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HR Advisor

British Museum


Posted 3 weeks ago


Elevate your HR career at the iconic British Museum, an institution blending cultural legacy with dynamic HR challenges.


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The British Museum, a guardian of world culture and heritage, is on the lookout for a skilled HR Advisor. This prestigious institution not only operates as a public and charitable entity but also delves into commercial ventures. It’s a rare chance to contribute to a team that shapes the employee experience in an environment rich with history and diversity.

  • Provide comprehensive HR advisory services across various departments.
  • Contribute to HR objectives and projects, enhancing employee relations and HR processes.
  • Manage recruitment, training, and development initiatives to foster a skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Proven experience in HR and knowledge of employment legislation are required.
  • Strong managerial and prioritization skills are essential.
  • Ability to influence and build relationships with a diverse stakeholder group.

Enjoy the Museum's competitive benefits, including generous leave, pension schemes, exclusive access to exhibitions, and personal development opportunities. The British Museum values diversity and offers flexible, remote working arrangements, aiming for a three-day on-site work week.

The British Museum is seeking an HR Advisor to join our HR team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a unique operating context that includes public, charitable and commercial sector exposure.

The Role: As an HR Advisor, you will play an integral role within our HR Operations team, providing a high-quality HR advisory service to managers and employees across their client group, while also supporting the development and delivery of engaging and impactful HR objectives and projects. You will provide consistent, effective and well-informed advice to managers and staff in the resolution of people management issues. Key areas of responsibility include Employee Relations, Process and procedure, People Management, Recruitment and Selection, Records and Information Management, and Training and Development.

Job Requirements: We are looking for someone exceptional to join our dedicated and dynamic team. You will have experience in an HR role and be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of employment legislation. You will bring experience of managing or supervising others and a proven ability to plan and prioritise the work of others. You will be able to build effective working relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders and demonstrate how you have successfully influenced at all levels in your previous roles.

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, 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].

Additional Information: The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a museum which represents world culture. We offer a flexible way of working that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We would typically see this role as working on site 3 days a week.


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