International Programmes Assistant
The closing date for applications is 12:00pm Monday, 26 June 2023.
£23,750 (full-time/permanent) + excellent benefits
The British Academy – the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – is seeking an International Programmes Assistant to join our International Team. You will work closely with the Head and Deputy Heads of International to support the delivery of a range of programmes and activities being undertaken by the Team and will also act as a first point of contact for award holders, applicants, and participants.
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.
The current work programme includes a broad portfolio of topics such as: Europe’s Futures; Conflict, Stability & Security; Justice, Rights & Equality; Urban Futures; and Knowledge Frontiers.
The Academy’s international programmes are multi-year endeavours which entail a wide array of activities: from providing research funding to talented individuals in the UK and overseas; to informing international policy and public debates; to using the Academy’s convening power to showcase the value of international and interdisciplinary collaborations for addressing today’s global challenges and ensuring that the UK maintains its place as a world-leader in the social sciences and humanities.
The International Team is a friendly, engaging team, part of the Academy’s wider Research Directorate, which comprises the International Team, Early Careers Researcher Network and Research Funding teams.
The International Assistant will report to the Deputy Head of International Programmes but will work closely across the Team to help deliver the Team’s overall objectives and ensure there is continuous communication, with every opportunity for join-up and synergy maximised. You will be an effective communicator, able to collaborate with both external and internal stakeholders, and you will have excellent planning, organisational, and time management skills.
For further information about the International activities of the British Academy, see: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/international.
About the Academy
The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, established by Royal Charter in 1902. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future. Today’s complex challenges can only be resolved by deepening our insight into people, culture, and societies. With a Fellowship of around 1,400 leading national and international academics, the Academy invests in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas; engages the public with fresh thinking and debates; and brings together scholars, government, business, and civil society to influence policy.
The Academy currently has five directorates: Communications & Marketing; Development; Policy; Research; and Resources, plus a small Governance & Fellowship Team. We have increased staffing in the last 12 months and expect to continue to grow this year.
Working at the Academy
Our senior management team have worked with staff to foster a culture of collaboration, respect, and empathy, in which all contributions are recognised as we work towards our common goals. Our people strategy and working practices focus on building strengths and sharing insights, with learning & development, wellbeing, and equality, diversity & inclusion at the centre of how we operate as an organisation. Investing in our staff and encouraging a healthy work/life balance is central to our success, as we move forward and continue to grow. Find out more about the British Academy, including our Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement.
Terms and conditions
The British Academy is based at 10-11, Carlton House Terrace, St James Park, London, SW1 – a Grade 1 listed building. We offer a competitive benefits package including a 35-hour working week, with hours and location worked flexibly under our hybrid-working policy; 34 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays; a subsidised restaurant and an excellent occupational pension.
How to apply
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, in line with our commitment to create a diverse and inclusive working environment, promote equal opportunity, and address under-representation. We will make reasonable adjustments to support disabled job applicants and offer an interview to those meeting the minimum selection criteria.
To apply, and to see the full job description and our workplace values, please follow the link to access the Applied recruitment platform.
Applications must be received no later than 1200 noon on 26 June 2023.
Please contact the HR team at [email protected] if you have any questions.