Ensure that the 9Y Design Manifesto is being followed in the Squad.
Ensure consistency in the designs that we produce across the Squad.
Support the Activity Lead with design aspects. Represent the design discipline for the Squad and be its spokesperson.
Be on the lookout for better ways to do things. Talk to the HoD in your 1::1s about this and whether we can fold it into the standard design process.
Ensure consistency of tools and practices within the project.
Ensure that design tasks are distributed to the right Squad members. Balance quality of work vs speed vs learning opportunities.
Ensure that a design history is maintained, so that we can easily revisit earlier versions.
Take part in meetings with the customer. Maybe not always, but usually.
Know what the big picture and key goals for the project are, and keep reminding the Squad of this.