Head of Access, Participation & Student Success Job Vacancy in (London WC1H)

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Vacancy : Head of Access, Participation & Student Success
Company Location : London WC1H

Job Description

Job title: Head of Access, Participation & Student Success
Department: Student and Academic Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Grade 9, £55,415 to £63,638 pa inclusive
Location: Hybrid – Bloomsbury, London and remote
Hours: 35 per week

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.
We are looking to appoint a Head of Access, Participation & Student Success in our Directorate of Student and Academic Services (SAS). You will be responsible for external and internal agenda in access and student success by providing strategic direction to the School and lead and contribute to the creation and development of a positive culture of diversity.
About the Department
The Department will aim to provide a high-level administrative support, advice and guidance to students, researchers and academic colleagues, so they receive expert, prompt and accessible support across a wide range of activities. These will also include business operational and management support to Heads of Departments and colleagues in central professional services.
About the Role
Under the leadership of the Director of Student and Academic Services, you will be responsible for leading and delivering a School-wide approach to access and student success including the involvement of both professional and academic departments, and to contribute to School priorities in learning and teaching, student engagement, curriculum diversity and outreach.
About you
Ideally you will have previous experience of office administration, ideally in a Higher Education context, Experience of managing and motivating a team. You will have an awareness and appreciation of equal opportunities issues relating to staff and student related matters alongside an awareness of issues relating to the progression of students from under-represented groups into higher education
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
If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please click the apply button and complete the online unbiased application form, including your supporting statement. You can find further information in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.
Please contact Monika Nangia – Director of Student and Academic Services for an informal discussion by email mn27@soas.ac.uk
Closing date: Sunday, 13th February 2022 received by 23:59 to be considered.
Interviews date: tbc

‘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’

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

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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