International Research Funding Officer

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Short info about job

Company: The British Academy

Salary: £30,000 per annum, plus excellent benefits

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Professional or Managerial

Phone: +44-1576 2345001

Fax: +44-1461 1223022

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job International Research Funding Officer. 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 support the monitoring and reporting of the Academy’s research funding opportunities, as well as in the decision-making processes for the delivery of funding schemes and awards, including organising and managing selection meetings.

The role will require the candidate to implement and deliver to a high standard, funding opportunities for the research community, 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.

The post-holder can expect a very high profile and a steep learning curve, so we will expect them to be of graduate calibre and experienced in grant administration and research. Ideally the successful applicant will bring a humanities or social science background and will be well versed in the higher education system, very organised and methodical in their approach, and comfortable dealing with changing priorities. Finally, it goes without saying that they will be extremely flexible, happy to travel both nationally and internationally – and ready to make their mark from the first day.

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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