Retention and Success Coordinator

SOAS University of London - Learning and Teaching Development

The role and its responsibilities

As Retention and Success Coordinator, you will contribute to the delivery of strategies to improve the student learning experience at SOAS and to enable students to succeed on their learning journey. You will support and develop the delivery of Bridging Courses for mature and first generation students starting their first year of undergraduate studies, as well as organise and administer a programme of peer mentoring to help students succeed.

Skills and experience

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have relevant experience of events and project management as well as some experience in higher education. You will be a team player; have excellent communication and organisation skills; and be responsive to a changing educational environment.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Dr Angela Gallagher-Brett,

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 Learning and Teaching Development

Learning and Teaching Development forms part of the Academic Services Directorate and provides a central focus for learning and teaching support and development throughout the School. Its remit includes student learning development, academic teaching development and e-learning.

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Closing date:    01st January 2018

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

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 15th January 2018

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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