If you think fashion is for everyone, this role is for you
Diversity is as crucial to fashion as it is to Winchester’s ambition to be the UK’s leading art school. Part of the University of Southampton, a founder member of the prestigious, research-led Russell Group of universities, we’re currently restructuring to quicken the pace of change. So it’s an exciting time to join us. Not only are we setting our sights high, but we’re also broadening our horizons too. This will make us the inclusive institution, employer and educator we must be as we continue to evolve.
With that in mind, this will be a role with influence and potential. Your perspective will be a crucial part of how we keep on changing for the better, for everyone.
This is the school’s biggest undergraduate programme. One of your key objectives will be to maintain its deserved reputation for innovative academic content. It’s about keeping the curriculum and how it’s delivered fresh. It’s about teaching from the diverse perspectives that are essential to inclusivity. Naturally, there is a research aspect to be considered too because of who we are. This will combine with the pragmatic need to foster valuable industry contacts and the creative insight that will inspire our current students, enhance our offer and appeal to an ever-growing new cohort.
Hands-on working, guiding students to reach their potential will be at the heart of what you do. So this is a chance for a vocational academic to indulge their passion, be an inspiring mentor and valued colleague, someone who brings something uniquely their own to the core team. This means you will need a number of strings to your bow.
First and foremost, impressive commercial fashion marketing experience. If you can combine this with a proven academic track record, and an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline, so much the better. Digital marketing, fashion pr, fashion buying, fashion merchandising, retail or brand management, as well as forecasting fashion trends will also be crucial. All of this will empower you to create a rich and rewarding student experience To do so, you will be adept at communicating to a diverse range of individuals from varying backgrounds and have specialist knowledge and understanding of race, multiculturalism, and diversity.
What we can offer you
Based at our Winchester campus, right in the heart of this historic city and nestled in green parkland, one hour from London, Winchester School of Art is a vibrant hub for over 1500 students. Take a look at our beautiful campus here Winchester School of Art Campus Tour | University of Southampton - YouTube
Committed to supporting our teaching and research community we are open to a flexible working approach. With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach. We would also consider applications for individuals wanting to work part-time.
We offer some fantastic benefits including 44 days leave per year (inclusive of bank holidays and University closure days), excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption, parental and carers leave), a wide variety of on and off-campus arts and culture facilities and access to a range of staff discounts and offers at local shops, restaurants and service providers. You will also have access to our sports complex, Hartley Library based on our Highfield Campus.
As a university, we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world.
We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability, and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce. We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities.
If you’re interested in teaching a future where everyone can learn, start making progress happen. Find out more by contacting Amanda Bragg-Mollison A.Bragg-Mollison@soton.ac.uk to arrange an informal chat.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.