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Head of Organisation Development and Staff Development

University of the Arts, London
Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home
£58,193 - £70,291 per annum
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Director / Head / VP
Specialist Area
Organisational Development
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member, Non CIPD member

Job Details

Are you ready to lead the development and growth of our talented staff in a creative and inclusive environment?

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Head of Organisation Development and Staff Development.

In this senior management position within the Culture Hub, you will be responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the OD and SD teams.

Your role will be pivotal in designing and implementing frameworks that align with UAL's strategic objectives, fostering a culture of engagement, inclusivity, and excellence.

You will lead initiatives to improve performance management, staff wellbeing, and employee engagement, ensuring that our policies and practices reflect UAL's commitment to social purpose and diversity.

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: Eventbrite 

About you

We are looking for a highly experienced and accredited OD/SD professional with a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. You should have a strong track record of developing and implementing strategic OD and SD plans within complex, multi-stakeholder environments.

Your ability to inspire and coach others, coupled with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, will be crucial in this role. You will bring significant experience in leading large projects, managing budgets, and fostering collaborative relationships.

A passion for continuous professional development and staying current with best practices in the field is essential.

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.

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 24 June 2024 23:55.

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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