CERAMICIST / WORKSHOP TECHNICIAN

Initial Term of Contract: Part-time equivalent to 3 days per week, starting October 2016. £18-25K pro rata, dependent on experience.

Granby Workshop is a start-up business based in Toxteth, making experimental products for the home. We are seeking a passionate and capable individual to work with us in a formative role during the workshop’s early development. This role is primarily focused on ceramic production, but has the scope to expand in the future.

This is an opportunity to join a thriving and supportive community, and work as part of an exciting new business advocating for the power of local and social creative activity.
For more details about the project or our products please visit our website:

www.granbyworkshop.co.uk.

Further details about the role and responsibilities can be found on the second page of this document.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please email a PDF copy of your CV and a covering letter using the subject line ‘Ceramicist / Workshop technician’ to info@granbyworkshop.co.uk.

Deadline for applications: Friday September 9th
Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted by Friday 16th September.
Interviews: September 21st.

Further information and how to apply:

GRANBY WORKSHOP :

Granby Workshop is a new business making experimental products for homes. Manufacturing homeware on Granby St, in south Liverpool, the business has grown out of the community-led rebuilding of the Granby Four Streets neighbourhood following years of dereliction. The project was launched through the Turner Prize by design collective Assemble in 2015, following a nomination for their work refurbishing terraces with the Granby Four Streets CLT.

The workshop aims to create sustainable employment and play an active part in the local neighbourhood. Through opening up facilities created by the commercial production business we will be able to support after-school kids activities and a local network of makers, artists and designers.

The majority of product sales are made directly to customers online through our website at www.granbyworkshop.co.uk. We also work on special commissions and exhibitions around the UK and beyond. The workshop is focused on exploring experimental ceramic processes that invite chance and improvisation so that every product is unique. All products are handmade by local makers at the workshop.

For more information please see www.granbyworkshop.co.uk/pages/about-us

THE ROLE :

This is a new role, developed to focus specifically on production and maintaining core stock. You will be responsible for making the central range of ceramic products, overseeing freelance makers and supporting them when needed. We are looking for someone with an systematic and proactive approach, who has a good eye for detail, consistency and patience.
We are looking to find individuals with practical experience of ceramics or equivalent experience in another field of production; someone with a proven ability of making things to a high or professional standard. Training in ceramic processes could be offered to a candidate with skill in other areas of physical labour, production or fabrication.

You will be working closely with Assemble to refine manufacturing processes, develop new products and consistently produce high quality products. Processes currently used at the workshop include slip-casting, press moulding, and decal transfers. This role will also be working side-by-side with the Operations Manager in the workshop to ensure stock and production is organized. There is only a small core team working regularly at the workshop, so as a key part of that you will be helping us to develop an open, supportive and enjoyable working culture for the business.

SKILLS :

We are keen to hear from people with a personal connection to L8 or the wider Toxteth area. Applicants can come from a trade, creative, or technical production background. The important qualities this role requires are:
• Ability to work methodically and skillfully with your hands. • Problem solving. • A good eye for detail. • Flexibility. • Ability to work well in a team.

SALARY :
• £18,000 – 25,000 per annum depending on experience. (Including NI contributions)

• 24 hours a week (0.6 FTE), which can be spread across the week to suit your needs and commitments.

• Production hours take place between 9am – 5pm starting October 2016.

• Granby Workshop employees are entitled to 28 days of paid annual leave, such entitlement accruing on a pro rata basis, including Bank and Public Holidays. Additional benefits include access to equipment in the workshop and other organisational resources.

If you have any remaining questions about the role, please e-mail info@granbyworkshop.co.uk or call 07951322159.
We look forward to hearing from you