Executive Dean of the Drama School

London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive remuneration and benefits
17 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


Executive Dean of the Drama School

Competitive remuneration and benefits

At LAMDA, we believe in the transformative power of the dramatic arts and the value to society of creativity, innovation and authentic, confident communication. As a world-leading conservatoire and globally recognised awarding body, we are proud to offer exceptional training to creative artists and technicians; and empower people of all ages and backgrounds through our examinations in drama, literature, musical theatre and poetry.

We are now seeking to appoint the Executive Dean of the Drama School. Our Drama School is a vibrant community of skilled and highly motivated students and staff and we provide exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians, directors and designers.  Reporting to the Director, Sarah Frankcom, and a member of the senior management team, the Executive Dean will be responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the Drama School, leading curriculum development, learning and teaching innovation, research and professional practice.  The new Executive Dean will be joining LAMDA at a time of great opportunity – we believe that the nature of conservatoire training is changing and we will lead and embrace this change, developing our portfolio to offer a more diverse range of courses and CPD programmes, integrating technology into our programmes and operations and extending our reach; and we will do this in a way that puts access and inclusion at the heart of our approach.

You will have a proven pedigree of successful leadership and operational management within performing arts education, along with a track record of driving successful pedagogical innovation, including through the use of educational technology. You also will be a skilled and influential communicator and a collaborative team player. You will bring a vision for how traditional conservatoire training can evolve and the ability to lead change. A commitment to improving access and inclusion and delivering an excellent student experience will be essential.

For more information on how you can contribute in this important leadership role, please visit

For a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultants at Anderson Quigley: Elliott Rae on +44 (0)7584 078 534 or Juana Espasa on +44 (0)20 3457 0948.

Closing date for applications is midday on Friday 11th December 2020.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.