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Doctoral School Assistant

SOAS University of London - Registry Services

Location: London
Salary: £25,085 to £28,483 per annum incl. London allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th August 2018
Closes: 21st August 2018
Job Ref: 001536

Fixed term: 4 months in the first instance (to December 2018)

Registry, Student and Academic Experience Directorate

About Registry
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.

The Academic Registry is responsible for the central student administration for the School. It has a number of specialist teams including: Examinations and Assessments, Records, Fees & Scholarships, Quality Assurance, the Doctoral School and the Weston Student Hub.

The role and its responsibilities
As part of the Doctoral School team you will be responsible for providing an effective customer-focused service to students and staff, dealing with enquiries and helping students to resolve complex issues by gathering information from colleagues as appropriate. You will assist the Doctoral School Co-ordinator and Training Advisor, and provide support for relevant meetings and events.

Skills and experience.
You should have experience of working with a student records system in Higher Education, ideally working with student fees and funding. You should have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative.

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.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please press the apply button.

Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.
Doctoral+School+Assistant+JDPS.+docx.pdf

Closing date: 21 August 2018

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

Interviews will provisionally be held on 7th September.

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 hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.

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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