International Policy Adviser

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Salary: £31,350 per annum

The British Academy is seeking to recruit an outstanding individual to the post of International Programmes Adviser.

The successful candidate will support the Academy’s international team in the development and delivery of the Academy’s international activities, with specific responsibility for managing discrete projects and associated programmes related to the Academy’s European and EU engagement as well as Just Transitions and Net Zero.

We are seeking a candidate who can develop and deliver a wide range of activities and have experience engaging with European partners. They will join a highly dynamic and motivated team, and as such, will be expected to perform effectively under pressure, often balancing conflicting priorities, and using tact and diplomacy when dealing with a variety of stakeholders in the UK and internationally. They should be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, a proactive and flexible attitude, and meticulous attention to detail.

The successful candidate will undertake scoping research and analysis, liaise with policy and research stakeholders in the UK and internationally to ensure the effective use of expertise and engagement necessary for the delivery of activities, and take a lead role in preparing statements, consultation responses and briefings. They will manage specific project budgets and work with colleagues to proactively identify and maximise the impact of existing and potential synergies across various activities.

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

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

Important to note

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm GMT Wednesday 31 August 2022.

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

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by Thursday 15 September 2022.

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 w/c 26 September 2022.

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