Alumni Relations Manager


Operations and External Affairs
UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Full time

22 February 2019 23:55

8 March 2019
£38,010 - £45,603

We are looking for a pro-active individual who will take responsibility for managing an active programme of engagement opportunities for University of the Arts London's alumni audience.  You will play a key part in building awareness, generating involvement and ultimately support from our graduates by developing communications and other activities to benefit this creative network.  Working alongside academics and colleagues in the Colleges and UAL Central Services, this role will help expand alumni networks to support student recruitment, generate links for graduate employment, generate publicity and secure new support.

Experience of working in alumni relations or at a membership organisation would be advantageous.  You will have experience of events management and enjoy working as part of a team. Likewise, experience in developing new or editing written content for marketing materials and social media are key to the role. Strong interpersonal skills are essential with the ability to engage with graduates, senior staff and collegues across all levels of the organisation. A strong communicator, who enjoys giving excellent customer service, whether orally or in writing.


University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, communication and performing arts.

The University provides transformative education and world-leading research and enterprise.  We are the centre of public debate for the future of arts, design, fashion and communication. We provide an inspirational environment for students, staff and wider communities.  UAL has around 20,000 students and 5,000 staff, based at campuses across London.  We are engaged in a number of change programmes over the next five years.  This includes moves for two or our largest colleges. The University has over 200,000 alumni who are based in the UK and around the world.  It has launched the careers of generations of world-renowned artists, designers and performers that have defined and transformed our times. This role is a high profile opportunity to develop and manage engagement opportunities for UAL's graduate audience.

You will have experience of working in an Alumni Relations/Development team or equivalent and have developed a sound understanding of alumni engagement opportunities. Knowledge of how alumni relation activities contributes to the wider strategy of the University and benefits the University as a whole is essential. You will be an effective communicator with excellent relationship creating and building skills.

Working effectively in a team will be second nature to you as well as the ability to develop and motivate other team members. You will be able to work to deadlines and to plan, prioritise and manage resources and to proactively problem solve when needed.



At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

This opportunity is closed to applications.