The British Academy is seeking to recruit two outstanding individuals to the posts of International Policy Adviser.
As the UK’s national body for the humanities and the 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 advance excellent research in the UK and overseas, further public understanding of international challenges, and deliver global leadership that helps shape research and policy agendas.
You will support the International Team in the development and delivery of the British Academy’s international policy and engagement programme, with responsibilities across different thematic projects and geographic areas. You will be responsible for managing discrete projects and associated activities, including planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation. You will undertake scoping research and analysis, liaise with a variety of stakeholders in the UK and overseas, organise a wide range of events, take a lead role in preparing briefings and other policy documents, manage publication processes, and undertake various dissemination and promotion activities. You will manage specific project budgets and work with colleagues in other teams to ensure synergies and complementarity across the British Academy’s portfolio of programmes.
These are varied and stimulating positions, demanding good understanding of policy engagement and collaboration in an international context, and of inter-linkages between policy and research funding. We are seeking candidates who are educated to degree level, are adept at drafting policy-oriented documents, have experience with organising events and are confident with managing project budgets. You will join a small but dynamic and highly motivated team, and as such, you will be expected to perform effectively under pressure, often balancing conflicting priorities, and using tact and diplomacy when dealing with academic, policy and other stakeholders, in the UK and internationally. You should be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills, a proactive and flexible attitude, and meticulous attention to detail.
The date for interviews is the week starting 1st May 2017.