Ceramics Technician (Part-Time)

Discipline: Support Staff
Salary: £22,194 - £23,461 (prorated to £8,397 - £8,877)
Job ref: 021245
Published: 13 days ago
Deadline for Application: 20 Jun 2024 23:59

Due to department expansion, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Ceramics Technician to join our passionate and creative School of Art.

You will assist the academic staff in the Faculty of Art and Creative Industries in preparing practical aspects for various courses, helping to inspire our learners to reach their full potential.

With Bradford being City of Culture 2025, this is a fantastic time to join our team.


This is a part-time role working 14 hours per week.


Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring the allocation of all practical resources are organised and maintained and made available across the Faculty as required.  
  • To support teaching sessions where required and timetabled 
  • Ensuring compliance with College procedures and regulations 
  • Providing general technical support and resources  
  • Maintaining the studios and workshops to a professional standard. 
  • Providing technical assistance, including demonstration, particularly in relation to the operation of equipment and supporting specialist processes for teaching staff and students.   
  • Moving and setting up equipment and materials to different locations as required. 
  • Carrying out technical duties appropriate to his/her own skills and to prepare various items of equipment and teaching aids as required.   
  • Preparing materials for practical classes and ensure, where required, correct disposal of waste. 
  • Ensuring safe storage of resources and equipment within the workshops and assist in the ordering of new resources as required. 


For the full job description and person specification, please click here 


The Ideal Candidate


Our ideal candidate will be learner and quality-focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. You should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within your core values.


Education & Training

  • Degree or equivalent in Ceramics (or related subject area) or equivalent industry experience 
  • GCSE 4 – 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in Maths or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale
  • GCSE 4 - 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in English or be prepared to pass a test prior to interview to demonstrate level 2 ability and then if appointed achieve within an agreed timescale
  • IOSH/COSHH Health and safety training or qualifications are desirable but not essential



  • Ability to utilise Information Technology and Information, Learning and Technology both within learning and for administrative purposes. 
  • Good organisational and administrative skills. 
  • Proven ability to carry out risk assessments in line with COSHH and other statutory requirements. 


For an informal discussion about the role, please email recruit@bradfordcollege.ac.uk  


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.


Bradford College

At Bradford College our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals. 

Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. Undergraduate to postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses. 

Our aim is to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference to the lives of everyone at Bradford College. 

Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – equivalent to 30 days holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Additional college closure days, including 2-week Christmas closure
  • Local government pension scheme, with a generous 18% employer contribution
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Career progression opportunities – 54% of all vacancies are filled internally
  • Free sports and gym facilities
  • Free wellbeing initiatives and access to our exclusive staff indoor and outdoor wellbeing space
  • Confidential employee assistance service and on-site mental health first aiders
  • Access to Bradford College benefits hub, offering retail, travel, leisure and dining discounts and cashback
  • Discounts on greener travel – cycle to work scheme & local MetroCard and Northern Rail discounts
  • Access to hair and beauty treatments in our student-led Signature Spa
  • On-site dining facilities, including our award-winning Grove restaurant
  • A host of training development opportunities
  • Fantastic campus facilities, a short walk to public transport links in the heart of the City of Culture 2025
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that is truly committed creating a better future for all through education and training.


For full details please click  here 

*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.  


Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications across all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.  


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that social media checks will also be undertaken during the recruitment process. 


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.