Director of King’s Online

King's Online

London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 04th Feb 2021
  • Salary: To be negotiated
  • REF: 015104
  • Closes: 04th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

King’s College London is a multi-disciplinary, research-led university with over 43,000 students from 150 countries. Based across five campuses in the heart of London, King’s is a world-leading, civic university with over 8,500 employees and an overall annual income of £1 billion.

King’s is now looking to appoint a Director of King’s Online to manage and continue building the portfolio of online learning activity across all 9 faculties within the university. Given the rapidly changing landscape of online learning requirements across the sector, the Director will have an unparalleled opportunity to help the university deliver on ambitious plans. King’s Strategic Vision pledges an aspiration to become the UK leader in online and blended learning by 2029, presenting an exciting opportunity for ongoing innovation and supporting the academic community in delivering the best possible learning environment for our diverse student body.

King’s Online will form part of King’s Education in order to deliver King’s ambitions in expanding learning opportunities, becoming a sector leader in design and pedagogy in product development and educational delivery. Reporting to the Executive Director of King’s Education, the Director of King’s Online will be responsible for maintaining key relationships with Senior Management, Faculties/Departments and Professional Services across the university, as well as third-party partners and service providers. The Director will work closely with the Vice President & Vice Principal (Education) and other senior stakeholders to expand and support academic opportunities, as well as to enable a market-led approach to portfolio development. The Director will bring the knowledge and experience necessary to manage a range of services, including instructional design, user experience, content/platform design and development, and media design and production.

Responsible for the overall leadership and success of the King’s Online unit, the Director will ensure the team are global leaders in innovative online design and development, scoping best practice worldwide. Working closely with university leaders, the Director will be responsible for developing and operationalising an aspiring and commercially viable vision for King’s Online, in line with King’s over-arching strategic and financial plans. The Director will be responsible for engaging with commercial partners and overseeing contract management. The postholder will also have a close working relationship with the Director of Professional Education, who leads the King’s Professional and Executive Development unit. Excellent leadership skills, and communication and relationship skills are essential requirements, alongside an ability to effectively manage competing priorities.

For further information about the role please visit and to apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London Job Opportunities page and submit the specified documentation.

Informal enquiries may be made to the King’s Search Team</strong>; please contact James Ralphs or Sarah Fraser at

The deadline for applications is midnight on Thursday 4th March 2021.

The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview. Interviews will be scheduled for Friday 23rd April 2021.

King’s College London is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

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