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Governance Officer

SOAS University of London - Governance & Risk

Location: London
Salary: £30,732.50 to £36,925.50 per annum (Including London Allowance)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 27th September 2021
Closes: 17th October 2021
Job Ref: CE380038BloGO

Location: Bloomsbury, London (Successful candidate must be based in the UK)

About the role

You will be responsible for supporting a range of committees and groups, as well as operational delivery of risk management and business continuity planning. This includes developing, co-ordinating and monitoring risk registers. You will also be responsible for maintaining the insurance cover for the School and collections.

Key Tasks include;

  • Supporting a range of committees and groups, preparing agendas and minutes and liaising with the Chairs of committees and Board of Trustees
  • Supporting the Governance restructure following a recent Governance Review
  • Working with the Senior Management team, Directors of Professional Service and Heads of Department to update Risk Registers
  • Preparing papers, reports and other analytical documentation to support the School’s risk management processes
  • Developing and maintaining up to date information on the School’s website and intranet pages
  • Identifying and implementing changes to policies and procedures to ensure the service continues to meet agreed quality standards, guidelines and procedures.

About you

You will show a commitment to ensuring that the services we provide are safe, effective and well managed through a robust governance framework.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • That you are educated to degree level or have equivalent experience
  • A solid understanding of risk management and experience of maintaining and updating risk registers or a willingness to learn
  • Experience of providing timely and comprehensive advice and guidance to others on regulatory, procedural or policy issues
  • Experience of efficient and effective running of committee meetings, taking minutes and ensuring the committees are run appropriately and in line with terms of reference
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to analyse, interpret, amend and develop diverse sets of data/information
  • Excellent IT skills (including Word and use of MS Teams)
  • Excellent communication skills

Further Information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Elizabeth Heath, Head of Legal, Governance and Risk at

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please click the apply button and complete the online application form, including your supporting. You can find further information in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities. 

Closing date:    Sunday, 17th October 2021

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

Interviews will provisionally be end of October 2021 TBC (via Video conferencing)

'Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility 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'

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We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.

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