UCL Career Frameworks


Planning and Governance - grade 9

Example job roles: Senior Management

Level:    Senior


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

  • Producing and/or using data to inform insight
  • Using considered and expert judgement in dealing with arising issues.

In Governance this is about providing a strategic overview to the wider team around developing or applying regulations, academics, and other stakeholders; leading, managing and developing a small team; dealing with complex issues that sit outside regulations, resolving issues quickly and logically.

In Planning this is about leading strategic initiatives and contributing to faculty planning documentation.

Personal and professional development

Development options to consider when working towards this level

Learning on the job

  • Participate in cases or issues that that deal with situations outside of regulations
  • Lead and deliver a strategic initiative.

Learning from others  

  • Delivering presentations at high profile relevant conferences outside UCL
  • Lead network events inside and outside of UCL
  • Shadow a senior colleague to gain an insight into judgement calls.

Formal learning

  • Attend leadership training

* 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.

Creating and innovating

  • Innovating.
  • Seeking and introducing change.

Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking

  • Monitoring markets and competitors.
  • Identifying business opportunities.
  • Demonstrating financial awareness.
  • Controlling costs.
  • Keeping aware of organisational issues.

Formulating strategies and concepts

  • Thinking broadly.
  • Approaching work strategically.
  • Setting and developing strategy.
  • Visioning.

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.