Industrial Strategy Projects Development Manager


Academic Development and Services
UAL - King's Cross, London UK
Full time
Knowledge Exchange
Fixed Term
2 years

13 December 2020 23:55

11 January 2021
£46,423 to £55,932 per annum

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated individual who can identify and drive forward ambitious, strategic, and innovative large-scale initiatives that align with the Government’s Industrial Strategy and deliver on the University of the Arts London’s strategic priorities.  This role will involve liaising with multiple stakeholders internally and externally, at many different levels and in many different organisations, in order to develop and deliver this portfolio of high profile strategic projects. 

In addition, this role will be responsible for successfully identifying and securing the financial or other resources required to deliver these projects (both capital and revenue), as well as designing and supporting effective plans for project implementation, compliance, evaluation, and communication.

As the largest specialist arts institution in Europe, University of the Arts London (UAL) is a vibrant global centre for creative arts innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

This is an exciting time to join UAL, as part of a growing team with responsibility for driving innovation and knowledge exchange (KE) activity that leverages our expertise across UAL’s broad range of creative disciplines to achieve profile, scale and impact for the University and benefits the wider creative economy in London and beyond. 

Educated to degree level, you have a track record in securing public funding and/or private investment to support large scale capital and revenue projects, and demonstrable experience of leading and developing effective internal and external networks and fostering collaboration. You have a strong grasp of national and regional policy relevant to this context, and ideally, you have experience of facilitating staff engagement and strategic development activities within a large organisation, preferably in the higher education or creative sector.

You can communicate ideas clearly and persuasively, and understand how to construct an effective business case for investment.  You also demonstrate a proven ability to plan, co-ordinate and review work, effort, and resources, ensuring maximum efficiency and delivery of goals.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.


Due to continuing situation of Covid19, remote working will be agreed for the foreseeable future.

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Please note that this role may close earlier than the stated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. If you wish to apply for this position, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.


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Candidates are advised to submit applications early.