Graduate Support Specialist x 4



Academic Development and Services
UAL - Various sites, London UK
Full time
Teaching and Learning Exchange
Fixed Term
13 months

9 May 2021 23:55

19 May 2021
£34, 943 to £42, 914 per annum

The Graduate Support Specialist will plan and lead a programme of services and opportunities for UAL graduates, focusing on recent graduates addressing the heightened need for graduate support during the pandemic.

The role is also responsible for building and maintaining relationships with UAL Alumni relations, course teams, and communications teams to promote graduate engagement in employability and enterprise support.

Working collaboratively and strategically with the Graduate Support Consultant and the wider C&E team, the Graduate Support Specialist will operate with the ultimate intention of supporting UAL Graduates to gain graduate level work during the economic challenges the pandemic has brought to the creative and cultural sector.

This role is also available as a secondment opportunity for internal applicants.

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.  We are top 2 in the world for Art and Design (QS World University Rankings 2021) and home to the largest Art & Design postgraduate community in Europe.

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.

The post holder will act as lead contact for their designated college and support UAL Graduates using graduate and employer data to understand graduate needs alongside graduate labour market opportunities. The post holder will develop, communicate, deliver and share enterprise and employability resources, information, workshops, webinars and other learning opportunities to support UAL Graduates in gaining graduate level employment. The post holder will identify and analyse datasets to track progress and improve service and to ensure targeted engagement with graduates ahead of the annual Graduate Outcomes Survey.

Understanding of key issues related to student and graduate careers development, enterprise, progression and destinations.  A significant understanding and knowledge of graduate destinations and labour market trends in the creative industries. A detailed understanding of key factors that influence graduate careers and destinations in the creative sector.

Please submit your application as soon as possible, as should a sufficient number of applications be received this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date.

If you have any queries you may contact ADS Recruitment Team via email on

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. 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.