Head of News and Public Affairs (Maternity Cover) (12-month FTC)

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 25 November 2020.

Salary: £54,000 per annum, plus excellent benefits

The British Academy – the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences – is seeking a Head of News and Public to lead a busy team within an integrated Communications Department. The successful candidate, who will already have senior level experience in a comparable organisation, will take responsibility for the overall management, planning and delivery of the Academy’s press and public affairs as well as playing a key role in the delivery of the overall communications strategy.

He/she will ensure effective promotion of the full range of the Academy’s growing range of activities to help build the Academy’s reach and impact and particularly for our programmes aimed at policy-makers and civil society on subjects varying from purposeful business to childhood development and the societal and cultural implications of the pandemic.

He/she will seek innovative ways of increasing public awareness of the importance and public value of our disciplines and support our research award holders in securing coverage for their work. The British Academy offers 42 days of annual holiday (including bank holidays), attractive benefits (including a defined benefit pension scheme) and a supportive working environment.

How to apply

The recruitment pack includes the job description and person specification. Once you have had an opportunity to read through both documents carefully, please send a copy of your CV accompanied by a covering letter, outlining why you are particularly suited to this role and how you fulfill the criteria listed within the person specification.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form, which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the shortlisting process.

All applications should be e-mailed to: recruitment@thebritishacademy.ac.uk.

Download the recruitment pack

Download the equal opportunities form

Important to note

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 25 November 2020.

All applications received after the closing date will not be reviewed.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified in the week commencing 30 November 2020 .

If you do not hear from us by this date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 7 December 2020.

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