Events Producer – MAT Leave Cover to January 2023

The closing date for applications is 12pm, Monday 20 September 2021.

Salary: £31,350 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. From artificial intelligence to climate change, from building prosperity to improving well-being – today’s complex challenges can only be resolved by deepening our insight into people, cultures and societies.

We invest in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas, engage the public with fresh thinking and debates, and bring together scholars, government, business and civil society to influence policy for the benefit of everyone.

The post-holder will be responsible for the creation, management and delivery of delegated parts of the Academy’s events programme particularly those aimed at the public such as the Summer Showcase, discussions, lectures, performances, and events in non-traditional formats in person and online that will introduce greater interactivity, make best use of digital technologies and facilitate meaningful public engagement. The post-holder will also work closely with the Head of Events and the Director of Communications and Marketing to develop the Academy’s public engagement offer and to input into plans to develop new event spaces at our London home on Carlton House Terrace.

To undertake this role the individual will have experience of planning and delivering different kinds of events and public engagement including those in non-traditional formats or using digital techniques and large-scale events of 1000+ people, experience of working in partnership with external organisations, a good knowledge and understanding of the public engagement sector and how to deliver activities to deepen engagement with research, and excellent interpersonal skills, able to communicate effectively with people at all levels.

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.

You can find more information on the Academy’s vision and current activities.

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

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

Important to note

The closing date for applications is 12 noon (GMT) Monday 20 September 2021.

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

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by Wednesday 29 September 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 8 October 2021.

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