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LECTURER IN MATERIALS & MOLECULAR
MODELLING (THREE POSTS)

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES

Reference Number: A7/CCP/861/11-JT




Contents
1. Explanatory notes including application procedure

2. Further particulars, including:

       a. Information about King’s College London, and the post

       b. Job description and person specification

       c. Summary of the terms and conditions of service
Explanatory notes

Please read carefully before completing the application form
Thank you for your enquiry regarding a post at King’s College London. Enclosed is a set of further particulars
for this post. These comprise: a job description and person specification; general information about the
College, School and Department; as well as the main terms and conditions of the post.



Application procedure
Should you wish to apply for this position, please send the following:

      a completed Personal details form and Equal opportunities monitoring form (download from link)

      a copy of a short statement setting out your reasons for applying for the post and highlighting the
       particular skill and experience which you feel you would bring to the role (2 pages max).
      a summary of your future research plans (2 pages max).

      a copy of a current curriculum vitae which should include inter alia:
           o your full name with title
           o details of your present post with date of appointment
           o education
                    degrees (subject, class, institution, date of award)
                    other academic/professional qualifications (subject, level, institution, date of award)
                    distinctions other than degrees
           o membership of professional and learned societies
           o teaching and research experience
           o administrative and management experience
           o grants obtained
           o esteem indicators (awards, invited talks at international conferences, etc.)
           o a full list of peer-reviewed publications and associated citation data (including a summary of
              metrics such as citation rates and h-index)

To email: strand-recruitment@kcl.ac.uk


Applications should be made electronically in Word or PDF format.

Please ensure you quote reference number A7/CCP/861/11-JT on all correspondence.

Informal enquiries should be made to the Head of the Materials & Molecular Modelling Group, Professor Mark
van Schilfgaarde (mark.van_schilfgaarde@kcl.ac.uk). Further information about the department may be found
at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/physics.

Closing date: 9 January 2012

Interview Date: Week beginning 5 March 2012

Please advise your referees that they may be contacted and asked to provide a reference at short notice.
Equal opportunities
King's College London recognises that equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity
are integral to its academic and economic strengths.

The following principles apply in respect of the College’s commitment to equality and diversity:
    To provide and promote equality of opportunity in all areas of its work and activity;
    To recognise and develop the diversity of skills and talent within its current and potential community;
    To ensure that all College members and prospective members are treated solely on the basis of their
        merits, abilities and potential without receiving any unjustified discrimination or unfavourable
        treatment on grounds such as age, disability, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or
        belief, sex, sexual orientation, trans status, socio-economic status or any other irrelevant distinction;
    To provide and promote a positive working, learning, and social environment which is free from
        prejudice, discrimination and any forms of harassment, bullying or victimisation;
    To promote good relations between individuals from different groups.


Applicants with disabilities
King's College London is keen to increase the number of disabled people it employs. We therefore encourage
applications from individuals with a disability who are able to carry out the duties of the post. If you have
special needs in relation to your application please contact the Human Resources Advisor responsible for the
administration of the post.


Travel expenses
The College normally reimburses reasonable travel costs to and from interview within the United Kingdom.
Regrettably, only limited contribution to travel costs for applicants from outside the UK may be available.
Please contact the Head of Department before making your reservation.


Removal and Relocation Expenses
Removal and relocation expenses may be available to the successful applicant. These may include: legal &
professional fees associated with the sale and purchase of residence; travel and hotel expenses relating to a
weekend house hunting exercise in respect of the new appointee and spouse; reasonable expenses incurred
when removing furniture and personal belongings; storage of furniture and personal belongings for up to one
year; travel costs in respect of new appointee and family in transferring to a new place of residence.


Response
We very much regret that due to limited resources and the large number of applications we currently receive,
we are only able to inform short listed candidates of the outcome of their application.

If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been
unsuccessful on this occasion. We would like to assure you, however, that every application we receive is
considered in detail and a shortlist only drawn up after careful reference to a detailed person specification.

If therefore, your application is not successful, we hope that you will not be discouraged and will still apply for
other suitable vacancies at King’s College London as and when they are advertised.

Thank you for your interest in King’s College London.
Further particulars
The College
King's College London is one of the top 30 universities in the world (2011/12 QS World University Rankings),
and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, King's has nearly
23,500 students (of whom more than 9,000 are graduate students) from nearly 140 countries, and
approximately 9,000 employees. It offers an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and
caring traditions. King's is in the second phase of a £1 billion redevelopment programme which is transforming
its estate.

King's has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the
2008 Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of
British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the
UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading. The College is in the top seven UK universities for
research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £450 million.

There are nine Schools of Study:
    Arts & Humanities
    Biomedical Sciences
    Dental Institute
    Institute of Psychiatry
    Law
    Medicine
    Natural and Mathematical Sciences
    Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery
    Social Science & Public Policy

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range
of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international
affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery
of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.
It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical
Research Council Centres.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley
NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences
Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and
three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and
comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit: www.kingshealthpartners.org.


The School
The School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences comprises the Departments of Informatics, Mathematics
and Physics. All areas have highly-rated research activities and the School runs a wide-ranging portfolio of
Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes. Over the past few years, there has been a significant
recruitment of young staff across the School.

The School has recently been created from a restructuring of the School of Physical Scence and Engineering.
The establishment of the School, supported by significant College investment, alongside the development of
basic science within King’s Health Partners, is part of an ongoing process to reinforce the significant existing
presence in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and informatics across the College. We offer a broad
range of single and joint honours programmes as well as an enviable array of graduate master’s programmes
that are complemented by well established research programmes.
The School has around 1500 undergraduate and postgraduate students. It is supported by a School
Professional Services Team, Departmental/Divisional Staff, and Site Human Resource and Management
Accounting services.

Details of all our departments and programmes are on the Natural and Mathematical Sciences web site at
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/nms.


The Department
The study of Physics at King's College London dates back to its foundation in 1829; the first Professor was Sir
Charles Wheatstone and other former professors include James Clerk Maxwell, who discovered the unified
equations of electromagnetism and took the first colour photograph while at King’s, and Nobel laureates
Appleton, Barkla, Richardson and Wilkins. The seminal x-ray crystallography work by Wilkins and Franklin
which led to the discovery of the structure of DNA was performed in the Physics Department.

The Department is located on the Strand Campus of King’s College London in central London. In summer
2008 the Department moved into newly refurbished dedicated office space, with views over the Thames to the
London Eye and Westminster. The central location of our department gives easy access to other London
Colleges, major libraries and many leading societies including the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society.

The Department’s web-site can be accessed at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/physics.


Staff & Students

Currently, the Department has 26 academics, with about 19 postdoctoral researchers, 35 PhD students and 230
undergraduate students. As such, it is at present a relatively small physics department, and the close contact
between staff and students is a prized feature of the Department. The College is investing significantly in the
Department with the creation of the School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and it is intended that the
Department should grow substantially, both in staff and student numbers, over the next few years.


Research

In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 95% of the department’s research was judged to be of
international standard, and 50% internationally leading or competitive (3*/4*). The new investment in the
Department of Physics is intended to enhance further the research profile in the department, both through an
increase in capacity and through the appointment of internationally leading researchers.

Research in the Department is focused in three research groups:

Materials and Molecular Modelling:

Head of Group: Professor Mark van Schilfgaarde
Group Members: Dr Francesca Baletto, Dr Nicola Bonini, Prof Alessandro de Vita, Prof Lev Kantorovich,
               Dr Chris Lorenz, Dr Carla Molteni.

Research is focused on the theory and simulation of condensed matter, and in particular the development and
application of advanced modelling techniques suitable for the study of complex materials and molecular
systems and processes. An important strand of this is the use or development of the theory of the electronic
structure, which is the key to understanding materials at their most fundamental level. Fundamental
approaches are developed, or combined with advanced modelling techniques to investigate a wide range of
materials and molecular properties from the quantum to the mesoscopic level. Applications range from
materials science to nanotechnology and biology, with topics including biological molecules and materials,
stress, corrosion and other subjects of traditional materials science, as well as electronic, optical and magnetic
phenomena. The Group's research is supported by a number of computer clusters housed in a dedicated server
room.

Related activity in molecular modelling, led by Dr Franca Fraternali, occurs in the Randall Division of Cell &
Molecular Biophysics (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/randall). The Group also enjoys strong collaboration with the
King’s Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The group is a partner, with related activities in Imperial and UCL, in the Thomas Young Centre for Theory
and Simulation of Materials (http://www.thomasyoungcentre.org.uk).


Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology:
Head of Group: Professor John Ellis FRS, Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics
The research focus of the Group is on tests of new models of particle physics beyond the Standard Model,
including theories such as supersymmetry, large extra dimensions and strings. These tests include collider
experiments, predictions of particle-physics models for indirect and direct dark matter searches, and the
particle physics of the early universe ranging from inflation to theoretical models of quantum gravity. The
Group is funded by the UK STFC and a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator Award of
Professor Ellis, which has enabled the creation of a London Centre for Terauniverse Studies involving King’s,
Imperial and UCL in collaboration with CERN. In combination with the Theoretical Physics Group in the
Department of Mathematics in King’s, the Group forms part of a significant activity in Theoretical Particle
Physics in King’s College London, with the two groups offering distinct methodological approaches. The
emphasis for the Physics group is concerned with understanding and predicting observation and experiment.

Experimental Biophysics and Nanotechnology:
Head of Group: Professor Anatoly Zayats
Research in the Group involves the development and applications of advanced optical and scanning-probe
techniques and of novel nanomaterials to address modern challenges in biological and material sciences and
photonics. The Group adopts an interdisciplinary approach to provide leading-edge research in optical,
mechanical and structural properties of nanostructures underpinning their applications in nanophotonics, cell
and molecular biophysics, sensing and soft matter technologies. The research is centred around the
overarching themes of: (i) functional nanoparticles, (ii) cell and single molecule biophysics; (iii) bio- and nano-
photonics; (iv) plasmonics. We combine expertise in nanofabrication, advanced imaging techniques and
modelling. The Group makes use of nanofabrication facilities of London Centre for Nanotechnology and has
extensive optical characterisation facilities. Strong collaborations exists with the Randall Division of Cell and
Molecular Biophysics, the Imaging Sciences Division, The Dental Institute and the Institute of Pharmaceutical
Sciences in King’s as well as other UK universities and internationally. Group members belong to the KCL
Centre for Biophotonics www.kcl.ac.uk/research/groups/biophotonics. Current major projects include among
others the UK EPSRC research programme on Active Plasmonics (www.activeplasmonics.org).


For further details, please see the Department’s Research web-pages.


Teaching

At undergraduate level, the Department of Physics runs single-subject BSc (3 year) and MSci (4 year) degree
courses in Physics and joint degrees with Mathematics and Philosophy. The 3-year BSc degree in Physics is
designed to teach core knowledge of the subject, including the necessary mathematical, laboratory and
computing skills. The 4-year MSci degree has been designed to enhance the specialised knowledge and,
through substantial project work, to prepare students for careers as professional physicists. It has been
designed to be comparable to European masters qualifications. The fourth year of the MSci programme is
taught in collaboration with other colleges of the University of London [University College, Queen Mary and
Royal Holloway] and with the Maths Department. The Department also offers a one-year MSc in Physics
programme. Details of the courses and curricula are available from the Undergraduate menu of our Study web-
pages at www.kcl.ac.uk/physics. All u/g degree programmes are approved by the Institute of Physics.
The Post
Applications are invited for Lectureships in Materials & Molecular Modelling at King’s College London, to be
taken up with effect from June 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of Physics and will be based at the Strand
Campus of King’s College London. We seek candidates with a strong research record and an innovative
research plan that complement existing expertise within the Materials and Molecular Modelling Group. We are
particularly interested in theory or modelling expertise in the following three topical areas:
(1) Biophysics and biomaterials. Research programmes which offer the potential for collaboration with
    activities in the School of Biomedical Sciences of King’s College London, are particularly welcome.
(2) Strongly Correlated Materials. Applications are encouraged from candidates with expertise in topics such
    as superconductivity, non Fermi-liquid behaviour, Kondo physics, and magnetic phenomena, which lie
    outside a single-particle description.
(3) Modelling research related broadly to energy generation, use, or storage. Research topics include (but are
    not restricted to) hydrogen storage, electrochemistry, batteries, and electronic materials related to energy
    conversion such as conducting organic polymers.

The successful candidates for the Lectureships in Materials & Molecular Modelling will be expected to: (a)
engage in internationally-leading research and maintain an outstanding track record of research in this area;
(b) supervise postgraduate research students; (c) help in promoting the image and profile of King’s in
Materials & Molecular Modelling; (d) play an active role in the pursuit of research grants, travel funds,
consultancy arrangements; (e) contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes by taking part in
teaching, examining and project supervision within the Department of Physics; and (f) contribute, as directed
by the Head of Department, to the general work of the department.
Job description
Post title:                           Lecturer in Materials & Molecular Modelling

Department/Division/Directorate: Department of Physics

Grade:                                7

Responsible for:                      n/a

Responsible to:                       Head of Department


Role purpose
        To undertake high-quality research in Materials and Molecular Theory and/or Modelling
        To take a lead role in the delivery of high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the
         department, and to their planning and organisation.
        To carry out administration as requested by the Head of Department.


Role outline – main responsibilities
Key objectives:
   Take a lead role in the delivery of teaching activities within the department, and to their planning and
      organisation, in accordance with established departmental practice.
   Contribute to the ongoing development and design of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a
      research-led approach to student learning.
   Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Department, School and
      College, including establishing a track record of high quality publication.
   Develop and maintain individual/joint research projects in subject related areas.
   Supervise and train postgraduate students to ensure their effective development.
   Act as personal tutor to students as agreed with the Head of Department and assist with difficulties, e.g.
      learning support/problems.
   Participate fully in assessment and examination process as appropriate using a variety of methods and
      techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their leaning.
   Engage in professional development as appropriate
   Attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences within subject related areas.
   Accept academic responsibility within the Department and School, involving departmental
      administrative responsibilities in respect of student services, student recruitment and advice as well as
      participating in aspects of School governance on School committees.
    Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department.

Communication & networking:
   Collaborate in research with colleagues at King’s and elsewhere, as appropriate, and communicate
     research results in seminars and at national and international conferences
   Prepare course materials and examination papers;
   Collaborate, liaise and negotiate outcomes involving the delivery of modules/programmes with relevant
     academic and professional services colleagues;
   Participate in and develop external networks (e.g. student recruitment, placements, outreach work,
     income generation)
    Liaise with students over academic and pastoral care issues

Decision making, planning & problem solving:
   Contribute to the planning of the Theoretical Particle Physics & Cosmology Group and its
      implementation.
   Identify programme development needs and propose how these should be achieved.
   Develop ideas for generating income, promoting the subject, disseminating and applying the results of
       scholarship
      Be responsible for delivery and assessment of specific modules
      Collaborate with colleagues on implementation of assessment procedures
      Advise on strategic issues such as research strategy, student recruitment and marketing
      Contribute to accreditation and quality control processes.
      Ensure student needs and expectations are met
      Manage projects relating to own area of work
      Responsible for administrative duties such as admissions, examinations, etc

Service delivery:
    Accountable for the delivery of high-quality research.
    Accountable for the delivery of high-quality teaching to students, ensuring that the learning outcomes
      defined in the programme and module specifications are met;
    Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students;
    Respond to requests for information from students and staff in accordance with College policies

Analysis & research:
   Develop research objectives, projects and proposals.
   Conduct individual or collaborative research projects
   Identify sources of funding and contribute to the process of securing funds
   Extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching, research and
      appropriate external activities
   Write or contribute to publications or disseminate research findings using other appropriate media
   Make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events.

Team work, teaching & learning support:
    Act as a responsible team member, leading where agreed, and develop productive working relationship
     with others
    Collaborate with colleagues to identify and respond to student needs
    Deliver teaching material within subject area
    Use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods
    Supervise student projects
    Contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and material
    Identify areas of current provision in need of revision or improvement
    Set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide feedback to students

Sensory/physical demands & work environment:
    Balance the pressures of teaching, research and administrative demands and competing deadlines
    Conduct risk assessments and act responsibly for the health and safety of students and others.

Specific Aspects: indicate frequency D (daily), W (weekly), M (monthly) where applicable: n/a

 Intensive DSE work (eg. data entry or           W          Direct patient contact involving exposure        n/a
 digital microscopy):                                       prone procedures (EPP):
 Heavy manual handling:                          n/a        Direct patient contact, no EPP                   n/a
 Highly repetitive tasks (eg. pipetting or re-   n/a        Work with patient specimens (eg. blood or        n/a
 shelving books):                                           tissue samples):
 Shift work, night work or call-out duties:      n/a        Work with GM organisms or biological             n/a
                                                            agents that may pose a hazard to human
                                                            health:
 Work involving risk of exposure to              n/a        Hazards which require health surveillance eg.    n/a
 environmental or human pathogens (eg in                    respiratory sensitisers (allergens, substances
 waste streams or soils):                                   with risk phrase R42, wood dust etc) or loud
                                                            noise :
 Driving vehicles on College business:           n/a        Food handling or preparation:                    n/a
 Work at height (eg. ladders, scaffolds etc)     n/a        Work in confined spaces (eg. sump rooms,         n/a
                                                            etc)
Pastoral care:
    Undertake role of module/personal/group tutor
    Responsible for the pastoral care of students in physics.



Organisational chart




Special requirements
      You will be required to work irregular hours in accordance with the needs of the role;
      Information of a confidential nature must be kept strictly confidential and should never be disclosed
       either inside or outside work. It should be noted that breach of confidentiality is a serious offence which
       may lead to dismissal;


General
All staff are expected to adhere to King’s policies and procedures.



Date
November 2011
Please note
This job description reflects the core activities of the role and as the College and the post-holder develop there
will inevitably be changes in the emphasis of duties. It is expected that the post-holder recognise this and adopt
a flexible approach to work and be willing to participate in training.

If changes to the job become significant, the job description should be reviewed formally by the post-holder
and line manger. The Human Resources department should then be consulted as to the implications of the
proposed changes.
Person specification
Eligibility to work in the United Kingdom

International applications will be considered for this position. If you do not have permission to enter, remain
and work in the United Kingdom you will need to pass a points-based immigration assessment. Before you
apply for this job you must ascertain whether you have sufficient points to qualify under Tier 1 and/or Tier 2
schemes 1. If you do not have sufficient points please do not apply as you will not be granted permission to
enter the United Kingdom. Click on the following link to the points calculator: Border & Immigration Agency
Points-based calculator.

At the interview you will be asked to furnish the panel with the details of the route (Tier 1 and/or Tier 2) you
would be eligible to follow. Please note that should you have sufficient points this does not mean your
application will be successful. In the event your application is successful there is no guarantee that your
application for a visa will be granted, in which event the offer will be withdrawn.


Criteria                                                                            E
                                                                                    S
                                                                                           D
                                                                                           E
                                                                                                HOW
                                                                                                IDENTIFIED
                                                                                    S      S    AND ASSESSED
                                                                                    E      I
                                                                                                AP = application
                                                                                    N      R
                                                                                                AS = assessment
                                                                                    T      A
                                                                                    I      B    I = interview
                                                                                    A      L    P = presentation
                                                                                    L      E    R = references

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATION AND TRAINING

Hold a PhD in Materials Theory and/or Molecular Modelling or closely
                                                                                    *           AP,R
related work

Have a strong research record appropriate to career stage                           *           AP,I,P,R

Have research published or accepted for publication in Materials Theory
and/or Molecular Modelling, in high-calibre refereed journals, at a level that
                                                                                    *           AP,R
would support the Group being ranked in the top-quartile in national
research rankings (REF).

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

Have demonstrated research skills in Materials & Molecular Modelling                *           AP,I,P,R

Be able to teach at postgraduate level in Physics                                   *           AP,I,P,R

Be able to teach relevant subjects at undergraduate level in Physics                *           AP,I,P,R
Good presentational, organisational and administrative
                                                                                    *           AP,I,P,R
skills

Ability to exercise academic leadership                                             *           AP,I,P,R

Ability and energy to devise successful applications for externally funded
                                                                                    *           AP,I,P,R
research projects

EXPERIENCE

Teaching experience at UG and/or PG levels                                                 *    AP,I,R

Have some postdoctoral experience                                                   *           AP,I,R
Have supervised research students                                                        *    AP,I,R

Have a track record of grants and funding                                                *    AP,I,R

Administrative experience                                                                *    AP,I,R

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS/OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Have well-defined plans for future research programme                              *          AP,I,P,R

Recent and future research to fit with the research profile of the Materials &
                                                                                   *          AP,I,P,R
Molecular Modelling Group

Core competence in biophysics, strongly correlated materials, or materials
                                                                                         *
related to energy applications

1 There are two classifications – Tier 1 (Highly skilled workers) and Tier 2 (Skilled workers). Highly skilled
migrants are encouraged to apply under the Tier 1 route. If you do not qualify under the Tier 1 route, you may
qualify under the Tier 2 route, however this is dependent on King’s College London at its sole discretion issuing
you with a Certificate of Sponsorship.
Summary of terms and conditions of service
This appointment is made under the King’s College London Terms and Conditions of Service for Non-Clinical
Academic staff, a copy of which is available from the Human Resources department on request.

Period of Appointment                 indefinite contract

Probation                             3 years

Salary                                £37,990-£45,336 per annum, plus £2,323 London allowance per annum

Annual leave                          27 working days

Staff receive four additional closure days. Notification as to how these days are taken is circulated at the start
of the academic year.

Superannuation

This appointment is superannuable under the USS pension scheme. Staff already superannuated under the
NHS Superannuation Scheme may opt to remain in that scheme provided an application to do so is received by
the NHS scheme trustees within three months of appointment to King’s College London. Alternatively staff
may opt to participate in SERPS or take out a personal pension. Please note that the College does not provide
an employer's contribution towards a private pension plan.

The College operates PensionsPlus by which individuals increase their take home pay by reducing their NI
contributions. For staff who join either USS or SAUL pension schemes, you will automatically be entered into
PensionsPlus (provided you would benefit from doing so). As a result your salary will be reduced so that you
receive the PensionsPlus salary and a payment is made into your pension scheme instead.

NB - NHS Superannuation Scheme: Medical Schools are classed as “Direction Employers” and some benefits
of the NHS Scheme are not available to Direction members.

For further information please contact Ms Pauline Job, Payroll & Pensions Manager, King’s College London,
James Clerk Maxwell Building, 57 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA.

Medical

All appointments to King’s are subject to Occupational Health clearance. Should you be offered this post you
will be sent an Occupational Health Questionnaire along with your contract of employment. When the
Occupational Health Department have evaluated your questionnaire and declared that you are fit for
appointment, your appointment will be formally confirmed.

Confidentiality

In the course of your work you may have access to personal or confidential information which must not be
disclosed or made available to any other person unless in the performance of your duties or with specific
permission from your Head of School/Department/Division. (In particular if your work involves the handling
of clinical samples and/or patient data, NHS policies for the maintenance of security and confidentiality of
NHS systems and data must be observed). Breaches in confidentiality may lead to disciplinary action.

Training and Education
King’s College London recognises the importance of training in achieving its objective of pursuing excellence in
teaching, research and clinical practice through the activities of its staff. We are committed to providing
training for all members of staff so that they can perform their jobs effectively and offering them opportunities
for further development. Most training and development will occur "on the job" and formal training
opportunities are also available within King’s College London associated hospitals trusts and through other
external organisations.

All members of staff with teaching responsibilities are encouraged to obtain formal recognition of their
professional expertise in teaching. It is the normal expectation that staff new to teaching in higher education
will register for the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) unless they already possess a
teaching qualification in higher education. The PGCAP is taught and managed by the King's Learning Institute
(KLI); information about the certificate and other programmes run by KLI can be found in their web site –
www.kcl.ac.uk/kli.

No Smoking Policy

King’s College London is committed to maintaining a healthy environment for staff, students and visitors.
Therefore, please note that smoking is not permitted in any of the College buildings or in College vehicles.
Smoking is also not permitted immediately outside the entrances to College buildings or near to windows and
air intake units. Staff working at associated NHS trust sites or other premises should adhere to whatever policy
is in place at these locations.




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