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Job id: 090767. Salary: Grade 5: £37,332-£42,099 Inclusive of London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 07 June 2024. Closing date: 30 June 2024.

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

Contact details: Isobel Ige. isobel.ige@kcl.ac.uk

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

About Us

The School of Global Affairs (SGA) has an exciting opportunity available to join our undergraduate programme administration team as a Senior Programmes Officer. Part of the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, the SGA offers on-campus programmes across a number of departments such as the Departments of Geography, International Development, and Global Health & Social Medicine. Join us in our mission to shape the future of education and empower students to flourish in their learning experiences.

About the Role

We're seeking an experienced, enthusiastic UGT Senior Programmes Officer (SPO) who is passionate about supporting undergraduate cohorts and programmes.

The SPO role provides essential administrative support to students and academics. Working in a fast-paced environment, the role includes taking responsibility to resolve complex queries and issues, supporting activities such as timetabling and the production of handbooks, using databases and Microsoft Excel to maintain accurate student data on progress and achievement, and delivering a high-quality service across the student lifecycle. Working with colleagues to plan and coordinate a varied set of activities, you will have opportunities to further develop your knowledge of regulations and process and be part of professional networks promoting best practice. As part of the King’s community, you’ll work alongside inspiring academic staff, administrators and students.   

The role will report to the School Programmes Manager (UGT) and is based at Bush House on the Strand campus. Professional services staff are currently working on a hybrid basis, meaning that the role holder will spend part of their working week on campus and the remainder working remotely. 

More information about the School can be found here: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/global-affairs. This is a full-time time post (35 hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract. King’s College London operates a hybrid working policy and you will be required to spend a minimum of two working days per week on campus.

About You

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

Essential criteria

1.      Demonstrable programme administration experience, preferably gained within a Higher Education context.

2.      Excellent written and oral communication skills including the ability to draft documents and correspondence autonomously to a broad range of key stakeholders.

3.      Proficient in numerical analysis, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy when handling complex data, employing a data-driven decision-making approach.

4.      Excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

5.      Familiarity with databases, student records systems (such as SITS) and virtual learning environments (such as Moodle) to provide information and support for modules and assessments to a high level of accuracy.

6.      Understanding of the customer facing environment with a knowledge of how to address complaints and service setbacks in a professional and efficient manner.

7.      Experience of managing and delivering a portfolio of taught provision, with a proactive, development focused and transparent approach.

8.      Ability to work independently, as well as having a collaborative and relationship-oriented approach.

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description 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 week beginning the 15th of July 2024.

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