BISA Is Looking to Recruit A New Chief Executive

BISA Is Looking to Recruit A New Chief Executive

Location: London

Salary: £49,149 - £56,950

37.5 Hours per week


We are looking for a dynamic, creative and forward-thinking Chief Executive to steer one of Britain's leading political societies.

The British International Studies Association (BISA) is a learned society which develops and promotes the study of International Studies, Politics and related subjects through teaching, research and networking.  Founded in 1975, BISA is the leading organisation for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and students of International Studies in the United Kingdom. 

The association has over 1300 members. While most are based in the UK there are also members throughout Europe, North and  South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. New members are always welcome. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and inspirational chief executive to lead the organisation at a time of change and opportunity. BISA has an ambitious new strategic plan and is in the process of transforming its management and operational functions.  We are looking for a forward-thinking leader who will help shape our strategic and operational direction and so  drive the organisation forward into its  next phase of development.

The successful individual will have experience of working strategically in a leadership role with evidence of an entrepreneurial mind-set and a positive ‘can do’ attitude to work. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in academia, particularly in the fields of International Studies and Politics.

The key responsibilities for the role are:

·              To provide strategic leadership for BISA, working with Trustees to set, monitor and review the organisation’s strategic goals

·              To act as the public face and manage the reputation of BISA, ensuring the organisation is visible and highly regarded


If you believe that you have what we are looking for, we would love to hear from you. To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter (no longer than three pages) detailing how your skills and experience match the job description and person specification available here. The closing date is midnight on Thursday 7th June 2018. Applications to be submitted via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Interviews will be held in central London on the 21st and 22nd June 2018.


British International Studies Association


Charity No:1151260
Company no: 8422260
Registered office: University Of Birmingham Room 650, 6th Floor, Muirhead Tower, Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, B15 2TT