BIAA Honorary Deputy Treasurer (Voluntary position)

Start date Thursday 7 December 2023

End date Monday 7 December 2026

Applications close Friday 15 November 2024


With the end of the three year term of the current Honorary Treasurer, the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) seeks to appoint a new Honorary Treasurer to the Council of Management at its next AGM in December 2024.

The BIAA was founded in 1947 and incorporated in the 1956 cultural agreement between the Republic of Türkiye and the United Kingdom. It is internationally renowned for conducting world-class research in Türkiye and the Black Sea region across the humanities and social sciences. One of the British International Research Institutes (BIRI), the BIAA operates offices in London and Ankara with the support of the British Academy and core funding, administered through the Academy, from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The objectives of the Institute are as follows:

  • To enable UK scholars across the humanities and social sciences to undertake world-class original research and fieldwork focused on Türkiye and the Black Sea region;
  • To encourage and facilitate collaborative research with other UK institutions and with scholars and institutions in Türkiye and the Black Sea region;
  • To maintain a centre of research excellence in Ankara focused on the archaeology, history, contemporary studies and related subjects of Türkiye and the Black Sea region.

The BIAA is a company limited by guarantee (477436), and a charity registered in England and Wales (313940). The Council of Management, based in the UK, is responsible for the governance of the Institute.  It comprises up to fourteen elected Members, including the Honorary Officers who are elected for a period of three years.


Experience of financial management in the commercial or not-for-profit worlds and an accountancy qualification is desirable, but not essential. Subject to the experience and interests of the person recruited, it is envisaged that the Honorary Treasurer will be responsible among other duties for the following functions:

  • Serving as a Trustee;
  • Overseeing the preparation of the annual budget and financial statements and their presentation to the Council;
  • Chairing the Finance and Personnel Committee;
  • Monitoring the monthly management accounts and reporting any issues to the Finance and Personnel Committee and/or Council as appropriate;
  • Reviewing and approving Quarterly Reports and reforecasts for the British Academy;
  • Supporting the Director of the Institute in preparing reports to the British Academy and other funders;
  • Liaising with the Ankara Office on regular monitoring of their finances;
  • Supporting the London Manager with the independent examination/audit of the annual accounts.

It is expected that the Honorary Treasurer will undertake a visit to Ankara during the first year of their appointment and subsequently as required.

Application process

If you are interested in the position, please apply with your CV of no more than two sides of A4 and a Cover Letter outlining the reasons you are interested in the role. Please send these documents to the BIAA London office:

Please contact the BIAA London Manager, Ekin Brigden, at if you would like to discuss the position further.

Please note that this is an unremunerated position. The Institute is able to cover reasonable out-of-pocket expenses.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the closing date of 15th November 2024. It is hoped that there will be a transition period, with the new Honorary Treasurer working closely with the current Honorary Treasurer leading up to their appointment at the AGM in December 2024.