President and Principal

Ref: 4482

King's College London


Role Managed by:

Micah Coston

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 207 340 6281


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 18/05/2020

Formal Interview Date: tbc

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King’s College London is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society. Now ranked among the top universities in the world, King’s was originally founded in 1829. Based at the heart of London, King’s is home to a diverse community of 31,000 students from over 150 countries and over 8,500 staff. A comprehensive research-intensive university with a turnover approaching £1 billion, King’s has world-class strengths across the academic disciplines and is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe. In the inaugural Times Higher University Impact Rankings, a global performance assessment against United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, King’s was ranked fifth in the world.

The current President and Principal, Professor Ed Byrne, leaves King’s in an outstanding position. The institution is progressing confidently against its “Vision 2029”, that continues a focus on excellence across education, research and service, and commits to a powerful civic role in London that serves the UK and the world. Recent developments include the new King’s Business School, which has enjoyed significant success after only three years; the establishment of the International School for Government, the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, London Institute for Health Care Engineering in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust; full re-engagement with Engineering through new, state-of-the-art facilities and programming in the School of Engineering on the Strand Campus and the development of TEDI-London, a new design-led engineering school underpinned by three global partners; and the King’s Civic Leadership Academy, a flagship programme to support social mobility that connects students with charities. disciplines.

In our next President and Principal we seek an outstanding leader with an exceptional understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face the King’s community. Candidates are sought who will bring creative, modern, values-based leadership skills to inspire colleagues such that the extraordinary talents of all our staff and students are fully realised. We are looking for an individual who will have a significant external role representing King’s nationally and globally; someone who can demonstrate success in strategic leadership with a large and complex world-leading organisation. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our institution and a key enabler of our current strategy; it is essential that the next President and Principal shares these values.

Applications will close at 17:00 GMT on Monday 18th May.

Salary: commensurate with experience

Location: London

For informal inquiries please contact Dr Micah Coston on or +44 (0)20 7340 6281.

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