Administrator, Engaged Humanities Project

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Short info about job

Company: SOAS University of London

Department: Linguistics

Salary: £24,812 per annum pro rata (Grade 5), inclusive of London Allowance.

Hours: Part Time

Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Type / Role: Clerical

Phone: +44-1327 4686187

Fax: +44-1569 4895751

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Administrator, Engaged Humanities Project. Terms and conditions vacancy

Part-time (18 hours per week - 0.5 FTE).

This post is fixed-term until 31/12/18. The successful applicant will be required to start as soon as possible.

The role and its responsibilities

We are looking for a Project Administrator for the Engaged Humanities in Europe: Capacity building for participatory research in linguistic-cultural heritage Project (ENGHUM) within the School of Linguistics, Cultures and Languages at SOAS, University of London.

The postholder will provide administrative support, including:

  • organising meetings, workshops, etc.;
  • helping to prepare reports and deliverables;
  • financial management;
  • liaising with counterparts and team members at collaborating universities, as well as SOAS colleagues in academic and support departments.

Skills and experience

You will have excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience of financial management and report-writing, with a good eye for detail. You will liaise with team members in the UK, Poland, and the Netherlands. We are looking for someone who can work independently and use initiative, but who has the ability to decide appropriately which matters require the attention of supervisors. Experience of participation or assistance in research and training activities would be an advantage. Language skills in Spanish and/or Polish would be an advantage.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Julia Sallabank (e: [email protected] or t: 020 7898 4326).

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 Department of Linguistics

SOAS Linguistics department was the first in the UK, and is a centre of excellence in an unparalleled range of languages. The ENGHUM project builds on our expertise in the documentation and revitalisation of endangered languages. In the 2017 National Student Survey, SOAS Linguistics rates first in the UK for Teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Learning Resources, and equal first for Overall Satisfaction.

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

Closing date: 7 September 2017.

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

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 25 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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