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International Research Funding Officer

We are looking to appoint an International Research Funding Officer to join the International Research Funding team.

International Research Funding Officer


£29,640 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.

The Newton Fund uses science and innovation partnerships to promote economic development and social welfare across a broad spectrum of countries – and you will be the first point of contact for prospective and successful applicants. Resolving wide-ranging enquiries via telephone, email and correspondence, you will process applications at every stage, co-ordinate selection meetings, make and monitor payments, maintain meticulous records and constantly monitor progress. What’s more, you will play your part in promoting and marketing the scheme, make formal presentations on behalf of the Academy and liaise with senior Government stakeholders, so you can expect total involvement in everything we do.

Qualified to degree level, ideally in humanities or a social science discipline, you will bring excellent customer service experience and broad knowledge of grant administration and research. Fully familiar with the higher education system, you will be extremely organised and methodical, effective under pressure and capable of handling confidential information – and you will be totally focused on results and making things happen.

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 18th August 2016

First Interview Friday 2nd September 2016


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