- Director of Policy and Engagement, UK
The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. Its fundamental purpose is to inspire and support high achievement in the humanities and social sciences throughout the UK and internationally, and to promote their public value. The Academy was established by Royal Charter in 1902, as an independent, self-governing fellowship. It currently consists of over 1,000 Fellows (with a further 300 overseas) elected for their distinction in research.
c£80,000 + generous benefits
Carlton House Terrace, London SW1
The British Academy is seeking a successful policy professional for this new post, who will balance the strategic interests and broad expertise of the Academy internally with the external landscape to develop a range of initiatives to harness the Academy’s intellectual resources for the public benefit in the UK and overseas.
The key challenges and priorities for the Director of Policy and Engagement will be:
• To align and build the Academy’s activity to influence public discourse in the UK and beyond
• To work with a wide range of stakeholders including national and local political leaders and others in our wider network of stakeholders
• To be responsible for the further integration and joining up of the various policy functions of the Academy
• To provide strong, dynamic and visible leadership for, and be an inspiring representative of the Academy
The ideal candidate will bring:
• success in raising the policy profile of a complex organisation among key influencers
• evidence of shaping policy and the public debate national and/or internationally
• experience of driving purposeful engagements with a wide-range of stakeholders and groups
• an extensive and strong network across a range of fields
• outstanding communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to present with credibility to external audiences
• experience of public speaking; at events and to the media
• the ability to work collaboratively with other functions within the organisation.
• commitment to the vision of the Academy
Please download further details of the position from our website:
A full curriculum vitae detailing your qualifications, skills and experience should be attached together with a Personal Statement clearly outlining your motivation to undertake the role and how you meet the competencies required for the position as stated in the Person Specification.
For an informal confidential discussion call Richard Evans on 07958 984161 or 020 3126 4858
Closing date for applications: 4 June 2018
Long List interviews: 7 – 18 June 2018
Final Panel interviews: 26 or 27 June
To find out more: www.britac.ac.uk
Job posted on 9th May 2018
Please mention Policy Jobs when applying to this position