Project Officer

SOAS, University of London - School of Arts - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Fixed term contract for one year

About SOAS
SOAS, University of London is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the 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.   

About the Faculty
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities carries out internationally important research as well as providing a diverse and stimulating range of postgraduate and undergraduate courses to its students.

The School of Arts was founded on 1st September 2012 from the integration of the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology and the Department of Music and the Centre for Media Studies.  The Faculty wishes to now develop this integration further and to develop the School of Arts in to a world-leading centre.

The role and its responsibilities
As a Project Officer you will be responsible for the provision of comprehensive project support within the School of Arts, including high-level support with regards the integration of the School of Arts and its constituent units.  This will include supporting, and working closely with the Head of School and other staff in the School of Arts and the Faculty in the review and redevelopment of management structures, and the identification and implementation of new structures. Working with the Faculty’s Team Leaders, you will ensure such structures fit with both Faculty and School processes and procedures, and provide support for new academic developments within the School of Arts.

You will also assist the Head of School in the preparation of the Centenary Exhibition in the Brunei Gallery.

Skills and experience
You will be educated to undergraduate degree level (or equivalent), with substantial experience of working in the UK Higher Education sector. Experience of project management and the delivery of successful outcomes, and relevant previous experience of project co-ordination and administration within a complex organisation, are also essential to the role. 

You will be a highly organised individual with excellent IT, written and oral communication skills, together with the ability to work independently and accurately to strict deadlines and be able to bring enthusiasm and new ideas to the role. 

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

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.
Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing 16 January 2017

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

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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