Global Engagement Manager

London (Greater) (GB)
£49,534 - £59,644 per annum
01 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time
  • Fixed term
  • £49,534 - £59,644 per annum
  • Hybrid – UAL High Holborn/Home

The opportunity

University of the Arts London (UAL) is seeking a motivated and talented Global Engagement Manager to join our dynamic communications team.

Reporting to the Head of External Communications, you will play a crucial role in enhancing UAL's reputation and global impact by building networks and establishing connections with key audiences, including international press, academic leaders, businesses, entrepreneurs, and policymakers. Your expertise in developing and implementing outreach strategies will help position UAL and our academic experts in prominent media outlets, conferences, and public forums, elevating their profiles globally and advancing our collective impact.

This is a brand new role where you will devise and execute a strategic approach to fostering engagement with our international audiences, working closely with UAL’s leading academics and researchers. UAL research and knowledge exchange are central to our transformative approach to addressing global challenges and driving positive change and we are looking for a candidate who can help amplify this on the world stage. Your engagement strategies will help ensure the university’s voice on a range of challenging issues becomes part of the international conversation. You will play an instrumental role in developing how we communicate our vision to external audiences in key international territories such as Asia and North and South America.

About you

The successful candidate will have proven experience delivering measurable improvements in reach and relationships through communications and/or marketing. An understanding of academic and creative industry audiences and thought leadership and research within these industries is key.

If you have any queries about this role or need any reasonable adjustments for your application, please contact ZeleAkhilele, Resourcing Adviser via email at  

We areUAL

The post sits within the University’s recently formed Social Purpose Group. The group brings together communications, the new Social Purpose Lab, fundraising and UAL’s recently launched Storytelling Institute. Together, the group will enable UAL to change and shape the world for the better.

The communications department is a collaborative, creative and inclusive team who understand the role of communications in championing the transformative power of creative education. We speak on behalf of the creative industries across all platforms and cultivate relationships with some of the country’s leading experts and opinion formers.

For the fifth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2023. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better and more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance.

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Closing date: 20 June 2023.

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