Research Funding Assistant x2 (1x Permanent / 1x FTC - 31 March 2023)

The closing date for applications is 12:00pm Monday 30 May 2022.

Salary: £23,750 per annum, plus excellent benefits

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.

There is an opportunity to join us as part of the Research Funding Team. The team works closely with Fellows, Officers and Committees of the Academy to manage and support the growing portfolio of research funding opportunities which funds excellent researchers to address many of the challenges we face today, supports the next generation of research leaders, and provides authoritative and impartial evidence and advice to policymakers. They also engage with the research community to raise awareness and engagement with the Academy’s research funding opportunities.

The role of the Research Funding Assistant is to provide support across the portfolio of funding schemes managed by members of the Research Funding Team.

The Research Funding Assistant – Fellowships, will have specific responsibility for the support of ongoing activities and tasks related to the delivery of schemes including the Mid-Career Fellowships, the BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships, and the Innovation Fellowships.

The Research Funding Assistant – Grants, will have specific responsibility for the support of ongoing activities and tasks related to the delivery of schemes including the BA/Leverhulme Small Grants scheme, the Talent Development Awards, and the Academy Research Projects.

These roles will support the monitoring and reporting of the Academy’s research funding opportunities, as well as the decision-making processes for the delivery of funding schemes and awards, including helping to organise and manage selection meetings. The successful candidate will proactively work with colleagues across the Academy, in addition to engaging with the research community to raise awareness and engagement with the Academy’s research funding opportunities.

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.

Find out 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 Monday 30 May 2022.

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

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by Monday 13 June 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 from 21 June 2022.

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