Head of Policy and Advocacy


Operations and External Affairs
LCF - High Holborn, London UK
Full time
Communication & External Affairs

28 February 2021 23:55

c£65, 000 per annum

With agency support, you will develop and deliver a policy and public affairs strategy, closely supporting the President & Vice-Chancellor and Director of Communication & External Affairs.

You will coordinate public policy development and engagement across UAL, our colleges and institutes. In doing so, you will work with experts throughout UAL who are already actively engaged with public policy, map stakeholder relationships and build partnerships with political stakeholders and decision-makers at local to international levels.

UAL is #2 in the world for art and design education. We are a vibrant world centre for creativity, bringing together 19,000 students at six colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. 

UAL provides transformative education and world-leading research and enterprise. We are at the centre of public debate for the future of arts, design, fashion and communication and provide an inspirational environment for students, staff and wider communities. We aim to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity.

You will have extensive experience of delivering excellent public engagement across a complex HE institution. You can quickly and confidently build relationships with experts, academics and senior leaders within an organisation, including the Chair, President & Vice-Chancellor. 

You have a deep and nuanced understanding of the public policy landscape and the creative sector and can offer valuable insights to senior stakeholders. You can develop mid to long term strategy for policy and public affairs, create enduring partnerships with external political stakeholder and decision-makers at local to international levels.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates.

Query: If you have any queries you may contact oeastaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk

Interviews will be held w/c 8 March 2021

    UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. 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.

    Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

    This opportunity is closed to applications.