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Job id: 090905. Salary: Grade 4: £32,979 - £36,396 inclusive of London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 10 June 2024. Closing date: 01 July 2024.

Business unit: Social Science & Public Policy. Department: Policy Institute at King's.

Contact details: Annie-Rose Nicholas.

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

About us

UK in a Changing Europe is an academic think tank providing impartial, research-based analysis of the critical issues facing the UK. We are funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and hosted by King’s College London’s Policy Institute. Led by Professor Anand Menon, UKICE promotes quality, timely and accessible social science research. We provide a platform allowing academics across the UK and beyond to ensure their research reaches a wider audience. Our work explores the numerous domestic challenges confronting the UK, its evolving relationship with the European Union, and its place in the world. 

About the role

A fantastic opportunity to join UK in a Changing Europe’s operations team for the final portion of this award-winning think tank’s current three-year grant, running until April 30th, 2025. With a general election on the horizon, this is an especially exciting period for UKICE.

The incoming Project Administrator will work directly with the UKICE Operations Manager to facilitate the smooth operational running of the unit. This will involve assisting with financial and procurement-related tasks, data management work, organising and minuting key meetings, and wider office management duties.

The successful candidate will therefore have good administration experience within a professional office environment. They will have a passion to enter the world of politics and public policy. They will boast clear communication skills (written and verbal), a strong work ethic and an ability to handle financial/numerical data with accuracy and precision.

This is a full time post (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 30th April 2025.

About you

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

Essential criteria

1.        ​An undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience).

2.        Previous experience in an administrative and/or business support role working in a busy university/think tank environment, or similar.

3.        High levels of numeracy and literary, with a fluent command of English (both spoken and written).

4.        An ability and interest in learning new IT systems and programmes as required for the role (such as Unit4, Teams, other online booking and ordering systems).

5.        Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and balance competing priorities in a busy, pressured work environment.

6.        Confidence when handling extended (and often confidential datasets).

7.        Ability to demonstrate a commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Desirable criteria

1.        Strong interest and experience working in an area related to public policy and politics.

2.        Understanding of UKRI funding terms and conditions.

3.        Experience dealing with financial reporting.

4.        Diary management experience.

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 are due to be held on w/c 1st July 2024.

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