SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies project officer position

Dear colleagues,

The SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies is currently hiring a project officer. Please see below for more details, and click on this link for the FULL job description document.

Feel free to forward to anyone whom you think might be interested.

Many thanks.Kind regards

How Wee Ng <>

Project Officer, Centre of Taiwan Studies

Vacancy Number 001334
Location London
Campus Russell Square
Post Class Support
Department / Centre Centre of Taiwan Studies
Contract Type Fixed Term
Closing date for applications 27 August 2017

Job Description

£28,585 – £30,856 pro rata per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Part time (14 hours per week – 0.4 FTE)
Fixed term contract (11 Months)
The role and its responsibilities: The postholder will play a critical role in providing administrative support for the various Centre of Taiwan Studies (CTS) Research and events Programmes, sponsored by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education.

Skills and experience

The postholder will have extensive experience of administering academic event programmes. An important role will be leading the public relations of the Centre, thus experience in website content management and social media promotion will be required.

You will need to have experience of communication with a diverse set of stakeholders including students, academics, funders, the media and the general public. This means that the postholder must be fluent in English but also in both written (traditional characters) and spoken Mandarin. Lastly, it is essential that the postholder is enthusiastic about Taiwan Studies.

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, pro rata for part time staff
• 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 Centre of Taiwan Studies

Since the establishment of the Taiwan Studies Programme in 1999, the School of Oriental and African Studies has become one of the leading centres for Taiwan Studies in the world. We now offer the only MA in Taiwan Studies outside of Taiwan. It provides an unrivalled programme of advanced interdisciplinary courses on Taiwan’s society, culture, politics, language and economics. We also run short courses on Taiwan at the Summer School and at other European universities. The School has also become one of the most important centres for Taiwan Studies academic events in the world. During term time we hold regular public seminars, in which scholars working on Taiwan present their research.

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: 11 September 2017

Please note that it will not be possible for SOAS to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship 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

At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.  

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