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Operations Officer

London (Greater)
£37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Academic Discipline
Life sciences
Job Type
Professional Services, Administrative
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time, Part Time

Job Details

About Us

The King’s Health Partners (KHP) Centre for Translational Medicine is a new strategic initiative to enhance translational research capabilities across the partnership, support innovation and accelerate better, more equitable outcomes for patients and communities served by KHP and beyond.

The Centre provides underpinning support to deliver early phase translational research, linking across other infrastructure (including the South London and Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre) to ensure translation into clinical practice for the benefit of patients and communities. It builds capacity in translational medicine through investing in underpinning research support posts, clinical academic fellowship schemes, and via seed funding to pump prime innovative new areas of research.

KHP is an Academic Health Sciences Partnership between King’s College London and 3 major London NHS Trusts, namely Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. The partnership provides a superb ecosystem with seamless bidirectional collaboration across the clinical-research interface as well as supporting a strong focus on commercialisation and clinical impact. This environment was rated top in the UK for clinical medicine in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise. Subsequent to REF, there has been further strengthening of the environment through the incorporation of the Royal Brompton & Harefield hospitals into King’s Health Partners.

About the role

We are seeking a motivated and experienced operations officer to join the core team of the KHP Centre for Translational Medicine based the Guy’s campus, supporting the efficient day to day running of the CTM. The KHP Centre for Translational Medicine is a new strategic initiative, it is an exciting and dynamic place to work and this role will be reflective of that.

You will report to the Centre manager but will work closely with the PPIE and training coordinators, as well as other stakeholders across the partnership. This will include the Director, academic researchers, clinicians and other allied healthcare professionals and professional services colleagues across KHP organisations including the Trusts R&D Offices creating a varied and exciting role.

You will prepare and support meetings, including minute taking. Be the first points of contact for our stakeholders and support the dissemination of information across the CTM network.

There will be the chance to be involved with the support of PPIE activities, capacity development and communications across the Centre’s work.

This post will be based at offices at the Guy’s campus with minimum of three days a week on site.

This is a full time post, and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 28th February 2027, hosted in the KCL Faculty Office’s Research team, but working equally with all the Centre partners to support the work of the centre.

This role can be held at 80% - 100% FTE.

About you

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

Essential criteria

  1. Demonstrable professional experience of effective and efficient business operations
  2. Good knowledge of Office 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams, aligned with IT skills and strong familiarity with navigating various systems
  3. Committee servicing - experience in organising meetings and taking minutes
  4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience of effective engagement with diverse stakeholders both internally and externally
  5. Attention to detail and a high standard of accuracy
  6. An enthusiastic and flexible team player with a proactive, ‘can do’ attitude, along with experience of facilitating successful collaboration as part of a multidisciplinary team
  7. Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills

Desirable criteria

  1. Committed to continual development and proactive in seeking opportunities for learning and development
  2. Finance administrative experience
  3. Experience of working in higher education,  research, charity or other not-for-profit environment
  4. Experience working across boundaries in a large and complex organisation

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.

Interviews are due to be held Mid July.

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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