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Job id: 092485. Salary: £43,205 - £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 11 July 2024. Closing date: 21 July 2024.

Business unit: International, Engagement & Service. Department: International.

Contact details: Susannah Steele. Susannah.1.steele@kcl.ac.uk

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

About Us

The International, Engagement & Service (IES) Directorate at King’s brings together the expertise of teams engaging with communities and partners locally, nationally and globally. The directorate provides strategic leadership for the university’s engagement at home and abroad with IES teams leading a portfolio of innovative programmes that generate and measure impact and serve the communities we work with and for.

Teams, programmes, and activities within the Directorate are wide reaching and include the following: Global Engagement, the Sanctuary Programme, Volunteering, One Kings Impact, the Afe Babalola Centre and local engagement, including the London Strategy.

About the Job

THIS VACANCY IS OPEN TO INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY

Reporting to the Associate Director of Programme Management and Governance this Project Manager post will play a critical role in supporting the International, Engagement and Service (IES) directorate with delivering key programmes and projects, including the directorate’s larger programmes, the Afe Babalola Centre for Transnational Education and the One King’s Impact Programme.

This post will be responsible for delivering one or more projects at any one time and will work on different stages of these programmes and projects, for example, the planning, delivery, monitoring, and closure. We are looking for an ambitious individual with excellent organisational, stakeholder management and communication skills. The post would suit somebody who has experience of effectively working across and supporting a number of projects.

The role will provide the opportunity to develop relationships and work closely with colleagues across the wider university. It will also provide opportunities to further develop your programme and project management skills and learn from the wider professional networks across King’s College London.

This is currently a hybrid working role where the role holder will spend part of their working week on campus and part of the week working remotely.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week) and you will be offered a fixed term contract until the 30th June 2026. The role is being offered on a fixed term basis to provide cover for a secondment.

Candidates who are looking for a development opportunity are encouraged to apply.

About You

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

Essential criteria

  1. Enthusiasm for and understanding of the work of the International, Engagement & Service (IES) Directorate at King’s.
  2. Knowledge of the project management lifecycle and demonstrable experience of planning, delivery, monitoring, and closure of projects.
  3. Experience of producing and maintaining key project documentation, including project briefs, project plans, stakeholder mapping, risk and issue logs, communication plans and progress reports.
  4. Experience of stakeholder management and the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues at all levels and from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
  5. Ability to organise, delegate and plan effectively across competing priorities.
  6. Excellent communication, presentation and IT skills; demonstrable ability to present information clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences.
  7. Ability to work as both part of a team and independently, to use initiative, prioritising your own schedule without supervision and proactively resolve problems.
  8. Highly numerate, can develop and monitor budgets, with strong analytical skills and an ability to show attention to detail and high standards of accuracy.

Desirable criteria

  1. A project management qualification or project management training.
  2. Degree level or equivalent qualification.
  3. Experience of project working in a higher education or related context.
  4. Experience of continuous improvement.
  5. Experience of transnational education and widening access to higher education.

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 likely be held on Wednesday 31 July.

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