Programme Leader, Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

British Higher School of Art and Design - Moscow, Russia

We currently seek to appoint a Programme Leader to oversee the continued development of our well-established and successful Foundation Diploma in Art & Design programme. This significant post is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and a dynamic individual to lead a high calibre, internationally facing Foundation programme, within the context of a vibrant and dynamic Art School in the centre of Moscow.

This is a unique and important appointment and as such we are looking for applicants with experience of leading and managing, or making a significant contribution to the leadership and management of UK FE Art and Design programmes, either specifically on Foundation or other relevant pre-degree programmes.

Applicants will be ambitious and highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills and be team players with the ability to inspire, lead and manage staff and students.

We welcome applications from practitioners and educators within all subject areas relevant to the pathways of Fine Art, Fashion, 3D Design and Communication Design.

The British Higher School of Art & Design has been at the forefront of Art & Design education in Russia for the past 14 years and continues to establish an international reputation as a provider of high quality, innovative and creative undergraduate and pre-degree programmes in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire.

The Foundation programme was established shortly after the founding of the School in 2003 and follows a UK Level 3/4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design programme specification. Currently it has pathways in Fine Art, Fashion, 3D Design and Communication Design, all of which retain a comparable atmosphere and level of student work to that of a UK Level 3/4 Foundation programme.

A team of experienced lecturers and subject specialists consisting of international and local full time and part time staff, contribute to the learning experience of students on Foundation and help to create a culturally rich and vibrant course.

Teaching & Learning is in English with the primary objective of the course to prepare students for progression onto one of our six successful and ambitious BA (Hons) Degree programmes validated by our partner institution the University of Hertfordshire.

Salary rate: 40,000–48,000 GBP. Monthly salary will be paid in the Russian Ruble equivalent of the agreed GBP monthly salary rate. Russian Income Tax is currently set at a flat rate of 13%.

Additional benefits: The School provides visa support, medical insurance, flights, re-location assistance including finding accommodation, Russian language classes, and 35 days annual leave.

Place of work: Moscow, Russia. The School is within an Arts district located close to the city centre being just 1 stop from Red Square and within close proximity to several metro lines.

Start Date:
If successful, the desired start date is Monday 15th January 2018 (the start of Stage 2 / Pathway), and we would therefore suggest that you arrive during the week beginning Monday 8th January in order to find accommodation and subsequently be ready to start work on Monday 15th January. It is possible to negotiate an alternative start date should this be necessary due to existing commitments.

Interviews: Interviews will be held in the UK at The University of Hertfordshire on Wednesday 13th September. Alternative interview arrangements can be made if necessary.

If you would like to apply: Please visit our vacancy page at for a full overview of the post and the school along with details as to how to apply.

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