BIPS seeks a new Executive Officer
Published on September 8, 2021
Written by BIPS

The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) is currently seeking a part-time Executive Officer to support its work in promoting scholarship and research excellence on all aspects of Iran and the wider Persianate world.

The successful candidate will manage the Institute’s Annual General Meetings, its Council meetings and meetings of the smaller Management, Outreach and Research Committees and be responsible for submitting annual reports on the organisation to Companies House and the Charities Commission and for the preparation and publication of an Annual Report.  In addition, he or she will take a leading role in submitting funding applications and in completing formal quarterly and bi-annual reports to the Institute’s principal funder, the British Academy, in addition to managing the process of awarding research funds to academics at British higher education establishments. The role involves management of a part-time Outreach and Administrative Co-ordinator who assists in delivering BIPS’s many outreach activities: lectures, publications and social-media presence.  In addition to the administration of BIPS’s London office, the Executive Officer also liaises with BIPS’s institute in Tehran and the other international schools and institutes of the British Academy.

The role would suit an applicant with a wide range of administrative experience at a senior level, an interest in academic endeavour and, ideally, some knowledge of Iran and the Persianate world. Familiarity with MS Office 365 and EXCEL is essential, together with an understanding of financial reporting and book-keeping. Experience of the charity and the UK higher education sectors is desirable as well as initiative and the ability to engage with the variety of interests represented by BIPS and its members.

Location: London

Salary:  £34,000 pro rata, subject to annual review

Contract: Permanent

Closing date for applications: 1st November 2021


For further details please contact Louise Hosking at

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