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HR Business Partner: Organisational Change

British Museum


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the British Museum's HR Team as a Business Partner and drive organisational change within a prestigious institution.


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£46742 - £51088

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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

The British Museum, one of the most iconic cultural institutions in the world, is on the lookout for an experienced HR Business Partner to join their team and play a pivotal role in organisational change. This is an exceptional chance to contribute to the strategic objectives of a museum renowned for its historical collections and innovative approach to preserving global heritage.

Role Summary:

  • Provide strategic and operational HR advice for a key change project reviewing departmental roles and structures.
  • Support consultation processes and develop business cases for change initiatives.
  • Apply HR expertise to guide the Museum through transformation phases.

Role Requirements:

  • Chartered member of the CIPD or equivalent experience.
  • Strong background as an HR Business Partner, HR Manager, or in Employee Relations/Change.
  • Current knowledge of employment law and HR best practices.
  • Experience in delivering organisational change projects on budget and within deadlines.
  • Proven success in consultation and negotiation.
  • Exceptional project management skills.


  • Generous annual leave, increasing with service and additional privilege days.
  • Membership in the civil service pension scheme.
  • Free entry to museums and exhibitions.
  • Exclusive internal events with leading curators.
  • Interest-free loans for travel and bicycle purchases.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and retail discounts.

The HR department at the British Museum is evolving. We recently signed off on a new HR strategy which aims to ensure that we provide first class support to the leadership and management teams of the British Museum and British Museum Company Ltd. We provide high quality strategic and operational HR advice to support the Museum in the growth and development required to meet a series of ambitious and challenging organisational strategic objectives. We also strive to ensure an excellent employee experience for all of our people.

About the role We now have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team in the role of HR Business Partner: Organisational Change. This role will provide strategic and operational HR advice and support to a specific change project which aims to review responsibilities, structures and roles across the departments of the Museum that are involved with the care of the collection. The role will include supporting informal and formal consultation processes with employees and their representatives, developing business cases for possible change and providing HR expertise to any resulting change process.

Job requirements As a Chartered member of the CIPD (or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills gained through experience) your previous roles will have been as an HR BP, HR Manager or in an Employee Relations/Change function. You will need to be able to demonstrate an up-to-date working knowledge of current employment law and HR best practice and evidence of having applied this flexibly to resolve problems and create opportunities in response to organisational needs. You will also bring considerable experience of delivering work analysis/organisational change projects to budget and deadline, proven experience of successful consultation and negotiation and strong project ,management skills.

Benefits 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. 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.

Applications 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 [email removed - click apply for more details].


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