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Job id: 092391. Salary: £37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 10 July 2024. Closing date: 28 July 2024.

Business unit: Social Science & Public Policy. Department: Education, Comms & Society School Office.

Contact details: Dr Fatimah Awan. fatimah.awan@kcl.ac.uk

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

About Us

The School of Education, Communication and Society is renowned for its expertise in science and mathematics education; language, culture and communication; and public policy. We wish to appoint a School Research Officer to play a key role in the support and development of our School’s research portfolio.

About the role

If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys working with a variety of people and are seeking to develop your research administration experience, this role is for you.

We offer the opportunity to be part of a small , collegial professional services team, who are integrated into the academic culture of a School and support ground-breaking research in a world-famous institution. You will work with academics, using and developing your skills on a broad range of internally and externally funded research projects. You will also be liaising with different internal departments such as Finance, Human Resources and the Research Management and Innovation Directorate.

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

About the role

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 experience. 

2.        Proficient IT skills (including databases, Excel, Word and PowerPoint). 

3.        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with evidence of building good working relationships with stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally. 

4.        Excellent administration and organisational skills and a high level of numeracy. 

5.        Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

6.        High degree of attention to detail. 

7.        Ability to manage confidential matters discreetly.

8.        Experience in university administration either within a programme or research administrative role.  

Desirable criteria

9.      Experience of organising medium-sized events.

10.   Ability to manage time effectively, work flexibly and prioritise workload, often under pressure of tight grant deadlines. 

11.   Experience of using financial administrative software (e.g. Unit4). 

12.   Experience of managing grants and financial planning.

13.   Good knowledge and familiarisation with university policies and procedures including financial regulations. 

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 on 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.