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Strategic Projects Director

Council for British Research in the Levant - CBRL

Location: London
Salary: £50,000 per annum, based on skills and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th September 2021
Closes: 13th October 2021
Job Ref: 5317

The Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) advances public education on the Levant, promoting and disseminating research in the humanities, social sciences and related subjects. We are a British International Research Institute (BIRI) affiliated with the British Academy, working on and in Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and Cyprus. Our mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Levant. We have two institutes in the Levant: the British Institute in Amman and the Kenyon Institute in East Jerusalem, where our libraries are located.
Following a recent review, CBRL has developed a number of key strategic initiatives to increase its reach and impact. We are now seeking to appoint a Strategic Projects Director who will lead on these exciting initiatives, providing an opportunity to help shape the future of our historic organisation. Through the development of partnerships with HEIs and others, and the enhancement of our libraries and archives, the post holder will help CBRL increase opportunities for scholars and develop greater awareness and understanding of the Levant's rich heritage and global importance.

Reporting to the CBRL Director, the successful candidate will have an advanced degree or equivalent competence in the humanities, social sciences and related subjects, together with significant experience in project management and familiarity with the UK research and funding environment. In particular, candidates should have demonstrable experience with digital humanities tools and methods, including knowledge of archival / library science and research data management best practices. Candidates must have the right to work in the UK. Although not essential, working knowledge of Arabic is highly desirable.

Location: UK-based, with travel to the Levant. There is provision for CBRL staff at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH. CBRL is willing to consider all UK-based applications.

All UK staff are presently working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This will be reviewed in accordance with government guidelines.

Hours: Full-time

Salary: Salary up to £50,000 per annum, based on skills and experience.

Reporting to: CBRL Director

Contract: Two years, subject to review and extension.

Further information, including a detailed job description, person specification and how to apply can be found at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies quoting reference 5317. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be made in the strictest confidence to Dr Alex Hurlow at Perrett Laver via Alex.hurlow@perrettlaver.com

The closing date for applications is 09.00 GMT on Wednesday 13th October 2021.

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