ERC Project Co-ordinator

SOAS, University of London - Research and Enterprise Directorate

Fixed-term for three years in the first instance

About SOAS

SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, offering programmes in arts, humanities, languages, law and social sciences. Inaugurated in June 1916, SOAS has had an international reach since the arrival of its first students in February 1917 and is celebrating its Centenary in 2016.  We uniquely combine language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, and have the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with these specialisms.

SOAS has been successful in winning several large ERC awards recently and we are looking for an expert in project administration and management to support the project teams.

The role and its responsibilities

As Project Coordinator, you will work across several large projects simultaneously, delivering all aspects of project administration and management as the individual project requires. You will be part of a team of project coordinators working flexibly with a portfolio of projects, and reporting to the Research Finance Manager so benefitting from a larger team delivering post-award management. The current portfolio includes ERC funded projects but as larger grants are awarded it is intended that the portfolio of funders will broaden.

Skills and experience

You will have proven experience of project administration and management in a research context, coupled with excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will also have experience of managing budgets as well as working with supervision to achieve complex tasks. 

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

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

This post is fixed-term until 31 December 2019 in the first instance.

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

Interviews will provisionally be held on 15 November 2016

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

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SOAS values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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