London Manager

British Institute at Ankara

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) invites applications for the position of London Manager. 

The British Institute at Ankara supports, enables and encourages research in Turkey and the Black Sea region in a wide range of fields including archaeology, ancient and modern history, heritage management, social sciences and contemporary issues in public policy and political sciences. Founded in 1948, the BIAA was incorporated in the 1956 cultural agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the United Kingdom. The BIAA is one of the British Academy's overseas Institutes. It has offices in Ankara and London, and a dedicated staff of experts from a wide variety of academic and cultural backgrounds.

The post is a key appointment that encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including but not limited to: financial management, servicing the Institute’s Council and Committees, administering research grants, organising lectures, administration of publications and sales, helps to maintain the website, database and other social media and is the point of contact for Institute members. The London Manager is expected to visit the Ankara office annually.  

Candidates should have relevant management and administrative experience. They should be IT-literate with familiarity with the MS Office platform. Familiarity with accounting and web-related software is essential and training in the specific programmes used by the Institute will be provided. Ideally, they should have some knowledge of Turkey, and of the academic disciplines within the remit of the Institute. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required, as is the ability to work independently, flexibly and responsively. Candidates must be able to demonstrate initiative and skills in time-management, and be prepared to work flexible hours. The successful applicant will be educated to degree level or equivalent.

The Institute contributes to the Universities Superannuation Scheme pension arrangements for its employees.

Further particulars can be obtained by visiting http://biaa.ac.uk/opportunities. Applicants are asked to send a letter of application and CV with two referees’ contact details to the assessment panel at biaa@britac.ac.uk not later than Friday 6 January, 2017. Interviews will take place in London on Thursday 26 January, 2017.

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