Unit 2 Student Assistant

Job Description

2.5hrs/week for 24 weeks. (The period is longer than 24 weeks but there will be weeks with no work requirement based on holidays, reading weeks, etc as agreed with Unit tutor) Total of 60 hours to be entered on timesheets. GENERAL Keep the Unit Master aware of the timing of coursework submission and their requirements. Liaise with the student group. UNIT TRIP Plan itineraries, flights and hotels. Prepare a list of restaurants, cafes and bars. Plan hotels, cycle hire, public transport cards. Arrange entry to buildings. CRITIQUES Contact a list of guest critics and check their availability. Invite them. Send project briefs. Keep track of guests so that they commit. Arrange to meet them in the cafe and bring them to the room. Keep them supplied with water and coffee during critiques at Unit expense. Book rooms, projectors etc. END OF YEAR SHOW Liaise with and be part of the volunteer group who are printing and installing the exhibition.


Degree in Architecture


Applicant must be enrolled on MArch?Architecture and a member of Unit 2 as this relates directly to the course and assisting the Unit Master


Do you have admin experience working in a student environment? Are you passionate about helping young people to build their employability? If so, this role could be perfect for you!

The post holder will undertake programme administration around student and employer correspondence, recruitment, marketing and database management as well as coordinating training sessions and employer visits. The post holder will also provide general information, administrative and marketing support to the wider Careers and Enterprise Team.

This is a full time position (35 hours per week) for an inital 3 months. We will paying the successful candidate £14.52 per hour plus holiday pay. 


Main duties and responsibilities

Team administrative support: 

  • Manage shared inboxes and provide appropriate and accurate information about work experience programmes and employer activities to a range of stakeholders such as students, staff, businesses/external organisations or signpost where relevant.

  • Organise and manage sharepoint folders. 

  • Manage team and shared diaries to ensure all programme recruitment and delivery events are diarised .

  • Administration of vacancy and event management on TargetConnect - ‘QMCareers Hub’


Programme administration: 

  • Be the first point of contact for student participants. 

  • Set up virtual learning modules (e.g. QMplus) with content created by the coordinators.

  • Set up training and communication platforms such as Zoom, MS Teams or similar. 

  • Be responsible for room bookings for the in-person delivery of programmes.

  • Enrol student participants onto virtual platforms and record and monitor attendance for programme sessions in line with the relevant absence policies. 

  • Administrate programme evaluation (including following up with students who haven’t completed the survey).  

  • Contact past student participants in order to obtain case studies and gather information on their next steps in regards to employment.

  • Monitor timesheets where necessary.


Student recruitment: 

  • Administrate student applications via the internal application platform, TargetConnect. 

  • Register new candidates and shortlist applications

  • Undertake marketing administration duties, e.g. liaising with the service’s Digital Content & Campaigns Officer about scheduling adverts via social media, send marketing materials to Careers Consultants/Careers staff for dissemination. 

  • Communicate outcome of applications to students.


Other Duties


  • Covering the Careers and Enterprise Information Desk on a regular basis, booking appointments signposting students, staff and employers to appointments, events and services

  • Other duties commensurate with the grade as directed by the Programme Coordinators, Employability and Student Development Programmes Manager or Head of Careers and Enterprise to support the wider work of Careers and Enterprise



Relevant Vocational qualifications or relevant experience.


  • Experience of undertaking administration tasks in an office environment

  • Experience of using Microsoft Packages – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

  • Experience of writing for the web and social media

  • Experience of using social media and social media analytics for marketing purposes

  • Experience of candidate shortlisting processes

  • Experience of managing a database or Client Relationship Management System      

  • Ability to multi-task and self-organise when running multiple activities and ensure multiple deadlines are completed

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to produce accessible and interesting content for blog posts, marketing materials and student case studies

  • Good level of spoken and written English to have the ability to communicate clearly and appropriately to employers, university staff and students by email, over the phone and in person

  • Ability to identify and focus on priorities when under pressure

  • Excellent attention to detail, in particular when corresponding with stakeholders

  • A diplomatic manner when dealing with employers and other stakeholders (including colleagues, students, academics and other professional services staff)

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members

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 (alexandra.lourenco_dias@kcl.ac.uk) 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 (alexandra.lourenco_dias@kcl.ac.uk)

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