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Senior Funding Officer (Mobility)

King's College London - Global Mobility Office within Curriculum, Quality & Employability Services

Location: London
Salary: £32,676 to £37,297 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance. Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th September 2021
Closes: 3rd October 2021
Job Ref: 032085

Campus: Role will be based in our department, likely on the Waterloo campus, though the team have been working remotely since March 2020 and expect some form of hybrid working to continue in the future.

Contact: Tom Atterson, Associate Director (Global Mobility)

Job description

About Us

The King’s community is dedicated to the service of society. King’s Strategic Vision 2029 sets out our vision for the future, shaped around five priority areas: educate to inspire and improve; research to inform and innovate; serve to shape and transform; a civic university at the heart of London; and an international community that services the world. Our ambitious Education Strategy sets out the actions that we must take to transform how we teach, how and where our students learn and how we support them during their time with us.

In combination, the Global Mobility team and the Student Funding team offer a range of student travel opportunities with financial support. These include scholarships, bursaries and hardship funds, as well as Erasmus and Turing grants for study and training abroad.

Both teams are part of the wider Students & Education Directorate, a collection of wide-ranging professional services in place to support King’s students and their education. As a directorate we manage the student lifecycle from application to graduation and beyond, to ensure a coherent and seamless student experience and effective administrative processes, working closely with King’s faculties to do so.

About the Role

The Senior Funding Officer (Mobility) is a new, fixed-term role responsible for co-ordinating, administering and reporting on the university’s key student mobility funding, notably the Turing funding award for 2021/22, as well as other related schemes such as Erasmus+. They will be responsible to the King’s Turing Manager, in the Global Mobility Office, with dotted-line reporting into the Associate Director (Student Funding).

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates looking to be part of the first iteration of the UK government’s new Turing Scheme, establishing clear and robust processes to ensure good management and reporting to lay the foundations for future bids and awards whilst supporting participating students.

We are seeking to recruit a proactive and flexible team-player with excellent administration skills to co-ordinate our successful Turing bid, ensuring all necessary funding is administered and reported on accurately through close working with Student Funding and Global Mobility.

The successful candidate will have funding or financial experience and an interest in the way funding can support student travel for learning purposes. They will be able to operate confidently and productively with internal and external colleagues and will have an understanding or passion for equality and inclusion.

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.

This post will be offered on a fixed-term contract to the end of August 2022 (when the 2021/22 Turing Scheme is currently due to end).

This is a full-time post, but we welcome applications from candidates seeking a flexible work pattern within our necessary service operating hours (10-4).

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