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Student Ambassador - Alumni Office

 

Job Description

This is a great opportunity for enthusiastic students to gain experience working with the King’s Alumni Relations team. At King’s we value our global alumni community of over 200,000 King’s graduates. The Alumni team work to build connections with this vibrant worldwide community by creating opportunities to connect with fellow alumni at events, providing exclusive graduate benefits and engaging alumni volunteers who are keen to support our student’s professional development.



As Student Ambassador for the Alumni Office, you will support the work of our dynamic and fast-paced team by assisting with the delivery of key engagement with new graduates at the graduation ceremonies, in-person events, digital online comms, and other opportunities from across the office. During your time as ambassador from January to July 2024, you will have the opportunity to make connections with fellow students across King’s, get early access to our mentoring and professional development events and develop valuable skills.



At graduations, your role is to act as champion for the Alumni Office, welcoming the graduating class of 2023. You will inform them about the benefits of staying in touch with King’s and services available to support alumni such as, King’s Connect mentoring platform, volunteering opportunities and professional development events. During this celebratory event, you will engage graduates with a free e-video clip of their ceremony, Instagram photobooth, and social media activities.



Last date to apply: 17 October at midnight



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Qualifications

Current King’s student.



Experience in the following will also assist your application:




  • Campus tour experience 

  • Customer service experience



Skills

You are an organised and flexible individual who enjoys working as part of a high performing team and is motivated by delivering quality work. You will also have the following:




  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  2. Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

  3. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel

  4. Team player attitude with a willingness to step in to support others where needed



 



As part of your cover letter please:




  1. Indicate if you have any experience conducting campus tours, if you do not have experience, indicate if you will be willing to be trained.

  2. Free to attend an induction session on either the morning of 22 November or the afternoon of 23 November.

  3. Free to attend an interview on either 8th or 9th November. 

  4. Indicate your current degree, faculty, and year of graduation.

  5. Indicate if you are free to work within the following dates:




  • 12th January

  • 15th – 19th January

  • 4th – 5th July

  • 29th July – 2nd August

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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is seeking a conscientious, reliable, friendly, and practical general assistant to support the friendly Student Experience Team during the busy enrolment and Welcome period.



They will be involved in running our student help desks, planning and assisting with welcome events, administrative tasks, plus any other tasks to support the Faculty Education Team as required. 



This will be an in-person position hence you would need to be on campus daily at Strand and Virginia Woolf buildings.



This role would suit a recent graduate from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. 



Applications should refer to the above and give examples of why you would be a good fit for this role. Generic applications will not be successful.



Important - This is a full-time position (37.5hrs per week) hence may not be suitable for students with visas, please check before applying. Only students with a complete profile, including right to work check, by the deadline will be shortlisted. We may close this advert early if we get a large amount of applications.



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

Essential skills -



Excellent IT skills (MS Office including Word, Outlook, Excel)



Attention to detail



Excellent communication skills including writing skills



Friendly, helpful, can-do attitude



Excellent timekeeping



Desirable (but not essential) experience would be - 



Planning and assisting with events



Working with students e.g. societies, student rep roles



Administrative tasks



Running campus tours



Using Canva 



Comms e.g. Instagram/Tiktok

King’s Business School is seeking a highly organised 0.5 FTE administrator to support the KBS Research Team with research outputs and publications, Research Excellence Framework (REF) preparations and shared team email inboxes.



The role holder may also be required to work with the Dickson Poon School of Law (DPSoL) Research Team with similar tasks where needed. KBS & DPSoL have a joint Research Team and some colleagues work across both Faculties.



Role holder responsibilities:




  • Checking research output metadata and open access compliance for REF 2029 using Pure, King’s institutional output repository. Updating output records and liaising with academic staff and central teams where needed. Analyse data and provide overviews about outputs to the KBS Research Team.

  • Supporting the team’s preparations for REF where needed, such as supporting internal output assessment processes.

  • Supporting internal requests for data, statistics and summaries (e.g. data around outputs, research grants, etc).

  • Helping the team to monitor the KBS Research and Postgraduate Research shared team email inboxes and prioritising and responding to a range of queries.

  • Other administrative tasks to support the team where needed.



Full training will be provided.



The role would be well suited to a PhD, Masters or Undergraduate level student with the required skills and experience. At a minimum, the candidate will need to be able to commit until the end of September 2024 but preferably will be able to continue into the academic year. The possibility of extension is subject to strong performance in the role. 



Availability to work some hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays is crucial. The average 17.5 hours a week the role holder would work are somewhat flexible and there will be the possibility for hybrid/at-home working. However, it will be essential that the successful candidate is available to work in the office for at least a half day a week (in Bush House, KCL) to facilitate their learning of the role duties and to become acquainted with other members of the KBS Research Team.



How to apply: Please send a one page cover letter and your CV to kbsresearch@kcl.ac.uk. 



Contact: If you have any enquiries about the role, please contact kbsresearch@kcl.ac.uk.




Qualifications

Please see experience/ skills required.



Skills

  • Good numeracy and MS Excel skills. 

  • Experience of and the ability to check, analyse and summarise a large volume of data.

  • Good understanding of research in the context of the higher education sector. Desirable to have previous experience of conducting or supporting research (e.g. in an administrative or research assistant role).

  • Confidence, experience, and skills at managing busy inboxes using MS Outlook and being able to independently prioritise and respond to a range of queries.

  • Strong written communication skills.

  • Be discrete in the handling of confidential information and material.

  • Existing experience working in universities/the higher education sector, or an interest in developing knowledge of this sector.

  • Skills and experience of learning and using online systems (ideally including some higher education systems).

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Qualifications

PhD degree.



Skills

Experience in co-creating research related to sustainability in different fields such as entrepreneurship, education and policy.

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