UCL Career Frameworks


Making the most of your skills

Did you know that some jobs may cover a range of different support functions? Here are real examples of professional services roles at UCL and the areas that they cover.

While individual role profiles will provide detailed information on the common experiences within a group of roles, including the transferrable skills and learning options, the following illustrations provide examples of how a sample of roles might be structured.  

Human Resources (HR)


Do you currently work in or are you applying for a role in HR?  Would the composition of this role make the most of your current skills? 

This role comprises of: 

55% Transactional HR

25% Strategic HR

20% Resourcing


Have you reveiwed the transferable skills framework to see if you can idenitfy your individual skills?  Each role profile highlights the most approriate skills for each role.  How do your skills match your preferred role?

Communications and Marketing (CAM)

CAM pie chart

How does your expectation of a role in CAM compare to this illustration?  Are there particular areas that you have more or less of an interest in?

This role comprises of: 

55% Internal Communications

25% Social Media

20% Web Content Management


Do you think this type of role would offer you more opportunities to develop you career?  For example, if you were in a Grade 6 role, which of the transferrable skills do you think would help you progress to a Grade 7 role?

Education Administration and Student Support (EASS)

Career framework pie chart

How would you feel about a more focused role which only covers one or two functions, like this illustration of a role in EASS? Or would you need to learn new skills in order to perform in this type of role?

This role comprises of: 

60% Student Support 

40% Student Lifestyle 


If this was your role, what do you think you could do to learn new skills and have a wider range of experiences?  Have you considered joining a Community of Practice in order to learn from colleagues across UCL, share examples of good practice, and learn about small focused projects that you might contribute to?