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International Operations Manager

International Operations Manager     

Salary: c. £39k 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 Academy promotes and supports international research 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 Academy’s international programmes entail a wide array of activities: from providing research funding to talented individuals in the UK and overseas to informing policy and public understanding 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 social science and humanities research.

We are working further to implement a range of capacity-building and institutional strengthening initiatives overseas, geared towards enhancing the skills and capabilities of researchers and research institutions within the social sciences and the humanities as well as promoting the creation of long-term sustainable links with the UK.

The role of International Operations Manager is a new role developed due to sustained growth over the past number of years. Working with a high degree of independence, you will be primarily responsible for setting the frameworks within which the Academy’s international operations take place, including policy, procedures and systems. This is a key role in the international team, and you will be the Academy’s lead on international finance, quality assurance and compliance ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the Academy’s international operations. You will have excellent problem-solving skills and will strive to ensure the continuous improvement of the Academy’s international operations in line with a changing environment.

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, Thursday 26 September 2019

Interviews will take place week commencing 7 October 2019.

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