include providing information support to students and staff, basic IT and reprographic support as well as general library administration duties.

You will be committed to providing a professional standard of service, with excellent organisation and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work on your own initiative. Candidates will have a knowledge of art design and media related disciplines. A good standard of general education and a GCSE or equivalent qualification in English is essential.


Part-time Receptionist

£7,492 to £8,348 per annum

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person to undertake general reception duties including operating the switchboard, greeting and directing visitors, dealing with incoming and outgoing post, as well as general administrative duties.

The post holder will undertake a key function in providing the initial point of contact and information to callers and visitors to the University.

You will have good organisational and administrative skills and experience of using Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel.