Department Officer (Academic)

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Short info about job

Company: SOAS University of London

Department: Anthropology & Sociology, Politics and Arts Department

Salary: £28,955 to £34,831 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Clerical

Phone: +44-116 4768035

Fax: +44-1246 4329406

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Department Officer (Academic). Terms and conditions vacancy

The role and its responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity to work closely with administrative and academic colleagues as a proactive member of the Anthropology & Sociology, Politics and Arts Departments administrative team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing effective and responsive academic-facing administrative support for the department’s activities, in areas such as coordination of exam marking, planning teaching, timetabling, financial management, and assisting with staff recruitment.  You will liaise with colleagues in professional services across SOAS, reporting to the Department Manager.

Skills and experience

You will have previous experience of office administration, ideally within a Higher Education context, together with the ability to advise and influence both academic and administrative colleagues alike.  Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to build strong working relationships with people at all levels and across SOAS, is essential.  You will be highly organised, self-motivated and able to identify and implement creative improvements to procedures and systems.  You will also ideally have experience of servicing academic committees, including writing minutes and reports, as well as experience of quality assurance processes in Higher Education.

Further information

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including: • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and School closure days, pro rata for part time staff • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution • Various loan schemes including season ticket loan, IT equipment loan • Cycle to Work Scheme • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial childcare support

(For advertising) To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please click the 'apply' button below. 

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

Interviews will be held on 21st September 2017.

Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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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