Programmes Assistant – 12-month Fixed Term Contract

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm GMT Tuesday 30 August 2022.

Salary: £23,750 per annum and competitive benefits package

As the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, the British Academy champions the study of peoples, cultures and societies – past, present and future. Bringing independence, authority and objectivity to complex issues, we contribute significantly to public policy, skills, education and research and help to shape both society and the economy.

We have three principal roles:

A Fellowship of distinguished scholars from all areas of the humanities and social sciences, elected by their peers, that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and ideas and promotes the work of our subjects.

A Funding Body that supports the best ideas, individuals and intellectual resources in the humanities and social sciences, nationally and internationally.

A Forum for debate and engagement that stimulates public interest and deepens understanding, that enhances global leadership and policy making, and that acts as a voice for the humanities and social sciences.

The Programmes Assistant post holder will provide support across the portfolio of Academy research programmes. The post will provide a breadth of administrative support for: award management processes; advice to applicants, award-holders and assessors; the ongoing monitoring and reporting of award outcomes; and the ongoing improvement of the Academy’s grants management database. We are seeking an individual who is committed to deliver this administrative role to a high standard, whilst supporting change, and enthusiastic to work collaboratively to deliver the goals of the role, the team and the wider organisation.

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 applicants with a disability 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 12:00pm (GMT) Tuesday 30 August 2022.

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

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by Friday 9 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 Friday 16 September 2022.

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