Course Leader in Design Management


London College of Communication
Design School
LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Grade 6
£48,534 - £58,474 per annum


Full time - 37 hours per week

12 December 2022 17:00

The opportunity

The Design School is looking to recruit a Course Leader for the BA Design Management course.

The course explores the strategic and cultural value of design theory and practice in the context of diverse organisations. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with innovative approaches to design practice and theory in an enterprise context with a focus on design thinking and strategic design. The position invites applicants who are keen to think strategically through design practice, utilizing design process and design theory as drivers for cultural and design leadership.

As Course Leader, you will be responsible to the Programme Director for the academic leadership and management of the BA Design Management. This includes maintenance and enhancement of standards, responsibility for the design, development and delivery of the curriculum plus the day-to-day management of the course including all areas of learning, teaching and assessment of students as well as allocated resources. You will bring research and/or industry and teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

About you

We are looking for an individual with a qualification at the undergraduate level relevant to the subject area of design management, design thinking or equivalent. You will have knowledge of delivering innovative projects in a professional and/or academic environment and experience with a range of specialist skills in relation to the design process, design thinking, design management and responsible design practice. You will also have a comprehensive working knowledge of design research methodologies alongside curriculum design and course development.

As an academic, previous teaching experience at the undergraduate level is essential in addition to the experience of research and/or professional practice in the design process with a focus on socially engaged and sustainable design. You should also demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of design principles, social enterprise, digital literacy, the creative and cultural industries and the global social, cultural, environmental, political and economic forces that are transforming design practices and discourses. Previous leadership and academic management experience are desirable.

The successful candidate should possess effective interpersonal skills and be a student-centred teacher focused on promoting diversity and inclusivity while demonstrating strong communication and organisational skills. We are looking for applicants who can work collaboratively with colleagues to develop the subject area and share expertise.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Lesley Wilkins, Resourcing Adviser via email at or telephone: 020 7514 7985.

What we offer


We are UAL

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022.

Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

Our culture


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