SOAS University of London

Staff Development

Information for Managers

Management Training & Development

Essential training for managers is outlined on the Training & Development for Managers SharePoint page. You can view a list of upcoming courses for all staff on the staff course calendar

There are also numerous resources for managers on LinkedIn Learning.

Remote Working as a Manager

We understand that managing a remote, on-site or blended team in these unusual circumstances is challenging for everyone. The following pages have practical resources you can use to support yourself and your direct reports:

Wellbeing SharePoint page 

Covid-19 and Your Wellbeing SharePoint page

Managers Pack

As a manager, you are most likely to use the below forms on a regular basis - but if these don't cover what you need please go to the HR Forms and information webpage.


Return to Work Interview Form (msword; 51kb)  


Variation of contract request form (msword; 86kb)  

Probation Forms - part 1 (msword; 92kb)  (for Professional and Campus Services staff)

Probation Procedure for New Academic (Teaching & Research Staff) (for staff new to the academic profession) PDF (msword; 118kb)  

Probation Form for Experienced Academic Staff on 1 Year Probation Period (msword; 84kb)  

Probation Form for Experienced Academic Staff on 2 Year Probation Period (msword; 103kb)  

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