Head of Events (Maternity Cover)


Social Purpose
Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home
£48,534 – £58,474 per annum

Fixed Term - 10-12 months

Full time - 35 hours per week

1 December 2022 10:00

The opportunity

The Head of Events will take lead responsibility for events strategy and delivery within the Development department at UAL, working closely with fundraising colleagues, as well as supporting other university departments with high-priority events, including delivery of our summer graduation ceremonies.

The Head of Events is also a senior authority on event best practice and policy across UAL and its six constituent colleges, coordinating efforts to streamline processes and procedures in partnership with colleagues across UAL and the established Events Forum.

With our fundraising campaign plan recently being approved, the Head of Events will work with the Director of Development, the Head of Campaign and other senior colleagues to lead on the planning, development and implementation of events in support of UAL’s first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, which is expected to deliver a £50 million fundraising target to support UAL’s strategic priorities. Development’s recent cultivation and stewardship events have included the annual President’s Reception and Scholars’ Celebration, ‘meet the artist’ studio visits, panel discussions, dinners, exhibition private tours and donor site visits.

About you

The Head of Events will have significant experience in events management, both strategy and delivery. 

The successful candidate will also be an excellent relationship-builder, comfortable with operating at a senior level, and ideally with experience of working alongside a fundraising department in the education, arts and culture, or wider charitable sectors.  In addition to the delivery of events, the Head of Events will have a vital role in coordinating activity with our established college events teams and developing best practice in UAL-wide events management and evaluation.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact Twinkle Brahmbhatt, Senior Resourcing Adviser via email at Socialpurposestaffrecruitment@arts.ac.uk or 020 7514 2965. 

We are UAL

UAL has a world-class reputation and is made up of 6 equally renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts. For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London (UAL) has been ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022.

This is an exciting time to join the university, as we recently launched our new 10 year strategy – The World Needs Creativity – to deliver our social purpose in a changing world. Key to delivering the strategy will be UAL’s first ever fundraising campaign, which aims to raise at least £50million for student support, academic excellence, social impact, and capital projects, such as the new London College of Fashion and London College of Communication campuses.

The Events team within the UAL Development Department supports these objectives by delivering a programme of high-level cultivation and stewardship events for external audiences, designed to foster meaningful relationships between UAL and its friends, donors and external stakeholders. The team also provides a hub of event management expertise within the central University and across Colleges, supporting wider institutional strategic priorities that sit across Colleges, such as Executive Board events, Institute activities and Graduation ceremonies.

Our culture

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.

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