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Associate Dean of Digital Futures

TEDI London

About Us

Welcome to the future of design and engineering education—a place where creativity and innovation reach unprecedented heights, and the boundaries of what's possible are continually pushed to new frontiers. Our institute is not just a hub of learning; it's a beacon of inspiration, a catalyst for change, and a shining example of what happens when passion meets purpose.

Picture a vibrant campus buzzing with activity, where students from every corner of the globe come to unleash their creative potential and tackle the world's most pressing challenges. Here, diversity isn't just celebrated; it's the secret sauce that fuels our collective genius, sparking innovative ideas and igniting transformative collaborations.

As we look ahead, we see a community of fearless visionaries, daring to dream big and daring to make those dreams a reality. Our students are not just learners; they're architects of the future, equipped with the skills, knowledge, and mindset to shape a world that's more sustainable, more equitable, and more beautiful than ever before.

Collaboration is woven into the very fabric of TEDI-London, with interdisciplinary teams working hand in hand to solve complex problems and pioneer groundbreaking solutions. Our community comes together to create something truly extraordinary—a future where innovation knows no bounds and creativity knows no limits.

Integrity is the cornerstone of all we do. In a world that's constantly changing, one thing is still constant: our commitment to doing what's right, even when it's not easy. With honesty, transparency, and a steadfast dedication to ethical conduct, we continue to earn the trust and respect of all who walk through our doors.

This is our vision for the future of our design and engineering institute—a place where creativity, innovation, collaboration, and integrity converge to create a brighter, better tomorrow for all. And together, we're ready to turn that vision into reality, one bold idea at a time.

Our Staff

Our extraordinary team are a delightful blend of diverse talents, bound together by a shared love for innovation and collaboration. They are our innovative problem-solvers, our purpose-driven visionaries, our playful pioneers of possibility. They are our teammates, and we couldn't be more grateful to have them by our side as we journey towards a brighter tomorrow.

Our Vision

To empower global connectivity and unity through engineering education. Where education is borderless, agile, evolving, and empowers individuals and communities to lead the charge in shaping a profoundly equitable and sustainable world.

Our Mission

To redefine the purpose of higher education in the 21st century. From classrooms to communities, we forge boundary-breaking innovators creating a dynamic ecosystem that transcends traditional silos, blurs the lines between academia and industry, and empowers individuals to drive innovation and social progress on a global scale.

Our Culture

Our culture is a high-energy playground where fearless innovation thrives in every corner. We're constantly pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo, and embracing change with open arms.

We Fail Fast, We Learn Faster.

Collaboration fuels our fire. We leave our egos at the door. We move fast, adapt quickly, and thrive in an environment where ideas flow freely, and teamwork is paramount. Our mindset is resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity, setbacks, and challenges.

We're not just passengers on this journey; we're drivers of our own destiny. Empowerment is the fuel that propels us forward, giving us the freedom to take risks, make decisions, and drive impact.

Diversity isn't just a buzzword here; it's our secret weapon. We harness the power of different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences to propel us forward with unstoppable momentum.

Integrity is our North Star, guiding us through the ever-changing landscape with unwavering resolve. We stand firm in our principles, leading with radical transparency, honesty, and a commitment to doing what's right, no matter the cost.

Our Values:

Courage propels our ambition, inspiration ignites our spirit, inclusion fuels our innovation, and collaboration powers our progress. Integrity is the cornerstone of all we do. This is not just how we work; it's who we are.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive digital strategy aligned with TEDI-London’s mission, vision and values, ensuring it supports innovation and collaboration in teaching, learning, and administration.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Academic Engagement to ensure our students have unparalleled access to cutting-edge technologies, facilitating experiential learning at the forefront of industry practice.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to identify emerging technologies and trends that have the potential to transform higher education, evaluating their applicability and impact within TEDI-London.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and experimentation, encouraging staff, and students to explore new digital tools, pedagogies, and methodologies by leading the way with decisive leadership and showcasing of possibilities
  • Collaborate with all functions of TEDI-London to integrate digital technologies seamlessly into curriculum design, delivery, and assessment processes.
  • Oversee the continued development and maintenance of digital infrastructure, platforms, and systems to support teaching, learning, and administrative functions.
  • Provide guidance and support to staff in leveraging digital resources effectively, including training programmes and professional development opportunities.
  • Establish partnerships with industry leaders, technology vendors, and other educational institutions to leverage best practices and stay abreast of industry developments.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of digital initiatives, collecting feedback and data to inform continuous improvement efforts.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant data protection regulations and cybersecurity best practices in all digital initiatives and operations.
  • Represent TEDI-London at conferences, seminars, and industry forums to showcase our digital innovations and thought leadership in higher education.



  • Master's or doctoral degree in a relevant field or significant relevant experience.
  • Possess excellent communication skills to effectively manage teams, share common goals, uphold strong business ethics, embrace change, and foster a growth mindset as part of our Senior Leadership team
  • Experience in a digital leadership position, with a proven track record of crafting and executing digital innovation strategies in dynamic environments.
  • Hands-on experience establishing, leading, and scaling digital innovation labs or centres of excellence, showcasing tangible outcomes from ideation to implementation
  • Demonstrated history of building and nurturing relationships with tech vendors, startups, and industry partners to accelerate innovation efforts.
  • Expertise in overseeing a diverse portfolio of digital projects, ensuring they align with strategic objectives and achieve desired outcomes.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of emerging digital trends, tools, and technologies
  • Proficiency in agile, lean, and other innovation methodologies that support a rapid experimentation mindset.
  • Exceptional skills in engaging and influencing a diverse range of stakeholders, from senior leadership to technical teams 
  • Ability to envision long-term digital goals and devise plans to meet those goals amidst changing technological and organizational landscapes
  • Strong data-driven decision-making capabilities, with skills in assessing the feasibility, impact, and ROI of potential digital initiatives
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex digital concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, mentor, and guide teams towards achieving innovative outcomes while fostering a culture of continuous learning and adaptability.


  • Professional qualification in innovation management, project management, technology management, or similar discipline.
  • Experience within the higher education sector, understanding the unique challenges and opportunities it presents, would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of risk management principles as they relate to digital innovation, with a balanced approach to risk-taking.

How to Apply

Please apply by clicking the ‘Apply’ button above, where you will be guided to send your CV and a supporting statement explaining how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification.

This role closes at 23:59 on Sunday 19th May 2024. We encourage early applications. Shortlisting will take place week commencing Monday 20th May 2024, with the interviews taking place in person at our Canada Water campus. 

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £76,500 to £92,000 c. inclusive of London Weighting - dependent on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th April 2024
Closes: 19th May 2024
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