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Director of Product Design

MyTutor

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Posted over 30 days ago...

Join MyTutor as a Director of Design and shape the future of education through cutting-edge, tutor-powered technology.

Overview

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£120000

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London United Kingdom

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- UK

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Expires at anytime

MyTutor is at the forefront of online learning in the UK, offering personalized education through a network of over 10,000 handpicked tutors. With a mission to make high-quality learning accessible to everyone, they are committed to inclusivity and boast a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5. The company is dedicated to continuous improvement, as evidenced by their Gender Pay Gap report and diversity initiatives. Discover more about MyTutor here.

Role Summary:

  • Lead the design team to revolutionize our product for millions of learners.
  • Collaborate with senior Product and Engineering leaders to enhance our learning platform.
  • Pioneer new strategies to magnify learner engagement and satisfaction.
  • Advocate for user-centric design principles across the company.

Role Requirements:

  • Proven experience leading design teams within Product and Engineering sectors.
  • Ability to partner with cross-functional teams to create impactful user tools.
  • Skilled in storytelling to inspire and influence stakeholders and the wider company.
  • Capable of balancing innovation with practical delivery.
  • Commitment to fostering a high-performance culture and continuous team improvement.
  • Willingness to challenge norms to maximize the effectiveness of design within the business.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary range: £90,000 - £120,000 per annum.
  • Hybrid working model, with flexibility and core hours.
  • Generous holiday package and additional benefits.
  • Investment in personal learning and development.
  • Engaging company culture with regular team events.

MyTutor is the UK’s leading online platform for one-to-one learning, and we’re building a future where access to high-quality learning is stress-free for those who can afford it, and funded for those who can’t. 

You can find a good taster of who we are, our culture & our ethos via the video linked here.

Our handpicked community of over 10,000 tutors work online with students from all walks of life and have already delivered over a million lessons. We’re proud of the fact that over 1,300 schools have chosen to work with us, and that we’ve earned a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 (You can also check out our tutors’ ratings here.)

Every role at MyTutor is open to applications from all sections of society. We see potential in every individual regardless of: race, ethnic origin or nationality; religion or belief; physical or neuro-ability; socio-economics or age; marital, domestic or civil partnership status; sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic that makes you… well, you.

We are committed to conscious inclusion to create a sense of belonging, connection and shared purpose within our teams. We know it’s the right thing to do, and we know it will make us all happier, fulfilled, and successful in our work. You can also find a copy of our current Gender Pay Gap report here and we are continuing to build our roadmap of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce.

What’s it all about?
We are looking for a Director of Design to help us transform our product into something that will impact millions of learners’ lives. Blending our proven Tutor-led interventions with the latest in AI technology, we are on a journey to creating a Tutor-powered learning hub that engages learners, parents and teachers alike.

You’ll report to our Chief Product Officer, Geoff Stead, and be actively contributing to and shaping the product and brand vision. You’ll work alongside the Director of Engineering, Leo Proietti and the Director of Product, Harriet Patterson to bring that product vision to life.

You will lead an established, multi-disciplinary team of 10 designers to deliver this product and brand strategy while elevating the role and value of design across the business.


What’s in it for you?

  • Shape the direction and design vision of our new membership-focused platform ensuring we attract, retain and add value for all of our customers.
  • Work with senior leaders in Product and Engineering to foster a cohesive, collaborative and innovative culture throughout the business.  
  • Work across our teams to explore exciting new ways to enhance learner impact and improve our offering to customers.
  • Drive a user-centric design approach throughout the organisation, advocating for our user’s needs and how we can add value.


The Day to Day

  • Lead our team of Product and Brand Designers. You will be accountable for the team’s performance and health and responsible for hiring and growth.

  • Establish and maintain principles, processes and standards that enable efficient and scalable design operations.
  • Drive a user-centric design approach, advocating for user needs and ensuring that product designs are accessible, inclusive, and engaging for a diverse audience.
  • Co-define the long-term product vision and strategy as a peer to other Product and Engineering directors and senior leaders.
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales leaders to ensure our brand and messaging align with our customers’ needs.
  • Engage with senior leadership as design representative to align around the design vision and contribute meaningfully to strategic decisions.
  • Support design leads in shaping strategy and bringing to life the product vision, helping their teams do their best work.

Requirements

Who will you be?

  • Experienced leader of embedded teams: Experience leading multidisciplinary teams of designers embedded into Product and Engineering functions
  • Passionate about users, with a track record of collaborating with Product & Engineering teams to shape, and build tools that matter to users and can power a business.
  • An engaging storyteller with the ability to influence stakeholders and leadership and get the whole company excited about our design vision.
  • Pragmatic. We need your help to balance future discovery with near-term delivery, to ensure we’re delivering maximum value for our users.
  • Empowering. Support our journey towards a high-performance culture that enables people to do their best work. With experience shaping how teams work together as well as how to measure success and set goals.
  • Comfortable constructively challenging established processes and behaviours, to use design to its full effect within the business.

Benefits

  • A salary of £90,000 to £120,000 p.a.
  • Hybrid working, with 2 days a week spent from our London office (Brick Lane)
  • 25 days holiday, plus 1 ‘time for me’ day and flexible bank holidays
  • Flexible working arrangements possible, around MyTutor’s core hours
  • Workplace pension & salary exchange scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing benefit options, plus cycle, tech and gym schemes
  • Enhanced parent policies and workplace nursery scheme
  • A personal L&D budget of up to £350, pro-rated for part-time employees
  • Inclusive policies supporting all staff to flourish, and a wide range of MyTutor communities & networks
  • Regular team events & socials

You can find a good taster of who we are, our culture & our ethos via the video linked here.

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