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Works Coordinator - BM_ARC

British Museum


Posted 4 weeks ago

Join the British Museum's ARC team as a Works Coordinator and play a pivotal role in preserving history


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Shinfield, Reading

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In-person- Shinfield United Kingdom

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The British Museum Archaeological Research Collection (BM_ARC), a state-of-the-art facility near Reading, is looking for a Works Coordinator. This role is at the heart of a dynamic partnership between the British Museum and the University of Reading, aimed at fostering innovative research and enhancing public access to a treasure trove of historical artifacts. The British Museum itself, established in 1753, is a cultural powerhouse with an unparalleled collection, making this an opportunity to be part of a prestigious institution.

Role Summary:

  • Manage bookings, transport slots, and delivery coordination at the BM_ARC site.
  • Facilitate on-site work activities, liaising with various teams and organizing visits and deliveries.
  • Support Project Managers with Safety Audits and preparation of necessary reports.
  • Provide administrative assistance including documentation, meeting minutes, and email correspondence.
  • Carry out additional tasks as needed to support the Estates and Capital Projects department.

Role Requirements:

  • Understanding of health and safety procedures.
  • Ability to prioritize time-sensitive issues, particularly those related to safety and security.
  • Excellent communication skills and a customer-oriented approach.
  • Strong organizational skills with proficiency in managing electronic and manual filing systems.


  • 25 days of annual leave plus 2.5 privilege days and bank holidays, increasing with service.
  • Membership in a civil service pension scheme.
  • Free access to various museums and exhibitions.
  • Exclusive Museum activities and learning opportunities.
  • Interest-free loans for travel and other expenses.
  • Professional and personal development programs.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and discounts at Museum facilities.

This role is based at the BM_ARC in Shinfield, Reading, and is not eligible for flexible working arrangements. The Museum follows the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard for pre-employment checks.

About the role: There is an exciting job opening at the British Museum ARC, just outside Reading, for the role of Works Coordinator, in the Estates and Capital Projects department. This role requires coordination between clients and multiple contracts and requires working with people from various backgrounds. If you are someone with keen communication skills and are interested in assisting with departmental objectives, we would love to hear from you.

Key areas of responsibility: Manage an accessible system for bookings, transport slots, and deliveries onsite, including loading points. Coordinate work activities onsite, liaise with various groups onsite and program visits and deliveries. Assist Project Managers with Safety Audits and submit regular reports as required. Providing administrative support, including meeting minutes, drafting documents, and emailing, among other tasks supporting the team. Other tasks as required.

About you: You will have a basic understanding of health and safety procedures. Able to respond in a timely fashion, prioritizing time sensitive matters, pertaining to safety and security. As a customer-oriented individual, you will have good communication and attention to detail skills. As an organized individual, you will be able to recognise and effectively discharge relevant information, in addition to managing electronic and manual filing systems.

About the British Museum Archaeological Research Collection (BM_ARC): The British Museum Archaeological Research Collection (BM_ARC) is a significant new storage facility, just outside Reading, where we house, preserve, and provide access to many objects from the Museum’s world-renowned collections of ancient sculpture, mosaics, archaeological assemblages, and historic casts. The BM_ARC supports an exciting new partnership between the British Museum and the University of Reading, which will encourage innovative research into the collection, and increase access for academics, students, and the public.

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.

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.

Additional details: This is a site-based role at the BM_ARC facility in Shinfield, Reading. It is not suitable for flexible working. The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.


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