Project Support Officer

Job Description

As a small collection of members of the King’s community, we are asking what it means to belong to King’s College London.

COVID has changed the way we work. It has changed the way we study. It has changed the way we live. As we settle into a new normal, many are searching for ways to connect, to build strong relationships and seek out life-affirming experiences. Should the university environment meet these needs? Can King’s?

Universities are always changing. Our community is in constant flux, welcoming new students and celebrating graduations. Being a student is itself a process of change, embarking on new learning, striving towards a new career. There are opportunities to make new friends and explore passions and interests.

As our university never stands still, we all have an opportunity, even a responsibility, to shape our community.

Our Principal, Professor Shitij Kapur, has provided us with a rare opportunity, an open invitation to suggest ways to strengthen the community at King’s. All ideas and suggestions are welcome.

We are looking for current PhD students or research staff who can support the BE @ King's project on a part time basis (one day a week) over the academic year. Successful candidates will support the development and dissemination of information about the BE @ King's project, working to engage students and staff across King's in our discussion of what it means to belong at King's. You will encourage students and staff at King's to submit ideas for improving the community. You will support the review of submitted ideas and curation of resources around these ideas. You will work with partners at the King's Business School, Students Union and IoPPN to put together a programme of events to run in the spring semester 2024, to support enthusiastic students and staff to develop their ideas into viable initiatives that could be implemented at King's. 

This role will report to Dr Nicola Byrom, within Uni-SMaRT, the university and student mental health research team. 


It is expected that the successful candidate will have a degree, and be working towards a post-graduate qualification. 


The following skills and experience would be helpful: 

  1. Confidence using social media, including Instagram. 

  2. Connection with student and or staff networks within King's. 

  3. Experience developing podcasts. 

  4. Experience with event organisation and delivery. 

  5. Working collaborative. 

  6. Working independently. 

  7. Effective personal time management. 

  8. Teaching and / or experience supporting student engagement. 

  9. Experience with qualitative and / or quantitative research. 

  10. Strong copy-writing skills. 

  11. An understanding of theoretical concepts around loneliness, belonging, community cohesion and / or public mental health strategy. 

This is a diverse and varied range of skills and experience. We appreciate that one candidate may not have experience in all these areas. Please tell us about your experience. 


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