Doctoral School Officer

SOAS University of London - Student and Registry Services Directorate

The role and its responsibilities

The Doctoral School Officer work as part of the Academic Registry’s Doctoral School team providing administrative services and guidance and advice in relation to postgraduate research regulations, policies and procedures to research degree students and their supervisors.

Skills and experience

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and have experience of student facing administration and the use of a student records systems. They will work well both independently and as part of a team, be able to build good working relationships with colleagues across the School, meet deadlines under pressure and balance competing workload demands.  

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 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 celebrated its Centenary in 2016. It is a large and complex organisation, with around 6,000 FTE students, many from overseas, in excess of 1,000 employees and a turnover of £80 million.

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

Interviews will provisionally be held on week commencing 6th November 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

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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