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Reference: 86825

Date Added: 23 November 2022
Closing Date: 7 December 2022

Job Title: Press and Public Affairs Assistant

Working For: The British Academy

Location: London

Salary: £23,750 per annum

Length of Contract: Permanent

Job Details

This role will assist with the day‐to‐day running of the British Academy’s News and Public Affairs work, helping to increase awareness of the Academy’s work among policy, parliamentary and media stakeholders.

The role sits within the Communications and Marketing Directorate, which is responsible for raising the profile of the Academy among a wide range of audiences. The Directorate is organised into four small teams but is a collaborative and integrated team working closely together on all aspects of our work. The four teams are: Digital, Brand and Marketing, Events, News and Public Affairs and Publishing.

The News and Public Affairs Team manages the British Academy’s profile and relationships with people of influence in politics and the media, making sure that these people understand the organisation’s purpose and ambitions. The team coordinates engagement across the Academy’s diverse teams and policy portfolios, providing strategic communications advice and leading on forward planning and horizon scanning.

This role will play a part in promoting the current work programme, which includes activities linked to the Academy’s SHAPE initiative (Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts for People and the Economy), the Academy’s Observatory (monitoring the health of the disciplines), and policy work on social infrastructure, digital technology and environmental sustainability, along with an ongoing programme of small projects, engagement activities, policy seminars, debates and other public events.

It is an exciting time to be joining the News and Public Affairs team, as you will be able to assist a well-established, harmonious and strong group of colleagues in discharging all its press and public affairs functions.

The British Academy is based at 10-11, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1, a Grade 1 listed building. We offer a competitive benefits package including a 35-hour working week, with hours and location worked flexibly under our hybrid-working policy; 34 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays; and a defined benefit occupational pension.

Closing Date: 7 December 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Job closes at 12:00

Application Details

For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website https://app.beapplied.com/apply/vbnfffxoji

Website: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/

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