Deputy Head of International (Programmes) – 12-month Maternity Leave Fixed Term Contract

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm Monday 6 December 2021.

Salary: £42,300 per annum, plus excellent benefits

The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future.

The Academy’s international team promotes and supports international collaboration and mobility, develops and maintains links with sister academies, international organisations and other partners overseas, and leverages the expertise of Fellows and award-holders to further the Academy’s reach, impact and influence internationally.

The current work programme includes a broad portfolio of topics such as: Europe’s Futures; Conflict, Stability & Security; Justice, Rights & Equality; Urban Futures; and Knowledge Frontiers.

The Academy’s international programmes are multi-year endeavours which entail a wide array of activities: from providing research funding to talented individuals in the UK and overseas, to informing international policy and public debates, to using the Academy’s convening power to showcase the value of international and interdisciplinary collaborations for addressing today’s global challenges and ensuring that the UK maintains its place as a world-leader in the social sciences and humanities.

This is a key role in the Academy’s International Team with substantial leadership and financial management and reporting responsibilities. This is an opportunity to gain unique exposure to an exciting breadth of international research, policy and practice delivering high quality outcomes for the benefit of the humanities and social sciences. You will take a lead role in advancing the team’s strategic planning working closely with the Head of International. You will be an excellent communicator with both internal and external stakeholders, who is comfortable managing a dynamic team with a wide range of differing international programmes and the significant financial and reporting responsibilities that come with those.

This opportunity is available as a one-year fixed term contract or a secondment whilst the current postholder is on maternity leave.

The Academy offers 34 days of annual holiday (not including bank holidays), excellent benefits (including a defined benefit pension scheme) and one of the best locations in London.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion statement

As a key part of our People Strategy, the British Academy is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, promoting equal opportunity, and addressing under-representation. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We will make reasonable adjustments to support disabled job applicants and offer an interview to those meeting the minimum selection criteria.

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How to apply

The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available below. 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 fulfil the criteria listed within the person specification.

Equality Data Monitoring

We are asking all applicants to complete our equality data monitoring survey. Completing this form will help us establish a better baseline for future equality, diversity and inclusion action. The information collected will be held securely and handled sensitively in line with the Academy’s data protection policy. We encourage all job applicants to complete this survey; every question has a “Prefer not to say” response option if you would rather not disclose certain details.

Download the recruitment pack

Access to the equality data monitoring survey

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Important to note

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm (GMT) Monday, 6 December 2021.

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

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by Monday, 13 December 2021.

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 on Friday, 17 December 2021.

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