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International Adviser (x4)

International Adviser (x4)

Salary: £30,500 per annum, plus excellent benefits 

The British Academy is seeking to recruit four outstanding individuals to the posts of International Adviser.

The successful candidates will support the Academy’s international team in the development and delivery of the Academy’s international activities, with specific responsibility for managing discrete projects and associated programmes across different thematic and geographic areas. This has the potential to be a wide-ranging position with scope for taking up projects independently and collectively. The Academy’s international activities have grown considerably in recent years and this is an exciting time to be joining a growing team.

The posts are particularly well-suited to generalists with broad interests and knowledge who would be keen to learn and develop in new areas, as well as take ownership over particular strands of work. We are seeking candidates who are adept at writing for diverse audiences, have experience with organising events and are confident with managing project budgets. You will join a highly dynamic and motivated team, and as such, you will be expected to perform effectively under pressure, often balancing conflicting priorities, and using tact and diplomacy when dealing with a variety of stakeholders in the UK and internationally. You should be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, a proactive and flexible attitude, and meticulous attention to detail.

You will undertake scoping research and analysis, liaise with stakeholders in the UK and overseas to ensure the effective use of expertise and engagement necessary for the delivery of activities, organise various promotion, dissemination and research-related events, and take a lead role in preparing statements, consultation responses and briefings. You will manage specific project budgets and work with colleagues to proactively identify and maximise the impact of existing and potential synergies across various activities.

You can learn more about what we are currently working on, particularly our international thematic priorities of Europe’s Futures (including work on EU Framework Programmes); Justice, Rights & Equality; Conflict, Stability & Security; Knowledge Frontiers; and Urban Futures, and see if that is of interest to you. We are planning to also strengthen our early career researcher engagement between the UK and other countries, our capacity-building work in the Global South and our work on migration policy through these roles.

The British Academy offers 34 days of annual holiday, 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 to:


The closing date for applications is 5pm on 20 March 2019.

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

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified in the week commencing 1 April 2019.

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 in the week commencing 8 April 2019.