London Calling

By King’s College London

King’s College London offers career possibilities in a range of diverse roles

King’s is a university employer of choice whose success is built on attracting, developing and empowering a diverse and inclusive workforce to work within a high-performing environment.

We offer a wide range of career opportunities with training and development throughout – King’s is a great place to start and continue to advance your career.

Why choose us?

King’s employs more than 8,000 dedicated staff, who are all central to the university’s achievements and successes. Our people include apprentices starting their careers to world-leading academics, making King’s a great place to realise your potential wherever you are in your working life.

With a diverse range of professional service roles, from administrators and maintenance workers through to senior managers, a role at King’s means you’d be working among our large community of talented individuals, all operating in partnership across the university.

King’s values its people – the welfare and wellbeing of our staff are fundamental and King’s strives to create an inclusive culture that values all individuals, demonstrates open-mindedness and tolerance, and encourages a good work-life balance. Our people can learn new skills, accessing support and advice when needed, all within a supportive, healthy and satisfying working environment.

In the heart of London

Our central London location puts us at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and international cities. King’s has four campuses by the Thames, giving you easy access to all that London offers. 

The city is full of opportunities, offering the best from around the world in terms of culture, nightlife, business, politics, media and sports, all within easy reach of public transport. You’ll never find yourself with nothing to do in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

Pay and benefits

Our staff receive a competitive salary as well as attractive benefits. These include professional learning and development opportunities, generous annual leave, a wide range of family-friendly policies, and access to a wide range of financial benefits and discounted goods and services.

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Many of our staff stay at King’s and progress to new roles, a testament to our inclusive and supportive culture and great range of opportunities. Just a few of their stories are below…

Sian Norris

Strategic projects manager

What is your role?

I work in the strategy team and am part of the steering group for the transformation network, designed to bring people who work on change management, project management and process improvement together to share best practice, offer support and develop career pathways.

What was your life before King’s?

After graduating I travelled. In Australia, I administered a scheme to encourage Aboriginal people to become nurses and midwives. That was a fantastic experience.

What attracted you to work here?

I enjoyed making a difference to people, so being part of a world-leading teaching and research university really appealed to me. I like the dynamic environment and the opportunity to continuously improve.

What do you enjoy about working at King’s?

Helping to start the network has been a great learning opportunity. I also love meeting colleagues. The people make King’s stand out for me – they’re friendly, dedicated and supportive.

What’s next for your career?

I’m looking forward to developing network events and supporting members to identify potential process improvements which will build on my experience and people skills.


Syreeta Allen

Widening participation manager (post-16)

What is your role?

I oversee the outreach to post-16 students and lead a team of six practitioners. I also manage the special admissions process for widening participation students and the department’s strategic communications.

What was life like before King’s?

I taught in further education for three years, then joined Black Cultural Archives in 2013 and led the schools and young people’s programme for the first heritage centre dedicated to black British history.

What attracted you to work here?

My passion for education equity. King’s has a strong track record in attracting the best talent irrespective of their background because of the innovative work of the widening participation department.

What do you enjoy about working at King’s?

I delight in supporting my team to deliver excellent work and develop in their careers. My favourite time of year is when we welcome students from our pre-entry programmes starting at King’s as students.

What’s next for your career?

I believe my next role will be in leading an institution-wide approach to supporting students from under-represented backgrounds to reach their full potential.

Dan O’Toole

HR functional implementation lead

What is your role?

As part of a transformation initiative, King’s is implementing a new workforce management system, and it’s my job to make sure that the HR functions in this new system do what we need them to do.

What was your life before King’s?

I graduated with a degree in art history and then went to work for the electricity board, before spending two years as a recruiter specialising in senior finance roles. I joined King’s recruitment team in 2012.

What attracted you to work here?

I wanted to be a part of an organisation whose purpose is knowledge and learning.

What do you enjoy about working at King’s?

The opportunities I have: to develop my skills, to act on my own initiative, to work alongside some astonishing people and to advance my career.

What’s next for your career?

In an environment with the kinds of opportunities King’s provides, who knows! For now, I’m just making sure we’re implementing the system in the best possible way to support the university’s endeavours.

Jessica Minnis

Major gifts officer

What is your role?

I work in fundraising and supporter development. I build relationships with alumni and supporters to raise philanthropic funds
for the university and its health partners.

What was your life before King’s?

My career at King’s began in September 2016 when I started as a CASE graduate trainee, but King’s has been part of my life since 2012 when I joined as a student reading German.

What attracted you to work here?

King’s stellar reputation within the higher education fundraising sector. I knew starting my career here would be an invaluable opportunity.

What do you enjoy about working at King’s?

Working with alumni who are passionate about King’s and the work we do.

What’s next for your career?

I would love the chance to work abroad or use my German language at work!