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Research Awards Officer

We are looking to appoint a Research Awards Officer to join the Research Awards team.

Research Awards Officer

£28,000 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.

In this key position, you will be responsible for the administration of research funding schemes – ensuring that applications, assessments and awards are completed quickly and accurately, and actively developing new operating systems. Your remit will span the Rising Star Engagement Awards, Small Research Grant scheme and Postdoctoral Fellowship programme, as well as other high profile initiatives, so your impact will be felt across the organisation. From day to day, you will find yourself liaising with funders and assessors, resolving enquiries, servicing meetings, monitoring payments, updating our website and preparing reports, so you will need wide-ranging skills and plenty of initiative.

A degree-level qualification in the humanities or social sciences would be ideal, but it’s your experience of grant administration and research that will matter most. Committed to best practice in everything you do, you will be highly organised and methodical, capable of negotiating effectively, and skilled in analysing data and drawing conclusions. Most importantly, you will possess a creative and strategic mindset, with the drive and determination to bring projects to successful conclusions.


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.

Whilst this is not compulsory, please also submit a completed equal opportunities form at your discretion (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  Monday 5th September 2016.

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