Student Advisory Board Member

Job Description


Role description

At King’s Careers & Employability, we are committed to delivering the best possible service for our students and users. To enable us to do this successfully, we put student and user feedback at the heart of our decision-making process.

Do you think you could provide meaningful feedback? Do you want to gain valuable experience and enhance your skills while making a difference?


If yes, apply to join our Student Advisory Board!  


This is a unique and exciting opportunity open to all students and users at King’s (including Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and PhD)



What is the Student Advisory Board?

The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is an independent team of students who will work closely with King’s Careers & Employability (KC&E) staff to review our services and suggest ways we can do things better.


SAB members will carry out a range of different activities, such as reviewing our systems, services, and events, and speaking to other students to gain feedback.


The Board will meet six times across the academic year (see key dates listed below). Members will also conduct research on our services as instructed across the academic year.



What can you get out of this opportunity?

By taking part in the SAB, as well as contributing to making our work even more useful for students, you will be able to develop your communication, research, and critical thinking skills, which are all transferable skills that will help you when navigating the graduate job market. You will also meet like-minded people and will be invited to attend a celebration event at the end.


One student from the 2022/23 Student Advisory Board said: "Fantastic and rewarding experience – hearing all the opinions". Another student said: "In terms of the feedback, it is imperative to emphasize that the current structure of the meetings was highly inclusive and interactive".




Being a part of our SAB is a great opportunity for you to make a real impact for all King’s students in their Careers journeys. It is also a great opportunity for you to learn new skills and meet interesting people.  


In addition to the high-quality training, you will receive:

  • Payment of £13.48 per hour, for agreed contracted work (approximately 5 hours per term)


  • Opportunity for mentoring with a member of the KC&E Senior Leadership Team (SLT) 


  • Exclusive access to the Careers360 Award, shown on your HEAR, to help you reflect on the skills you gain.


A student from the previous cohort described their time on the Student Advisory Board as: "A rewarding experience".



Summary of role

Main tasks:

  1. Representing students/users

Provide student opinion and perspectives to shape the ongoing development of relevant KC&E services. Conduct research with fellow students/users and share this with KC&E.


        2. Feedback

Attend focus groups to provide your feedback on various topics. Participate in ‘Mystery shopping’ (gathering information discreetly) and product testing, where required. 


        3. Share findings with KC&E

Share research findings with KC&E staff members and the wider SAB, including writing reports and delivering short presentations.


The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and SAB Members will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post.



Key dates

You will be expected to attend the following meeting dates (you must be able to attend at least 5). Each meeting will last between 60 and 90 minutes and will be conducted in person (usually at Strand Campus). 


  • Interviews: 11th October 2023, 2pm


  • Training (Meeting 1): 25th October 2023, 2pm


  • Meeting 2: 29th November 2023, 2pm


  • Meeting 3: 24th January 2024, 2pm 


  • Meeting 4: 6th March 2024, 2pm 


  • Meeting 5: 24th April 2024, 2pm 


  • Celebration: 5th June 2024, 2pm (date is provisional)


Additional meetings may be organised at the discretion of the SAB, and as required by KC&E activities.



How much time will I need to commit?

The time commitment required for this role will work out to be approximately 5 hours per term.



Apply today for this great opportunity!









How to apply

Applications for this opportunity are through King’s Talent Bank. In your cover letter, please copy the questions below and include your answers:

  1. What course are you currently studying (or include area of research for PhD students / Researchers)?


       2. What attracted you to apply for this role? (max 150 words)


       3. Looking at King’s Careers & Employability KEATS pages, which resource do you think is the most useful and why? (max 200 words)


      4. We want our SAB to represent the diverse nature of King’s College London. What do you think you could contribute to the SAB, thinking about your personal life, background, hobbies, and lived experience? (max 200 words)


If you are successfully shortlisted, you will be invited for an interview and assessment on Wednesday, 11th October (exact location and time tbc). You must be available on this date.



While previous experience in a similar role is not essential, qualities in the following would be advantageous:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Good knowledge of professional English, grammar, and spelling


  • Reliable and punctual


  • Enthusiasm in wanting to improve Careers services for students


  • Should be able to commit to the shifts stated in the job advert every week.




Camões Centre for Portuguese Language and Culture Centre Administrator Job Description – 2023/24

King's College London has a rich history of pioneering Portuguese language education in British universities, dating back to the 1860s. The Camões Centre, created in 2010 through an agreement between Instituto Camões and King's College London, plays a vital role in promoting Portuguese culture and education. The Centre facilitates interdisciplinary symposia, fosters partnerships with Portuguese universities, and encourages exchanges of professors and students. With its interdisciplinary approach, the Camões Centre contributes to the growing interest in the Portuguese language and aligns with King's College London's broader internationalization strategy, serving as a hub for academic and cultural activities related to Portugal across various disciplines at the university level in the UK.

The Camões Centre for Portuguese Language and Culture are looking for a Centre Administrator to provide administrative, communications, and impact and engagement support for the diverse programme of creative activity.

Through their programme, the centre explores new ways of developing and conducting interdisciplinary and socially engaged research and research-led teaching with a range of stakeholders, participants and audiences. The Centre Administrator will actively contribute to embedding related cultural competencies throughout the AHRI research centres.


Role purpose:

The main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Development and management of a series of on- and off-line impact and engagement activities throughout the academic year

  • Tasks involved with virtual activities may involve liaising with the KCL IT team, academics, artists and participants, acting as producer for online activity, managing bookings, enquiries and evaluation

  • Tasks involved with physical activities may include organising and coordinating events, booking catering and AV, liaising with academics, artists and participants, managing bookings, enquiries and evaluation

  • Oversight and management of the research centre’s budget, submitting monthly reports to the AHCentre Director

  • Room bookings for centre activity throughout the academic year

  • Management of the research centre inbox

  • Raising the profile of the research centre and of associated engagement and impact activities through mailing lists, web pages, email newsletters and social media activities

  • Ensuring clear lines of communication between the research centre and the AHRI, maximising cross-promotional opportunities and sharing good practice with other centres

  • Active participation in a range of professional development and support opportunities organised by the College

Role conditions

Applicants must be a King’s College London PhD Student available to work for the centre for the remainder of the academic year.

The role-holder will be paid £13.48 per hour, for 4 hours per week. Hours can be worked flexibly in agreement with the Centre Director. The start date for the first assignment is 20th November 2023.

Assignment dates:

  • Monday 20th November to Friday  5th July 2024

The Centre Administrator will be required to submit a report at the end of each assignment, detailing their engagement activities over the past semester and plans for the next semester.

To apply

Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to the Director Camões Centre for Portuguese Language and Culture, Alexandra Lourenco Dias ( by 5pm, Monday 13th November 2023, with interviews taking place in person on Friday 17th November in the Camões Centre, VWB room 5.43

The cover letter should be no longer than 2 pages, detailing:

  • Why you are interested in the role and how your research connects with that of the research centre

  • The relevant skills and experience you have that would make you suitable for the role

  • One innovative engagement activity that you would suggest for your research centre that would enable them to reach new, non-academic public

Informal enquiries should be made to Alexandra Lourenco Dias (

King's is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents all aspects of the communities we are part of and welcomes all applications.

Please note that applicants do not need to speak Portuguese and will work in English.

King’s encourages applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have any adjustments in relation to your application, please get in touch.


Applicants must be a King’s College London PhD Student available to work for the centre for the remainder of the academic year.


Essential Requirements:

  • Excellent time management and organisation skills, able to manage own workload and prioritise tasks

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders

  • Practical, pragmatic approach, able to act on own initiative

  • Excellent IT and digital skills

  • Able to think creatively with originality and insight

  • Experience of event planning and management

  • Experience of balancing competing priorities under pressure of deadlines and workload

  • Experience in administration and inbox management

Desirable Requirements:

  • Academic qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline

  • Knowledge of interdisciplinary, socially engaged research and education activities, especially those in relation to Arts, Culture and Humanities

  • Experience of using email

  • Experience of using social media

  • Experience of budget management

  • Able to work occasional evenings and weekends as required for the delivery of events


 The KCL component of the XCEPT project is looking for a Project Assistant to join our team within the next month, the sooner the better. The role is full time and until March 31st, 2024. XCEPT is a large multi-country research project, funded by the UK's FCDO and UKAID, that explores pathways to peace and/or violence in fragile and conflict affected states. We have multi-method studies underway in Iraq, Lebanon, Turkey, Syria and soon in South Sudan. 

The Project Assistant will assist with the research (3 days per week) and support with project operations (2 days per week). Therefore, we think this is an exciting opportunity to gain broad experience in how large, complex research projects are implemented. Operations duties will include (but are not limited to) supporting the Project Manager with financial administration, aspects of procurement, contracting, duty of care planning and monitoring the outputs schedule. Research assistance tasks will involve literature reviews, data management and processing of survey data, quantitative data analysis, and contributing to outputs such as working papers and journal articles.  


We’d like to hear from people who are enthusiastic about the subject area and would like to continue their career in this field. As this is an early career role, it’s not expected candidates will have prior professional experience. However, research skills developed in reviewing literature, quantitative data analysis, and writing research outputs during your studies are important for the position. The Project Assistant will be listed as co-author on any papers they contribute to either through data analysis or writing. There will also be an opportunity to work on communications outputs such as blogs, podcasts, and video pieces, if this is of interest. 




- bachelors degree in a relevant subject area


- quantitative research skills developed during studying 

- administrative skills

We are looking for two (2) MA or PhD students with experience in thematic and linguistic analysis to work on qualitative data analysis for a research project funded by the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems (TAS) Hub. 

The analysis will regard written texts in interview transcriptions. We have curated 46 interview transcripts (average 13 pages in length). We expect the thematic analysis to be completed in 4 weeks. The weekly workload is flexible but must not exceed 8 hours per week.

The selected candidates will be working with the research team of the Leap of Faith TAS Hub project, where we investigate factors affecting instantaneous trust in human robot interactions. Instantaneous trust manifests in situations where a human comes into contact with a robot with no prior interaction history. The robot issues an instruction expecting compliance from the human.  We assume that if the human complies with the instruction, the compliance is based on instantaneous trust to the robot. In this project, we explore the impact of the robot's relatability in instantaneous trust. Our definition of relatability encapsulates 3 properties:

  1. Movement of the robot during the interaction (2 levels - movement relevant in the context, no movement)

  2. Voice of the robot (3 levels - Friendly human voice, Indifferent human voice, robotic voice)

  3. Embodiment of the robot (2 levels - TiaGo, Turtlebot)

Through the thematic analysis we expect to resolve the following questions

  1. What aspects of relatability (movment, voice, embodiment) are most influential in contributing toward creating a trusted interaction instantaneously between a robot and a human? 

  2. Do the most influential relatable aspects change based on

    1. Perceived risk of the scenario 

    2. Human characteristics (past experiences)

Start date 20th April or as soon as possible


MA or PhD students with experience in thematic and linguistic analysis to work on qualitative data analysis



  • Has a background in Social sciences

  • Experience in applying thematic analysis on data generated from interview transcripts

  • Generate inductive and deductive codes for the interview transcripts

  • Work collegially with another person to check the intercoder reliability of the data

  • Writeup the results of the analysis with some degree of independence