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Job id: 089326. Salary: £43,205 - £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 09 May 2024. Closing date: 29 May 2024.

Business unit: Students & Education. Department: Careers & Employability.

Contact details: Vanessa Freeman.

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

About King's

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 seeks to enable and empower students, recent alumni, and researchers from all disciplines and walks of life, to gain the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to effectively navigate their lives and careers after university and achieve lifelong success. Careers Education is a team of 17 Careers Consultants who develop, deliver and evaluate careers interventions (digital, group and individual) for students and researchers. This is done through our central service as well as leading faculty stakeholder engagement to further integrate employability into the curriculum.  

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

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to work with students, researchers and graduates to develop their career management skills. This could be through in person or online workshops, one to one coaching appointments or designing digital resources.  You’ll work with home and international clients studying the full range of academic subjects.  The ability to proactively build excellent stakeholder relationships across King’s and beyond is key.  You’ll be skilled at building rapport with a wide range of people and wish to utilise your excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills to deliver a high-quality service. 

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 can be a full time or part time post (35 Hours per week FT), and you will be offered an indefinite  contract.  We welcome applications from candidates seeking a flexible work pattern around core delivery hours 10am-4.30pm.

About You

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

Essential criteria

  1. Relevant work experience and/or education: We think a wide range of different work and educational experiences could support you to be successful in this role. Relevant work experience might include work in recruitment, or education. Relevant educational experiences might include higher education in a related discipline, professional qualifications or other training.
  2. Degree or equivalent level education
  3. Ability to establish and proactively build professional working relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and appropriately with a range of audiences in different situations
  5. Ability to use qualitative and quantitative information to critically evaluate, demonstrate and improve the effectiveness of activities 
  6. Ability to plan, prioritise and implement projects and regular tasks as part of a busy workload
  7. Willingness and ability to seek new and better ways to deliver an excellent service including embracing technological developments
  8. Work experience at a graduate-level, sufficient to have a sound knowledge and provide direct experience of career management and career development issues relevant to our clients

Desirable criteria

  1. A relevant professional qualification in careers and employability (we welcome candidates without a qualification but expect them to commit to acquiring an approved qualification once employed)

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 17 and 20 June interviews 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.