Faculty Support Administrator

Kingston University

Faculty/Directorate

Kingston School of Art

School/Function

Faculty General

Contract type

Fixed Term Contract

The Role

Kingston School of Art is looking to recruit a Faculty Support Administrator who will provide proactive administrative support to assigned Heads of Department within the faculty. This is a fixed term maternity cover position. The role is varied and includes calendar management, producing day-to-day communications and providing support on a number of projects. Strong organisational skills are necessary as the requirement will be to maintain a number of operational systems and support in the organisation of faculty events.

The Person

The successful applicant will have previous administrative experience within a busy office environment, strong IT skills and be proactive and confident in their approach with meticulous attention to detail.
Candidates must be able to communicate effectively and work collaboratively at all levels, providing excellent customer service with a flexible and responsive attitude.

The Faculty

Kingston School of Art (KSA) has a strong heritage. Since its origins in the late 19th century it has established an exceptional reputation and become one of the UK’s leading art and design educational institutions.

The Faculty combines a dedication to creative risk-taking, innovation and experimentation with a commitment to working with numerous local, national and global partners and collaborators to lead and shape the future of the creative and cultural industries. As an Art School within a university, KSA fuses the benefits of an art and design-focused identity with the ability to be at the forefront of exciting cross-disciplinary developments in diverse areas such as health, business, engineering and the humanities and social sciences.

Ranked in the top five per cent of the world for art and design education by QS Top Universities, KSA produces globally celebrated alumni, high performing courses, impactful research performance and regularly achieves industry and student awards while engaging with the latest thinking from industry practitioners.

The Faculty works with leading brands and institutions forging exciting partnerships with organisations like the ICA, the Design Museum and the BFI. More recently, the Faculty has expanded its international presence through partnerships with the Indian Institute of Art and Design and the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, America.

With a wide variety of disciplines taught within the Faculty, KSA offers opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration in research and teaching – providing both exceptional choice for students and a stimulating environment for academics in the creative fields.

Further information

This is a full time, fixed-term position for one year with a starting salary of £27,305 per annum.

This post is available as a result of maternity leave/sickness absence, and it is expected that you will hold it for the full period. However, should the post-holder (on maternity leave exercise their right to) return to work earlier, then this appointment will be terminated, subject to a notice period of one month. 

Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 24th July 2023.

For informal enquiries, please contact Sophie Doughty , PA to Dean, Kingston School of Art.

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are – so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

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