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Digital Assistant

Digital Assistant

Salary: c. £22,000 per annum


The British Academy – the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences – is seeking a Digital Assistant to join our busy Communications team. The successful applicant will commission and create audience-focused content for all Academy channels, working with world-leading academics to create engaging articles, video and podcasts that celebrate our subjects.

The main responsibilities of the role include supporting the ongoing renewal of the British Academy’s website, building new pages and reviewing and editing old ones. Excellent attention to detail and strong editorial skills are essential; experience of working with content management systems is desirable. The Digital Assistant will also write, schedule and promote social media posts for the British Academy’s channels, helping to engage a wider audience with our content, events and research programmes. The role requires working with multiple teams and stakeholders both within and outside the Academy, so the ideal candidate will be a confident communicator, with professional experience of juggling competing priorities and organising a varied workload.

This is a great opportunity to be at the heart of the Academy as it goes through a period of ambitious strategic transformation. The British Academy offers 42 days of annual holiday (including bank holidays), attractive benefits (including a defined benefit pension scheme) and one of the best locations in London.


The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available to download from the right-hand side of this page. 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.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form (also available to download from the right-hand side of this page), which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the shortlisting process.

All applications should be e-mailed




The closing date for applications is 12pm, Monday 2 March 2020.

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

First stage tasks will take place on Thursday 5 or Friday 6 March 2020.  

If you do not hear from us by this date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Interviews are expected to take place Wednesday 18 or Thursday 19 March 2020.