Employability Practitioner (Part Time)


Academic Development and Services
UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Part time
Teaching and Learning Exchange
Fixed Term
2 years

4 March 2019 23:55

15 March 2019
£34,326 - £42,155

The Employability Practitioner will act as lead contact for Careers and Employability (CE) within designated Colleges, working between UAL and its constituent Colleges. The post holder will develop deliver and share employability resources, information, workshops for students and graduates, innovating subject matter, and developing imaginative ways to deliver content.

The role is also responsible for building and maintaining relationships with course teams, promoting the CE programme and delivering co-curricular workshops. Working collaboratively and strategically with the College and Curriculum team Manager and the wider C&E team the Employability Practitioner will operate with the ultimate intention of encouraging academic colleagues to take ownership of delivery thereby supporting the wider university goal of embedding employability and enterprise in the curriculum.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is in the top 6 universities in the world for art and design and is Europe’s largest, with close to 19,000 students from more than 100 countries. It is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.

Careers and Employability (C&E) is UAL's dedicated careers and enterprise service, which empowers the University’s students and graduates to make a living doing what they love. Its role is to enhance the employability and creative attributes of UAL’s students and graduates through experiential learning and access to industry.

  • Has first Degree or advanced qualification relevant to careers development.
  • Understanding of key issues related to student and graduate careers development, progression and destinations.
  • A significant understanding and knowledge of student’ development of enterprise and employability skills.
  • A detailed understanding of key factors that influence graduate careers and destinations in the creative sector.
  • Advanced project management skills and ability to use a range of related tools, methods and resources.
  • Ability to produce engaging and persuasive marketing copy that communicates effectively with multiple audiences and to use it for promotional purposes employing multiple channels from flyers and email to social media.
  • Ability work to targets and to monitor, evaluate and report on own area of impact and performance.
  • Ability to manage travel and work across a variety of different sites across greater London on a frequent basis.


  • Experience of working in a HEI and/or in a creative university careers service or has significant experience of working in a company, agency or employer in the creative and cultural sector.
  • Experience of working in or knowledge of the creative industries sector including creative business in the visual arts, crafts, fashion, design, performance or communications sector.
  • Experience of developing, managing and delivering professional development programmes, workshops and talks for students and graduates on a frequent basis.
  • Experience of managing a range of events particularly those that benefit students and graduates career development and progression.

If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via emailADSRecruitment@arts.ac.uk or telephone: 020 7514 2965

Appointment to this role will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from employment. This will depend on the circumstances and background to your offence(s).
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.