UCL Career Frameworks


Organisational Culture and Change - grade 7

Example job roles: Faculty Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Coordination

Level: Independent    


Activities and responsibilities likely to be required when working at this level

  • Understanding the purpose of the business case for change and how it relates to wider UCL goals and academic mission.
  • Contributing to, or undertaking evidence-based research and analysis to understand reasons for change.
  • Engaging with design work and diagnostic tools (e.g. SWOT).
  • Project coordination of staff performance development initiatives (e.g. mentoring, coaching, performance feedback).
  • Coordinating the use of diagnostic goals to support performance improvement initiatives (e.g. 360 feedback, TetraMap, Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) etc).
  • Engaging with how UCL supports different learning styles and where to find further information;
  • Identifying risks and issues (e.g. taking an inclusive rather than one size fits all approach) and escalating where appropriate.

Personal and professional development

Development options to consider when working towards this level

Learning on the job

  • Gain some understanding of how to interpret a business case.
  • Build up knowledge through exposure to business case preparation.
  • Find ways to attend or sit in on meetings (e.g. business planning).
  • Volunteer to be part of a relevant project (e.g. to build analytical skills).

Learning from others  

  • Attend or join a Community of Practice.

Formal learning

  • Seek out managing change/project management training including analytical skills.
  • Organisational Development training (e.g. CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) or equivalent).
  • Self-paced learning through relevant resources, books and articles e.g. Harvard Business Review, Ted Talks.

* You may wish to explore the listed formal training themes / topics on LinkedIn Learning.

Transferable skills and competencies

UCL uses the Universal Competency Framework (UCF) to discuss transferable skills. Find out more details on the framework.


  • Analysing and evaluating information.
  • Testing assumptions and investigating.
  • Producing solutions.
  • Making judgements.
  • Demonstrating systems thinking.

Adapting and responding to change

  • Adapting.
  • Accepting new ideas.
  • Adapting interpersonal style.
  • Showing cross-cultural awareness.
  • Dealing with ambiguity.

Planning and organising

  • Setting objectives.
  • Planning.
  • Managing time.
  • Managing resources.
  • Monitoring progress.

UCL Ways of Working

These describe expected behaviours in line with UCL culture and values.  For Ways of Working indicators and steps to development please refer to the Ways of Working website

Career Pathway roles are indicative and are not intended to be a description of the role in terms of responsibilty and duties.