Student Careers Engagement And Communications Officer

Job Description

About the Role



The Student Careers Engagement and Communications Officer will be responsible for all campaigns and content across King's Careers & Employability’s (KC&E) social media and websites, as well as for developing content that encourages and compels students to engage with KC&E services and activities. The role holder will be expected to work closely with all colleagues across the department to support in creating content for activities such as careers fairs, events, internships, workshops, awards programmes, and more. The role holder will also be expected to work closely with other members of the Student Careers Engagement (SCE) team to ensure communications and attraction activities are done in line with priority needs and gaps identified, and done with the student voice in mind.



Collaboration is key to this role, so the role holder will be expected to seek out partnerships across the directorate and the wider College, and will collaborate with various internal partners on initiatives such as Welcome Week, Offer Holder, Graduation, and Open Day events.



This is an exciting opportunity for colleagues looking to work closely with staff and students, and who wish to gain and develop their skills and experience in marketing & communications within a university setting.



We encourage applications from candidates who have experience from both within and outside of the Higher Education sector where they can demonstrate the skills needed to succeed in this role.



Key responsibilities




  • Creating and maintaining an annual Communications Planner and Content Calendar to ensure digital content and social media campaigns reflect departmental events & activities, ensuring planned activities compliment wider King’s communications.

  • Creating and producing creative and innovative content and campaigns in consultation with relevant colleagues, and sourcing content and case studies that demonstrate improved outcomes and enhanced employability.

  • Creating and managing a ‘pool’ of collaborators for collaborative content, such as blogs, vlogs, videos, podcasts, etc. Co-creating content with current students, alumni, academics, and other professional services colleagues.

  • Planning, scheduling, and developing regular campaigns to support the programmes, events and activities run by KC&E; ensuring plans and approaches are flexed accordingly to increase engagement and participation from our underrepresented students.

  • Overseeing design and layout of internal publications, web content and social media; ensuring all communications are consistent to KC&E, its brand, and to the King’s brand; and ensuring all marketing & communications activities support and compliment KC&E’s student engagement vision and aims.

  • Supporting a team of Communications & Engagement Assistants (student ambassadors).

  • Reviewing, making sense of, and acting upon data and research, and on the feedback of our students, to identify gaps, needs and priority areas.

  • Working closely with other members of the broader SCE team and wider KC&E department to ensure engagement-related data, statistics and research, along with analytics data, inform KC&E marketing and comms activities, as well as any other attraction and engagement activities.



 



This is a full-time role (35 hours per work) with an immediate start date (3rd June) and is temporary until the 30th August 2024, with the possibility that it might be extended. Our offices are in Bush House (Strand Campus). There is an option for hybrid working (a mixture of working from home and in the office) depending on work needs and personal preferences. Key responsibilities may vary over the Summer period.



To apply:



Applications for this role will close on Friday 24th May at 11:59pm. Interviews will take place on Thursday 30th May on MS Teams. You must be available on this day for interview. Applications must be submitted through King's Talent Bank. Please provide clear examples of how you meet the essential criteria (and desirable if applicable) in your cover letter, along with motivations for applying for the role. 



If you have any questions about the role, please email meghan.yang@kcl.ac.uk. 



Qualifications

None required



Skills

Essential criteria




  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to diversify communication style according to audience.

  2. An interest in and a demonstrable commitment to social justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion; and an understanding of how the lived experience of historically underrepresented groups is affected by structural inequality.

  3. Excellent time management skills to manage projects effectively, meet strict deadlines and handle competing tasks and priorities. 

  4. Ability to build strong relationships with a range of different people at different levels to collaborate on shared objectives.

  5. Ability to work well in a team environment and willingness to support others.

  6. Creative use of social media and other digital communication platforms as promotional tools.

  7. Well organised, with high levels of attention to detail.

  8. The ability to show initiative and feel confident in pitching new ideas and in taking responsibility for projects.

  9. Ability to work autonomously and without direct supervision to ensure projects are completed to deadline.



Desirable criteria




  1. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Premiere Pro and Photoshop).

  2. Knowledge of how to design and facilitate engagement activities.

  3. Audio and video editing skills.

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Launched in 2022, the King's Institute for Artificial Intelligence is dedicated to establishing a coherent and prominent presence for AI at King's College London. Our immediate aims include fostering networking and collaboration across the King's AI community, as well as serving as a central point of coordination for both internal initiatives and external partnerships. In pursuit of these objectives, the Institute is seeking to appoint a Part-Time External Engagement Projects Officer to advance various initiatives focused on enhancing our external visibility and engagement. 



Job Title: Part-Time External Engagement Projects Officer 

Number of Hours: Up to 30 hours over 3 weeks (in the first instance) 

Available from: June 24, 2024 

Interview date: Friday 14 June  



Qualifications

Essential 





  • Completion or near-completion of an undergraduate degree, preferably in AI, Computer Science, or a related field or equivalent experience.  





 





  • Strong interest in AI and a solid understanding of its key subfields. 




  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and SharePoint. 




  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to convey complex ideas effectively. 




  • Highly organised with strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team. 





Desirable 





  • Having or pursuing a postgraduate qualification in a related field. 







  • Working knowledge or experience of working in the context of industry partnerships with universities. 





 



Skills

Key Responsibilities: 





  • Reporting to the Turing Partnership Manager, and working closely with the Communications and Engagement Manager, support and assist with a variety of tasks which will increase the Institute’s ability to engage with industry and external partners. Examples might include (but are not limited to): 




  • Compiling a directory of local startups and SMEs with a focus on AI, including researching existing initiatives and establishing a system for information management. 




  • Utilize existing internal mapping data to create a directory of AI experts at King’s, showcasing their locations and areas of expertise. 




  • Revising existing mapping surveys to better suit the Institute’s objectives to map AI expertise at King’s. 




  • Collaborate with the Communications and Engagement Manager and the Turing Partnership Manager to revise the external-facing website as needed. 




  • Undertake reasonable duties and tasks as required by the Turing Partnership Manager. 



This role will be working in a fast-paced team, supporting the delivery of the King's Education Awards 2024. The awards will take place on the Strand Campus on Thursday 13 June 2024 from 4-8pm, so applicants must ensure they are available to be on campus on this date and time for the event. 



Please note: the maximum number of hours that a student can work per week is 20 hours. The number depends on external regulations governing working for international students as well as university regulations around working while studying. If you hold another role, please ensure the hours from this role combined with the hours from any other roles held do not exceed 20 hours per week.  



 Responsibilities   



For the King’s Education Awards 2024, you will primarily be based at the mug collection table where nominees will arrive to collect their mugs which will require you to:




  • Organise the mug collection station at the direction of the project manager 

  • Greet colleagues upon arrival and find their name in the alphabetical list of labels 

  • Once found, stick the label to an individually boxed mug and tick them off the list 

  • At the end of the event, return the ticked off list and labels to the event manager and repack any unclaimed mugs back into the large delivery boxes 



We are expecting around 120 attendees so this operation must run smoothly, efficiently and most importantly, must not disrupt the flow of the celebration. You may be required to assist during other parts of the event (including setting up and clearing away), at the discretion of the event manager.



Please note, the dress code for the event is smart casual. 



Interested applicants should possess the following skills and apply by submitting a CV:




  • Excellent verbal communication skills   

  • An eye for detail  

  • Ability to manage a busy workload while remaining calm and displaying tact at all times   

  • Some previous experience in supporting large-scale events.  



The successful applicant will be contacted by email by Tuesday 11 June 2024 at the latest.



Qualifications

Not applicable



Skills

Not applicable

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