Head of Secretariat
Salary: c. £50k 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.
Reporting to the Chief Executive and Secretary, the successful candidate will co-ordinate and manage the day-to-day operations of the Chief Executive’s Office and be a central point of contact in ensuring the smooth running of the Academy. They will be responsible for progress chasing and holding heads of functions accountable for delivering agreed actions on priority issues. Additionally, they will have an oversight of, plan for and support the Chief Executive’s engagement with staff, Fellows and external stakeholders.
The postholder will have experience of managing committee work, progress chasing and project management with great leadership skills and a proven track record of building excellent relationships with a wide range of people, particularly at a senior level. They will have an in-depth understanding of UK higher education and the governance processes of organisations such as the Academy and it’s financial and regulatory framework.
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.
MPORTANT TO NOTE:
The closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 24th July 2018.
All applications received after the closing date will not be reviewed.
Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified by 27th July 2018.
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 on 1st / 2nd August 2018.
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