Senior Project Officer (Money Mentors)

Updated: about 15 hours ago
Location: Strand, ENGLAND
Deadline: 14 Jul 2024

Job id: 091567. Salary: £37,332 - £42,099 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 21 June 2024. Closing date: 14 July 2024.

Business unit: Students & Education. Department: Advice, Wellbeing & Welfare.

Contact details:Nikki Scott. [email protected]

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Professional & Support Services.

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.

Specialist Advisors and Officers in Advice, Wellbeing & Welfare provide expert advice and support to our diverse community. At any stage in their university careers, students may experience a variety of complex problems relating to money, housing, and welfare issues for which they need practical support and legal advice. Our work is to ensure that these do not become a barrier to their success at King’s and that through our wellbeing initiatives, our students thrive during their studies and make the most of their opportunities after graduation. 

We are part of the 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 Money & Housing Advice Service Senior Project Officer coordinates the Student Money Mentor Project at King’s College London.  This initiative, the first of its kind in the UK, was initially launched in September 2016 and has continued to grow and evolve annually with the enthusiasm and dedication of each new batch of students.  The project seeks to demystify student-funding arrangements and encourage students to share their strategies for financial independence. It encourages all students to be financially savvy, make informed choices and develop financial resilience.

The Senior Project Officer is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and developing the Student Money Mentors, their associated campaigns, information, advice, and guidance (IAG), outreach activities, and social media presence. Working closely with the advisors and associated colleagues across the Students & Education Directorate, you will lead on outreach projects and campaigns that aim to provide proactive advice to current and prospective students to enhance the student experience and reduce the risk of financial hardship.

This is an exciting opportunity for candidates who wish to work closely with students on community projects and peer support. They can use their skills and expertise in financial education, money advice, or student support, and they can grow their skills in project management and student campaigns.

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

This is a full time role (35 Hours per week), and you will be offered an a fixed term contract until 27 June 2025.

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  • A wide range of different work and educational experiences could support your success in this role. Relevant work experience might include working with community groups or services for young people in or adjacent to an educational setting.  Relevant educational experiences might include higher education in a related discipline, professional qualifications or other training in project management and/or enhancing peer support programmes.
  • Experience in recruiting, training or supervising young people participating in projects or outreach activities.
  • Experience working with students in FE/HE and/or young people.
  • Experience in motivating and coaching colleagues or clients.
  • Proven ability as a motivational and dynamic presenter with clear communication skills in a variety of formats
  • Well-organised, methodical and accurate and able to plan and prioritise various work activities in a busy environment to meet strict deadlines.
  • Experience organising a programme of events, activities, or training and providing evaluation and feedback on these initiatives.
  • Ability to establish and proactively build professional relationships with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience in using student record databases (we use SITS).
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Canva or other publishing software used to create and edit graphical documents.
  • Experience using enhanced Microsoft Office Tools (e.g. PowerBI, Power Automate, Sway, SharePoint and Forms).
  • Full details of the role and the skills and experience required can be found in the attached job description which is provided on the next page.

    Further Information

    We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community. 

    We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

    To find out how our managers review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

    Interviews are due to be held online on the 22nd July 2024 This role does not meet the requirements of the Home Office and therefore we are not able to offer sponsorship for candidates who require the right to work in the UK.

    This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service and/or Occupational Health clearances.

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