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Project Officer

Employer
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

Job Details

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

We are currently seeking a Project Officer to coordinate key projects within King's Careers & Employability. The successful candidate will assist and provide administrative support for existing student engagement initiatives and projects, such as student voice and feedback activities, and a Careers Mentoring scheme.

The role holder will undertake clerical, administrative, and practical duties to a high standard, ensuring the smooth running of the projects. They will also work closely with students from historically underrepresented groups in Higher Education, to empower them to get the most out of their student journey throughout their time at King’s and beyond.

The role holder will work closely with the Student Careers Engagement Manager and Senior Marketing and Communications Officer to ensure all projects are delivered effectively; and to oversee the day-to-day operational and administrative activities that underpin the project work. They will also be expected to ensure communications and attraction activities for projects are done in line with priority needs and gaps identified and done with the student voice in mind.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking to work closely with staff and students and who wish to utilise their skills and expertise in working with people, enhancing equity and social mobility, and improving the student experience at King’s.

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 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. Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to diversify communication style according to audience. 
  2. Experience of building relationships with and between people of all levels to collaborate on shared objectives.    
  3. Understanding of how the lived experience of historically underrepresented groups is affected by structural inequality.
  4. Knowledge of how to design and facilitate small-scale events, projects and/or engagement activities.
  5. Experience of designing and facilitating engagement activities.
  6. Experience of evaluating the impact of a project or programme.

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of managing a programme or project.
  2. Experience of formal mentoring programmes as a mentor and/or mentee.

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 26th June 2024.

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Company

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: www.kingshealthpartners.org.

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 www.kcl.ac.uk/kingsanswers.

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KINGS COLLEGE LONDON
Telephone
+(44)02078365454
Location
STRAND
LONDON
WC2R 2LS
GB

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