Director of Research

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London (Greater) (GB)
20 May 2019
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18 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.  We exist to inspire, support and promote outstanding achievement and global advances throughout the UK and internationally. Established by Royal Charter in 1902 and with charitable status, the British Academy is an independent, self-governing fellowship of over 1,000 of the most outstanding academics, and an international community of leading experts focused on people, culture and societies. We invest in the very best researchers and research. We foster international collaboration, and work to inform and enrich debate around society’s greatest challenges. The Academy has a bold new strategy and ambitious plans to transform its London base into a thriving hub for its disciplines.

Within this exciting context, we are seeking a new Director of Research to lead the delivery of the Academy’s UK and international research portfolio. Reporting to the Chief Executive and Secretary as part of the Senior Management Team, the Director of Research is responsible for the effective distribution of over £50 million annually in research funding and will manage a team of 25, currently organised in two teams, Research and International. The Director will work to enhance our relationships with partners and stakeholders in the UK and internationally and ensure the impact of our programmes. Working effectively with elected Officers and other senior managers, the Director will provide leadership and be a model representative of the Academy.

Candidates for the role will be able to demonstrate a breadth and depth of strategic leadership and operational management experience in a complex organisation, as well as an understanding of research and research funding. You will have a track record of delivering objectives within budgetary constraints and experience of engaging with a wide variety of stakeholders, including government, higher education and the public sector. You will be committed to the mission and values of the British Academy, and to upholding and promoting these.
For further details, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please see quoting reference 4178.
The closing date is 11:59pm Tuesday 18th June 2019. 
Location: London
Salary: Competitive 

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