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Job id: 090845. Salary: £37,332 - £42,099 Inclusive of London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 10 June 2024. Closing date: 23 June 2024.

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

Contact details: Roma Khatun. Roma.khatun@kcl.ac.uk

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

About Us

Welcome to the School of Global Affairs and the School of Politics and Economics, where our vision aligns with King's College London's ambitious goal of changing the world for the better.

Our dedicated Programmes teams are committed to creating social and economic value for both business and society. We offer fully online Master’s programmes (see https://online.kcl.ac.uk/online-masters/courses) providing students with the flexibility to study from anywhere in the world.

Join us in our mission to shape the future of education and empower students globally through innovative online learning experiences.

About the Role

We're seeking an experienced, enthusiastic Online Senior Programmes Officer (SPO) who is passionate about supporting online learning and programmes. In this role, you'll play a pivotal role in facilitating the seamless launch and coordination of our inaugural online programmes within the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy, contributing to their successful initiation and continuous advancement.

Your primary responsibility will be to provide day-to-day administrative support for our online programmes, collaborating closely with academic and student support teams to guarantee a holistic student experience. Your commitment to educational excellence will shine through as you navigate digital learning systems and champion online learning methodologies.

As a crucial member of our team, you'll offer vital support to both students and academics, serving as a central point of contact for queries and issues related to our online modules hosted on the Moodle virtual learning environment. Your role will involve managing module content, organising webinars, resolving technical issues, and fostering effective communication among students, faculty, and stakeholders.

In addition to your administrative duties, you'll take the lead on various activities including assessment management, content publication, and maintaining accurate student records. Your contribution to assessment boards and your role in ensuring adherence to schedules and plans will be invaluable.

Joining our Education teams in the School of Global Affairs and the School of Politics & Economics, you will have the opportunity to engage in technology-enhanced learning projects aligned with our educational strategies and King's Vision 2029. You will also play a key role in planning and coordinating activities, allowing you to expand your expertise in regulations and process improvement while contributing to professional networks dedicated to promoting best practices.

If you're someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is committed to delivering high-quality services, and is passionate about advancing online education, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of digital learning at King’s!

This is a full-time time post (35 hours per week), and you will be offered an indefinite contract. The postholder is expected to allocate their time equally between each School, dedicating 2.5 days to each School per week.

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, one day in each School.

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 verbal communication abilities, enabling independent drafting of documents, virtual learning content, and correspondence tailored to diverse audiences.

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.      Experience in the use of student records systems and virtual learning environments, including proficiency in managing online assessments.

5.      Proven experience in stakeholder management, with the ability to interact confidently and professionally with a wide range of stakeholders across two separate areas.

6.      Strong time management and organisational skills, adept at meeting tight deadlines and managing competing priorities, particularly across Schools, with a willingness to seek and utilise support as needed.

7.      Customer service experience, coupled with the ability to address complaints and service issues efficiently and professionally.

8.      Experience of collaborating effectively within a diverse team, demonstrating a proactive approach, and possessing the capability to work autonomously, along with a dedication to fostering equality and diversity in the workplace.

Desirable criteria 

1.      Knowledgeable about e-learning technologies within an educational context, and up to date with current trends in digital education.

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description which 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.

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.