|Placed On:||22nd May 2023|
|Closes:||12th June 2023|
The British Academy – the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences - is seeking a Deputy Head of Early Career Researcher Network team to join our Early Career Researcher Network team in the Research Directorate, providing key support in the delivery of the Early Career Researcher Network until the end of February 2024.
The Deputy Head of the Early Career Researcher Network (ECRN) team leads on the delivery and management of the Early Career Researcher Network at the Academy. The role works closely with other members of the Early Career Researcher Network team (currently four people) and colleagues across the British Academy. The friendly ECRN Team is, part of the Academy’s Research Directorate comprising of the ECRN, Research Funding, and international teams. As a team and directorate, we take great pride in supporting Early Career Researchers through the Network and our funded schemes both nationally and internationally. We do this by providing grant funding and training opportunities to allow ECRs to develop professionally and personally, enabling them to be competitive in the job market and excel in the sector.
The Deputy Head of the ECRN manages and supports the Early Career Researcher Network (ECRN) team and an allocated budget (in excess of £500k pa) to lead and deliver the Academy’s programme of activities as part of the Network for social sciences and humanities researchers across the UK. In this role you will apply your knowledge and experience to lead and manage the staffing and budgetary resources allocated to the Network. You design, commission, and oversee the delivery of a breadth of engaging activities and events for the ECRN (informed by insights from data and the ECRs), and develop routes to communicate with ECRs inside and outside the Network. You will also lead the engagement with universities and other sector bodies to explore the issues and challenges facing ECRs and advise on and implement opportunities for the Network to respond.
About the Academy
The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, established by Royal Charter in 1902. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future. Today’s complex challenges can only be resolved by deepening our insight into people, culture, and societies. With a Fellowship of around 1,400 leading national and international academics, the Academy invests in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas; engages the public with fresh thinking and debates; and brings together scholars, government, business, and civil society to influence policy.
How to apply
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, in line with our commitment to create a diverse and inclusive working environment, promote equal opportunity, and address under-representation. We will make reasonable adjustments to support disabled job applicants and offer an interview to those meeting the minimum selection criteria.
To apply, and to see the full job description and our workplace values, please follow the link to access the Applied recruitment platform.
Applications must be received no later than 1200 noon on 12 June 2023.
Please contact the HR team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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