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Job id: 089025. Salary: £43,205 – £50,585 per annum inclusive of London Weighting.

Posted: 03 May 2024. Closing date: 26 May 2024.

Business unit: Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences. Department: Dentistry, Oral & Cranio Faculty Office.

Contact details: Josephine Mumford. Josephine.mumford@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Guy's Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

Job description

At King’s, we continuously strive to be an inclusive, culturally aware and culturally competent organisation that respects the differences of our community by providing an environment that both acknowledges and celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. The abilities, achievements, and successes of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences (FoDOCS) are entirely dependent on our people and our community. 

This is a new role within FoDOCS and will support the enhancement of the research environment for staff and PGR students.  

Working closely with the Dean for Research and Dean for People and Culture you will support the faculty in achieving its strategic goal to foster a more open, positive, inclusive and supportive workplace environment.  

As Research Culture Support Manager you will create clear ownership, expertise and accountability for the delivery of initiatives and improvements to the culture of the faculty. You will support events and research initiatives including the faculty’s annual research away day and be a key part of the faculty research support team. 

You will also be a point of contact for any staff or PhD students within the faculty wishing to discuss matters or concerns in confidence, including issues relating to bullying & harassment or research integrity. 

This post will be offered on an fixed term contract for 3 years 

This is a full-time  post - 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

•        Support the faculty’s research culture strategy and related ED&I work   

•        Be a champion for positive cultural initiatives within the faculty and ensure coordination with university-wide strategies in research culture and equality, diversity & inclusion  

•        Identify, develop and disseminate case studies of best practice in positive workplace culture 

•        Build relationships with academic, research and professional service teams across the faculty and wider university  

•         Support the roll out and dissemination of relevant training and guidance  

•         Develop and promote community building activities for staff and students  

•         Lead on the organisation of a range of staff and student events to celebrate and promote open research activities and a positive workplace environment  

•         Develop mechanisms to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives and interventions within the faculty  

•         Provide quantitative and qualitative analysis of key data for senior stakeholders within the faculty  

•         Support with ED&I statements and faculty submissions to external bodies  

•         Act as a confidential advisor and be a first point of contact  

•         To be familiar with King’s policies and procedures in order to provide advice and guidance to those seeking support  

•         Liaise with relevant teams and stakeholders within the faculty and King’s 

•         Participate in, and where appropriate support, relevant committees across the faculty and university 

•         Support internal and external communications where appropriate  

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria  

1.       Awareness and understanding of Research Culture within a HE context 

2.       Ability to work collaboratively within and across a large, complex organisation with the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders in a professional and assured manner 

3.       Experience of gathering, analysing, and interpreting quantitative and/or qualitative data, undertake desktop research and report writing  

4.       Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to listen without judgement  

5.       Understanding of confidentiality and the ability to manage sensitive information  

6.       Experience of developing and managing new processes and /or strategic initiatives and evaluating their effectiveness  

7.       Ability to distill and explain complex policies and procedures  

8.       Experience of managing events and/or running workshops 

9.       Experience of statistical data analysis software 

10.   A demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion 

11.   Willingness to undertake training as necessary to carry out the role  

Desirable criteria

1.       Having worked in a research and/or higher education environment