Associate Director of HR (Business Partnering)

London (GB)
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Director of HR (Business Partnering)

Competitive salary

As Associate Director of HR, you will lead the Business Partnering hub and with the HR Director set the overall direction for the hub, leading all business partnering work in the University. This is a new role following the reconfiguration of the HR function to enable us, through our People Strategy to deliver the ambitious Corporate Strategy. With your team of Business Partners, you will work closely with client groups to drive change at this hugely exciting time for the University that is also seeing fundamental changes within the UK and internationally.

University of the Arts London 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 individuals from a variety of backgrounds to play a key role in driving change across the University. Requiring excellent leadership skills, experienced in workforce, financial and resource planning, collaboration and business partnering with values that align to those of UAL, this role offers a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference.

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 / or Laura Charrington on 0747 103 7070 / Further information about the role and University can be found at

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.

Closing date 3 April 2017