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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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If you require any further information regarding our vacancies please:
email jobs@nua.ac.uk
Telephone 01603 756243

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Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

Technician: Media (Digital 3D)

£16,371 to £18,962 per annum

Extending our commitment to a high-quality student experience, we are recruiting a new member to our established technical support team for media. NUA’s specialist resources support Architecture and Digital 3D media creation within the context of a restored and RIBA award-winning, listed building.

The technical resources include an architectural model making room, networked computer workshops, a digital film studio, large format scanning, large format inkjet printing, laser printing, laser cutting, 3D printing and a digital user experience lab.

The successful candidate will be a skilled Technician with proven professional experience in their specialist creative discipline from working in either a Higher Education or a commercial environment. The successful appointee, alongside expert-level practical skills, will demonstrate expertise in working with a range of professional hardware and software related to CAD, 2D and 3D digital creation and production.

The post holder will demonstrate high levels of skill in digital fabrication, capture, processing, content management and outputting to relevant professional digital and physical formats.

Experience of planning, preparing and delivering technical inductions to students or others will be an advantage to meet the requirements of the role. The post holder will join a team operating in busy workshop environments, sharing responsibility for the associated Health and Safety regulations, manual handling procedures and COSHH regulations.

The University welcomes applications from candidates who are excellent team players who wish to join the successful academic and technical staff working across the undergraduate and postgraduate art, design, architecture and media provision at NUA.


Human Resources Officer (temporary maternity cover)

£13,642 to £15,802 per annum

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Human Resources Officer to join our successful HR team. This job share role is varied and will cover general HR administration, dealing with recruitment processes, advising on the University HR policies and procedures, training, wellbeing and equality and diversity.

The postholder will act as an equality champion and oversee the equality and diversity objectives and annual reports. The successful candidate will take a key role in producing HR management statistical reports and will require excellent IT skills.

Ideally qualified at Graduate/Level 7 of the CIPD, you will have strong generalist HR experience in a similar role, excellent HR skills and be experienced and self-assured in your employment law knowledge and application.

You will be a committed professional, able to handle multiple tasks to deadlines, with the ability to inspire trust and develop good working relationships across the University. The ideal candidate will be confident and personable, process orientated but able to see the bigger picture as well as the detail, and be a well organised and proactive HR Professional.


Course Administrator

£22,876 to £26,495 per annum

We are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Course Administrator to join our busy and dynamic team. You will be a highly skilled administrator with at least one year’s experience in a similar administrative role. You will need to be able to plan and prioritise effectively in a fast-paced environment with demanding deadlines. You will also possess excellent all-round communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team as well as autonomously. A high standard of accuracy and attention to detail along with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications are essential to this role.

The vacancy is based within a team of Course Administrators who provide a wide range of administrative services for undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses. The successful candidate will work closely with academic and professional services staff and students to ensure the smooth running of the course. You will be committed to excellent customer care which is at the heart of supporting an exceptional student experience.

Applications are actively invited from suitably qualified candidates with either a first degree or equivalent qualifications/experience in a similar role.



£7.99 per hour, plus 30p per hour discretionary supplement

We are seeking a Cleaner to join the busy cleaning team at the University premises located in the centre of Norwich.

You will carry out a daily cleaning schedule to ensure the University premises are maintained in a clean and tidy manner at all times. Duties include cleaning floors, emptying waste bins, cleaning toilet facilities, dusting and polishing, dealing with spills and operating cleaning machines to wash and scrub floors and stairs. You will also be required to carry out intensive cleaning of the University buildings out of normal term time and other cleaning tasks as directed by the Cleaning Supervisor.

Previous cleaning experience is essential together with the ability to undertake duties with a flexible approach and minimal supervision. You with have a positive attitude and pride in maintaining a clean environment and be trustworthy, punctual and reliable.


2 x Postgraduate Research Degree Bursaries (EU/UK)

PhD fees-only student bursaries

Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) is pleased to offer two PhD fees-only Student Bursaries to outstanding applicants seeking to begin a programme of research with NUA in September 2018. Both bursaries are open to EU and UK applicants who wish to pursue either practice-based or text-based research and will be awarded as follows:

PhD fees-only student bursary: Pattern and Chaos (1 award)

This bursary will be awarded to a candidate whose proposed area of study aligns with the university’s research theme Pattern and Chaos. Priority will be given to applications demonstrating experience and skills in one (or more) of the following associated areas: algorithmic design; materials exploration; structure and form.

More detailed information on the ethos and activities of Pattern and Chaos may be accessed at: www.nua/patternandchaosblog.wordpress.com

PhD fees-only student bursary: Open call (1 award)

This bursary will be awarded to a candidate whose proposed area of study falls within one of the university’s three research themes: Created and Contested Territories; Human Interfaces; Pattern and Chaos. The proposed approach should be discipline appropriate and enable a critical, and advanced, exploration of the applicant’s chosen topic.

Further information about NUA’s research themes may be found at: www.nua.ac.uk/research/themes/

How to apply

Applicants who wish to be considered for one of the PhD fees-only Student Bursaries on offer may find it useful to refer to the Research pages on the University’s website (www.nua.ac.uk/research/) and the University’s Research Strategy 2015-2020 (www.nua.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/NUA_Research_Strategy_2015-2020.pdf).

If you are interested in studying with us and would like to arrange an informal discussion about potential research proposals and the application process please contact the NUA Research Office: research@nua.ac.uk.

Applicants should complete the University’s Preliminary Application to Study for a Research Degree form in the first instance indicating on page 4 of the form that they also wish to be considered for a bursary. Your application should be accompanied by a 1,000-word proposal that follows the guidelines available in the application pack. Selected applicants will be invited to attend an interview at the University.