Student Engagement Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 00000600-1
  • Date Posted: 11 June 2024
  • Employer: Soas Students' Union
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  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £29,356.29 to £32,977.29
  • Sector: Administration, Customer Service, Government & Democracy, Project Management, Marketing & Communications, Media, Digital & Creative, Policy, Research & Analysis, Student Engagement & Representation, Student Opportunities
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description


  • Post: Student Engagement Coordinator 
  • Salary:  Grade 5 (£25,138 - £28,759 + £4,218,29 London Allowance) £29356.29 - £32977.29, new starters will enter at the bottom of the scale 
  • Contract Type: Permanent 
  • Reports to: Membership Services Manager 
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 10am-6pm 
  • Place of Work: SOAS Students’ Union, 10 Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG. 

About the Role  

The Student Engagement Coordinator shall be responsible for providing administrative support to the engagement functions of the Union, this includes a varied role across our helpdesk, including Societies and Sports Teams, Student Voice and Communication. The role holder will be supported by a team of student staff with undertaking this role.  

The role holder will implement an inclusive approach and have an awareness of the various barriers to student engagement. They will be proactive in helping the student volunteers, including Society and Sports Teams committees and student reps. 

The Ideal Candidate 

The ideal candidate will be passionate about strengthening communication, extra-curricular opportunities and student voice at SOAS, and they will be both well-organised and creative in the delivery of this work. They will be familiar with the diverse nature of the student body and be able to apply an approach that is effective at highlighting both mainstream and marginal concerns and capable of leading to action and change.  

The ideal candidate is someone who is able to juggle a variety of different projects and is able to delegate effectively. At the heart of the role will be a strong attention to detail and the ability to design, write and to convey messages clearly, concisely and accurately. You will implement a clear well-planned structure for the Student Volunteers that sets out their roles, while avoiding any unnecessary barriers to engagement. You will understand the requirements of a small but extremely active union such as SOAS SU, and you will have a range of interpersonal skills that you will use to influence and liaise with a broad range of people both from the student body and the institution’s staff. 

Application Process

If you have any questions about the role and would like an informal chat about the role, please contact our Membership Services Manager, Antonia Bright We welcome any and all questions, even if you do not feel like you meet all the current criteria just yet.  

If you wish to apply for the role, please read the job description and person specification and email your CV and a covering letter setting out your suitability for the role to 

If you require an alternative method for submitting your application, please email 

Applications close at midday on Wednesday 26th June. Interviews will take place in person on Friday 28th June.