KBS PhD Administrator

Job Description

PGR Administrator (King’s Business School)

KBS is seeking a highly organised administrator to support our busy PhD (PGR) student programme.  We currently have over 100 students in our PhD cohort, and they need regular support to answer their queries about their degree programme, milestones and timelines.  This administrator would work closely with our existing Senior PGR Officer to manage the busy PhD inbox, answering and filing student queries, as well as assisting with the arrangement of student travel bookings for their research-related travel (via our university’s Key Travel system) and other research expenses processing.  Record-keeping is also an important element of this role, and this administrator would support with maintaining our local, computer-based records of our students’ progress through various programme milestones and their finances (related to any scholarship funding they hold).  There is also scope over the summer months to assist with various administrative projects related to the PhD programme and the Business School's preparations for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission (working with the wider Research team on this project).


  • We are ideally looking for a PhD, Masters level student or a third year undergraduate student who is able to commit until end of September 2023.

  • You must be able to routinely work 14 hours/week, up to an additional 4 hours of work may be available depending on projects.  Availability to work some hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays is crucial.

  • The average 14 hours/week you 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 some initial hours (in the first few weeks of the assignment) in-office at Bush House, Strand campus to facilitate their learning of the role duties and to become acquainted with other members of the KBS Research Professional Services team.



  • An excellent candidate for this role would be numerate and able to confidently use MS Excel.  Prior experience managing budgets and handling financial matters/payments is highly desirable.

  • Confidence and skills at managing busy inboxes using MS Outlook. 

  • Strong written communication and prioritisation skills for dealing with large volumes of email correspondence quickly and professionally. 

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

  • The candidate should be skilled at learning and using online systems and have an interest in further developing these skills with systems that are common across university/high education sector settings (student records, finance, travel, room bookings etc).  


Research lead on the REIEF project Black placemaking in London 


Completing a PhD in Geography 


Project management

Report writing 



At King’s College London, we believe in harnessing the power of technology to enhance the student experience. Our King’s Student App is the heartbeat of our digital campus, connecting students, faculty, and staff with the resources they need to succeed. We're looking for enthusiastic and energetic King’s Student App Promoters to spread the word about our innovative app across different King’s campuses. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the King’s students and support them with trying the app, which ultimately will improve their student experience.  

You can start straight away! 

We are looking to hire 4-6 King’s Student App Promoters as soon as possible to work until Friday 29th September 2023. The hours will be mostly full-time (excluding weekends).  


Key Responsibilities 

  • Face of the app: Be the driving force behind promoting the King’s Student App on various campuses, creating excitement and buzz 

  • Engage with Students: Interact with students, explain the different benefits of the app and how this can enhance their student experience 

  • Event Logistics: Set-up and pack down promotion stalls, help with moving, storing and organising app merchandise 

  • Promotional Content: There may be a chance to get involved with content creation for various King’s channels to promote the app 


Must be a King’s student or King’s Alumni 


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Enthusiastic and energetic 

  • Able to work collaboratively in a team 

  • A willingness to learn more about the King’s Student App 

  • Comfortable with technology 

The Centre for Sustainable Business (CSB) is seeking two part-time research assistants to contribute to a research profile mapping project. This initiative aims to map existing publications, research undertaken, and future research interests of academics at King's Business School (KBS). The objective is to facilitate information sharing and collaboration while providing strategic directions for CSB to carry out work that benefits the academic community. 

The research assistants will assist with both online and offline research, including extracting online information and corroborating it with offline interview/survey data collected from KBS academics. They will also be responsible for producing research reports. 

The job is flexible and very suited to PhD students working on or interested in areas of Business Studies and Digital Methods. 


MA in Business Studies or Informatics/Digital Humanities; ideally a PhD student in this area 


Skills Required:  

  • A background or strong interest in the research areas  

  • Experience in carrying out primary and secondary research 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines  

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Experience assisting collaborative research projects   

  • Familiarity with web scraping techniques and tools 

  • Experience or interest in stakeholder liaison  

  • Ability to work independently and proactively to the standards required