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Deputy School Business Manager

London (Central), London (Greater)
£43,205 to £50,585 including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
28 Apr 2024

Job Details

The School of Global Affairs is a vibrant hub of multi-disciplinary scholarship that seeks to address and resolve the most pressing issues facing our world today. By drawing together a unique cohort of scholars, our School covers expertise in global environmental governance, climate change, global health, cross-border migration, emerging economies and politics. We're comprised of the Departments of Geography, International Development and Global Health & Social Medicine, the African Leadership Centre and the Global Institutes (Lau China, India, Brazil and Menzies Australia).

Are you ready to make a real impact on the world? The School of Global Affairs (SGA) is not just another academic institution—it's a vibrant community of changemakers dedicated to tackling the most pressing global challenges head-on.

Why work for the School of Global Affairs?

About the Role

We're seeking a passionate and dynamic individual to join us as Deputy School Business Manager, where you'll play a pivotal role in driving our mission forward.

As Deputy School Business Manager, you'll be at the heart of our operations, overseeing the smooth functioning of our School, which comprises 8 diverse academic units. If you thrive in a collaborative environment, excel at managing large budgets, and have a knack for supporting HR processes, then this role is tailor-made for you.

Picture yourself working alongside a team of dedicated professionals, each driven by a shared passion for making a difference. You'll report directly to the School Business Manager, working closely together to ensure our administrative processes are not just efficient, but also aligned with our vision of creating positive global impact.

This is more than just a job—it's an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself. If you're ready to take your career to new heights and be a driving force for change, then we want to hear from you. Join us at SGA, where every day is a chance to make a difference in the world.

At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. King’s offers inclusive benefits to staff including flexible working, Enhanced Parental Leave, funds for Parents and Carers and the potential to join community staff networks. The School of Global Affairs is committed to embedding good diversity and inclusion practice into all of its activities. It actively supports the creation and maintenance of a community that allows all of its members to develop their full potential.

The School of Global Affairs has a hybrid way of working where staff are expected to work in the office for a certain number of days each week, the number depending on the role. Each team also has a regular anchor day when all team members are expected to be in the office.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant work experience
  2. Excellent knowledge of (university) policies and procedures including financial regulations.
  3. Proven ability in managing multiple large and complex budgets.
  4. Demonstrable project management skills
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to engage effectively with a range of stakeholders, both within and outside the organisation
  6. Experience and comprehensive understanding of HR processes and procedures
  7. Experience of space management including commissioning minor works
  8. Emerging experience of line managing others

Desirable criteria

  1. Relevant qualification in Business Management
  2. Demonstrable experience of strategic planning and policy development
  3. Experience of managing and leading change

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description which provided on the next page.

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 mid-May 2024.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess 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.

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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