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Global Business Development Project Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
£51,174 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

Job Details


The Global Business Development (GBD) team is seeking a highly motivated Project Manager to work on a range of new and existing international partnerships predominantly based in South-East Asia. The project manager will work with internal and external stakeholders to plan and oversee projects, monitoring and reporting on progress, and controlling budgets.  

Reporting to Dr Helen Bailey, Deputy Vice President (Global Business Development), this is an exciting opportunity for a proactive individual with experience of administering education projects.  Knowledge of academic programme structures and experience of managing budgets are essential.

The GBD team sits within International, Engagement & Service (IES) which is a new Directorate at King’s that brings together the expertise of teams engaging with communities and partners locally, nationally, and globally. IES provides strategic leadership for the university’s engagement at home and abroad, while providing a base for a portfolio of innovative programmes that generate and measure impact and serve the communities with which we work.   

At King's, our definition of diversity encompasses and goes beyond the characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010 to include everything that makes us unique, from our backgrounds and experiences to our personalities and ways of thinking. IES welcomes applicants from communities underrepresented in the higher education sector and expects all applicants to demonstrate clear commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract for 5 years 

This is a full-time post.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordinate existing Indian/SE Asian partnerships within GBD, acting as a point of contact for all stakeholders and ensuring objectives are met.    
  • Work with colleagues from across King’s College London and clinical partners to proactively and independently track and resolve issues on projects as they arise.  
  • Keep internal and external stakeholders informed of the progress on projects, maintaining effective relations and meeting University and external reporting requirements.  
  • Monitor budgets; ensure invoicing is completed promptly; produce regular financial reports for review within GBD and more widely within King’s.   
  • Set up risk registers for projects and ensure risk monitoring is carried out regularly.  
  • Support the communication strategy for each project working with Faculty, University and external Communications teams.  
  • Draft relevant papers, proposals and policy documents related to development and/or operations.  
  • Ensure the projects adhere to University and partner rules and requirements. 
  • Independently support and manage project steering groups set up to monitor the progress on projects, and other meetings relating to GBD business. 
  • Work with the GBD team to plan, cost and develop new partnerships.  
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by the GBD team.  
  • Work with Fundraising & Supporter Development to plan, create and deliver impactful annual stewardship for shared key institutional relationships. Agree and fulfil delivery of these stewardship activities on time and to a high standard. 
  • Act as Secretary to selected committees, draft, collate and share papers, and report back to relevant stakeholders. 

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. Educated to degree standard.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of education partnerships and their operation within the HE sector.
  3. Knowledge of academic structures, systems and processes in a multi-faculty university, including those for quality assurance.
  4. Financially literate with an appreciation for financial management practices and processes.
  5. The ability to work independently and without direct supervision.  
  6. Organised and efficient planner with the ability to multitask.
  7. Excellent organisational, communication (verbally and written) and interpersonal skills, able to establish productive relationships internally and externally, demonstrating tact and negotiating sensitively. 
  8. Willingness to travel internationally as required.  

Desirable criteria

  1. PhD in life sciences.
  2. Knowledge of Indian health and/or education systems.
  3. A project management qualification. 

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held in late March

This role does not meet the requirements of the Home Office and therefore we are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who require the right to work in the UK.


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.

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