Project Coordinator The Economic Socialisation Of Children In The Metaverse

Job Description

We are recruiting one project coordinator (Grade 5) to join our research team on the King’s Together funded project ‘The economic socialisation of children in the metaverse.’ This is a collaboration between researchers at the Department of Digital Humanities and the King’s Business School.

The aim of the project is to understand how digital gaming environments such as Roblox contribute to the development of children's economic understanding and consumer socialisation. Through participant observation and ethnographic interviews, this project will explore how Roblox users aged 10 to 13…

  1. understand its economic system and the financial tools at their disposal;

  2. make financial decisions in the context of the game; and

  3. transfer this knowledge to real-world scenarios.

The project coordinator (Grade 5 – 100 hours) is an essential team member who will manage the project logistics, including:

  • contacting potential participants, gatekeepers, and stakeholders for recruitment purposes;

  • liaising with the research participants, including obtaining their informed consent and scheduling in their participation;

  • liaising with transcription services and other administrative research support.

The hours will vary week to week depending on the project's needs and the project coordinator's schedule, in agreement with the PIs.

To apply, please send in a CV and a short cover letter detailing relevant project management experience. If shortlisted, you will receive a notification by 26 April. Interviews will be held on 30 April. For questions or further information, contact Dr Astrid Van den Bossche (


Educated to undergraduate level, and preferrably currently undertaking postgraduate studies.  (Undergraduates with relevant professional experience will also be considered.)


You have:

  • Excellent organisational skills;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including impeccable e-mail etiquette;

  • A solid understanding of research ethics and how to approach and recruit participants;

  • An entrepreneurial, proactive attitude;

  • An interest in how digital technologies impact children’s lives.

Note that we will ask you to undergo a DBS check because the research project involves children under the age of 16.


Reporting to the Senior Communications Manager, the Digital Content Officer will support the Communications team in creating/updating the Research related content on the website.


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.