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Senior creative and research lead
at The Liminal Space

The Liminal Space is seeking a senior creative and research lead to join its team in London.

Salary: £48,000 – 52,000

Role type: full-time or four days per week. Flexible working available. Maternity cover

Contract: fixed-term contract – nine months, with possibility to extend

Reporting to: directors

Location: London/home

We are looking for someone to lead our creative and design projects, from the first meeting with the client all the way through to completion. This role will provide essential senior support to our directors and enable us to expand the reach of our work without compromising on its quality and creative breadth. This will initially be a nine month maternity cover, but with the possibility to extend into an ongoing role.

You will be working alongside our friendly, collaborative and committed team of thinkers and doers, and will play a pivotal part in ensuring our work reaches, impacts and empowers more varied audiences, and that our clients are happy. Projects might include leading on the creative concept and translation for a new installation about women’s reproductive health, or on the development and implementation of a new creative approach to public dialogue around healthcare and environmental sustainability.

About The Liminal Space

The Liminal Space is a purpose-led creative studio that uses art and design approaches to build understanding, participation and social action. A combination of a creative agency and a think tank, we are a multidisciplinary team on a mission to empower more people, more profoundly to contribute to greater positive social and health outcomes.

We work with clients and organisations who are excited about taking a new approach to engaging audiences, generating research insights and solving strategic challenges. These include some of the country’s top universities, independent funders and government bodies including organisations such as The Wellcome Trust, Nesta, The Francis Crick Institute, The Health Foundation, The Barbican, The Natural History Museum, UCL and The University of Cambridge. Recent projects have covered topics ranging from mental health in key workers and improving the way NHS teams manage Covid-19 to sustainable shopping, the future of work, the ethics of gene editing and a blueprint for the museum of the future.

Our work translating some of the toughest issues facing our society into tangible objects, spaces and experiences that people can relate to and interact with has led to us being shortlisted as Emerging Design Studio of the Year 2020 by Dezeen, and receiving a Wellcome Trust Sustaining Excellence grant.


  • flexible working –the office (De Beauvoir, London N1) is open two days per week – Wednesday and Thursday – and we expect P/T staff to be in the office three days per month
  • a caring, supportive, family-friendly workplace, with flexible hours and remote working possibilities
  • a sociable and friendly atmosphere, with regular activities organised for both our core team and our extended family of freelancers
  • 15 days annual holiday allowance plus bank holidays (25 days pro rata)
  • a lovely studio in Haggerston, East London
  • a strong commitment to your personal and professional development – with an allocated
    training budget
  • 3% pension contribution

Deadline: 9:00am, Thursday 13 July 2022

The Liminal Space are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and strongly encourage applications from those who experience discrimination and / or prejudice based on their race, ethnicity or immigration status; women; new parents; people with disabilities and LGBTQI+ people.

We are currently taking action to become a DEI organisation. We are at the beginning of this process, we recognise that this process will take time and that we will also need to continually reflect on our progress to our DEI goals and make further practice changes/improvements along the way to enhance our progression and ensure the programme needs are met.

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