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International Programmes Officer

International Programmes Officer          

Salary: c. £30k per annum, plus excellent benefits 

The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences. Our purpose is to deepen understanding of people, societies and cultures, enabling everyone to learn, progress and prosper. 

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.

Working closely with colleagues the successful candidate will support the delivery of the Academy’s international programmes. They will work across the entire portfolio of programmes, to energise engagement with the Academy’s opportunities for researchers in the humanities and social sciences in the UK and overseas, administer grants, develop and carry out various programme-related activities, and ensure that research outcomes and impact from the Academy’s programmes are captured and articulated fully.

The role will require the successful candidate to implement and deliver to a high standard opportunities for the research community in the UK and overseas, including: pre- and post-award management; planning and budgeting; advising applicants, award-holders and assessors; monitoring and reporting on award outcomes; producing statistics and summary reports; and maintaining effective information databases.

We expect the post holder to be of graduate calibre and experienced in grant administration or willing to undergo a very steep learning curve. Ideally, the successful applicant will bring a humanities or social science background to the job and will be familiar with the UK higher education system. They will be highly organised and methodical in their approach, and comfortable dealing with changing priorities and tight deadlines.

The Academy offers 34 days of annual holiday, 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 shortlisting process.

All applications should be e-mailed to:


The closing date for applications is 5pm, 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.