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UAL Regulatory Policy and Compliance Manager

Employer: University of the Arts London
Location: UAL - High Holborn, London UK
Salary: £58,193 to £70,291 per annum
Contract: Full time
Hours: Full time

Job description

The opportunity

A fantastic opportunity to join University of the Art London's University Secretariat, supporting the effective governance of the University. This role will be managing a small team to support the wider University, and particularly senior managers, on complex regulatory issues. These will include: 

  • The Prevent Duty.
  • Freedom of Speech and External Speaker Policy. 
  • General Data Protection Rules and the Information Commissioners’ Office. 

The role will involve developing expertise and understanding of these regulatory matters to advise senior managers on compliance matters within the University. Helping ensure that good practice on these issues is embedded in the culture and processes of the University through the delivery of project plans, effective risk management and joint work with HR and a network of colleagues across the University. Ensuring training and engagement for staff and students on regulatory issues takes place so that UAL can be compliant with all aspects of the regulations. Managing the casework and recording of issues that fall under these compliance issues. Monitoring developments in the policy landscape, working with the UAL policy team and provide advice to senior managers on compliance steps or risks that emerge. Working collaboratively with other teams in the University who support governance and compliance issues and the Digital and Technology change programme.

About you

The requirements for the role include:


  • Knowledge of project management techniques, training delivery and stakeholder management.
  • Experience of giving advice to senior colleagues and peers, applying analytical skills, influencing and shaping developments within an organisation's culture (particularly on compliance matters),
  • Communications skills including being able to adapt your style to diverse internal and external audiences including senior managers, being able to engage audiences on complex technical issues, able to make full use of corporate and/or departmental software to maximise the effectiveness of communications.
  • Leadership and Management Skills including the ability to motivate and lead teams effectively, promoting collaboration across boundaries, leading cross functions networks and promoting the work and reputation of the team internally and externally.
  • Planning and Management skills including the ability to plan, prioritise and manage complex long term projects with multiple interdependencies.
  • Builds effective teams, networks or communities of practice and fosters constructive cross team collaboration.
  • Leads the improvement of the student or customer experience and promotes an inclusive environment for students, colleagues or customers 
  • Initiates innovative solutions to problems which have a strategic impact 


  • Significant experience in delivering in Higher Education settings.
  • Knowledge of information management and data regulations, knowledge of Prevent and Freedom of Speech issues.
  • Experience in handling sensitive case work in a Higher Education setting
  • Experience in managing change management processes, risk management processes and formal project/programme leadership
  • able to implement new digital solutions where appropriate. 

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

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.

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