Policy And Project Officer For Inclusive PGR Recruitment

Job Description

Job Opportunity: Policy and Project Officer - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Postgraduate Researchers Recruitment - King's College London





Contract: Part-time (2 days a week)

Duration: 1-year contract

Location: King's College London, Strand Campus



King's College London is seeking a motivated individual to join our team as a Part-time Policy and Project Officer focusing on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the recruitment of postgraduate researcher (PGR) candidates. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to creating a more inclusive and diverse research culture within one of the world's leading institutions. An understanding of the lived experience of marginalised groups in higher education would be an advantage.



Responsibilities:




  1. Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and strategies to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion in the recruitment process for PhD candidates.

  2. Using data analysis tools to track and measure the impact of EDI initiatives

  3. Collaborate with academic and professional departments to assess and address barriers to diversity in the recruitment process.

  4. Conduct qualitative and quantitative research on best practices in EDI within higher education and contribute to the development of tailored solutions for King's College London.

  5. Liaise effectively with multiple King’s EDI projects to improve the overall research culture, fostering an inclusive environment.

  6. Provide support to staff involved in the careers service, academic departments, and professional services to help ensure a fair and inclusive approach.

  7. Contribute to the creation of accessible materials promoting PGR programmes



How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a CV and cover letter detailing their relevant experience against the job description and skills required and outlining their interest in the position. Please apply using Talentbank. If you’d like to discuss this position please contact Donald Lush on donald.lush@kcl.ac.uk .



Application Deadline: Sunday 18th February 2024 at midnight.



King's College London is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. We welcome and celebrate diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all.



Qualifications

Minimum qualification is a Bachelor's degree.



Skills

1) Data Analysis Skills:



Proficiency in data analysis tools to track and measure the impact of EDI initiatives (including use of Power BI and Excel).



Draw sound conclusions from a variety of data sources and communicate clearly.



2) Policy Analysis and Development:



Willingness to undertake equality impact assessments and other policy assessment tools.



Strong analytical skills, with the ability to critically evaluate policies and identify potential areas for enhancement.



3) Communication:



Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.



Ability to convey complex information in a clear and accessible manner.



Experience in developing communication strategies to promote diversity and inclusion initiatives.



4) Stakeholder Mapping:



Demonstrated ability to collaborate with internal departments and stakeholders to map, champion and support EDI initiatives, including the Harold Moody and other scholarship programmes.



Experience in building and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders at various levels.



5) Project Management:



Project management skills, with the ability to coordinate and implement EDI initiatives.



Strong organisational skills to manage and lead multiple projects simultaneously.



Monitor project timelines and deliverables.



6) Promotional Materials:



Contributing to creating engaging and inclusive promotional materials using tools such as video and Powerpoint.



7) Understanding of Higher Education Environment:



Knowledge of the higher education sector, particularly in relation to postgraduate researcher admissions and student recruitment.



Understanding of the challenges and opportunities in promoting diversity and inclusion in academia.



 

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You will attend a short training session prior to the focus groups, which will be led by Maya Boustany maya.r.boustany@kcl.ac.uk and Wafa Nasseredine wafa.nasseredine@kcl.ac.uk



Qualifications

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Skills

Must be a Student Rep in Arts and Humanites.



Must study between two departments.



Must be confident to speak in a focus group setting and speak to students they don't know.



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We are seeking students who study between two departments (E.g. PPE, History with War Studies, Modern Languages with Business, Liberal Arts) to act as focus group participants.



You will be asked to engage in group discussion led by a facilitator as well as to input into brainstorming on solutions. Discussion will focus only on student experience of studying between departments. Discussion should be productive and solutions focused. Two sessions will take place over the same day on Wednesday 17th April in person on campus and lunch will be provided in between.



The project is being led by Maya Boustany maya.r.boustany@kcl.ac.uk and Wafa Nasseredine wafa.nasseredine@kcl.ac.uk



Qualifications

N/A



Skills

Must be a Student Rep in Arts and Humanites.



Must study between two departments.



Must be confident to speak in a focus group setting and speak to students they don't know.



Must be conscentious e.g. will arrive on time to sessions and reply to emails.



Must be available and able to travel onto campus on Wednesday 17th April.

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Qualifications

Involvement in REIEF project.



Skills

Involvement in REIEF project.

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