Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Reprographics Technician

25 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (term time only plus 5 days)
Actual Salary: £10,512.94 per annum
Closing date: Friday, 18th September 2015
Interviews: 23rd September 2015
The Ridings Federation of Academies are seeking to appoint a talented and committed individual with the qualities, skills and drive necessary to fulfil the key role of Reprographics Technician to commence work as soon as possible. The role of Reprographics Technician is to complement the professional work of the Academy staff by providing administrative support and assistance.
Duties will include:
  • To undertake all tasks in relation to the reproduction of information, reports and booklets for a range of audiences including photocopying, laminating and binding.
  • To assist all staff in the design and development of general and curriculum materials such as brochures, hand-outs, posters, booklets etc. as requested through use of the school’s reprographics and publishing equipment.
  • To support class teachers with photocopying and the acquisition of resources as required.
  • To carry out regular, basic maintenance, including changing toner and safety checks on all reprographic equipment and arrange for repairs as necessary, to ensure smooth operation of all equipment.
  • To order stock and maintain stock control
  • To be able to bring the reprographics forward using ICT
  • To maintain daily, weekly and monthly figures of printing for departments and produce costings as required
•     To be aware of and adhere to applicable rules, regulations, legislation and procedures including the Schools Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Conduct, national legislation including Health and Safety, COSHH, Data Protection and copyright legislation)
Applicants must be able to work under pressure whilst prioritising, work independently and use their initiative to problem-solve, possess a good working knowledge of publishing and design software as well as Microsoft Office software. Excellent organisational and administrative skills and customer service skills are a must. Applicants must be educated to at least GCSE standard (or equivalent) and have previous administrative/reprographic experience.
The Ridings’ Federation of Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates for vacant posts are expected to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure check.
More information about The Ridings’ Federation of Academies can be found on our website http://www.trfwia.org.uk/vacancies/ along with an application form.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust Public Art Commission, Call for Artists

Deadline Monday 21 September 2015
Deadline Time: 5pm
Budget 15k all inclusive
Artist’s Brief: Organ Donation Artwork, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust


Public art commission: a call to artists

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to commission an artist to create a permanent installation celebrating the life-changing gift of organ and tissue donation.
Organ transplantation is one of medicine’s great success stories, transforming thousands of lives each year. And yet, tragically, on average 3 people a day die in the UK because not enough organs are available.
Currently in the UK there is approximately 7,000 patients on the National Transplant Waiting list in need of the following organs; kidney, liver, heart, lungs, pancreas or a combination.
Thanks to the generosity of 1,281 donors In the UK between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 the following was possible: 
·       - 3,341 organ transplants were carried out, 
·       - 2,105 patients' lives were dramatically improved by a kidney or pancreas transplant, 173 of whom received a combined kidney/pancreas transplant. 
·       - 180 patients received a heart transplant 
·       - 185 patients received a lung transplant 
·      - 829 patients received a liver transplant
Organ donation occurs at a time of great emotional distress.  But by donating organs after death, brings comfort to the families of the donors and the lives of desperately ill people can be saved, helped and transformed.
Organ Donation at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust
Currently within Gloucestershire there are 118 patients in need of an organ transplant and these patients are the ones that are able to be on the waiting list, many don’t survive to be listed. 
During 2014-2015 a total of 43 Gloucestershire patients received life saving organ transplants. A further 76 patients within the local area received sight saving surgery using donated eye tissue.
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust is keen to recognise organ donations as the last and perhaps greatest gift given by patient’s families as well as highlighting Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trustspecialist organ donor services.  Last year, 22 patients in the UK received a life saving organ tranplant as a direct result of the kindness and aulteristic gifts given by Gloucestershire families.

The Gift of Life

This will be a high profile, large-scale art installation suspended in the aerial void of the Atrium of the main entrance at Gloucester Royal Hospital. The site-specific piece will be a way of recognising and thanking all the organ and tissue donors and their families for their extraordinary gifts. As well as being an aesthetically absorbing and engaging piece — to be enjoyed by patients, staff and visitors — in its own right, it also needs to be a point of interest that raises awareness of the value of donation.

Technical specifications

As the commission is to conceive, create and install a large-scale suspended installation in a busy public space, health and safety is an important consideration. Thought will need to be given to the weight of the materials and the way in which the piece will be anchored, as will any ongoing cleaning and maintenance. To be selected, you will, therefore, need to demonstrate your technical proficiency, experience and an understanding of what is achievable within the fixed budget. 
The finished piece could also extend up the wall as well as  being suspended using the height of the space to good effect.  It is important that the message ‘The Gift of Life’  is integrated into the art piece. 
Budget - £15,000
This budget is fixed and will need to cover everything, from patient and staff consultations, design, development and build/fabrication, through to transport and installation. 

Expression of interest

At this stage, we are looking for an expression of interest that includes:
  1. A brief covering letter telling us why you should be considered
  2. A draft concept and brief overview of your approach to the commission, no more than one side of A4,
  3. Examples of previous work
  4. A current CV
Please email these to: niki.whitfield@glos.nhs.uk
The closing date for submissions is 21 September 2015
We will forward a full brief, with a proposed schedule and interview dates to all short-listed artists by Mid October.
The installation is planned for completion in March 2016.
Reference material:
Links to organ donation pages

Female Casting Opportunity - 'Ghost Opera' Autumn Tour

Ghost Opera – by FellSwoop Theatre
A mesmeric two-hander exploring the haunted, spoken and sung, accompanied by a string quartet
Auditions for the lead female in FellSwoop's upcoming devised theatre production 'Ghost Opera', Autumn Tour 2015.
Auditions to take place on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th September 2015 in Bristol
Please email your spotlight profile/CV and headshot to info@fellswooptheatre.com, specifying your preferred audition date.
Casting Profile
Female, playing age late twenties to mid-thirties, experienced singer, experience and enthusiasm for devising theatre. Previous experience or training in physical theatre is not a necessity but would be desirable as the role is particularly expressive.
Equity minimum, travel and accommodation covered, (per diems dependent on receipt of Arts Council funding)
17th-28th September
Performance dates can be found here.

Technical Manager - Showcase Cinema de Lux, Bristol

Pay: 20-25k (Full Time)
Deadline: Friday 4th September 2015 
The Purpose
Ensuring that the highest levels of film presentation are achieved through auditorium, booth evaluations and to oversee all programmes and resources supporting all aspects of Digital Cinema.
The successful candidate will: 
-Have previous experience in a technical role
-Train other Managers using Showcase established training materials
-Have live music and live event experience
-Be able to demonstrate project management skills
-Posses excellent communication skills across all levels
-Have knowledge of current Health and Safety Legislation
-Possess excellent attention to detail
-Provide Technical Support and Quality Assurance for screenings and special events
-Create / schedule SPL’s, check KDM’s, trailer programming etc.
-Understand and track expenditure related to booth maintenance repairs and supplies
-Manage the Xenon Bulb Inventory, including tracking use, submitting orders and maintaining spare lamps
-Complete all other functions and assignments as assigned by the General Manager
Please send a CV with cover letter to James Jones. gmbristolcdl (at) national-amusements.com

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Opportunity for Furniture Designers/Carpenters/Home Accessory Designers


I am a new business starting up and I am looking to collaberate with local/British carpenters/furniture designers/home accessory designers to create free standing furniture/tableware/home accessories on a Sale or Return basis or profit% arrangement. 

A little about my business: 

My business is to open a Home Boutique store in Bristol, supporting local/British tradesman, I am looking to supply furniture, tableware and accessories for the home. The market I am aiming at is mid-high end, high quality, luxury, and classic homeware. 
I have over 8 years experience within retail and I am now ready to take on the retail world myself. 

After I have a wide range of tradesmen who wish to go ahead I will be opening up a display pop-up-shop in Bristol, this will mean I would like one item per product for display and will order in sales from interest. 
Therefore the tradesmen who want to collaborate on design or/and sell current designs to me would have to commit to a Sale or Return basis, for one item per product only or we can come to an arrangement for profit% on sales, you will also have to commit for demand on orders. (Please make me aware of turn around). 

The market I would like to stock is modern, yet classic pieces and excellent quality. 
Please let me know if you are interested and whether or not you would like to be involved with any of the above (to be approved by myself). 
If so, please send me an email along with a small portfolio that you think could fit within my store. 

Look forward to hearing from you.

Contact via Gumtree here

Creative Projects Internship - 2morrow2day

Pay: 10-15k pro rata
Deadline: 21st September 2015
This role as Creative Projects Assistant will work alongside the Chair of Ujima and MD of 2morrow 2day Roger Griffith on a wide range of Arts, Media and Heritage Projects with diversity and inclusion at the core of everything.
 You will not only be a part of a range of exciting cultural projects but have access to range of partners such as Watershed, Destination Bristol and Bristol Cable as we expand our cultural footprint into arts, theatre, film, cinema, print and cultural & Heritage festivals and events.
 No two days are the same, working in a new city centre premises you will have an experience that will further your career through championing diversity and creating cultural opportunities.' 
We are looking for people who are passionate about the arts, media and culture and want to develop their creative ideas to help local communities and enhance their own careers.
The right person with the right aptitude and attitude will combine two roles. 
A full job description can be obtained from your local jobcentre plus by quoting the reference: BCH/69010
How to apply:
This paid internship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme and supported by Creative Skills Hub through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership.
The Creative Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships, formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector.
You can find out more at: http://creative-employment.co.uk/the-creative-employment-programme.  There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a Creative Employment Programme funded internship. At the time of applying you must be aged 16 to 24 years old and you must be registered as unemployed with Jobcentre Plus. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work and Pensions. 
 To apply please send your CV and cover letter to roger@2morrow2day.com by 21stSeptember 2015.  Please include your National Insurance number on your cover letter.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Casual Stewards - Colston Hall

Pay: £6.77 per hour
Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 1st September 2015 
We are recruiting for casual staff to join us and work front of house as stewards in our diverse and vibrant venue, Colston Hall (the South West’s largest concert hall and Bristol’s major music venue) as part of our customer service team. The successful candidates will be proactive, enthusiastic, with an understanding of what makes for great customer service at all times.
Please apply online at www.colstonhall.org/about-us/jobs-and-opportunities/ Deadline for applications: 5pm on Tuesday 1st September 2015 
Bristol Music Trust is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer, we recognise, respect and value individual difference and wish to attract applicants from all sections of society. The Trust has bronze status from the Charter of Best Practice for Accessibility and we continue to hold an Excellence Award from the Institute of Customer Service.