Job vacancy: Director of the History of Parliament Trust

Applications are invited for the post of Director of the History of Parliament Trust (HPT) for a fixed term of three years from 1 January 2018. The post will cover the period during which the current Director, Dr Paul Seaward, will be on research leave, holding a British Academy/Wolfson Foundation Research Professorship. During the period concerned, the History expects to publish two of its major research projects, and complete a third, and come to important decisions following an independent review of its work, and implement them. It may also decide to seek alternative accommodation at the break point of its lease, which occurs in late 2020.

The Trustees and Editorial Board of the History are looking for a person to fill the post who is of serious academic standing and possesses leadership skills, good managerial ability, and a commitment to engagement with Parliament and the public. She/he will need to be able to command the confidence of staff, Editorial Board and Trustees, and a range of external stakeholders.

The Trustees are open to proposals that the post be held as a secondment from another institution.

The salary of the Director will be set by negotiation at a professorial level subject to the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Please click here for further particulars and how to apply. The deadline for the receipt of applications is Friday 4 August 2017 at 5pm (GMT).

Please click here to download the application form as a word document.