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Doctoral School Manager

SOAS University of London - Registry

Location: London
Salary: £49,400 to £58,300 per annum inclusive of London Weighting pro rata
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024
Job Ref: PO944224BloDSM

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.  SOAS University of London is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.  

About the Department:  

The Registry is responsible for the central elements of student administration, including enrolment, progression and awards, and for the student and curriculum records for the School. It has specialist teams in Student Administration, Curriculum, Assessment & Quality Assurance, Visa Compliance, Online Distance Learning and Doctoral Studies.  

About the Role 

The Doctoral School Manager will play a significant role in the Doctoral School and Registry more widely, taking responsibility for all aspects of administrative and student support for SOAS’s postgraduate research programmes, ensuring services are delivered in an efficient, effective, and agile manner.  

Working closely with other Registry Managers, the Doctoral School Manager will lead on the development of common systems and processes, standardised and in line with best practices in the sector and ensuring compliance with SOAS regulations and policies.  

They will ensure that a consistently excellent service is provided to all students and staff of the School and collaborate with other teams in the Student and Academic Services directorate. They will also work closely with the Head of Doctoral School to deliver priorities and strategic targets.  

This is a busy and varied role involving daily communication with academic staff, students, and potential applicants, so the post holder will need to have excellent organisational skills, demonstrate a good use of initiative, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise. 

You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website. 

How to Apply:  

Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and a supporting statement 

Closing date: 8th January 2024  

Interviews to be held: TBC 

Further information 

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk  

'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'. for the duration of their contract 

For information on how and why SOAS processes personal data about its job applicants, please read our Job Applicant Notice. 
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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