Executive Recruitment

Associate Director of HR (HR Services & Resourcing)

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University of the Arts London
Any UAL London Location
Competitive Salary
Closing date:
11th February
Job Ref:

Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
Monday 11 February 2019 at 12pm
Longlist Meeting
Wednesday 13 February 2019
Preliminary Interviews with GS
w/c 18 February 2019
Shortlist Meeting
Wednesday 27 February 2019
Final Panel Interviews
Thursday 14 March 2019


As a strategic leader, the Associate Director of HR (HR Services & Resourcing) will lead, inspire, coach and manage the HR Services team, and set (with the HR Director) the overall direction for the HR Services hub. The purpose of the role is to create and deliver an excellent and trusted core HR service; successfully developing and delivering a transformational service to staff and management teams across the University.

University of the Arts London (UAL) is a vibrant global centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. UAL has embraced change and we have bold plans for the future, which include the completion of one of the most ambitious programmes of infrastructure investment in the sector. These plans will enable us to provide world-class facilities for all of our rapidly evolving disciplines. 

The successful candidate will embrace change and new ways of working. This is an opportunity for an individual to play a key role in driving change across the University. Requiring excellent team building skills, understanding of the full range of HR Services & Resourcing, experience of continuous improvement, leading a broad HR service across a complex institution and with values that align to those of UAL, this role offers a fantastic opportunity to deliver a high class service to support change across a world class University. 

University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity.

For an informal and confidential discussion please do get in touch with our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson; Paul Aristides on 020 7426 3987 / paul.aristides@gatenbysanderson.com or Victoria Wakerley on 020 7426 3977 / victoria.wakerley@gatenbysanderson.com.

University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity and UAL positively welcomes applications from black and minority ethnic staff who are currently underrepresented at this level.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Paul Aristides
020 7426 3987
Victoria Wakerley
020 7426 3977
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