Careers Liaison Link for SSPP Faculty

The Graduate School is recruiting a post-doctoral researcher to work with us promoting our careers and employability services to researchers as well as developing and maintaining communication between us and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy on careers related issues.

The post will give you a chance to develop your networking, organising and liaison skills as well as helping influence the development of the careers service for research students and staff within the Faculty.

The post is a fixed term contract for one year and pays £500.

Job Description

Specification:    Post – doctoral researcher based within the Faculty

Reporting to:     Faculty Head of Graduate Studies; Careers Consultant for PhDs (CCP)

Purpose of role: Collaborate with the HOGS and the Careers Consultant for PhDs in order to provide information and support to PhDs about career development opportunities, and to create a culture where careers within and outside academia are discussed

The role entails:

  • Facilitating effective communication of events and services to PhDs within the relevant Faculty, in collaboration with Faculty professional services staff, and the CCP.
  • Be the main communication channel between the Faculty and the CCP. This will likely include, but is not restricted to, information regarding Faculty changes; information about events where careers input could be useful; information about the academic labour market in this particular sector; feedback about careers service quality.
  • Engaging with the employability agenda, and feeding ideas and knowledge into the development of a programme of careers support lead by the CCP.
  • Being an advocate for PhD careers and employability within the Faculty. This may mean inviting the CCP to attend relevant Faculty meetings and/or committees, approaching fellow academics for industry contacts, and facilitating access to Faculty resources where appropriate.
  • Co-ordinating within the Faculty to facilitate careers events, for example approaching relevant lecturers for induction lecture access, lecture ‘shout outs’, and securing use of Faculty spaces.
  • With the support of the relevant professional services staff, identifying suitable times for scheduling desired careers events so as to maximize attendance.

This role is an annual contract, non-renewable and carries an honorarium paid by the Graduate School, of £500.

To apply, please send a CV and statement saying why you are interested and what you can contribute to the role to:

Donald Lush, Careers Consultant, at donald.lush@kcl.ac.uk

By 5 p.m. on 30th June.

Prior to applying if you would like to find out more please feel free to contact Donald on the above address.

Interviews are expected to take place on 8th July.

Lovely job for a PhD….

If you feel you’re in need of a bit of extra cash, fancy learning how to write a CV, cover letter or application form, and can be pretty flexible about your times, then this job might be for you.

Current PhD Application Adviser Thomas Byrne comments:

“An ideal part time role to run alongside studies. The hours are flexible, the work involves meeting lots of new people and it’s often very rewarding helping them out. And the colleagues aren’t half bad either.”

We have the best views at King’s* and there is usually much cake in the kitchen.

Look forward to getting your application!

*according to us……

Mathematics and Statistics Support Centre – Paid Positions Available

King’s will be launching a support centre for maths and stats in September 2014. This follows a pilot in May 2014. The centre will be based in the Maughan Library at the Strand campus and open 2-5pm each weekday afternoon.

The Centre will provide mathematics and statistics support for students who use these skills outside of a Mathematics Degree, and support will be offered on a one-to-one basis by postgraduate students. Training and supervision will be provided for tutors and this is an excellent opportunity to develop your tutoring skills and build experience.

We are looking to recruit 15 students to offer this support, each working one 3 hour shift per week. The centre will be open in term time and we are recruiting for the full academic year. You don’t have to be studying in a mathematical discipline, but do need A-level mathematics and to be highly numerate in either mathematics or statistics.

Criteria

It is essential that you meet the following criteria:

  • A-level mathematics (or equivalent) and a high level of numeracy
  • have excellent teaching / tutoring skills
  • can demonstrate reliability and punctuality
  • are eligible to work in the UK
  • are available for at least one afternoon shift 2-5, Monday – Friday during King’s term-times
  • are available for a full day’s training on 6 October

Experience of tutoring in maths and / or stats is highly desirable and preference will be given to those with this experience – although training will be provided.

Payment will be made through Direct Temping, and at spinal point 20 on grade 4 – £12.81 per hour.

If you are interested and meet the criteria we’d really like to hear from you. To apply please contact gavin.beattie@kcl.ac.uk by 14 September 2014, with one side of A4 paper detailing:

  • your experience
  • your areas of expertise in Maths / stats
  • how you meet the criteria
  • your availability in terms of afternoons
  • confirmation that you will be able to attend a full day training session on 6 October.

Come and work with us?

Fancy joining our team? We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate to provide administrative support to the Postgraduate & Graduate School Support team for a period of maternity cover. The role will require someone who is organised and able to create and maintain effective administrative systems.

The successful candidate will be a good communicator as well as possessing excellent IT and customer services skills. Applicants will ideally have experience of office administration and/or event organisation although full training will be provided. In addition, we are looking for applicants who have a genuine interest in developing their skills and expertise in the area of support for postgraduate students.

So if you’re interested in working at King’s, why not take a look at the full job description and send us your application by the 23rd of August.

Please note that this is a full-time job and would not be suitable for current students.