International Research Funding Manager

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Short info about job

Company: The British Academy

Salary: £35,000 per annum, plus excellent benefits

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Professional or Managerial

Phone: +44-1507 2572967

Fax: +44-1250 4779846

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job International Research Funding Manager. Terms and conditions vacancy

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 Fellows, Officers and Committees of the Academy the successful candidate will take lead responsibility for managing and administering the Academy’s international problem-focused schemes of research funding, in addition to developing and maintaining strong and positive relationships and agreements with external stakeholders, including contributing partner organisations.

The role will require the candidate to contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate and efficient working systems, policy and processes, and to take lead responsibility for finding solutions to operational problems that may arise.

The successful candidate will have experience of managing staff and of setting up budget plans and managing expenditure effectively, so we will expect a demonstrated knowledge of good practice in scheme management. Additionally, the post-holder will be experienced in grant administration or research within higher education and will be skilled in leading programmes of activity and knowledgeable regarding the international research landscape.

Ideally, the successful applicant will bring a humanities or social science background and will certainly be well versed in the higher education system. They should also be highly organised and methodical in approach, comfortable in dealing with changing priorities, should have the ability to exercise skilled judgment and will be happy to travel both nationally and internationally, where required.

The Academy offers 34 days of annual holiday, excellent benefits (including a defined benefit pension scheme) and one of the best locations in London.

How to Apply:

The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available on The British Academy Website. 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. For further information and to apply please follow the link below.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form, which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the shortlisting process.

All applications should be e-mailed to: [email protected]

Important to Note:

The closing date for applications is midday, 15th September 2017.

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

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by the week commencing 18th September 2017.  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 25th September 2017.

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