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Job id: 090706. Salary: £37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London weighting allowance.

Posted: 06 June 2024. Closing date: 30 June 2024.

Business unit: Social Science & Public Policy. Department: School of Global Affairs School Office.

Contact details: Adam Foote.

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

About Us

The School of Global Affairs is a vibrant hub of multi-disciplinary scholarship that seeks to address and resolve the most pressing issues facing our world today. 

By drawing together a unique cohort of scholars, our School covers expertise in global environmental governance, climate change, global health, cross-border migration, emerging economies and politics. We're comprised of the Departments of Geography, International Development and Global Health & Social Medicine, the African Leadership Centre and the Global Institutes (Lau China, India, Brazil and Menzies Australia).

Why work for the School of Global Affairs?

About the Role

Are you ready to make a real impact on the world? The School of Global Affairs (SGA) is not just another academic institution—it's a vibrant community of changemakers dedicated to tackling the most pressing global challenges head-on. We're seeking a passionate and dynamic individual to join us as Deputy School Business Manager, where you'll play a pivotal role in driving our mission forward.

As Senior Business Support Officer, you'll be at the heart of our operations, overseeing the smooth functioning of our School, which comprises 8 diverse academic units. If you thrive in a collaborative environment, excel at managing large budgets, and have a knack for supporting HR processes, then this role is tailor-made for you.

Picture yourself working alongside a team of dedicated professionals, each driven by a shared passion for making a difference. You'll report directly to the School Business Manager, working closely together to ensure our administrative processes are not just efficient, but also aligned with our vision of creating positive global impact.

This is more than just a job—it's an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself. If you're ready to take your career to new heights and be a driving force for change, then we want to hear from you. Join us at SGA, where every day is a chance to make a difference in the world.

At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. King’s offers inclusive benefits to staff including flexible working, Enhanced Parental Leave, funds for Parents and Carers and the potential to join community staff networks. The School of Global Affairs is committed to embedding good diversity and inclusion practice into all of its activities. It actively supports the creation and maintenance of a community that allows all of its members to develop their full potential.

The School of Global Affairs has a hybrid way of working where staff are expected to work in the office for a certain number of days each week, the number depending on the role. Each team also has a regular anchor day when all team members are expected to be in the office.

You will be offered a full time (35 hours per week), 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 relevant work experience
  2. Excellent knowledge of university policies and procedures including financial regulations.
  3. Excellent numeracy skills with ability to manage large budgets and provide budget monitoring information.
  4. Experience and understanding of HR processes, procedures and software.
  5. Highly proficient IT skills (databases, Excel, Word, Teams).
  6. Familiarity with financial software, including Business World.
  7. Good oral and written communication skills with an ability to engage effectively with a range of stakeholders, both within and outside the organization.
  8. Experience of working in an administrative environment within the HE sector or a similar administrative environment.

Desirable criteria

  1. Experience of workload modelling including the use of Simitive.
  2. Experience of managing projects.
  3. Experience of analysing and interpreting data to inform decision-making.
  4. Experience of space management including commissioning minor works.

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.

Interviews will be held in mid July 2024

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