Are you interested in delivering change to one of the world’s most iconic institutions?
Are you organised, have a can-do attitude and love working with IT technical teams?
Can you break down challenges and create detailed plans?
The British Museum IT department is looking for an experienced, initiative-taking individual with strong technical IT and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication to help drive the Museum’s digital and technology transformation.
The British Museum is at an exciting phase of its technical development with many older legacy systems and infrastructure being updated. It is also embarking on its new Masterplan to restore and renovate the Bloomsbury site.
In this role, you will get the opportunity to lead and deliver IT projects with a particular emphasis on projects with infrastructure or technical components, as well as lead the IT workstreams within the various Capital projects associated with the Museum’s Masterplan. You will collaborate with stakeholders across the entire Museum, from commercial to curatorial, to deliver a wide variety of IT projects.
Key areas of responsibility:
• Manage and deliver multiple IT projects simultaneously, ranging in size from extra small to extra-large according to defined project management standards, from inception to completion and final handover to support staff.
• Plan and manage IT infrastructure and technical activities as required in support of the implementation of key projects.
• Ensure projects are delivered to agreed time, budget and quality while managing project risks effectively.
The ideal candidate will have considerable experience of successfully delivering IT technical projects (with a focus on IT Infrastructure and the desirable skill of experience delivering IT infrastructure within capital projects). It is essential that you have outstanding relationship building, oral and written communication skills, are organised and are comfortable communicating with all levels of the organisation.
About the British Museum:
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 and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.
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 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
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.
Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on Friday 1 March 2024