Programme Director Graphic Design Communication

Vacancy ID: 8104
Main Location: LCC - Elephant and Castle, London UK
Hours: 37
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £53,806 to £64,993 per annum
Closing date: May 31, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

The Design School at London College of Communication seeks a Programme Director toundertake the academic leadership and management of the Graphic Design Communication Programme and to work as a member of the Design School leadership team. The Programme includes a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in graphic design, visual communication and data visualisation. The role involves subject leadership of the relevant academic disciplines, the maintenance and enhancement of standards, responsibility for the design, development and delivery of the curriculum and its relationship to design research, knowledge exchange and pedagogy. Other responsibilities include the day to day management of the Programme including all areas of learning, teaching and assessment of students as well as resource management; and the observation and implementation of the policies and procedures of the University and College. A key aspect of the post will be to work across the School as a member of the Design School Management Team to develop and maintain a course portfolio that is distinctive, sustainable, relevant and of high quality.

Why choose us?

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 including family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks

Your Profile

We are looking for an experienced leader, inspiring educator and collaborative team player with a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline. You should have a demonstrable knowledge of academic provision, trends and issues in Design Higher Education and beyond and an in-depth knowledge of professional practices and design research. An active researcher/practitioner with a network of relevant industry and academic contacts, you will have a track record of being innovative in your field and be effective at leading people and managing activities and projects to achieve long term objectives.

If you have any general queries, you may contact Lesley Wilkins, Resourcing Advisor, – 020 7514 7985

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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