Public Engagement and Festival Manager
London Senate House

Job reference: 001781

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 01/06/2021

Salary: Starting from £36,452 per annum

Employment type: Open ended

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: SAS Central

Hours per week: 35 hours per week

The University of London

The University of London is one of the oldest and largest universities in the UK – and the most diverse. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. We are a federal institution consisting of 17 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation and a number of acclaimed central academic bodies. The University of London offers almost every subject covered in any University curriculum, delivering huge flexibility and choice to its students.

The School of Advanced Study

The School of Advanced Study (SAS) is a unique institution in UK higher education.

Comprising a set of postgraduate institutes and a variety of central academic initiatives, it is located within the Bloomsbury precinct of the University in the intellectual heart of London. It is the UK’s national and international centre for the support, promotion and facilitation of research in the humanities, broadly defined. It does this in collaboration with other organisations, notably the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the British Academy (BA), learned societies and government agencies.

You join the School at an exciting time. With a dynamic new Dean and PVC in post with an ambitious new strategy, this is a unique opportunity to make a contribution to our success.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has opened to manage the public engagement portfolio at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, which includes the Being Human Festival, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.

The Public Engagement and Festival Manager plays a pivotal role in the continued success and strategic growth of the festival, as well as being instrumental in the development of new initiatives for humanities public engagement.

The post holder will work with the Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities, responsible academic leads, external funding bodies, and partners within and beyond the academic sector to manage the festival and the School’s wider public engagement portfolio, contributing to their strategic development with particular reference to sustainability and growth.

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application and CV (by clicking ‘apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on 01 June 2020. 

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments are made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.


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