King's Business School Peer Career Coach

Job Description

King’s Business School is recruiting up to 5 King’s Business School students for the 2024/25 academic term to be KBS Peer Career Coaches.  Trained and supported by the KBS Career & Executive Coaches, this team will deliver  1-2-1 and drop-in peer coaching sessions to KBS students and support students in their professional development, signposting the opportunities inside and outside their degree to build confidence and essential business skills. 

Boost your Employability with Essential Business and Leadership Skills

  • Paid work experience you can feature in your CV and LinkedIn profile.

  • Learn and practice essential coaching and mentoring skills in 1-2-1 and group drop-in sessions.

  • Develop communication and presentation skills and confidence through delivery of workshops,  in-lecture presentations, and peer coaching sessions.  

  • Co-creating engaging digital content, student communications and event coordination. 

  • Boosting your cultural agility while building a sense of belonging and inclusion at King’s Business School.

  • Build your confidence and networking skills as you collaborate with our student societies and support our alumni networking events.

You may also have the opportunity to: 

  • Present to stakeholders such as King’s students and staff; 

  • Work with student societies on collaborative activities; 

  • Create digital media content on careers topics;

  • Support open days for prospective students;

Being a Peer Coach is a positive experience that can really make a difference, demystifying and making career topics more approachable and relatable.

How will this role make a difference to King’s Business School students? 

  • Supporting diverse representation and inclusion of student voice and experiences from marginalised backgrounds and international students into our careers programme.

  • Co-create student-centred experiences, content and resources

  • Connect with and aid students in their career journey.

  • Share your unique experiences and insights.

  • Contribute to a sense of belonging and connection at King’s.


  • You must be an undergraduate or postgraduate student at King’s Business School faculty enrolled for the 2024/25 academic year. 

  • Eligible to register with King’s Talent Bank.

  • Attend virtual and in-person training sessions and commit to minimum of 15 hours in autumn and winter term.


  • Each peer career coach will receive compensation for a guaranteed minimum of 45 hours

  • Includes approximately 15 hours dedicated to training 

  • Peer Coaches will be expected to work a further 30 hours (15 hours in  autumn and 15 hours in the winter term.)

  • Hours per week may vary due to number and type of events and activities planned. 

  • Additional hours up to a maximum of 60 over the academic year are available if you would like to get involved in more projects and delivery.


Our peer coaches represent the diversity of our students, so we particularly support applications from students from minority ethnic backgrounds, marginalised groups and international students.

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

Foundational Skills

  • Growth mindset (willingness to explore and try new experiences)

  • Good interpersonal skills (empathy, active listening)

  • Cultural awareness and inclusive mindset

  • Good communication skills (confident in talking 1-2-1 or small groups)

  • Personal integrity & accountability (keeping promises and commitments)

Relevant Experience

First hand experience of applying to or participating in any one or more of the following activities

  • Spring weeks/insight days, internships, year in industry placements, part-time work or entrepreneurship activities

  • King's Business School experiences including  nano-internships, job simulations, leadership or skill-building experiences.

  • Careers appointments, workshops or employer/alumni events. 

  • Enthusiasm for inclusive education and awareness of the experience of international students and students who are traditionally under-represented in UK Higher Education.

Other relevant experience

  • Active membership or leadership role in a KCL student society or club

  • KBS Student leadership, representative or ambassador role

  • KBS Student Engagement Associate, Advisor or peer mentor

 Application Process

Part One - CV

  • VMOCK is the AI platform that we suggest students use for creating/improving their CV's at King's Business School

  • Go to and create an account with this KBS CV Platform.  Use your knumber email to access.

  • Upload your current CV to VMOCK. 

Part Two - 250 word motivational statement

Upload in a second document a short motivational statement that briefly covers the following points.

  1. Why you want to become a KBS peer career coach.

  2. An example of career-related activity you have undertaken (e.g. a workshop, talk, appointment, interview, part-time work or internship/job) you have participated in and what you learned.

Important Dates

  • Applications Close: April 30

  • 45 minute Interview to take place: w/c May 13. (Flexible in terms of interview dates to accommodate exam schedules)


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Duties include liaising with relevant colleagues to collate content, editing and uploading copy and assets (such as photos, videos and publications) onto the CMS (Contensis), and managing the sign off process with key stakeholders.




Experience of using content management systems (CMS) to manage websites (ideally Contensis), an eye for detail, good writing/editing skills and excellent stakeholder management skills.


Hybrid role

Research Assistant in IP Law. This involves searching legal and related databases for relevant literature.


PhD in IP Law.


PhD level research expertise.

This role will support the King’s Outreach for Medicine & Dentistry team coordinate summer work experience placements for their year 12 students. Our team’s mission is to provide the information, advice and guidance that widening participation students need to make a successful application to medicine and dentistry. Please find here a link to the KCL Widening Participation team’s strategy. 

As well as working with our partner hospitals, this role will support the team throughout the busy summer period. This may include preparing and delivering presentations, answering prospective student enquiries, supporting in-person & online outreach activities, as well as any other duties to help us deliver excellent summer programmes for our students. 

  • The internship will take place over 11 weeks (approx. 27th June – 1st September 2023)

  • This role will be 2 days a week, working Tuesdays (in office) and Wednesdays (work from home). The candidate may occasionally need to travel to placements, but transport will be covered for those visits. 

  • The working hours are 10am – 5pm  

  • With regular check-ins via Microsoft Teams and some in-person meetings. 

  • Some weeks may require additional hours where we have events, however, these will be agreed in advance with the candidate and as much notice as possible given.  

Applications open and close dates:  

All candidates will need to submit their CV and cover letter (400 words max) by 6th June 2023. This should discuss their interest in the role and how they meet the criteria outlined in experience and skills section. 

Interview dates: Week commencing 5th June (specific dates will be confirmed with you directly). 

All candidates will need to have a DBS check following successful application, unless they already have a valid King’s DBS


No formal qualifications needed, must be a current student at King’s, including those graduating in 2023. 

This is an exciting opportunity for King's students considering a future career in Widening Participation and Social Mobility, so we encourage applications from candidates studying any subjects at King's.


No direct administration or event delivery experience is necessary. However, we are looking for someone who will be willing to: 

  • Communicate confidently to internal and external stakeholders by email & phone, as well as speaking to large groups of students. 

  • Think on your feet to help resolve general issues.  

  • Have basic competence with the Microsoft Office suite. This includes, Powerpoint, Excel, Teams and Outlook. 

  • Most importantly you should have enthusiasm for promoting the widening participation agenda and fair access to education for all. 

Person Specification – Please write a maximum of 400 words on why you would like to work for the widening participation department and how you meet the following criteria (using examples from work experience, academic achievements & extra-curricular activities): 

  • Show initiative, positive and enthusiastic attitude to work. 

  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as interpersonal skills. 

  • Good organisational and time management skills 

  • Ability to gather, manipulate and present data so it can be interpreted by others.