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Job Opportunity: BASAS is recruiting an Assistant Secretary

BASAS wishes to recruit a self-employed, part-time Assistant Secretary (10 hours a week), on a contract basis, reporting to the Secretary and the rest of the Council. Hours are flexible and average out at 10 per week, though the workload responds to the pattern of BASAS activities through the calendar year. The ideal candidate will have some experience of working with universities in the UK, an interest in South Asian studies, be a confident communicator and be based in the UK. They will also have some experience of working with digital media and online technologies, and numeric reporting.

 

 

About BASAS

The British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS) is a professional association for advanced researchers working in the area of South Asian studies. It is the largest UK academic Association for the study of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, and the South Asian diaspora. It is a UK registered charity (number 264591).

Members of the Association crosses a broad spectrum ranging from professors to postgraduate students, and policy makers to independent researchers. The Association is representative of the full extent of South Asia related academia in Britain, and encompasses growing membership in South Asia, Europe, and the USA.

The Association’s flagship activities include a popularly attended Annual Conference, a programme of activities for Graduate and Early Career professionals, publication of its in-house journal South Asian Studies, and distribution of the journal Contemporary South Asia.

BASAS wishes to recruit a self-employed, part-time Assistant Secretary (10 hours a week), on a contract basis, reporting to the Secretary and the rest of the Council. Hours are flexible and average out at 10 per week, though the workload responds to the pattern of BASAS activities through the calendar year. The ideal candidate will have some experience of working with universities in the UK, an interest in South Asian studies, be a confident communicator and be based in the UK. They will also have some experience of working with digital media and online technologies, and numeric reporting.

A competitive remuneration of £16.80 per hour is on offer, along with working with some of the leading UK based scholars involved in South Asia studies.

Please apply by submitting a CV and Covering Letter outlining your interest in, and suitability for, the role. Applications should be submitted to basas@basas.org.uk no later than 17:00 UK time on Friday 21st July 2017. Interviews will be held in late July or early August at a date to be confirmed.

The contract will start from 1st September 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.

 

Download full Job Description and Person Specification here: BASAS Assistant Secretary JD and PS