Co-opted Members Staff and Culture Strategy Committee

King’s College London

Independent Members – Staff & Culture Strategy Committee

The vision of King’s is unashamedly to make the world a better place.  Since its foundation in 1829, countless numbers of students and staff of King’s have dedicated themselves to the service of society.  The fourth oldest university in England and based in the heart of London, King’s College London is research-led, ranking as one of the world’s top 40 universities (QS World University Rankings, 2022). It has over 42,000 students (including more than 19,00 postgraduates) from some 150 countries and over 12,000 members of staff.  The university is among the top UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of about £1bn.

As King’s sets out its priorities for the years ahead, a firm commitment to the success and wellbeing of the College’s staff and culture of work is right at the heart of its strategic thinking.  It is the College’s aspiration to build a supportive and inclusive community, prioritise the engagement and wellbeing of staff and develop and empower colleagues across its diverse workforce to build their chosen careers at King’s and beyond.

To this end, King’s has established the Staff & Culture Strategy Committee.  This new standing committee of Council will be made up of four members of academic and professional services staff, one postgraduate research student, one postdoctoral early career researcher and four appointed independent members, one of whom will be a member of Council, and relevant ex officio members.  To establish the committee on the firmest of foundations, we now seek to appoint three expert and committed independent members.

As a Chief People Officer/HR Director or COE lead/subject expert, you will have relevant experience in an organisation of significant scale and complexity, with exposure to executive committee and senior business leaders.  Drawing on deep technical expertise to deliver strategic impact and expert advice, we seek individuals with relevant skills in Industrial Relations, Employee Relations & Engagement; HR Operations & HRIS; Talent including EDI, Succession and Development.

Candidates will demonstrate empathy for the main trends and challenges facing a university such as King’s and the ability to deploy core strategic abilities to the benefit of the College.

King’s College London is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment process it is the Council’s clear stated aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities.  The university particularly welcomes applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBTQ+ community and from disabled people.

For further information, including details of how to apply, please click Apply here on Changeboard.

Closing date: 13th September 2022

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