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Head of HR

Employer
The British Museum
Location
Bloomsbury, London
Salary
c. £73k per annum (pay review pending)
Closing date
20 May 2024

Job Details

Head of HR
HR
Full-time
Permanent

c. £73k per annum (pay review pending) 
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on Monday 20 May 2024 

The British Museum is the custodian of an unparalleled collection telling the story of humanity over two million years; a world-leading centre of academic excellence; and one of the UK’s most popular visitor attractions.

Our success depends on the commitment and hard work of our thousand-strong staff. We are looking to recruit a Head of HR to lead the delivery of our recently launched HR strategy which recognises and seeks to build on that exceptional contribution of our people.

In this senior role, you will lead and inspire the HR team to ensure delivery of a first-rate HR service to the Museum, ensuring a high degree of consistency, efficiency and effectiveness. You will develop positive, constructive relations with managers and employees. You will also be a trusted advisor to the senior management team, combining a deep understanding of legislation and best practice, sound analytical skills and proven ability to be adaptable and pragmatic in ensuring solutions to challenges and in developing and delivering new initiatives.

With experience at a senior level across the full range of HR practice, you will also have a track record of effective delivery in an organisation of comparable size and complexity. Strong communication skills, a collaborative approach and excellent judgement will be essential for success in this pivotal role for the Museum.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service) plus 2.5 privilege days and plus bank holidays
  • Membership of the civil service defined benefit pension scheme (find out here what benefits a civil service pension provides).
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
  • Professional and personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

Additional details:

For more information about this role, please see the job description.

If you have any additional needs that we should be aware of in order to support you with your application, please provide details to bmrecruit@britishmuseum.org.

The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated because of their relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

We offer a flexible way of working scheme that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We welcome questions and conversations at interview stage about how flexible working could work for you.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.

Company

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions with over six million visitors in 2017 and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures. 

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum.

The Museum supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Child care voucher scheme 
  • Professional & personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the website for further information and details on how to apply.  https://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/jobs.aspx

Company info
Telephone
020 7323 8201
Location
Great Russell Street
London
London
WC1B 3DG
GB

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