Lecturer in SFX (Special Effects) Make-Up 0.5FTE

Salary: £ £33,797 – £38,017 Pro rata

Buckinghamshire New University is an ambitious, modern university; one that is always open to fresh ideas and thinking. Our staff combine the very best professional practice with inspirational teaching and the University is consistently in the top quartile of the NSS for higher education institutions in the UK, exceeding the sector average in almost every area of the survey (NSS, 2019).

This is an exciting time to join the University, with our new University Strategy – Impact 2022 – and our revised values. The University is poised for the next phase in its development as we seek to develop our impact further, enrich the student experience through innovative and employment-focused education, and realign our professional services in support of our strategic aims.

The School of Art, Design and Performance is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, well-organised and experience tutor to the role of Lecturer in Special Effects Make-Up.

Buckinghamshire New University delivers a range of industry-facing courses aligned to the fast-growing film and creative industries, between our bases at High Wycombe and Pinewood Studios. Our BA Hair and Make-Up course is a two-year accelerated programme that provides industry-standard practical delivery and promotes theoretical and critical thinking aiming at preparing our students to meet the challenge of working in this competitive but rewarding field and producing informed and employable graduates . We are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate with HE experience, and who possesses subject knowledge within the broad field of special effects make-up and prosthetics for the film, performance and creative industries. The appointee will be responsible for ensuring the enhancement and informed relevancy of the course to applied industry needs, towards an excellent student experience.

As Lecturer, the appointee will support the academic development of the subject and organisation required to ensure successful delivery. Industry experience and suitable networks in industry are vital to this role, as is practical and technical knowledge of this specialist field of practice.

What they can expect in return are excellent employment benefits including training, development and research support, a generous holiday entitlement, contributory pension scheme.

All applications are to be made on-line. The University operates an anonymised shortlisting process and therefore you are unable to upload a CV or any supporting documents. Please ensure the application form is filled out in full.


Interview Date: 16th August 2021 (virtual via teams)

At Buckinghamshire New University equality of opportunity and diversity is at the heart of all we do and fully integrated into our values. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone thrives and feels a sense of belonging. We are committed to diversity and welcome applications from different backgrounds and experiences.

Buckinghamshire New University is a Disability Confident employer and as such you will be given the opportunity to declare a disability as part of the application process.

The University is also committed to achieving the Race Equality Charter.

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