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Community and Events Officer (LIHE/MedTech)

London (Central), London (Greater)
£37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Job description

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Professional Services team in the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences (BMEIS) at King’s College London. We are seeking to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Community and Events Manager to support the London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (LIHE). 

The post holder will work closely with the Director of Commercial Operations and Partnerships (LIHE), as well as other professional services staff. They will be responsible for building, growing and maintaining a strong community between the members of LIHE. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to develop strong relationships with the community, consisting of Medical Technology (MedTech) startup founders, SMEs, industry partners, and academics and researchers. They will also be responsible for setting up, managing and delivering events relevant to LIHE members, partners and stakeholders.  

The post-holder will be responsible for LIHE’s social media presence, growing the community through engaging content on relevant channels, internal and external. They will be responsible for maintaining and community through relevant software, platforms, and ensure that members feel engaged with the community. 

This a varied role with exposure to different aspects of a high-profile project, and the role would suit someone with a natural tendency to network, and who can carefully listen to and engage with the members of the LIHE ecosystem. 

This role is highly varied and will suit a candidate with excellent organisational skills who can work accurately, with close attention to detail in a busy environment with tight deadlines. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to develop good working relationships with the LIHE management team, the School’s academics and researchers, other core Professional Services staff across the School and College, but also a variety of stakeholders in the wider Medical Device (medtech) industry. 

A significant part of this role will be developing strong relationships with individuals, and day-to-day problem solving / troubleshooting. This is a role for a people person. Hence, we are looking for someone charismatic, who is unflappable and excellent at solving problems at speed, under pressure.  

The London Institute for Healthcare Engineering (LIHE), part of the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences, is part of the vision for St Thomas’ MedTech Hub. The Institute is housed in a new building embedded within St Thomas’ campus, which will bring together King’s research excellence, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust’s leading clinical practice and the Medical Device sector’s commercial innovation power and talent, engaging multinationals, SMEs and start-ups simultaneously. Its vision is to accelerate the clinical impact of MedTech innovation by building robust MedTech ventures. It aims to become the hub of all MedTech activity in London and the UK by building a strong ecosystem of all key stakeholders in the industry.

This post will be offered on a fixed term contract for 3 years from the start date.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and executing a community strategy for LIHE members (startups, individuals, academics, industry partners etc.).
  • Responsible for maintaining and growing the LIHE community and ecosystem, including through the generation of relevant content on social media.
  • Responsible for organising and running all LIHE events in person, virtual and hybrid, in collaboration with event leads (where applicable).
  • Liaise with partners, catering and other external services for the smooth running of events, including AV teams.
  • Act as event point of contact and liaison for LIHE events, managing the event invitation and registration process.
  • Managing event budgets in collaboration with the LIHE’s Operations Director.
  • Production of key performance indicators on events.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. Degree or equivalent level of qualification and/or experience
  2. Excellent oral communication skills  
  3. Track record in cultivating and sustaining a community of varied stakeholders 
  4. Track record in growing social media following 
  5. Track record in organising and running successful events of >100 attendees 
  6. Excellent IT skills, knowledge of using Microsoft packages, CRM systems, databases, and social media platforms 
  7. Excellent time management and organisational skills
  8. Experience of project management or working as part of a project team 
  9. Familiarity of working with budgets and contracts
  10. Proactive, flexible, creative, and enterprising approach to work 
  11. Ability to work as part of a team and understand and function in the different cultural environments of academia and business

Desirable criteria

  1. Knowledge and understanding of Higher Education
  2. Knowledge and understanding of project administration
  3. Knowledge and understanding of deeptech and/or medtech
  4. Experience of bid and proposal writing to secure funding


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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