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EHS Operations and Policy Manager

British Museum


Posted over 30 days ago...


Lead the EHS vision at the British Museum and safeguard our cultural heritage


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Bloomsbury with occasional travel to other sites in Reading, Wiltshire and London

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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom,Reading United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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The British Museum, a guardian of world history and culture, is seeking a skilled EHS Manager to join their Estates and Capital Projects team. This is an opportunity to become part of a prestigious institution that connects people with the past and preserves it for future generations.

Role Summary:

  • Oversee EHS Operations alongside Policy, Risk, and Compliance teams.
  • Report to the Head of EHS with direct line management responsibilities.
  • Ensure consistent implementation and auditing of EHS policies across the Museum.

Role Requirements:

  • Degree level education with a NEBOSH Diploma or relevant postgraduate diploma.
  • Membership with IOSH and/or IFE/IFSM is ideal.
  • Proven EHS Management experience, preferably in heritage or visitor attractions.
  • Skilled in developing policies, audit programs, and contractor management arrangements.
  • Strong communication, stakeholder engagement, and team and budget management abilities.
  • Knowledge of construction, design management, fire safety regulations, and permit to work processes.


  • Competitive benefits package with generous annual leave and pension scheme.
  • Free access to museums and cultural events.
  • Interest-free loans for travel and housing needs.
  • Opportunities for professional and personal development.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and discounts on various purchases.

About the role: The British Museum is looking for an experienced EHS Manager to join the newly created EHS team within the Estates and Capital Projects department. The role will oversee the EHS Operations and Policy, Risk and Compliance teams. Directly reporting to the Head of EHS, they will have line management responsibility for the Control of Works Supervisor, the Health and Safety Manager and the Senior Fire Safety Manager. The role is responsible for ensuring the Museum’s Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) policies and management arrangements are implemented and audited consistently across the organisation.

Job requirements: Educated to degree level, you should have a NEBOSH Diploma or Occupational Health and Safety or Fire Engineering postgraduate diploma, and ideally be an IOSH and/or IFE/IFSM member. You should have demonstrable experience as an Environment, Health and Safety Manager, ideally within a heritage or large visitor attraction organisation, including experience of developing policies and procedures and health and safety management systems, establishing audit programmes and developing contractor management arrangements. You should have outstanding communication and stakeholder engagement skills, as well as a good working knowledge of Construction and Design Management and fire safety regulatory requirements and permit to work processes. Experience of managing teams and budgets is also a key requirement for this role.

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.

Application 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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