King's College London

Administrator to project BuildCARE and OPTCare Elderly in the Department of Palliative Care

Reference: THW/14/059639/218
Salary Details: £23,386 to £26,274
Allowances: £2,323 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

The successful candidate will administrate and assist with the coordination of BuildCARE in particular the IARE programme, the DEE programme and supporting BuildCARE’s senior academics so that the project is coordinated and delivered across organisations, professions, and countries within the required timeframe (80%WTE).

They will assist with the coordination and administration of the OPTcare and the MORECare Capacity projects to support successfully completion and timely delivery (20%WTE).

They will be expected to provide high level administrative support to the CSI International Faculty Scholars and project leads (Higginson, Evans and Daveson) and to assist BuildCARE’s Senior Administrative staff (Bennett, Cooper).

As well as to assist with the online and face-to-face delivery of the Cicely Saunders Events programme including the Cicely Saunders Annual lecture, topic specific conferences, training workshops, internal continuing professional development opportunities, and administrating the open seminar series.

Responsibilities will include preparing, typing, formatting and proofing project reports, publications (including reference lists), correspondence, inputting data, presentations, podcasts, transcriptions, minutes, agendas, databases, and project meetings, and arranging meetings and calendars.
The candidate will need to maintain a strict confidentiality of personal information (e.g., staff/patient/carers) and work within the terms of the Data Protection Act and comply with the safety policies of the Department and the School and to observe Departmental and School security policies.

This opportunity will suit a creative, motivated and organised individual who is flexible with their communication style and they are comfortable with innovating. They will be competent in a range of mediums (e.g., web-based and print) and software programmes (e.g., including EndNote, Excel, Adobe, and website content management programmes). They will be motivated to ensure our palliative care outputs and events reach the widest audience possible and are presented optimally. This is an excellent opportunity for a competent and efficient administrator to join a range of our national/ international flagship projects.

The successful candidate will work across a number of research projects working closely with a range of staff and external representatives to ensure the success of the projects. They will be provided with opportunities to develop, consolidate or extend a range of skills essential for an administrative / project management career in higher education.

The post is an 18-month contract.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 2 October 2014.

Closing date: 24 September 2014

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If you have questions about this role, please contact: Dr Barbara Daveson, Tel: +44 207 848 5565, Email:,

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