Communications Executive: Knowledge Exchange

Vacancy ID: 8429
Main Location: UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Hours: 35
Contract: Fixed Term
Salary: £35,468.00 - £43,558.00 per annum
Closing date: August 15, 2022 7:00 am

The role

Are you passionate about communications, content creation and about the creative arts? If so, join our team at University of the Arts London (UAL) as a Communications Executive.

We are looking for an exceptional communication professional to join our dynamic central team, working closely with our colleges and key university services as well as external contacts. 

The role will be based in the central Communications team at High Holborn, with frequent travel between the six colleges, all of which are part of our globally renowned university.

Your focus will be to coordinate and deliver integrated communications about UAL’s Knowledge Exchange activities across key channels; identifying story opportunities and promoting university-wide initiatives.

Your role will also involve creating dynamic, rich content that tells compelling and engaging stories about UAL’s Knowledge Exchange work – promoting the value that UAL’s expertise and talent creates when applied to real world challenges.

Why choose us?

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London (UAL) is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. 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 a more sustainable world and championing race equality. 

UAL thrives because the world needs creativity.  The combination of a varied student group, cutting-edge research and highly experienced staff creates a unique learning experience for students at the University.  

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. 

UAL offers generous leave, an attractive salary and pension plus a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.

Your Profile

You will be an organised, enthusiastic and a hard-working team player who has had significant experience in a similar communications role. You will be a first-class communicator who is able to create great relationships with people at all levels. You’ll be digitally savvy and have exceptional writing skills as well as excellent content creation skills. You will have demonstrable experience of using film and design technology software. You will have experience of delivering coordinated communications to a wide range of audiences. Previous experience of working in a university would be an advantage but is not essential for the right candidate. You’ll be passionate about communications and about the creative arts.

Please apply early as the application closing date maybe held earlier should sufficient applications be received.

Should you have any queries please get in contact on with the Resourcing Adviser, Jaspreet Kaur 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.

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