Support Technician: Machine Mechanic (Parental Leave cover)


London College of Fashion
Technical Resources
LCF - East Bank Stratford, London UK
Grade 3
£32,624 - £39,342 pro rata per annum

Fixed Term - 6 months in the first instance

Part time - 21 hours per week

11 March 2024 23:55

Thursday 21/03/2024

The opportunity

We're seeking a Sewing Machinist Mechanic to join our Technical Resources team at the London College of Fashion (LCF). This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the delivery of technical services, ensuring the seamless operation of teaching and learning facilities, particularly in the maintenance of sewing room machinery.

Support Technicians play a pivotal role assisting students and staff with equipment usage, preparing facilities, managing equipment procurement and maintenance records, and providing crucial support for budget management. You will contribute to event planning and execution, collaborate on innovative processes and pursue continuous personal and professional development, staying abreast of industry best practices through ongoing training.

If you have any queries about this role, please contact the recruiting manager Steve Honeyball on

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About you

The ideal candidate should possess specialist knowledge and qualifications, including City & Guilds Craft & Advanced Certificates for Clothing Machine Mechanics or an equivalent qualification. Your experience will include repairing and maintaining sewing equipment. Experience in steam pressing and familiarity with footwear making equipment will be advantageous. The capacity to apply your expertise and share your knowledge with others is crucial for success in this role. 

What we offer

To recognise the hard work of our staff and their contributions, we provide a wide range of benefits – please check our careers site/Canvas for further information as conditions and exclusions apply:

▪ at least 31 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
▪ generous defined benefit pension schemes (LGPS/TPS}.
▪ flexible working and family-friendly policies for improved work-life balance.
▪ 2 days of paid volunteering leave for a UK registered charity.
▪ discounts including TOTUM, gyms, nursery and private healthcare insurance.
▪ continuous learning and development opportunities including free UAL Short Courses.
▪ season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, free counselling via EAP and more! 

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world. 

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. 

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Stages involved in the process: Application, Shortlisting, Interview Q&A, Skills test , Onboarding

As part of your application, you will need to answer 1 competency questions demonstrating how you meet the role requirements as can be found in the person specification.

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