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Job id: 080870. Salary: Competitive.

Posted: 07 February 2024. Closing date: 06 March 2024.

Business unit: Research Management & Innovation. Department: RMID Director's Office.

Contact details: King's Search Team.

Location: Waterloo Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. With over 40,000 students from over 190 countries and over 10,000 employees, we are dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place. Based across five campuses in the heart of London, we are a multi-faculty institution providing high-quality research, education and innovation across the social sciences, humanities, medicine, law, dentistry, and sciences. Research is core to King’s, what we do, what we care about and how we educate. Our enquiry-driven research delivers transformative insights with the power to advance and accelerate global progress.

The 2021 REF confirmed King's place as one of the UK's top research universities, maintaining its spot in 6th position for ‘research power’ and ranked 3rd in the UK amongst multidisciplinary institutions for impact, with 67.8% of our research impact rated outstanding. By providing the best environment, support, and networks for our community, from postgraduate research students to senior academics, King's College London is passionate about enabling the delivery of research excellence.

The Research Management & Innovation Directorate (RMID) is King's dedicated professional function for every aspect of research funding and research activity. With a central team of 365, the function provides comprehensive and wide-ranging professional support throughout the lifecycle of a research project, from strategic bid development to impact and innovation activity. Reporting to the Senior Vice President (Operations), the Director of Research Management & Innovation will ensure the function’s ability to deliver high quality research support through oversight of complex ongoing operations. They will work closely with the Vice President (Research & Innovation) and be a standing member of the Professional Services Executive and the University Executive at King’s.

The Director and directorate leadership team is responsible for working with the Vice-Principals, ensuring that the university maintains and develops relationships and research partnerships with funding organisations both domestically and internationally. They lead the university's work on capital funding bids, and manage King's investment in research, whether via the research environment, researchers, or professional services support. We are searching for an inclusive and engaging leader with significant experience in owning the service delivery model for research and innovation, with proven responsibility for ensuring services are aligned to university strategy and business needs. To enable our ambitious strategy, the Director will bring expertise and enthusiasm for developing capabilities and capacity. Experience of working in a large and complex environment is essential, alongside the skills and motivation to drive change whilst building collegiate relationships across all stakeholder communities.

For further information please visit the job description and to apply please go to the King’s College London Careers pages and submit the specified documentation. For an informal conversation please contact Robyn Eade or Sarah Fraser at

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Wednesday 6th March 2024. The selection process will involve a two-stage interview process, with First Round Interviews scheduled for Friday 12th April 2024 and Final Interviews Friday 26th April 2024. The process will also include stakeholder engagement sessions in between the first and second round interviews.

King’s is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities.