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Head of Operations (Social Purpose Group)

University of the Arts London

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10441


Social Purpose

Social Purpose Office

Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home

Grade 7

£58,193 to £70,291 per annum

Permanent

Full time – 35 hours per week

8 December 2023 09:00


Head of Social Purpose Operations JD September 2023.pdf – 125KB


Generic Candidate Information Pack Feb 2023.pdf – 1419KB

The opportunity

We believe the world needs creativity. That’s why UAL is a social purpose university, dedicated to nurturing creativity and deploying it to help solve the world’s problems. At the core of our new 10-year strategy is a commitment to making the world a better place through our collective creative endeavour. This is a time of great change, and great opportunity and we are looking for a unique, talented and focused individual to join us at this exciting juncture as the Head of Operations (Social Purpose Group).

This brand-new role will support the Chief Social Purpose Officer in defining, building and creating the University’s recently formed Social Purpose Group. The Group brings together our fundraising team, our communications directorate, and our new Storytelling Institute, a hub for campaigners and artists to collaborate in the service of social purpose goals. 

You will play a key leadership role in building and running the new division. Sitting within the Group’s new Senior Leadership Team and working alongside four Directors, you will: 

  • Build and lead the strategic business planning for the Social Purpose Group ensuring that the directorates can develop and drive transformation, in line with UAL strategy
  • Lead strategic planning and operational delivery of finance, people, data management, governance, compliance and communications for the Group, working with key business partners
  • Develop, build and ensure consistent and effective ways of working in partnership with the Directors of Development, Communications, the Storytelling Institute and Social Purpose Lab
  • Lead on the development and delivery of data-driven governance and communications internally and externally, including budget planning, business cases and papers 

There is also opportunity for designing new ways of thinking and being in the workplace, to deliver a fundamental step change in how UAL can make the world a better place. 

About you

We are looking for a candidate with significant leadership and management experience at a senior level in a complex organisational environment with multiple stakeholders. Key to the role will be your experience of successful management and delivery of culture change, within Higher Education or a similar environment, developing teams to be highly service focused. 

With a degree / postgraduate qualification in business, management or a relevant field, professional qualification in a relevant area or substantial equivalent experience, you will have in depth knowledge of core operations and process management activities such as administration, risk management, finance, HR and quality assurance. 

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Sahil Ibrahim, Resourcing Adviser via email at [email protected].

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is made up of 6 renowned colleges and is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. UAL is home to a diverse body of over 6,000 academic, professional and technical staff who support more than 21,000 students from 130 countries. We are proud of our international student and staff community and are committed to ensuring that the University offers an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone; a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential.

Our culture

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We are a member of the Race Equality Charter (REC), to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff. We are a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and a member of the Business Disability Forum, which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. In addition, we are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and in 2022 achieved a Gold Award in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, helping us to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work.

10441


Social Purpose

Social Purpose Office

Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home

Grade 7

£58,193 to £70,291 per annum

Permanent

Full time – 35 hours per week

8 December 2023 09:00


Head of Social Purpose Operations JD September 2023.pdf – 125KB


Generic Candidate Information Pack Feb 2023.pdf – 1419KB

The opportunity

We believe the world needs creativity. That’s why UAL is a social purpose university, dedicated to nurturing creativity and deploying it to help solve the world’s problems. At the core of our new 10-year strategy is a commitment to making the world a better place through our collective creative endeavour. This is a time of great change, and great opportunity and we are looking for a unique, talented and focused individual to join us at this exciting juncture as the Head of Operations (Social Purpose Group).

This brand-new role will support the Chief Social Purpose Officer in defining, building and creating the University’s recently formed Social Purpose Group. The Group brings together our fundraising team, our communications directorate, and our new Storytelling Institute, a hub for campaigners and artists to collaborate in the service of social purpose goals. 

You will play a key leadership role in building and running the new division. Sitting within the Group’s new Senior Leadership Team and working alongside four Directors, you will: 

  • Build and lead the strategic business planning for the Social Purpose Group ensuring that the directorates can develop and drive transformation, in line with UAL strategy
  • Lead strategic planning and operational delivery of finance, people, data management, governance, compliance and communications for the Group, working with key business partners
  • Develop, build and ensure consistent and effective ways of working in partnership with the Directors of Development, Communications, the Storytelling Institute and Social Purpose Lab
  • Lead on the development and delivery of data-driven governance and communications internally and externally, including budget planning, business cases and papers 

There is also opportunity for designing new ways of thinking and being in the workplace, to deliver a fundamental step change in how UAL can make the world a better place. 

About you

We are looking for a candidate with significant leadership and management experience at a senior level in a complex organisational environment with multiple stakeholders. Key to the role will be your experience of successful management and delivery of culture change, within Higher Education or a similar environment, developing teams to be highly service focused. 

With a degree / postgraduate qualification in business, management or a relevant field, professional qualification in a relevant area or substantial equivalent experience, you will have in depth knowledge of core operations and process management activities such as administration, risk management, finance, HR and quality assurance. 

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Sahil Ibrahim, Resourcing Adviser via email at [email protected].

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL is made up of 6 renowned colleges and is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. UAL is home to a diverse body of over 6,000 academic, professional and technical staff who support more than 21,000 students from 130 countries. We are proud of our international student and staff community and are committed to ensuring that the University offers an inclusive and supportive environment for everyone; a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential.

Our culture

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We are a member of the Race Equality Charter (REC), to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff. We are a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and a member of the Business Disability Forum, which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. In addition, we are a Stonewall Diversity Champion and in 2022 achieved a Gold Award in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, helping us to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work.

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