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Programme Compliance Manager

Programme Compliance Manager     

Salary: c. £36k 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.

Working closely with the Finance and International Departments, the Programme Compliance Manager will take a lead role in the management of ODA (Official Development Assistance) grant administration, risk management and financial reporting whilst developing, delivering and embedding robust mechanisms for financial and ODA compliance. This will include proactively identifying ways in which the Academy’s finance and compliance processes can be strengthened and kept under regular and robust review.

The postholder will have experience of managing ODA grants/contracts, in addition to a strong understanding of the ODA funding landscape. They should be flexible and pragmatic whilst being a good communicator and able to adapt to a busy working environment.

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 short listing process.

All applications should be e-mailed to:


The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 1 July 2019

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

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified the week commencing, 1 July 2019.

If you do not hear from us by this date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Interviews are expected to take place Monday, 8 July 2019.