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Salary: Competitive 

About SOAS

SOAS, University of London is recruiting to the role of Registrar following the appointment of Laura Gibbs as COO at Queen Mary University of London.

SOAS is the world’s leading institution for the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and 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.  It uniquely combines language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, and has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with these specialisms.

The Role and its Responsibilities

SOAS is a small yet complex organisation with more than 5,500 students from 133 countries on campus, in addition to around 3,600 global students undertaking distance learning programmes.  Its vision is to produce graduates who can understand and engage with the world to make a difference.

Building on a long tradition of excellence as SOAS enters its second century, it now seeks a visionary Registrar to lead professional and support services in reviewing, refreshing and continuing to deliver high quality integrated and cost effective administrative services across the School, to ensure future generations of students continue to thrive in the dynamic and specialist environment of SOAS.

Reporting to the Director, Baroness Valerie Amos, the Registrar will work closely with the Pro-Director (Learning & Teaching), the Pro-Director (Research & Enterprise), and other colleagues across SOAS to provide leadership and drive the strategic development, delivery, coordination and implementation of all aspects of the School’s professional and support services. 

Knowledge and Experience

As the School’s Chief Operating Officer and a vital senior member of the Executive Board, you will combine a strong professional services track record with proven administrative and organisational skills, as well as an ability to lead in both the formulation and implementation of strategic plans as part of a senior leadership team. You will be a strategic thinker with outstanding leadership experience. Your style will be consensual, but you can demonstrate decisive leadership when required. Furthermore, you will demonstrate excellent people skills to build effective relationships at all levels.
For a confidential discussion, please contact Julia Roberts or Asher Dinnen on 020 7932 4240.  The closing date for applications is Friday 17th June 2016.
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