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Organisation Development and Staff Development Lead

University of the Arts, London
£50,961 - £61,398 per annum
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

Job Details

Do you have a passion for driving organisational growth and developing staff potential? Join us in this key leadership role as the Organisation Development and Staff Development (OD/SD) Lead. 

This role will place you at the helm of a dedicated team, ensuring the delivery of exemplary programmes, consultancy services, and OD projects that align with the University's strategic goals. 

Your responsibilities will include developing and implementing strategic staff development initiatives, leading on organisational development projects such as the annual staff survey and apprenticeship programmes, and creating bespoke management and leadership training. 

You will collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure that our OD and SD interventions are inclusive, data-driven, and effectively meet the needs of our diverse staff and student body. 

About you 

We are looking for an experienced and accredited OD/SD practitioner with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. You should have a proven track record of developing and delivering strategic OD/SD initiatives, with the ability to influence and inspire senior leaders and managers. 

Your expertise in presenting to senior audiences, authoring reports, and managing stakeholder relationships will be essential. As a leader, you will bring experience in line management and a collaborative approach to working within a team. 

An understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities within the higher education sector is crucial, along with the ability to manage budgets and resources effectively. 

We are UAL 

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd. 
We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity. 
We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.  

To apply please click the apply button. 

Closing date: 23:55 on 24 June 2024. 

Is this position not quite right? Explore other opportunities within our Culture Hub Team and find the perfect role for you. 

We are hosting an online careers event, where you will have an opportunity to meet the team and get to know more about us. 

Culture Hub Careers Event - Virtual (MS Teams) 

  • When: Tuesday 18th June from 13:00 to 14:00 
  • Where: Microsoft Teams (online) 
  • Register here:

Our culture 

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility. 


University of the Arts London offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings®.

The University is made up of 6 renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

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