Senior International Policy Adviser (Mobility)

The closing date for applications is 12 noon Thursday 5 August 2021.

Salary: £36,100 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.

The British 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.

You will have a leading role in managing the Academy’s role as an "endorsing body" for the Global Talent visa and developing the Academy’s policy advice on international mobility and immigration. The role has three key areas of focus: managing service delivery, advising on operational and policy development, and external engagement. Working with colleagues and Academy Fellows you will lead on the Academy’s international mobility and immigration portfolio, particularly in relation to the development of the Global Talent visa, which is vital to the mobility of the research sector.

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 noon (GMT) Thursday 5 August 2021.

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

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by Thursday 12 August 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 the week commencing Monday 16 August 2021.

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