Resourcing Manager

£42,477 - £50,961 yearly
  • University of the Arts London (UAL)
  • Hybrid (272 High Holborn, London, UK)
  • 09/05/2024
Full time Education / Training

Job Description

The opportunity

We are halfway through 2024. How time flies! Speaking of flying, whilst we are not seeking a pilot, we are looking for a Resourcing and Talent Attraction Specialist to join us on our transformative journey. 

As a Resourcing Manager, you will be at the forefront of our talent attraction and recruitment efforts, tasked with recruiting permanent, fixed-term, and hourly-paid staff across our three main job families: Academic & Research, Technical, and Administrative and Professional.

Based within the Central Resourcing Team, you will play a pivotal role in developing our services for central departments within the University, including Digital and Technology, Education, and People. 

We invite you to join us and help achieve our aims, such as meeting workforce diversification targets and improving services, while continuing to bring great people together under one roof. In return, we offer a supportive team, opportunities for growth, and a manager who embraces flexible working and a cooperative approach. Plus, the benefits are amazing!

Sound interested but not sure if you should apply? Does this advert leave you with more questions than answers? Are you a real candidate and not a recruitment consultant/from an agency? Feel free to get in touch with Mark Kunaseelan, Head of Resourcing via

About you

If you thrive in navigating the complex landscape of public sector recruitment, excel in attracting diverse talent, and possess deep expertise in UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) matters, especially when it comes to sponsoring candidates, then you are the candidate we are looking for.

You must be deeply committed to excellence, embrace change, and demonstrate a strong capability to lead a dynamic team. Your excellent communication skills will be essential for collaborating effectively with various individuals and resolving issues, ensuring our team continues to adapt and prosper. 

Further details about the requirements can be found in the person specification section of the job description. There are 10 essential criteria that covers experience, knowledge and soft skills. Knowledge and experience within a Higher Education institution is desirable but not essential.

Job description and person specification link

What we offer

To recognise the hard work of our staff and their contributions, we provide a wide range of benefits – please check our careers site/Canvas for further information as conditions and exclusions apply:

▪ 34 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
▪ equal parental leave offering up to 6 months full pay for maternity and paternity.
▪ 2 days of paid volunteering leave for a UK registered charity.
▪ generous defined benefit pension schemes (LGPS}.
▪ discounts including gyms, nursery and private healthcare insurance.
▪ learning and development opportunities including free Short Courses.
▪ season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, free counselling and more!

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres. UAL also has two subsidiary companies, delivering specialist activities – UAL Short Courses Ltd, and UAL Arts Temps Ltd.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world.

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace.

Hiring process

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Stages involved in the process: Application, Shortlisting, Interview Q&A, Presentation, Onboarding.

Interviews are TBC (w/c 10th June 2024).

As part of your application, you will need to write a supporting statement in no more than 1,500 words that covers the following competencies that can be found in the person specification: Experience, knowledge and qualifications, Leadership and management, Student experience or Customer service.

We advise you to apply early as the application closing date may be brought forward if we receive enough applications. If you have any general questions or require any reasonable adjustments, please get in touch via

We understand the benefits of using AI in work. However, if you are thinking of using AI to support your application, we ask you to think carefully about what value it adds. AI tools tend to lack the personal touch and authenticity we value in candidates. Therefore, we encourage you to showcase your unique knowledge and skills using your own voice.

Experience Level

Team Manager


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