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Senior Marketing & Communications Officer

London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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About Us

The King’s community is dedicated to the service of society. King’s Strategic Vision 2029 sets out our vision for the future, shaped around five priority areas: educate to inspire and improve; research to inform and innovate; serve to shape and transform; a civic university at the heart of London; and an international community that services the world. Our ambitious Education Strategy sets out the actions that we must take to transform how we teach, how and where our students learn and how we support them during their time with us.

King's Careers & Employability (KC&E) facilitates excellent career management and employability services supporting our students and alumni, enabling them to develop effective career skills and build a platform for future success.

The Student Careers Engagement (SCE) Team in the department supports students at all levels across the institution, as well as alumni, to access information, advice, events, opportunities, and e-learning, to aid them in their career journeys. As a team, we work specifically to address the sector-wide and institutional factors and barriers that contribute to differences in progression amongst students from underrepresented backgrounds.

We are part of the Students & Education Directorate, a collection of wide-ranging professional services in place to support King’s students and their education. As a directorate we manage the student lifecycle from application to graduation and beyond, to ensure a coherent and seamless student experience and effective administrative processes, working closely with King’s faculties to do so.

About the role

The Senior Marketing & Communications Officer will be responsible for all campaigns and content across Kings Careers & Employability’s (KC&E) social media and websites, as well as for developing content that encourages and compels students to engage with KC&E services and activities. The role holder will be expected to work closely with all colleagues across the department to support in creating content for activities such as careers fairs, events, internships, workshops, awards programmes, and more. The role holder will also be expected to work closely with other members of the Student Careers Engagement team to ensure communications and attraction activities are done in line with priority needs and gaps identified and done with the student voice in mind.

Collaboration is key to this role, so the role holder will be expected to seek out partnerships across the directorate and the wider university and will collaborate with various internal partners on initiatives such as Welcome Week, Offer Holder, Graduation, and Open Day events.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to work closely with staff and students and who wish to utilise their skills and expertise in working with people, content creation and commuication to drive change.

We encourage applications from candidates who have experience from both within and outside of the Higher Education sector where they can demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in this role.

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

This is currently a hybrid working role with both work from home and on campus. The role will be based in our department, on the Strand campus.

About You

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

Essential criteria

  1. Experience of writing persuasive copy across various platforms and audiences, and the ability to summarise complex information for a range of specialist and generalist audiences.
  2. Demonstrable commitment to social justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion; and an understanding of how the lived experience of historically underrepresented groups is affected by structural inequality.
  3. Attention to detail and excellent time management skills to manage projects effectively, meet strict deadlines and handle competing tasks and priorities.
  4. Experience of successfully planning, delivering, and evaluating communications campaigns to facilitate engagement.
  5. Experience managing social media channels, creating engaging content and monitoring performance.
  6. Ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders at different levels to collaborate on shared objectives.
  7. Ability to conduct research and analysis of data, reporting on trends and findings to inform day-to-day performance and operational activities.
  8. Ability to work autonomously, and without direct supervision, show initiative and feel confident in pitching new ideas and taking ownership of projects.

Desirable criteria

  1. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Premiere Pro and Photoshop).
  2. Audio and video editing skills

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required can be found in the attached job description which is 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 on the 25th June 2024.

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.

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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