Current opportunities

  • Warburg Institute

    Executive Assistant and Office Manager

    The Role
    The Warburg Institute is seeking a tactful and responsive team player to assist the Institute Director and the Institute Manager with general administrative duties and PA support.
    Day to day duties will vary depending upon the priorities and commitments of the Director and the Institute Manager and will include general secretarial and office duties, desk research, report and minute writing, financial administration, records maintenance and data management.

    To succeed in this role, you will have previous experience of working in a similar role, preferably in a research or educational environment and have substantial experience of dealing with confidential material with discretion and tact. You will have proven ability to manage competing priorities and manage difficult situations calmly and sympathetically.

    THE WARBURG INSTITUTE, incorporated into the University of London in 1944, is the premier institute in the world for the study of cultural history and the role of images in culture. Initially concerned with the survival of classical antiquity in Renaissance art, its range swiftly expanded. It is dedicated to the history of ideas, the dissemination and transformations of images in society, and the relationship between images, art and their texts and subtexts, of all epochs and across the globe. As its motto Mnemosyne suggests, it has long been concerned with memory and its transformations across cultures.

    You can find out more here: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/home/

    Further Information
    In order to apply for this post, please supply a CV and covering letter using the link below. In your covering letter please demonstrate clearly how you meet the requirements of the post.

    The deadline for applications is Friday 12 February 2016.

    The University offers membership of the Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London (SAUL).

    Pursuing equal opportunities and excellence in education.

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    The School of Advanced Study
    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, 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.

    The institutes of the School are:

    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
    Institute of Classical Studies
    Institute of Commonwealth Studies
    Institute of English Studies
    Institute of Historical Research
    Institute of Latin American Studies
    Institute of Modern Languages Research
    Institute of Philosophy
    Warburg Institute

    Central academic initiatives include:

    The Human Rights Consortium
    Public Engagement: ‘Being Human’ UK National Humanities Festival
    Visiting Fellows Programme
    The Human Mind Project
    Centre for Post-Colonial Studies

    The mission of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) is to support national and international humanities researchers and scholars by creating opportunities for developing new research agendas and providing unique specialist services and resources. This stems from the special role and funding for research promotion and facilitation across the UK and internationally that HEFCE has given to the School.

    In delivering our programme we are supported by the University of London which has, as a key part of its academic strategy, the School’s mission to deliver world-class research promotion and facilitation.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: 000267
    Warburg Institute
    Closing date: 12/02/2016
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  • Institute of Historical Research

    Project Development Officer

    The Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study is seeking to appoint to the part-time post of Project Development Officer, on the Heritage Lottery funded project ‘The Layers of London: mapping the city’s heritage’, from 1 May 2016. The post is a fixed term contract for 11 months at 0.8FTE. The salary for this post is on a scale for Level 08 (AMP), between £41,576 - £45,168 on a pro rata basis.

    The School of Advanced Study
    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, 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.

    The mission of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) is to support national and international humanities researchers and scholars by creating opportunities for developing new research agendas and providing unique specialist services and resources. This stems from the special role and funding for research promotion and facilitation across the UK and internationally that HEFCE has given to the School.

    In delivering our programme we are supported by the University of London which has, as a key part of its academic strategy, the School’s mission to deliver world-class research promotion and facilitation.

    INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH
    Founded in 1921, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is at the centre of the study of academic history. It provides a stimulating research environment supported by the IHR’s two research centres: the Centre for Metropolitan History and the Victoria County History; is home to an outstanding open access library, hosts events and seminars and has a dedicated programme of research training.

    The 'Layers of London' Project
    The ‘Layers of London’ project is a major collaboration between the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and major heritage partners in London. These include the British Library, The National Archives, London Metropolitan Archives, Historic England and Museum of London Archaeology. The project will create a new interactive digital platform, comprising historic maps, plans, photos, films and other resources to be used as part of public engagement programmes involving groups and individuals across London’s boroughs and beyond. A major component of the project will be the creation of content via crowd-sourcing, schools and volunteer projects. For the development phase, work will focus on the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

    The Role
    The Project Development Officer will play a major role in managing the development phase of the project, including running the project budget and producing the documentation needed for submission of the Stage 2 application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. These documents include the Activity Plan, Budget, Management and Maintenance Plan, and the Conservation Plan. The post holder will also oversee the work of two staff members (Project Administrator, Information Architect) in delivering the prototype web resource, curating the links with the partner organisations, and coordinating and evaluating the volunteer and schools engagement activities carried out in Barking and Dagenham.

    The ideal candidate will be an experienced project manager, preferably with previous experience of working on HLF projects, developing partnerships, working with volunteers, writing successful funding applications, and costing and managing budgets. The person appointed should be familiar with the work of heritage organisations and/or historical research methods, be able to work efficiently to tight deadlines and be able to write reports and other documents to a high standard. For a full person specification and job description, please download the documents below.

    Further Information
    To apply, please submit your application before the closing date on Friday, 26 February 2016. Interviews are scheduled to take place in the first two weeks of March 2016.

    Pursuing equal opportunities and excellence in education.

    Opportunity type: Job
    Reference number: 000319
    Institute of Historical Research
    Closing date: 22/02/2016
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  • Institute of Historical Research

    Information Architect

    The Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study is seeking to appoint to the full-time post of Information Architect, on the Heritage Lottery funded project ‘The Layers of London: mapping the city’s heritage’, from 1 May 2016. The post is a fixed term contract for 9 months, until 31 January 2017. This post is on a scale for Level 07 (AMP) between £33,418 and £35,280 on a pro rata basis.

    The School of Advanced Study
    The School of Advanced Study, University of London, 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.​

    The mission of the School of Advanced Study (SAS) is to support national and international humanities researchers and scholars by creating opportunities for developing new research agendas and providing unique specialist services and resources. This stems from the special role and funding for research promotion and facilitation across the UK and internationally that HEFCE has given to the School.

    In delivering our programme we are supported by the University of London which has, as a key part of its academic strategy, the School’s mission to deliver world-class research promotion and facilitation.

    INSTITUTE OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH
    Founded in 1921, the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) is at the centre of the study of academic history. It provides a stimulating research environment supported by the IHR’s two research centres: the Centre for Metropolitan History and the Victoria County History; is home to an outstanding open access library, hosts events and seminars and has a dedicated programme of research training.

    The 'Layers of London' Project
    The ‘Layers of London’ project is a major collaboration between the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, and major heritage partners in London. These include the British Library, The National Archives, London Metropolitan Archives, Historic England and Museum of London Archaeology. The project will create a new interactive digital platform, comprising historic maps, plans, photos, films and other resources to be used as part of public engagement programmes involving groups and individuals across London’s boroughs and beyond. A major component of the project will be the creation of content via crowd-sourcing, schools and volunteer projects. For the development phase, work will focus on the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

    The Role
    The Information Architect will play a key role in developing the prototype 'Layers of London' digital mapping and visualisation resource, and a wireframe proof of concept website for the project. S/he will also scope the functionality of a mobile mapping application ahead of its development in the Delivery Phase. Other duties include the coordination of data management between the project partners, the maintenance of data standards across multiple media and ensuring that all digital resources meet relevant accessibility standards and comply with the HLF's Digital Policy.

    The ideal candidate will be proficient in HTML, XML, CSS and have extensive experience of developing web applications (including security, session management and good development practice), and experience of delivering open source software solutions. S/he should also have experience of database design and of working within the Google mapping environment (including KML environments). Candidates should also be familiarity with at least one programming language (PHP, ASP.NET, Javascript). It will be essential for the post holder to be able to liaise efficiently with the partner organisations in relation to the creation and delivery of the technical aspects of the project, to be able to write clear and accurate reports and technical documentation, and be able to deliver effective presentations about the project to external audiences. For a full person speci