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HR Recruitment Coordinator

London (Central), London (Greater)
£27,979 - £35,487 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2025

Job Details

About us:

The Recruitment team sits within the wider People Services department within King’s College London University. We are a central team of 14 who handle the recruitment for the University and its various faculties / directorates/schools.

We are currently undertaking a recruitment transformation and implementing new policies and processes to improve the overall recruitment experience for candidate and hiring manager.

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to provide extensive administrative support throughout the end-to-end recruitment process in collaboration with the relevant Recruitment Advisor. This role will work closely with a Recruitment Advisor to manage the recruitment of an allocated faculty/school/directorate of the University.

This is a fast paced, high volume, administrative role and strong attention to detail and organisation skills will be required to be successful in this role. You will be responsible for ensuring that accurate contractual correspondence is issued to staff following employee lifecycle changes and stored appropriately on HR files/systems.

You will also be responsible for providing customer service responses using our internal communication platforms to track/respond to queries within agreed Service Level timeframes.

About you:

The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail and organization skills with the ability to manage their own workload independently.

A proficiency with MS Excel and reporting will stand a candidate in good stead as you will be required to run regular reports to identify and manage your workload in this role.

Customer service skills will also be beneficial for candidates as this is an applicant facing role and you will need to liaise with and provide support to any potential applicants.

We are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  1. Educated to A level standard (or equivalent) with proficiency in English and Mathematics
  2. Strong attention to detail with high levels of accuracy in delivery of work
  3. Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel, Outlook and Word
  4. Strong organisational skills and the ability to manage large workloads independently
  5. Experience of delivering multiple priorities and working under pressure to tight deadlines
  6. Experience providing high volume recruitment administration
  7. High level of interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people

Desirable criteria

  1. Knowledge of HR best practice and previous experience of working within a HR setting
  2. Knowledge higher education policies and previous experience of working in a higher education or comparable setting

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge, and experience required can be found in the Job Description document provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

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 will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

We reserve the right to close this advert as early as 13th May based upon the number of applications received.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.

Supporting Documents for HR Recruitment Coordinator


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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