Design Thinking Manager

Job Reference



Business Professionals


London, United Kingdom



The role

Are you an ambitious Design-thinking subject matter expert?  Are you able to inspire collaboration and innovation, bringing a pragmatic approach to delivering in a highly complex-structured firm, at all levels?

Here at DLAPiper we’ve created a culture that encourages and values individual choice and opportunity, combined with inclusion and teamwork. Bring your ambition, initiative and entrepreneurial mindset to a global business who are at the forefront of innovation in legal space, redefining the expectations of a law firm.

Imagine yourself playing an integral part of our firm’s Radical Change by shifting mindsets through the delivery of impactful client engagements and workshops. Bridging a gap between our legal and professional services teams, as well as our technical experts and clients.

The day-to-day in more detail:

  • Lead Design workshops for internal and external clients
  • Pro-actively promote DLA Piper radical thinking approach
  • Drive understanding and awareness of the design framework, offer practical guidance
  • Inspire collaboration and seek opportunities to facilitate diverse teamwork
  • Manage specific client relationships, build opportunities and pitch our DLA Piper design offerings to clients as a part of the overall client experience or a standalone offering

What is our platform for the growth of your career?

  • Support and guidance of a Change Maker and Design Lead and the further team
  • Our culture and openness to change: we will seek your guidance, engage and challenge ourselves and our ways of thinking
  • Room for bespoke solutions for clients that face extraordinary challenges
  • Focus on Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance offering, beyond legal advice
  • Human-centred solutions that deliver an impact
  • And more

What’s important to us is your integrity, confidence and passion for being creative and navigating others through uncertainty. We would like to meet with individuals who can shift comfortably between the role or an expert, coach, facilitator and inspirational speaker.

It’s not just an opportunity, this is a journey and your chance to be part of shaping our future   – with a smooth application process at the beginning of it. Submit your resume now!


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.