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Job id: 090530. Salary: £32,979 to £36,396 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 04 June 2024. Closing date: 23 June 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Department of Women & Children's Health.

Contact details: Victoria Vazquez. victoria.vazquez@kcl.ac.uk

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

About us

The School of Life Course & Population Sciences is one of five Schools that make up the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s College London. The School unites over 400 experts in women and children’s health, nutritional sciences, population health and the molecular genetics of human disease. Our research links the causes of common health problems to life’s landmark stages, treating life, disease and healthcare as a continuum. We are interdisciplinary by nature and this innovative approach works: 91 per cent of our research submitted to the Subjects Allied to Medicine (Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences and Women's Health cluster) for REF was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. We use this expertise to teach the next generation of health professionals and research scientists. Based across King’s Denmark Hill, Guy’s, St Thomas’ and Waterloo campuses, our academic programme of teaching, research and clinical practice is embedded across five Departments.

More information:  https://www.kcl.ac.uk/slcps

About the role

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the School of Life Course & Population Sciences Professional Services Team as Operations Assistant. The role will be mainly based in the Department of Women and Children’s Health, providing administrative support to the academic and research team.

The post is located in Addison House at Guy’s Campus but will also have the opportunity to work from other campuses.

As part of the School Professional Services Team, the post will also spend some time work closely with School Research and School HR and Finance Manager, to ensure activities related to research grant management, recruitment and staffing administration, and financial processes are fully supported.

The successful candidate will harness a proactive and professional approach to work, with the ability to manage a varied workload and to prioritise effectively.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential as the successful candidate will need to collaborate with colleagues across the university and with external partners to ensure an efficient exchange of information to meet deadlines.  Previous experience of working in an operational administration and/or business services setting would be beneficial.

This is a full-time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract.

About you

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

Essential criteria

  1. Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification or experience
  2. Prior experience of working in an office environment
  3. Experience of event organisation
  4. Numeracy, with proven financial management and basic analytical skills
  5. Experience of complex diary management
  6. Experience of report and presentation writing
  7. Committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, actively addressing areas of potential bias

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of working in the Higher Education sector
  2. Experience of Committee servicing

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

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.

We are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.