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Ventures Manager

London (Greater) (GB)
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11 Dec 2023

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The Entrepreneurship Institute exists to support entrepreneurial thinking, skills and experiences amongst King’s students, staff and alumni. No matter the career, skills to innovate and to be entrepreneurial will be invaluable. We support people to have careers as entrepreneurs and start up innovative new businesses and social enterprises, but also to be innovative in their chosen career – whatever that might be. We create agile corporate employees, entrepreneurial public sector staff and innovative medics. We are a fast-paced and high performing team delivering a range of programmes and initiatives at scale across the university.  

Our vision is that by 2029 everyone at King’s will have had the opportunity to make entrepreneurship part of their DNA. 

The Ventures Manager will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of acceleration support for entrepreneurs and ventures from the King’s eco-system of student, alumni and staff (founder-owned IP).  

The role holder will be responsible for supporting the best, early-stage, diverse, entrepreneurial talent amongst the King’s community to start better and scale through an intensive 12-month accelerator. Built on the principals of embedding and implementing knowledge, complimented with our unique framework the 7 Skills of an Entrepreneurial Mindset.  

The Ventures Manager will be responsible for the design, development and curated delivery of an inclusive programme for a minimum of 20 ventures with clearly defined evaluation processes to objectively review and to evolve the programme based on participant feedback.  

They will be responsible for sourcing the best, early-stage ventures and will be required to develop compelling outreach initiatives to promote the Accelerator to build a robust pipeline of entrepreneurial talent. Furthermore, the role holder will be required to work collaboratively with Entrepreneurial Skills Officers, our in-house Investor Relations manager and Venture Managers to create pathways and develop robust and commercial propositions.  

The Ventures Manager will play a fundamental role in the holistic strategy of the Entrepreneurship Institute to support the financial stability of early-stage ventures as well as encouraging a wider ethos of entrepreneurial mindsets across the university and help King’s College London stand out as an example of good practice in this area.   

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.  

This is a full time post


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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