Head of Academic Summer School

Updated: about 9 hours ago
Location: London, ENGLAND
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 28 Aug 2017

£51,554 - £59,225 pro rata per annum inclusive of London Allowance

Part time position (17.5 hours per week – 0.5 FTE)

This post is fixed term for 1 year in the first instance

The role and its responsibilities

The Head of Academic Summer School will take responsibility for the strategic direction of the Academic Summer School and lead the development and implementation of the SOAS vision, policies and procedures within the Summer School context. They will lead on developing and maintaining a range of high quality Summer School programmes and drive the marketing and recruitment activities to increase student recruitment. They will be responsible for securing partnership agreements with other universities, in the UK and overseas, and fostering relationships with appropriate external agencies and international networks. Working with academic departments, the Head of Academic Summer School will expand and diversify the portfolio by developing new and innovative programmes.

Skills and experience

We are looking for a motivated professional who has extensive experience of working in an academic or commercial training environment at a senior level, with the skills and credibility to lead on the future direction of the SOAS Summer School. You will need a good understanding of the international higher education market and be able to develop strategies, policies and procedures to address the particular challenges of operating in this area for a small and specialist institution.

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Louise Roberts, louiseroberts@soas.ac.uk or 020 7898 4837

Competitive benefits package


As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:


• 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and School closure days
• 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

About the SOAS Academic Summer School

The SOAS Academic Summer School is run by a small team within the Research and Enterprise Office and completed its fifth year in 2017, growing year on year and attracting students from all over the world.

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities. 

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

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 18 September 2017

Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set 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 .

We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Women and Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.


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