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Senior HR Business Partner

University of the Arts, London
UAL High Holborn/Home
£58,193 to £70,291 per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
HR Jobs Level
Business partner
Specialist Area
General HR Function, Change Management, Organisational Development
CIPD Membership
CIPD Member

Job Details

The opportunity

Are you a proven HR Business Partner who loves supporting the strategic delivery of HR services? Would you like to work in a diverse client group and department? Are you looking to advance your HR career within a world leading organisation undergoing an exciting period of change?

We are seeking a proven Senior HR Business Partner to support the delivery of an exceptional HR service and to play a key role in deploying our long-term People Strategy.

You will lead on business partnering work within a designated client group, inspire and coach other HR Business Partners, and play an integral part in the People Department, working under the overall direction of the Associate Director of HR (Business Partnering).

The core purpose of this role is to work closely with specific client groups to focus on:

  • Organisational and people capability building
  • Longer term resource and talent management planning
  • Using business insights to drive change in people management practices
  • Leading and advising on the people implications of organisation change

If you have any questions about the role, we would love to hear from you.

About you

We value the diverse experiences candidates bring to UAL. Our people come from a variety of sectors and therefore applications are open to those both with and without previous experience of working in the higher education sector. Most important will be your demonstrable business partnering experience gained within a comparable sized organisation.

CIPD qualified or equivalent, you will bring to the role a working knowledge of contemporary approaches to business planning, organisational design, workforce planning, strategic resourcing, capability management, change management, and employee engagement. You will have experience and understanding of organisational design as well as experience of leading change.

You will be an effective communicator with strong coaching skills who relishes the opportunity to be at the forefront of change and continuously adapt accordingly.

Even if you're not sure if you meet this, we would still love to hear from you.

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.

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Closing date: 23:55, 6th July 2024.

We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible as the closing date may be brought forward depending on the volume of applications received.

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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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