The British Academy is a voice that champions humanities and social sciences. As a national body, it supports the study of people, cultures and societies, past, present and future. Its purpose is to be an independent fellowship of world-leading scholars and researchers; a funding body that supports new research (nationally and internationally); and a forum for debate and engagement.
“The British Academy provides a vital national forum for the humanities and social sciences. These subjects make a fundamental contribution to our understanding of identity, humanity and community – and it is essential that the UK continues to recognise the competitive advantage this wealth of knowledge and expertise gives the country.”
Alun Evans, Chief Executive, British Academy
Alun Evans has been Chief Executive of the British Academy since July 2015. With a Communications background, Alun worked as Head of Strategic Communications at 10 Downing Street and as Director of Communications to the former Deputy Prime Minister, before taking up his role as Director of the Scotland Office, and other various positions across government departments.
The British Academy’s strategic plan published last year (and running to 2020) has four main objectives:
- Championing the Humanities and Social Sciences
- Advancing excellent research
- Shaping policy and public understanding
- Delivering global leadership in research
This role has been designed to bring a fresh look to the British Academy’s events programme, as part of the newly integrated events team.
- Running the renowned conference programme
- Leading the organisation’s fledgling summer exhibition
- Working with the Head of Events to explore new partnerships with external organisations, and with the Head of Digital to integrate digital elements into the events programme
- Develop an evaluation framework to deliver robust and useful reports, and insights to shape the organisation’s activity
As Events Producer, you will have:
- Experience in creating and planning various public events
- Experience in curating large scale events of 1,000+ attendees
- Experience in using digital techniques to engage a variety of audiences
- A creative mind and be an innovative thinker
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Written by Emma Harrison, Consultant.
Emma recruits across digital communications, public affairs and internal communications. Clients include TP ICAP, ICAEW, National Housing Federation, London and Quadrant Housing Trust, Association of Financial Markets Europe and Dentsu Aegis Network.