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Design Studio Manager & Instructor

School of Design

Location:  Greenwich Campus
Salary:  £28,762 to £34,308 plus £5018 London weighting
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Wednesday 09 November 2022
Closing Date:  Sunday 18 December 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  3556-E

With a brand-new University of Greenwich #Strategy 2021-2030 focusing on Student Success; Inclusivity and Culture; Global Research & Knowledge Exchange Impact, and Connected and Sustainable Campuses, we are excited that the School of Design is expanding to the future. To put EDI, entrepreneurship and innovation at the centre of our practices and bring together Science, Architecture, Design, and Media subjects in response to the increasing demand for creative thinkers in the ever-growing creative industries and rapidly expanding circular economy. #ThisIsOurTime

The School of Design is part of the highly successful and vibrant faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Frequently commended for our partnership working across the design and creative industries sector, the School delivers high-quality research with external research funding reaching £4M and a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to various creative industries disciplines, including #Architecture, #Animation, #Media, #GraphicDesign, #LandscapeArchitecture #Visualcommunication, #Urbanism, #InclusiveDesign #DesignDiplomacy #DigitalArts and more.

We are seeking a dedicated 1.0 FTE Design Studio manager to operate and develop the School of Design studios in our Stockwell Street building in Greenwich.

These art and design studios occupy around 2000 square metres over the first floor of the building and typically accommodate upwards of 200 staff and students on any teaching day providing for our undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio of programmes (Architecture, Landscape and Urbanism, Design Anthropology, Media and Communications)

The role requires a motivated, proactive individual to fully support and develop all aspects of the Stockwell Street design studios including monitoring / policing of the spaces, coordinating and providing for taught and self-study sessions, implementing appropriate health and safety measures, developing strategies to better utilise the spaces and resources and conducting some practical art/design demos/classes, timetable, open days etc.

The successful candidate will have experience in operating similar studio setups, preferably in a HE or professional environment, and be responsible for carrying out the day-to-day running of the studios as well as developing good relations with academics, technical colleagues, and other departments of the University in planning a holistic approach that provides an effective, vibrant facility for staff, students and visitors. 

The successful candidate must hold a BA Hons degree in a relevant fine arts / design area. And they must be willing to complete a HEA and/or PGCert. 

The successful candidate will also need to work a few weekends to cover school events and open days.  

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Phil Hudson, p.c.hudson@gre.ac.uk 

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on  hrsr-fach@greenwich.ac.uk   

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich 

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 


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