Governance & Risk Officer

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Company: SOAS University of London

Department: Governance & Compliance Directorate

Salary: £35,775 to £42,060 per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Professional or Managerial

Phone: +44-1432 5569488

Fax: +44-1540 4038818

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Governance & Risk Officer. Terms and conditions vacancy

The role and its responsibilities

We are seeking a new member of staff to help support the key governance processes and committees within the School. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to work in a key central function, learn more about how a university operates and contribute to the effective running of the organisation. They will get to work with a range of staff and members of the School’s Board of Trustees as part of a small team in the Governance & Compliance Directorate.

Skills and experience

This is an important role in the School and the successful applicant will have significant experience of supporting key committees and working with a range of internal and external stakeholders at all levels. They will have a keen attention to detail and enjoy managing governance processes and explaining these to other staff.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Chris Ince, [email protected] or 020 7898 4110

Competitive benefits package:

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

About the Governance & Compliance Directorate

The Governance and Compliance Directorate provides central management, guidance and co-ordination for the School’s activities, in conjunction with the SOAS Board of Trustees and supporting committee structure.

The team within the Directorate provides services to the School in a number of professional areas from equality, diversity and inclusion to information compliance as well as committee management.

The Directorate staff provide the essential support to a number of members of the School’s senior management team based in the School’s Directorate including the Director, the Pro-Directors, the Registrar and the Secretary.

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please visit

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing on: 25th September 2017

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact [email protected]

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.  

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