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Head of Human Resources

Head of Human Resources

Circa £50k – £54k per annum

The British Academy - the UK’s national Academy for the humanities and social sciences - is seeking a Head of Human Resources to help build our profile and increase public awareness of the value and importance of the humanities and social sciences.

The Head of HR will be fundamental in developing and implementing the HR strategy which will address the challenges and opportunities facing the British Academy as it becomes a larger and more complex organisation.

A key aspect of this role will be reviewing current policies and frameworks in areas such as Learning & Development, Appraisal & Performance Management and Reward Strategy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to effect positive change that will build upon our core belief that investing in our staff and committing to their development is of the utmost importance.

A priority for the Academy is ensuring equality of opportunity for staff and this role will be key in this programme of work.

The Academy offers 42 days of annual holiday (including 8 bank holidays), excellent 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 short listing process.

All applications should be e-mailed to:


The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday, 2 September 2019

Interviews will take place W/C, 9 September 2019.

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