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International Grants Manager (GCRF)

We are looking to appoint an International Grants Manager (GCRF) to join the International Research Funding team.

International Grants Manager

£34,000 plus significant benefits
Full time

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.

We are a key stakeholder in the Government’s new £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund, with responsibility for delivering a far-reaching Sustainable Development Programme. You will be central to its success, as you administer all aspects of the project and other joint schemes with the Department for International Development, including Anti-Corruption Evidence Programmes. We will look to you to develop effective working systems, policies and processes, solve challenging operational issues and control substantial budgets, whilst implementing robust monitoring and evaluation processes and driving marketing initiatives – so we need a truly visionary professional.

Capable of dealing with senior Government contacts and representing the Academy at high profile forums and events, you will bring sound experience of grant administration or research within a higher education setting. This will have given you proven ability to facilitate meetings and discussions, track expenditure and analyse complicated data, and you will be an imaginative and creative thinker with a wealth of fresh ideas. Above all, you will be capable of using your initiative to the full, dealing with people from diverse cultures and taking on wide-ranging responsibilities.

The Academy offers 34 days of annual holiday, excellent benefits (including a defined benefit pension scheme) and one of the best locations in London.


The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available to download from the right hand side of this page. 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.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form (also available to download from the right hand side of this page), which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the short listing process.

All applications should be e-mailed to:

The closing date for applications is Midday Thursday 25th August 2016

First Interview Thursday 8th September 2016

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