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Senior Design Manager

Senior Design Manager

  • Location:

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Donovan Whittaker

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  • Published:

    about 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Our client, a think tank NGO based in London is currently seeking a Senior Design Manager for a 12 month fixed term contract. They have most recently successfully formed a community of a few thousand professionals from within the health sector and are moving on to the next stage of the initiative. Their goal is to foster continuous and sustainable improvement in heath and care, creating opportunities for people to come together as an improvement community to share ideas, enhance skills and collaborate to make health and care better.

Key responsibilities for the Senior Design Manager:

Upskill the team to demonstrate different ways that design can inform the process and overall project
Contribute to the development of the design process
Support the design and testing of effective, sustainable improvements
Work closely with colleagues to identify and understand learning
Scan the external environment and develop strong networks of contacts within design, innovation and academia
Identify opportunities for iteration and improvements to process and practice
Lead strategic programmes of work to support participants in the generation of ideas, prototyping, and testing
Take a developmental approach, supporting participants to learn and apply new techniques for dealing with complex problems
Influence external and internal senior stakeholders in a way that supports them to access and engage ie events and meetings

To apply for this Senior Design Manager role, please email your CV to our Office & Specialist Support Team quoting the reference number 66627DW. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Essential criteria for the Senior Design Manager:

Educated to Masters level or have equivalent experience
Significant experience in using participatory design methods, for the purposes of strategic or service design
Demonstrable experience of facilitation and participatory design
Experience of developing impactful strategies and utilising design for scoping new programmes of work
Demonstrable experience of strategic decision making at a service or programme level
Experience in providing high quality training or coaching on various aspects of design to non-specialists
Knowledge of and relevant experience in health policy and the operation of health services